See all the sites you possibly...
See all the sites you possibly can...Especially the Barossa Valley Region. Do a tour of the Wineries, and let the delectable wines seduce you... :))
The Train Tour is great, and the best part is, you don't have to drive, so you can relax and enjoy...
There is also a Food & Wine Tour... A Market Tour...
All very interesting and fun. Not so great on the waisteline though.. :-)) It would have to be the Christmas Holiday we had there. Just remember the sunscreen, we roasted a lot more than the barbeques we had...:))
Bits and Bobs
Power in Australia is 240/250 AC 50 cycles, with 3 flat-pin(top pins angled).
Adelaide's sister cities are Christchurch in New Zealand, Georgetown in Penang, Austin in Texas and Himeji in Japan.
Sunglasses developed in South Australia by the company Solar Optical Pty Ltd were worn by the first American astronauts on the moon.
Adelaide has two major motor vehicle building industries - Holdens Limited (GMH) and Mitsubishi Australia.
The Adelaide Hills
The Adelaide Hills
You must drive out there, just 20 minutes from Adelaide.
There are acres of natural bushland, rows of vineyards and gorgeous gardens are just some of the diverse experiences on offer in the Adelaide Hills. The Adelaide Hills encapsulates the best that South Australia has to offer and is comprised of a number of sub regions or areas, namely the Mt Lofty area, the Norton Summit area, the Torrens Valley, the Onkaparinga Valley, Hahndorf and Mt Barker. It is very pretty out there.
Do you want to buy Aussie souvenirs? Hmm, good luck! Most of the souvenirs in souvenir shops are cheap, tacky and made in China, Taiwan, or somewhere else not Australian. You'll see lots of things like clip-on koalas, stubby holders, and BBQ aprons imprinted with Aussie slang that nobody uses. Some of it can be good for a laugh, and some is cute, and this sort of thing is generally inexpensive, so it's worth a look - this sort of souvenir shop is mostly found in the city. Post offices always have some Aussie souvenirs (mostly stuffed animals, calendars and notebooks, that sort of thing). Opals are popular with some tourists and there are a few opal stores concentrated in the city on and around King William Street. Some ideas of places to buy better-quality souvenirs and gifts from Adelaide are:
-Hahndorf, the German town in the Hills, has a number of nice little shops selling foods, natural soaps and jewellery and lots of assorted craft and nicknacks
-The Central Market has some good things like Hahndorf, as well as lots more food
-Australian Geographic has a variety of Australiana, there are branches in Elizabeth, Rundle Mall in the city, and Marion
-Tandanya, in the east end of the city, is an Aboriginal arts centre
-if you're into art or science, the Art Gallery and Museum of SA have giftshops
How to get around
Getting around Adelaide via public transport may be easy or difficult depending on where exactly you're staying. There are areas where you're basically stuffed if you can't drive yourself around, such as some places in the Adelaide Hills and more remote suburbs where buses only come by a couple of times a day and only go to a certain place.
Other suburbs are better. You can get information about routes, times and stops from TransAdelaide brochures, or check out www.adelaidemetro.com.au
If you're going to be using a lot of public transport, it's good to go to a newsagent and buy a multi trip metro ticket; tickets are valid for trains, buses and trams, and you have to stick them into a validator when you get on the train/bus/tram. Then keep your ticket with you because during the trip, particularly on trains, someone may ask to see it to check that you've validated it. If you have a discounted ticket because you are a student or pensioner, you had better have your identity card with you, because these ticket inspectors will want to check that you're eligible for your discounted ticket.
You can also buy tickets on the bus or train.
Generally speaking, trains and trams are somewhat limited; if you are near a station and it goes near where you want to go, then fine, but they're not so good for going off the beaten track; personally I only take a train when I want to go to the city and don't want the hassle of trying to park my car.
If you're gonna drive, be aware of local rules. If you're gonna ride a bike, you're braver than I am. A lot of streets don't have bike lanes, and there are some streets (particularly very busy ones, or narrow roads in the hills) I would be terrified to ride on, but if you like adventure holidays, why not. (Okay, I'm exaggerating. Slightly. ^_^.)