Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate. Temperatures from December to February average around 29 C (85 F), whereas June to August temperatures average around 15 C (60F). Rainfall is sparse.
When to fly to Adelaide
Adelaide is a year-round destination and the time of your visit will depend on what you want to do when you get there.
January and February are busy due to school holidays and February and March are also busy as they are popular festival months. For whale watching, June to October is high season on the Eyre and Fleurieu Peninsulas.
There's not really an off season, although June, July and August temperatures can be chillier.
Getting around Adelaide
There are several car-rental desks and Taxi services at the airport. Skylink Shuttle links the airport, city and Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal (Keswick).
Walking is the best way to explore this beautifully laid-out city, but public transport is reliable and fairly cheap. Buses, trains, a tramline to Glenelg and the O-Bahn busway all help to keep Adelaide moving. The O-Bahn is a guided busway, travelling from the city to Tea Tree Plaza, a suburban shopping centre.
Taxis are readily available, either from city taxi stands, hailing them on the street or ordering them by phone.
Biking is also a very popular way to get around the city.