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  • 1. Hahndorf

    Well everyone else seemed to know about the German village of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills except yours truely. We went with a tour group but I am told you can easily go by the local bus. Hahndorf...

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  • 2. Glenelg

    This review is an introduction to Glenelg on which I have written a separate page here on Virtual Tourist. I recommend you look at my Glenelg page and visit Glenelg should you find yourself in...

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  • 3. Zoo's

    4 out of 5 stars

    Adelaide Zoo is not that large - it's a city zoo within easy walking distance of the central business district - but it is well worth a visit. The biggest draws are of course Wang Wang and Funi, the...

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  • 4. Barossa Valley and Winneries

    Well I guess you just have to go and discover the Barossa for yourself... you can drive or do as we did and book a guided tour. We only had a day or two in Adelaide (August 2010) so this was the best...

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  • 5. Morialta Conservation Park

    This walk takes you up to the First Falls plateau. It takes 1 1/2 hours. Its a great walk to take in autumn and winter as the falls are feed with the rainfall. The park has a $5 entrance fee if you...

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  • 6. Adelaide Botanic Garden

    There are three Botanic Gardens in the Adelaide area: The Adelaide Botanic Garden Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, and Mittunga Botanic Garden. The now 125 acres Adelaide Botanic Garden which opened to...

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  • 7. Rundle Mall - Street

    This beautiful piece of Victorian street architecture, one of a two, was cast by Handyside and Co in the UK in the late 1800s and was originally located in front of the Jubilee Exhibition Building on...

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  • 8. Victoria Square

    Victoria Square is in the centre of Adelaide’s one square mile grid and part of Colonel William Light’s blueprint for the new City of Adelaide in the mid 1830s. If you venture away from North Terrace...

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  • 9. Cleland Conservation Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    With only a few exceptions, and this is not one, I am personally not a fan for zoos or small wildlife parks. That said visitors to Australia and children in particular will enjoy this park. An “open...

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  • 10. Seaside Suburbs

    Adelaide is often referred to as the Festival City because of the disproportionately large number of festivals it has compared to Sydney, Melbourne and other Australian cities. Two of these festivals...

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  • 11. Whispering Wall

    When you are in the Barrossa Valley area, you should go to the Whispering Wall. This wall 'talks'. You should stand at one side of the wall and another person should stand at the other side of the...

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  • 12. North Terrace

    In 1840, not long after the founding of the State of South Australia, Henry Ayers arrived from England intent on making his fortune in the new colony. Ayers certainly made his fortune in Adelaide...

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  • 13. Religious Travel

    The Adelaide Mosque, the first mosque in any Australian city and the oldest surviving mosque in Australia, opened in 1889. Visitors to Central Australia may be aware of the role played by cameleers...

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  • 14. Mt. Lofty

    Mount Lofty summit (710m) is about 15 km east of the centre of Adelaide and affords reasonable panoramic views of the city and the Adelaide plains and foothills. I say reasonable instead of good or...

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  • 15. South Australian Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Many people think of Adelaide itself as dated, boring and a bit of a museum. It hardly any wonder then that the main museum there – the South Australian Museum is a “museum of a museum”. While museums...

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  • 16. Monuments & Memorials

    Between the 1860s and the 1920s around 2000 cameleers, with over 20,000 camels, came to Australia from Afghanistan, Baluchistan and what is now Pakistan. In those days, before motor vehicles, camels...

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  • 17. Victor Harbor

    Urimbirra Wildlife Experience is a privately owned and operated wildlife park, covering 40 acres and housing free ranging Australian animals. There are wombats, koalas, wallabies, crocodiles,...

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  • 18. City Architecture

    A criticism often leveled against Adelaide is that it is a city of old people, for old people. When I first starting visiting to Adelaide, many years ago now, I subscribed to this view but as the...

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  • 19. Port Adelaide

    Port Adelaide is a very easy excursion from Adelaide city centre, and there are lots of things to see and do. You can take a walk around the heritage area and look at the preserved historic...

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  • 20. Himeji Garden

    I am always taken by the peace and tranquility of Japanese Gardens and this garden on the southern flanks of Adelaide proved to be no different though it is smaller than most I have visited...

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  • 21. Migration Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Migration into Australia has been, and continues to be, an emotive topic for many. A brief history of migration to Australia Migration to Australia began around 50,000 years ago when the ancestors...

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  • 22. Haigh's Chocolates

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Haigh's have been making and selling chocolate in Adelaide since 1915. The original site was at Beehive Corner, where there is still a Haigh's shop today. The factory is however located in Greenhill...

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  • 23. Central Market

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    ADELAIDE I found these Central Markets in Adelaide city to be the best place to stock up on fresh foods of all kinds. There is a huge selection of cheeses and dairy products . I was travelling on...

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  • 24. Art Gallery of South Australia

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Gallery was established in 1861 and is located next door to the South Australian Museum on North Terrace. Except for visiting exhibitions (entry fee payable) you won’t find any classical...

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  • 25. Casino

    When I visited the Casino this time around I didn’t come with the intention of having a flutter but rather with the sole desire to see the Marble Hall, the first room (and main table gaming area) you...

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