The South Australia Museum
Located on North Terrace, between the State Library and the Art Gallery of South Australian, the South Australia Museum has an interesting and varied collection of exhibits. Of particular interest are the items dedicated to and representing the country's aboriginal culture and peoples. Additionally, there are many items culled from the Papua New Guinea area, including some shrunken heads and such. (see photo below)
We didn't do so, but I understand that "behind the scenes/afterhours tours" are available at the SA Museum. The cost is A$12 for adults. Length is approximately 2 hours.
As for the museum's regular hours and admissions policy.... admission is FREE, and the museum is open daily from 10 am - 5 pm. It's closed on Good Friday and Christmas. For more information, contact the museum at telephone 08 8207 7500 OK, I really, really liked all of the headhunter stuff in the Papua New Guinea exhibits. There are also extensive collections of exotic butterflies, minerals, preserved birds and such. Sadly, some of the preserved animals are now extinct.
Big city?? Adelaide is...
Big city?? Adelaide is actually just a big town that serves an enormous hinterland. The locals have tried to make their city appear bigger than it actually is. They have achieved this by making their suburbs really really small - I think the average suburb has about 7 streets. This makes you think that the city is bigger, as it has hundreds of suburbs.
Artwork inside Peter Lehmann
The observant amongst you will recognise the artwork signature of their Cabernet Sauvignon. Peter Lehmann makes consistently good Shiraz and it was their Barossa Valley Shiraz that introduced me to wines of very fine tannins. I thought James Halliday was a little harsh on rating his Shiraz but try it, it is as smooth as butter. Forget Clancy's or the Grenache, just go for the straight Shiraz.
Jetty road at Glenelg, is a quaint shopping strip open every day. It is a nice stroll with lots of variety in the differnet shops. At the end of Jetty road is Glenelg beach, a very popular beach destinations for tourists and very popular for Adelaide residents there are so many shops to choose from. Fashion, Gifts lost of food shops and delicious icecream, it is a bit like shopping in Melbourne at St Kilda but on a smaller scale.
After shopping you can grab some fish and ships or a yiros and sit on the beautiful grass or on the sea wall and watch the people stroll by. very scenic. regular prices but plenty of sales and specials
Travelling around Adelaide is a breeze with the all intergrated SA public transport consisting of
1,200 kms+ of bus routes
10.8 kms of tram line
8000+ bus stops
120 kms of train line
92 rail cars ...
For more info - go check out the website!!
The INFOCENTRE is
Open 8am - 6pm Monday to Saturday and
10.30am - 5.30pm Sunday.