Are you planning to move to Adelaide? We regularly feature city spotlights here on our blog and we have featured Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia  before, but since that was almost three years, ago, it is time to revisit what it’s like to live in Adelaide, South Australia.  As we mentioned, Adelaide is the capital of South Australia and it has a population over 1.3 million. This city has the most centralised population of any other state because more than 75 per cent of South Australians live in Adelaide. Adelaide is a planned city with five squares arranged in a grid with the Adelaide city centre in the middle with a ring of parks called the Adelaide Parklands. There is a great deal of variety with the beaches, the city, and the Adelaide Hills all nearby, residents can experience a lot of variety close to the city. Most of the homes in Adelaide are single-storey detached homes built on 1,000 square metre blocks with a wide variety of styles. Adelaide is considered a “20 minute city”, which means that you can reach any destination in the city from another destination within 20 minutes. Continue reading

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Over the past two months we have been highlighting some of the best 4WD destinations and adventures in Australia. This is the 5th installment in our blog series. All Budget Trucks locations have a wide variety of vehicles available including 4WD and all terrain trucks that allow you to get to some of the most remote and rugged destinations in Australia. There are many tracks, adventurous road trips, and destinations in Australia where a four wheel drive vehicle is required and then others where one is recommended.

In part one of our blog series on 4WD Adventures in Australia, we featured Stockton Beach, the Simpson Desert French Line, and Gibb River Road. For part two of our 4WD destinations, we explored Canning Stock Route, the Gunbarrel Highway, the Birdsville Track and the Hay River Track. For part three, we highlighted  4WD adventures Cape York Track / Old Telegraph Track, Binns Track, and Victorian High Country and Billy Goat Bluff. For part four of our 4WD Destinations and Adventures, we took you on more 4WD adventures to the Nullarbor Plain, Cape Le Grand National Park, and Cape Leveque. For part five, there is still more rugged terrain to cover across Australia including the Great Central Road, Shark Bay, the Warlu Way, and the Oodnadatta Track. Continue reading

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Alice Springs is the 3rd largest city in the Northern Territory; but it is probably better known that Darwin or Katherine. Alice Springs goes by many names like “The City in the Outback”, “The Alice”, or just “Alice”. The Arrernte People (pronounced Arrenda) are the original land owners of this place and they call it Mparntwe. Alice Springs is located in the centre of the country, also known as The Red Centre. It is a very dry and arid town situated across the Todd River, which is usually dry. The MacDonnell Ranges are location to the south and the Simpson Desert is adjacent to the town. The economy is driven by the mining industry and tourism. The largest employer in Alice Springs is the Northern Territory Government. Continue reading

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