Population: Around 1.65 million
Size: 983,482sq km
State Capital: Adelaide
Adelaide has a strong cultural life and hosts the Adelaide Festival of the Arts and the Adelaide Fringe Festival each year, among many other events. It also has a thriving bar, restaurant and café scene. The climate encourages an outdoor lifestyle – try scuba diving, surfing or swimming at the beach, or walking in the nearby Mount Lofty Ranges.
If that all sounds a bit energetic, you could try watching cricket at the Adelaide Oval or taking a leisurely stroll around some of the great wineries in the McLaren Vale or Barossa Valley.