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05 Things You Didn't Know About Adelaide – Getting to Know South Australia's Capital

Adelaide is the quintessential holiday destination for adventure and fun, and you must already know about some of the allures and attractions it has to offer. What you may not know are some of the fun facts listed below.

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It's a City of Music

That's right folks; Adelaide is a UNESCO designated City of Music. It is just one of nineteen given the privilege. Adelaide was awarded this title in 2015, once it was judged on the quality and a staggering number of music festivals and events held there. The programme, also, helped Adelaide, become part of the International Festival Cities Network, of which there are only 5. As such, the visitor can expect a marvellous retinue of entertainment to be lined up, whenever they visit the fabulous city.

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Adelaide is One of the World's Top Wine Capitals

If you are a guest at Oaks Horizons, then Barossa Valley is a pleasant hour's drive away and is where you can enjoy the best of the wine country. In fact, Adelaide is popular as the gateway to over 10 wine regions, which make South Australia, the nation's top wine producing region. Most of the wineries are within easy reach of any serviced apartment Adelaide city has to offer, making it possible to easily plan and enjoy a wine tasting tour. Besides, ranked as the 5th most liveable city, there is no better place than Adelaide to kick back and relax with a glass of wine complemented by some delicious food pairings.

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Adelaide is a City of Parks and Vintage Relics

Adelaide is just beautiful, and boasting over 760 hectares dedicated to parklands the city is part of the National Heritage List. Adelaide was founded by Colonel William Light who envisioned and laid out the city in grids to be bordered by lush parklands; this layout today is lauded as a masterwork of urban design. These lush green environs provide perfect spots in which to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy some relaxation or even fun recreation. Besides, these green oases, the city is home to over 2000 heritage listed sites, which are quite an attraction amongst visitors.

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It is a University Town

Deemed a University town, Adelaide has young blood coursing through its veins; hence, the success as a music city, and parkland. Within a square mile of the city are six university campus sites; which are attended by a staggering 30,000 plus student influx, from across the world.

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Adelaide is GM Free

South Australia has a strict, no GM crops policy, in place; which extends to 2019, and more once approved for a longer period. As such one can be assured that the fresh produce offered at the markets of Adelaide are free from genetic modification, and are the best for your body. Restaurants too take pride in serving only the freshest and best of local foodstuff; so go ahead and let loose the foodie in you.