Experience in Adelaide, Australia by madeline


What is it like to live in Adelaide? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

It has a reputation in Australia for being not so great but I think that it is highly underrated. From the city it is a 20 minute drive to the beach in one direction and a 20 minute drive to the hills in the other. The beach is fun with lots of shops and places to eat, yet there are also places that are fairly quiet so you can have the area to yourself. The hills are beautiful with lots of pretty suburbs. In the city there are so many nice restaurants and cafes. The central market in the city is amazing and has an atmosphere unlike any I have experienced in Europe. The botanic gardens are also amazing in the city and there is one in the hills that is larger and more lovely.

What is the student lifestyle like in Adelaide?

I don't really embrace it, but there are pubcrawls are always people organizing stuff. Adelaide Uni where I go has heaps of places to hang out and to study also.

How much does it cost to live in Adelaide?

I live with my parents so can't say exactly. You can eat cheaply, and going out at night can be cheap too as most places are free entry and drinks are about $7. Public transport is fairy cheap too

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Adelaide? Is there any advice you can give?

I haven't tried but i think it is ok. You can live in the city or in the suburbs outside of the city you can rent a flat with people for cheapeer and take a 10 minute bus to the city

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

delicious food everywhere. Australia has a crazy diversity of food so you can eat any type of cuisine you like there. My favourite is Indian, it can be really cheap my local place has dishes for $7.

What places would you recommend visiting in Adelaide?

Central Market, Botanic Gardens, Mont Lofty botanic gardens, Cleland wildlife park

Is it good to eat out in Adelaide? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

Yes it is wonderful. My favourite place is gouger st because there are so many good asian restaurants there and many are well priced

Is the nightlife good in Adelaide? Where is good to go?

its ok, you can make it good. Many people go hindley st for clubs but its a bit dirty I think but there are a couple good places there like supermild. rundle st is better at night, sugar is a good nightclub as you can dance but still sit and talk to people and the music is good

What advice would you give future students heading to Adelaide?

go the markets for your food as its cheaper, although Adelaide is small it is lovely most of the time


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