Go for a walk along North Terrace
Given that the powers that be in Adelaide have been thoughtful enough to put 90% of the “things to do” in Adelaide in one street – North Terrace - and indeed most on the same side of that street I have decided to list them here in order that one meets them on a walk along the terrace.
As and when I add reviews for the sites along the walk I will insert a link here to the review. If you want further details please follow the link. For sights yet to be reviewed I’ll make a few brief notes below. The attached pictures relate to some of these yet to be reviewed sights.
I have taken liberties and included a few sights within easy walk (a few hundred metres) of North Terrace. The list will invariably grow as I delve deeper into the street and its surrounds.
Obviously your level of interest in each sight and the time you have available will determine how long the walk (which I will commence at the Adelaide Botanic Garden and complete at the Adelaide Railway Station/ Casino) will take. A direct walk down this portion of North Terrace is approximately 1.5kms and could be done in less than 30 minutes.
I hope you find this useful.
Adelaide Botanic Garden
National Wine Centre of Australia - Enter from within the Botanic Garden
Ayers House – South side of the Terrace
Christian Science Church – South side of the Terrace
University of South Australia – City East Campus
Freemason’s Hall – South side of the Terrace
University of Adelaide
Art Gallery of South Australia
South Australian Museum
State Library of South Australia
Rundle Mall – South side of the Terrace (while included here (roughly midway point) Rundle Mall can be accessed via most streets running south from North Terrace. Look out for the street sculpture - a few interesting pieces.
National War Memorial
Mathew Flinders Memorial
South African War Memorial – aka Boer War Memorial
St Peter’s Cathedral – a few hundred metres to the north via King William Road
Adelaide Railway Station
One of the singularly most impressive streets in Australia, North Terrace separates central Adelaide from the River Torrens and is lined with impressive 19th century buildings and is the cultural centre of the city.
The north side - the river side - is the more impressive of the two, with the South Australian Museum, State Library, Art Gallery of South Australia: Parliament House, Government House (set back from the road and disappointingly behind a high wall), Adelaide Railway Station and the University of South Australia all standing proud.
The southern side, effectively forming the boundary of the CBD, with its buildings of less public 'value' is less impressive but equally historic.