Travel Guide to Adelaide

Indian Embassy in Adelaide

Consulate General of India
4/90 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Contact Number: +61 2 9223 2702

Visa Process for Indian Visitors to Adelaide

The following documents are required to get a visa to Adelaide, Australia

  • Original passport valid for 6 months from the date of arrival in Australia
  • E-Visa can be easily obtained in three minutes
  • Confirmed air tickets with E-ticket No
  • Proof of funds to cover the stay
  • Confirmed hotel bookings

About Adelaide

Adelaide is the city capital of the state of South Australia. It is ranked as the 5th most popular city in Australia. It was mainly bushland before the settlement of British. The climate of the place can be termed as Mediterranean climate due to hot and warm summers and very short winters. The level of precipitation increases during the months of winter.

The city is culturally rich with several arts and sculptures around it. Once you are here, there are many things to do in Adelaide. From rural landscapes to bustling markets and parks, Adelaide has everything that can charm you.

Adelaide has been separated into many suburbs and main streets and here goes a brief description of them:

North Adelaide - Located in the north of River Torrens and the boundary of Adelaide Park Lands, North Adelaide is one of the suburbs of Adelaide. Surrounded mainly by public gardens and parklands, North Adelaide is a pleasure to the eyes. The parkland in North Adelaide includes sports fields and golf courses. There are plenty of tourist spots in North Adelaide which can be visited.

West End - It is said that in Adelaide nothing is like West End. The history behind West End says that it was the entertainment hub of the city post-war. There are numerous concentrations of live music and nightclubs in West End.

Hutt Street - This village is located in south-east corner of Adelaide. It is surrounded by parklands and can be visited upon your visit to Adelaide. The beautiful streets and well-maintained parks enhance the beauty of the city.

Eastwood - Surrounded by Greenhill Road in the North, Eastwood is a small suburb of Adelaide. The population of the place is small with only 764 people. The federal division of Adelaide is the main government that controls the working of Eastwood totally.

Dulwich - Situated in the city of Burnside, Dulwich is a suburb of Adelaide. It is located very near to Adelaide’s east parklands. Dulwich acts as the western boundary of the city of Burnside. Only residential and commercial activities take place in Dulwich.

Glenside -Located 2 km to the south-east of Adelaide’s city centre, Glenside is another suburb of Adelaide. The beautiful Greenhill Road borders Glenside on the north. The rectangular layout of the suburb is efficiently designed to be a tourist attraction.

Adelaide points of interestare scattered throughout the city with many places to visit in Adelaide. The places that have high tourist visits include parks, parklands, museums, waterparks, and wildlife sanctuaries and so on.

How to Reach

Adelaide Airport is the main airport for people travelling to Adelaide. This airport is reported to be the fifth busiest airport in Australia. It is reported to serve approximately 8 million passengers in a year, and the number increases with each passing year. Various flights connect major Indian cities with Adelaide. Some of the popular airlines are Air India, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Qantas Airways among others. Trains are available from the airport connecting to the city.

Travelling Within Adelaide

Getting around Adelaide will not be a major problem as Adelaide is well equipped with train services. This city also provides trams and bus options to citizens and tourists. If you are a tourist, then you can avail the Adelaide Metro Visitor Pass. The pass contains unlimited travel options for three consecutive days. The visitor pass contains travel guide and maps for tourists. If your duration of stay is more than three days, then you can renew the visitor pass according to your need and the charge for that is normal metro fare.

Best Time to Visit

There is always a perfect timing for everything. So, for visiting Adelaide, the best season would be from March to May and from September to November. This is the time when the city experiences fall and spring. This is also known as the shoulder season as rainfall is merely absent during this time and all important and main festivals in the city occur during this time. Festivals like The Sanctuary Festival and the temper trap are celebrated in November. This is the best time when tourist places in Adelaide can be visited. In November, all the famous places in Adelaide hold some festivals that can make your trip memorable.

What to Pack?

The packing depends on the time you are visiting the place. If you are visiting Adelaide during the best suited time, then you can be open about what you wear. You may not restrict your clothing. However, you should carry sunscreen and umbrella.

Top Delicacies

Dishes that you must try in Adelaide include Lamb, Crab Salad, Hiramasa Kingfish, Grilled Scallops, Chicken breast, macadamia, mushrooms and to name a few.

Indian Restaurants in Adelaide

Jasmin Indian Restaurant

  • Located at: 31 Hindmarsh Sq | Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Contact No.: +61 8 8223 7837

Beyond India

  • Located at:170 O'Connell St | North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Contact No.:+61 8 8267 3820

New India Restaurant

  • Located at: 167 Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Vegetarian-Friendly
  • Contact No.: +61 8 8212 8212

Shopping List Essentials

Boutique shopping is very famous in Adelaide. Street shopping is also an essential part of Adelaide’s shopping market. Tourists can visit the Central market of Adelaide for different types of shopping.

Healthcare Centres

Adelaide Health Care, East Adelaide Healthcare Trinity Medical centre are some of the healthcare units of Adelaide. There are some public and private hospitals as well. Don’t forget to get travel insurance for yourself, as the insurer will take care of all your medical emergencies during your trip and will also suggest you some good nearby hospitals for treatment.


The official currency of Australia is Australian dollar which comes in the denomination of 5,10,20,50,100 notes.

Basics of Local Communication

English is a popular language hence being a tourist you may not need to worry about it. Just follow the etiquettes and be kind to people and you will not have any issue travelling in Adelaide.

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Loss of passport and documents:

Reimbursement of actual expenses incurred in connection with obtaining a duplicate or fresh passport or reasonable cost of replacing/obtaining the stolen documents/ tickets if the passport belonging to the Insured / Insured Person be lost

Home Fire Insurance Contents & Home Burglary Insurance (contents):

Cover against any loss or damage of the Contents at Home of the Insured in India caused by Fire and Allied perils or through burglary and/or housebreaking while the Insured is on a trip abroad.

Hijack Distress Allowance

Payment of distress allowance in case of hijack of a common carrier for more than certain number of hours whilst on the trip. You can easily avail the allowance by filing a claim online through Travel Insurance cover online process.

Medical Expensesinclusive of Repartration  and Emergency Medical Evacuation

If you are sick or injured during the journey, your medical expenses can prove to be costly. In such cases,  Travel Insurance cover greatly helps. The insurance company also offers a cashless settlement with the network hospitals or you can also opt for the reimbursement process within 30 days of hospitalization.

Legal Expenses

Payment of legal costs and expenses incurred by the Insured towards claims from third Parties for compensation in respect of death or disablement arising due to an injury whilst on a trip abroad.

Personal Accident

Payment of compensation if the Insured sustains accidental bodily injury during a trip resulting in death or Permanent Total Disablement or Permanent Partial Disablement within 12 months of occurrence of such injury.

Trip Cancellation/Or Interruption

Payment towards the non-refundable prepaid payments incurred on the trip being cancelled and additional cost of transportation in case of Interruption: due to medical problems, personal employment problems or natural disasters or other listed reason in policy wordings.

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 Reimbursement of additional expenses if trip is delayed beyond a period, due to airline problems, medical problems, personal employment problems or natural disasters.

 Daily Allowance in case of Hospitalisation

 Payment of daily allowance for the days the Insured is hospitalised beyond a specified number of days, as mentioned in the Policy Schedule, for which a valid claim is admissible under the Policy whilst on a trip abroad.Emergency Accommodation

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