Adelaide has a warm and dry climate with hot summers and mild winters. Summer (November through February) temperatures can surpass 100°F on hot days and most rain falls May through September when it can be miserable at the coast. Avoid December and January if you don't like it busy, perhaps aiming for October or April when the weather is cooler and prices lower.
Although Adelaide doesn't have a subway, it boasts a useful public transport network called Adelaide Metro, which chiefly consists of trains, buses, and trams to a lesser extent. Tickets are valid and interchangeable on all three forms of transport. You can get about most of downtown with ease, while buses and trams run to the main beach at Glenelg.
Having a hire car in Adelaide is a good option if you plan on having a look around the region and wineries. Options for getting to town from Adelaide Airport (ADL) include airport buses and taxis. The buses run from all terminals to downtown Adelaide and suburbs every 30 minutes, day and night, while expensive taxis have standard charges.
Population: one million-plus
Spoken languages: English
Electrical: 240 Volts, 50 Hertz
Phone/calling code: +61 8