The city within the City of Churches: Adelaide CBD
It’s located on the Great Australian Bight (that’s bight not bite – an easy mistake to make, given it looks like a hungry giant has come along and taken a chomp out of the bottom of Australia).
Towards the bight’s north-eastern edge where two gulfs lie, Spencer and St Vincent, split by a peninsula and corked by the picturesque Kangaroo Island.
Sandwiched between those waters and the meandering Murray River, a suitably handsome mountain range is also jammed in there for good measure.
And it’s here, at the nexus of all that natural beauty, that you’ll find the South Australian capital.
Finally, zoom in nice and close on the map and you’ve arrived: welcome to the Adelaide Central Business District (CBD).
A blessed city
Known as the ‘City of Churches’ for good reason, more than 15 houses of worship alone grace Adelaide CBD, with most dating back as far as the 1800s.
And while the city undoubtedly reveres its rich culture, history and heritage – like the South Australian Museum, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute and Adelaide Gaol to name just a few – it’s also thoroughly modern.
Dubbed a smart city to watch by nbn™ local Manager, Jill Bottrall, Adelaide CBD has long embraced the benefits of connectivity and the opportunities it opens up to residents, businesses and its 300,000 daily visitors.
Three things to do in Adelaide CBD
Explore Adelaide Botanic Garden
Shop at Rundle Mall
Go wild at Adelaide Zoo
Connectivity and Adelaide CBD according to nbn™ local’s Jill
A big fan of everything the city has to offer, proud local – and nbn™ local manager for SA and NT – Jill Bottrall is excited by what the future has in store, particularly when it comes to connectivity.
“The nbn™ access network has a large amount of fibre in the Adelaide Central Business District, which will allow for inevitable growth in demand.
“This has helped level the playing field in a district with a big choice of fibre networks competing to connect big businesses, especially with direct fibre technology.
“So while there are lots of different broadband networks in the Adelaide CBD from which to choose, nbn is a competitive choice that customers may wish to consider.”
As for her pick of things to do in the Adelaide CBD?
“Early next year marks the 60th anniversary of the internationally-acclaimed Adelaide Festival of Arts.
“Adelaide and Edinburgh in Scotland hold the two most successful and iconic arts festivals anywhere in the world.
“There’s also our major music festival, WOMADelaide – that stands for World of Music and Dance – held in Botanic Park each March, which attracts tens of thousands of music fans from across Australia, and often the world.”
Adelaide CBD by the numbers
4 – The number of bronze pig sculptures you’ll find in Rundle Mall.
29 – The number of parks and heritage sites assigned Kaurna names across the city.
150+ – The age of the Moreton Bay fig trees lining Murdoch Avenue at Adelaide Botanic Garden.
1883 – The year Adelaide Zoo opened to the public.
2,500 – The number of animals found at Adelaide Zoo.
24,000 – The number of residents in the city of Adelaide.
300,000 – The number of daily visitors to the city of Adelaide.