March 15, 2018

5 Fun Facts about Adelaide

In 1836, a city named Adelaide was founded with a proclamation under a gumtree at Glenelg, which is now a popular seaside suburb west of the city. 

When searching information on Adelaide, there are so many interesting facts to read. 

Here are some of our faves:

The Third Most Expensive Building in the World

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital is  the third most expensive building in the world, at a cost of $2.3billion Australian. The only buildings that have cost more money to produce have been the One World Trade Centre in New York and Romanian dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu’s Palace of the Parliament. The new Royal Adelaide Hospital will also set the record for being the largest building in Australia ever built in terms of floor space.


The Adelaide Christmas Pageant is the largest Christmas parade in the southern hemisphere. An estimated 330,00 people gathered along the parade route in 2017 to watch the floats and other entertainment. Amazingly, this is equivalent to approximately one in every three residents of Adelaide attending the event. The Adelaide Christmas Pageant was inspired by the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Toronto Santa Claus Parade.


The only giant pandas in the southern hemisphere are housed at the Adelaide Zoo. They are named Wang Wang and Fu Ni. There are only 7 other giant panda exhibits in the world.


Known as ‘cask wine’, ‘box wine’, ‘a goon bag’ and numerous other colloquialisms, this product was invented by winemaker, Thomas Angove from Renmark. Angove’s inspiration for the cask wine invention supposedly came from coming across a picture of a Greek shepherd who was drinking liquid from a goatskin.


Adelaide is renowned for being highly accessible. Arguably one can reach any point in the city within a period of 20 minutes thus the nickname of '20 minutes' city. This essentially suggests that any high profile location in Adelaide including the airport, city centre, beaches can be accessed within 20 minutes.
It is also said that you can walk to any of the hotspots within the city in 20 minutes from any of the hotels in the city.

This has inspired us to find out some fun facts about the Adelaide Rockford hotel so watch this space for our next blog! 

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