Adelaide Film Festival
The critically acclaimed biennial Adelaide Film Festival celebrates and explores contemporary screen culture with a unique program of screenings and special events [including live performance and film, groundbreaking exhibitions and inventive installations]. http://www.adelaidefilmfestival.org/home.html
GST : (Goods and Services Tax)
Goods and Services Tax was introduced on July 1, 2000. The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) enables international visitors to claim a refund of the GST and Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) that you pay on goods bought in Australia, whether used during the holiday or not. The refund applies only to goods taken as hand luggage when leaving the country, after going through passport control. The refund will be paid on goods costing $300 or more, bought from the same store, no earlier than 30 days before leaving the country.
As a visitor, you can purchase lower priced items from one store over a 30 day period and provided that the total amount comes to more than $300, you can cover them all with one tax invoice. When leaving Australia at an international airport, you can collect your refund in cash (up to $200) or you can choose a non-cash option at the TRS booth.
Visiting the Barossa wineries is a must-do activity for anyone visiting this part of the World. There are many trips available, mainly day trips as it is less than 50k from Adelaide. Familiar names like Penfolds and Jacobs Creek are encountered here. Also look out for elements of the historical German heritage, in street names, architecture (particularly churches) and the odd wurst shop.
Haigh's Chocolates, Shop 17, Central Market
Established in 1915, Haigh's is Australia's oldest chocolate manufacturer. There are several shops and public presentations regarding Haigh's Chocolates throughout Adelaide, the company's home base. FWIW, there are also Haigh's outlets in Melbourne, if you head that direction.
We visited the small Haigh's chocolate shop (#17) at the Central Market in downtown Adelaide. The people running the store clearly LOVE their jobs, and are quite passionate about both chocolate in general and Haigh's in particular. And, they love to share samples. Personally, I don't know how anyone could visit Haigh's without buying a few boxes of their wonderful treat.
Haigh's is especially proud to be one of the only specialist chocolate retailers in the world whose chocolate making BEGINS with the raw cocoa bean. Haigh's insists on control of their product from start to finish. This intricate attention to detail shows in every luscious and tempting bite. Among the items offered by Haigh's are....
The 750g "Signature" presentation box. This is a LOTTA good chocolate, folks. You can get this presentation in "dark connoisseurs, milk AND dark chocolates, or truffles.
Another specialty is the 375g milk chocolate frog. This tasty "amphibian" is also available in dark chocolate and milk chocolate-peppermint.
How about the 225g "Australian Collection"? It features Aussie ingredients, such as wattle seed crunch, macadamia honey nougat, lemon myrtle cream and quandong.
And for folks who just want a chocolate bar, there are the 100g premium bars, available in premium dark, premium milk chocolate, milk chocolate-peppermint, mild chocolate-coffee and milk chocolate-orange. Finding a pricelist for Haighs, other than when you're IN the Haighs store, is tough. I tried to check the 'net for prices, but failed miserably.
To the best of my recollection, the chocolates went for something like A$70 for the 750g boxes. (Which is almost two pounds, right?)
Beeline buses (in yellow) runs around city.NOt sure whether it is free or not. But certainly there is a one moving around in city.
Average costs for bus transport is about $2. Tertiary students from other interstates universities entitled no discounts.
To genelg beach is best to take the tram.IT takes you directly right in front of the stop. Keep the tickets with you all times and if you are able to return before the time indicated on the ticket, then you need not pay for a return ticket.
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