BE WELCOMED IN ADELAIDE
ADELAIDE has a great idea of having 'GREETERS" to "meet & greet " you.
Greeters are trained volunteers, some speak more than one language, they are not professional tour guides, and they come from all age groups, backgrounds and have a variety of interests.
The volunteers help you find your way around the city and the numerous attractions in reach of the city centre, either by foot or by using public transport.
They'll show you how to get to the beach, where the markets, shops and museums are, and where a wide variety of eateries can be found.
As it is run by "Adelaideans" they know what they are talking about, and are keen to show the best of this beautiful city.
WHAT HAPPENS is..................
You will be matched with an Adelaide Greeter who shares your interests and speaks your language, and then you spend approx 4 hours together, getting to explore Adelaide. If you have questions, they are willing to answer them to the best of their ability, and its also a nice time to share experiences, perhaps about your own country.
The service is available 7 days a week.
OPERATING TIMES ARE..... 9am and 5pm.
It is a pre-booked service.
Bookings are required a minimum of three days in advance, and can be made by telephone, facsimile, or online with the Visitor Request Form.
Contacting Adelaide Greeters
Or, IF YOU WISH TO WRITE...... Visitor Information Services
GPO Box 2252, Adelaide, South Australia ,5001
Have a Chicken Yiros from the...
Have a Chicken Yiros from the Rundle Street Falaffel House. trust me, the best Yiros, Kebab, etc that you will ever have! This place is so quiet. If you don't like being in large crowds, then this is the place for you. The only time the city gets really busy is during December when the Christmas rush starts. otherwise you wonder where everyone is.
If you have a spare ozone layer, bring it.
Bring a backpack. They don't let people with ball and chain in anymore. Basically dress for summer as it can get very hot, but winters are mild and sometimes quite wet. You can pretty much get anything you need here, usually made by the same companies as the stuff you have at home. SUN BLOCK IS VERY IMPORTANT AT ALL TIMES!! (Well, not night, obviously). You may want to bring some insect repellent too. Yes, that would be a good idea. Wear a hat to keep that sun off. Oh, and did I mention sun cream?
Hike Mt Lofty
This is a great hike to do when you are in Adelaide. It starts at Waterfall Gully carpark where there is a large waterfall and as you continue up the trail there is a second waterfall.
The cappark is quite small and a lot of people get there very early (around 7am). I got to the car park around 8.30am and got the last parking space.
It is classed as a challenging trail and you would want to be fit to get up to the summit as there are some steep sections. Make sure you take plenty of water.
Once you reach the summit there is a look out, resaurant and suvonier shop.
Overall the hike is 7.8kms and will take around 1.5hours each way (3hours in total).
If you're not much of a hiker you don't have to miss out on the summit, you can also drive to the top if you wish.
A bit of Ireland down under
O'Briens were the host pub for the Barmy Army following the England Cricket tour of Australia in 2002-03. In Adelaide we had live bands, pool competitions, barbecues, $3 curries and discos until 3am. All this in a building rich in charm and character, with lots of wooden fittings, a low ceiling and other exciting fire hazards. A great atmosphere guaranteed. Dress code? What's that?