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    20 Reasons Why Adelaide Is Australia's Most Underrated City

    The City of Churches has more to offer than you might think.

    Often dismissed by Australians as one of the most boring cities in the country, Adelaide actually has a lot more going for it than you'd think.

    1. Adelaide is a stunning coastal city in South Australia, with a population of only 1.3 million.

    2. The city's 70km stretch of beautiful beaches are hardly ever crowded, which is a lot more than you can say for Sydney's beaches.

    3. It was voted Australia's most liveable city in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

    4. And was in the Top 10 of the World's Most Liveable Cities in 2010, 2011 & 2012. Hell yeah! That's pretty good for a little Aussie city.

    5. Monarto Zoo, just outside Adelaide, is an open range sanctuary where you can see animals living as they would in the wild. There is even a drive-through cheetah habitat.

    LOOK AT THOSE LIONS JUST CHILLING THERE! You sure can't get this at any other Aussie zoo.

    6. Mount Lofty is 15km east of the city, offering amazing views, both day and night.

    7. And don't forget that South Australia is one of the country's best wine regions, with over 200 cellar doors in Adelaide's backyard. That's 200 places where you can get shitfaced, but in a classy way.

    8. The climate has the perfect balance of warm summers that aren't too hot and mild winters that aren't too cold. I'm looking at you Darwin. You too, Hobart.

    9. And Adelaide is the driest of all Australia's capital cities. Meaning less rain, and more time you can spend outside.

    10. The city has 29 parks where you can enjoy this perfect weather. Over 700 hectares of parks in one city!

    11. Adelaide has more live music bars and clubs per capita than any other Australian city.

    12. And more sex shops.

    13. It is the only Australian capital city that was inhabited by free settlers, not convicts, at it's inception.

    14. It has the cheapest real estate of any major Australian city.

    15. And is the cheapest city to get a pint of beer. And really, that's what we're all after isn't it.

    16. So stop believing the lies about Adelaide being boring!

    17. It has a lively culture and arts scene, awesome museums...

    18. ... great cafes and restaurants...

    19. ...and beautiful architecture.

    20. And of course, the unbeatable scenery.

    Now, what is it you were saying about Adelaide being crap?

    It's too hard to hear you over the sound of this perfect city.