Adelaide, the elegant capital of South Australia was the first completely planned city in Australia, and the only capital city not settled by convicts. The more than one million people, who call Adelaide home, take pride in the wide leafy streets lined with graceful colonial buildings and a flourishing arts scene. Once only known for its unusually high number of churches, Adelaide has emerged as a city that can offer much more than an uplifting Sunday sermon. Adelaide is a vibrant, original and stylish capital that embraces progress and social and cultural change. The first place in Australia to grant Aboriginal and women the right to vote is home to some of the world’s best art, music and literary festivals. Adelaide is home to the excellent Adelaide Festival of Arts, the now annual Fringe Festival and the exotic WOMADelaide world music festival. Adelaide is located in an enviable natural setting that provides its citizens with a marvellous Mediterranean climate that bathes the city in sunshine almost every day of the year. To the west of the city there are over 80 kilometres of white, sandy beaches and to the north there is the world famous Barossa Valley, which produces some of the best wines in the world. To the east there is the picturesque Adelaide Hills, and to the South there is the world-renowned McLaren Vale, which also produces quality wines. The citizens of this gourmet city can choose from amongst the hundreds of world-class restaurants; in fact Adelaide has the highest quantity of restaurants per capita than any other city in Australia. For those who prefer a more raucous pace, the nightclubs along, the more than 600 pubs, and the cafés along Rundle, Gouger and Hutt Streets will satisfy. It is therefore little wonder that Adelaide consistently ranks amongst the most liveable cities in the world.