Adelaide has had many nicknames over the years, from “the Athens of the south” (a nod to our Mediterranean climate and lifestyle) to “the 20-minute city” (because getting around just isn’t a problem). We’re also famous as Australia’s home to great food, the arts and new ideas.

What visitors most notice, however, are the sense of light and space, and the range of things you can do in a day without feeling rushed. That’s what makes Adelaide a great convention city, and why both Lonely Planet and The New York Times rated it in the top 10 places to see in 2015.

It’s an easy city to enjoy, whether you prefer 5-star dining, quirky laneway bars, exploring the bustling Central Market, cycling in the parklands, strolling in the picturesque Adelaide Hills or relaxing on a stretch of white sandy beach just 20 minutes (that figure again) from the CBD.

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Public Transport

Three main taxi companies operate in the Adelaide metropolitan area and ranks are located on North Terrace, right on the doorstep of the Adelaide Convention Centre.

The historic Adelaide Railway Station is located a 2 minute walk from the ACC , and the Tram stop is just in front of the Railway Station.

The free City Connector bus is an easy way of navigating around Adelaide, look out for bus 98c or 98A. Adelaide is great to tour by bike as well. The ACC is a designated pick up and drop off point for Adelaide Free Bikes – an initiative run by the Adelaide City Council. All you need is a valid driver’s licence, passport or Australian proof of age card!

Adelaide Independent Taxis


Adl Ind taxi

Adelaide Suburban Taxi


Sub taxi

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yellow cabs

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