Adelaide Pictures, Australia
Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and the fifth-largest city in Australia. Photo by Doug Barber.
Cleland Wildlife Park, Adelaide Hills
Wildlife on the distant Kangaroo Island is diverse and plentiful but needs wheels of some kind to reach, hire or a tour. There’s also ‘wildlife’ more easily available in the superb Cleland Wildlife Park half an hour from the city.
Australian animals are not as easy to see as many tourists imagine so a good wildlife park that lets you get up close and personal with local critters is a great asset. Cleland does an admirable job in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
Adelaide best seasons
Best in summertime, November to February with little rain and hot enough for beach use but probably not uncomfortably so.
The region has a hot Mediterranean climate with pleasantly hot, dry summers averaging highs of about 28C December – March and mild winters averaging lows of about 8C from June – August, when most rain falls. Rainfall is infrequent during the summer but happens about every other day in winter.