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Adelaide - Leisure, Entertainment and Sports
Sports, in particular Australian-rules football, dominate the weekends – AFL is followed religiously, as with the local football league, SANFL. Adelaide is home to the Adelaide Crows and the Port Adelaide Power. Both clubs have won a considerable number of premierships. Children and adults alike can join football clubs, or sports clubs. Cricket and soccer are also enjoyed by the locals.
In February-March every other year, Adelaide's arts scene comes alive with the Adelaide Festival of Arts, which was first celebrated 50 years ago in 1960. The Adelaide Festival of Arts attracts international and Australian performers alike, and the city brims with events. This festival enjoys a similar reputation as the Edinburgh Festival.
Living in Adelaide also opens up a number of unique travel experiences. Adelaide is the gateway to Australia's largest wine-growing region – the Barossa Valley is just an hour's drive away, and is home to the popular vineyards, such as Jacob Creek and Wolf Blass, just to name two. If it is an outback adventure you are after (think along the lines of the movie "Australia" starring Aussie Nicole Kidman) – Flinders Ranges is about a three hours' drive north from Adelaide. Visit the South Australia Tourism website for more ideas.
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