Visitor Information

Kaurna land

Spectra 2018 is being held on Kaurna land. The Kaurna people are the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains and we respect their cultural authority. 

What will the weather be like?

Spring is one of the best times to visit Adelaide, it is warm but escapes the worst of the heat, and the city’s not packed to the seams as it is during ‘Mad March’.

To and from the Airport

Visit the Adelaide Airport site for the most comprehensive list of options.


There are a number of accommodation choices nearby the Spectra hub, from good hostels to 5 star hotels.

For a mid-range option, we recommend the following two apartment properties located within easy walking distance of Spectra, both of which are offering generous discounts to our delegates and guests:
Oaks Embassy 
iStay apartments 
Use the code ‘Spectra’ (this is case sensitive) to book. There is limited availability so we recommend you book sooner than later to get the good rates on offer. 

What else is on

Click here for more info.

Getting around


Trams stop very close by to both the Symposium and Exhibition venues. Plan your journey here. Tram travel in the city is FREE. More information can be found here.


If you’re planning a stay outside the city centre, all local trains lead to Adelaide! Adelaide Railway Station is just a hop, skip and jump away from the Symposium and Exhibition venues. You can even ditch walking altogether and grab a tram to Spectra venues, right outside the station. Plan your journey here.


Many buses run along North Terrace and close by to the Symposium and Exhibition venues. Plan your journey here. There are also FREE city connector buses in Adelaide. More information about these can be found here.


Adelaide Free Bikes: Go green to Spectra on an Adelaide FREE Bike. All you need is either your current driver’s license or passport. Adelaide Free Bikes can be found in 20 locations around the City, You can also hire a bike complete with bike lights for the duration of your stay in Adelaide.

Getting around by bike: City cycling maps are available here and there is a handy ‘Cycle instead journey planner’ available here.

Road Tripping in SA

The open road may be the perfect bookend to your visit to Adelaide for Spectra 2018. Experience the best of South Australia with some road trip ideas from the South Australian tourism website.