The city of Adelaide is perfectly located in one of the most picturesque settings in Australia. Stretching from pristine beaches to peaceful foothills and the fertile Fleurieu Peninsula to Mount Lofty Ranges, it is an idyllic destination for your next corporate event. Conference centres in Adelaide will be happy to share details of the city’s many delights and why it continues to rank highly as a livable city, according to the Top 10 in The Economist’s World’s Most Livable Cities index.
Colonel William Light, one of Adelaide’s founding fathers designed the city in an ‘easy to navigate’ grid layout, with wide boulevards and large public squares. It is completely surrounded by beautiful parklands and The River Torrens meanders through the city and continues out through the suburbs. With extensive walking and bike tracks, the river offers a wonderful opportunity to unwind and enjoy some fresh air whilst taking in the sites. The cultural boulevard of North Terrace boarders the Adelaide CBD on the River Torrens side and many of the city’s historic stately buildings can be found along its length. The Festival Centre which sits on the banks of the Torrens, Parliament House, The State Art Gallery, The State Library, Royal Adelaide Hospital and the beautiful Botanic Gardens as well as the ultra modern National Wine Centre of Australia are all here. North Terrace offers the densest population of accommodation rooms and conferencing spaces in all of Adelaide, Many 5 star brands are represented here, as well as a small mixture of mid range hotels and apartment style accommodation. Though the majority of the accommodation is found on North Terrace, there are several great accommodation and conferencing options nestled within the grids of the CBD – to the East is some of the newer accommodation options in Adelaide, while to the west are several mid to high range venues that have been successful in supporting this city and its conferencing needs for many years. If something a little quieter is more your style, then South Terrace may suit your needs perfectly. With beautiful parklands as your outlook, this side of town offers several 4 – 4.5 star accommodation with mid range conferencing facilities – being on this side of town also has the added advantage of accessible (and often free) car parking. The CBD offers excellent dining experiences with Adelaide enjoying a ‘foodies’ reputation. Whatever the cuisine or style, you will be sure to find it in Adelaide – particularly as you move toward renowned “Gouger” St with its eclectic mix of China Town, The Central Markets, gorgeous tapas Bars, and Grungy wine bars. Conference venues in Adelaide keep abreast of the current local trends and look forward to sharing their knowledge with you.
Situated north of the River Torrens and within the Adelaide Parklands lies the inner suburb of North Adelaide. This stylish, well established suburb boasts many heritage listed buildings, including a spectacular old church which sits on a rise overlooking the city. O’Connell Street in North Adelaide is a popular strip for its many great restaurants and the suburb as a whole, has an up-market sophisticated feel to it. Accommodation and conferencing here is perfect for small to mid range requirements, with 4 star hotels and apartments and boutique venues dotted throughout this area.
Only 15 minutes by tram from the city centre, is the seaside suburb of Glenelg. With a relaxed, holiday feel and white sandy beaches, Glenelg maintains its ‘favourite spot’ billing amongst locals and accounts for the great accommodation available here. One of the largest “all in one” conferencing and accommodation venues sits proudly on the waterfront – catering for in excess of 1000 People for a cocktail function – its an Adelaide Icon, and a favourite amongst event organisers. To support this growing area – Glenelg now has some great “apartment style” accommodation available along the foreshore. This area is a great option if you are wanting to treat your delegates with something a little extra.
Adelaide is noted for its long restful beachfronts and extensive parklands, its artistic culture, fabulous local food and wine produce and a temperate climate, ideal for enjoying the many outdoor festivals and activities that abound in this life-affirming city. If you are looking for a destination that will leave your delegates relaxed and refreshed, contact an Adelaide conference centre today.