State of South Australia Things to Do

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State of South Australia Things to Do

  • Hahndorf

    Adelaide Things to Do

    We were led to believe that Hahndorf was a small artistic colony - much like Taos in the Southwestern USA - but we were disappointed to find that it was more commercial than expected. There were shopping gems, but you'll need to be discerning to find them. We hoped to buy an Aborigine flag but failed. It turns out that the flag is copyrighted,...

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  • Remarkable Rocks

    Kangaroo Island Things to Do

    Remarkable Rocks are on every Postcard and every show on Kangaroo Island. I have seen their photos many times, so I was looking forward to seeing them "in the flesh," so to speak! I never realized just how huge these granite boulders were. I had to stand beside one to get the height into perspective. They really were amazing, a MUST SEE if you come...

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  • Barossa Valley

    Adelaide Things to Do

    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 option for us..We are not much for wine but the wineries are worth seeing. On our way we stopped to view The Big Rocking Horse in Gumeracha....it was...

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  • Glenelg

    Adelaide Things to Do

    We boarded the tram from Victoria Square and went off to spend an afternoon on the beach at Glenelg. Glenelg is located 10 kilometres from the centre of Adelaide. It is a pretty seaside resort set on the white sands of Holdfast Bay. Victoria Square, Adelaide to Moseley Square, Glenelg takes only 25 minutes by tram.

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  • Zoo

    4 out of 5 stars

    Adelaide Things to Do

    "POP-EYE" is the name of a Boat that cruises Torrens Lake and the Torrens River. These Boats have been operating as long as I can remember. It doesn't matter whether you are an Adult or a Child, you will enjoy this way of reaching the Adelaide Zoo. POP-EYE operates on Weekends, during school holidays, and on public holidays. The Cruise is about...

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  • Morialta Conservation Park

    Adelaide Things to Do

    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 wish to drive your car in or you can park at the parks entrance for free and walk in.

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  • Botanic Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Adelaide Things to Do

    125 ACRES OF BOTANIC GARDENS.................. A lot of walking, or perhaps just choose what you are interested in. If you have children, then bring along some bread, because in the centre is the large Lake and the Restaurant or Simpson Cafe, both overlook the lake. I always find it a beaut area to spend some time. We were here in May, and the...

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  • Rundle Mall - Street

    Adelaide Things to Do

    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 originally located in front of the Jubilee Exhibition Building on North Terrace. The artistry is first class so do have a close look. In 1908 the fountains were given to the Adelaide City Council by the South...

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  • Cleland Conservation Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Adelaide Things to Do

    Located in Cleland Conservation Park , Waterfall Gully is home to the largest (18m) of seven waterfalls in the park and is a lovely stop to visit in itself from Adelaide (10kms) or as a base for a very popular 4km (each way) walk to Mount Lofty summit (see separate review). Even if not walking the whole way to Mt Lofty summit I recommend you at...

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  • Whispering Wall

    Adelaide Things to Do

    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 dam. And so you can talk to eachother. Realy funny to do. :)

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  • City Architecture

    Adelaide Things to Do

    After viewing the Fountain, it was time for a walk through the Adelaide Arcade. First, a look at the outside of the building, only just been re-painted, wow! lovely! The facade is built in Italian Revival style, has pretty lacework and the Coat of Arms. Built in 1885, at that time it was considered a very modern building. The 50 shop fronts had...

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  • Mt. Lofty

    Adelaide Things to Do

    We were on an excursion from a cruise circumnavigating Australia. The day trip focused on Hahndorf, but on the return to the ship we climbed Mt. Lofty for a view of the city. To the photographer, it looked like many views from on high - blue haze softening everything and made worse by the timing of being there mid-afternoon. The observation tower...

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  • Victor Harbor

    Adelaide Things to Do

    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, chickens, emus and lots more. There are picnic areas with free gas barbecues and a childrens farm and play area. The highlight of the park for me was the...

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  • Migration Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Adelaide Things to Do

    I seldom like museums, but this was a good one. It was basically about immigrants moving to Australia. One especially moving section displayed letters from Jewish people who applied to move here prior to and during World War II from various European countries. The display followed these people's lives telling of the successful future those who...

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  • South Australian Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Adelaide Things to Do

    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 world wide are being jazzed up and turned into interactive and politically correct experiences this museum is like entering a time-warp – a museum...

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  • Victoria Square

    Adelaide Things to Do

    Found in the very centre of the grid that is the CBD, the vastness of Victoria Square belies the size of the rest of the city. Very much the hub of Adelaide, the greens of the square is intersected through its centre by Wakefield-Grote Sts and bounded to the north by Flinders-Franklin Sts and Angas-Gougher Sts to the south. It's been here since...

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  • Art Gallery of South Australia

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Adelaide Things to Do

    The Gallery was established in 1861 and is located next door to the South Australian Museum on North Terrace. Outside visiting exhibitions (entry fee payable) you won’t find any classical masters’ works here. What you will find, from its stock of 38,000 works, is an excellent collection of Australian, European, North American and Asian works...

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  • Elder Park

    Adelaide Things to Do

    The river is named after Colonel Robert Torrens, one of the founders of Adelaide.. Torrens Lake was created in 1881 with the construction of a weir, landscaping of Elder park and modification of the river’s bank and surrounds into an English formal park. The lake forms a centerpiece of many Adelaide events. The sign at the lake says Opened by his...

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  • Central Markets

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Adelaide Things to Do

    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 with the Indian pacific train to Perth and here I stocked up on all my fruit and snacks. There is a huge selection also of fresh fruit and vegetables...

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  • Beaches

    Adelaide Things to Do

    Incredible scenery and quite the good workout at about 7.2 kms one way! This trail is fantastic - we just did part of it yesterday and the views were amazing! The part we covered was from Kingston Park to Hallett Cove and back. We even saw 5 seals splashing around in the surf!! Take warm enough clothing if it is a cold day since it gets quite...

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  • Festival Centre

    4 out of 5 stars

    Adelaide Things to Do

    The Adelaide Festival Centre is where you can see all kinds of entertainment. Opera, Theatre, Dancing, Singing, Circus, allsorts, so just check the website for what is coming on in the future. In 1973, when it was built, it was Australia's first multi-purpose arts centre, as it opened three months before the Sydney Opera House. It is the home of...

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  • Himeji Garden

    Adelaide Things to Do

    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 before. The main part of the garden is beautifully laid out around a small lake (senzui area of the garden) which serves as a centre piece to areas of...

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  • Port Adelaide

    Adelaide Things to Do

    Very interesting Adelaide museum well worth a visit. I found sitting in recreated cabins of 19 th and 20th century ships listening to passengers of the times describing their trips fascinating. The South Australian Maritime Museum is custodian to one of the oldest nautical collections in Australia, a museum within a museum. The Museum of the Port...

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  • Hills

    Adelaide Things to Do

    For those who have time there are some delightful walks in the Adelaide Hills. My favourites are Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty and the winter track which leaves the Waterfall Gully road on left about halfway in and runs up to Cleland and then down into Chambers Gorge where there are lots of koalas.Morialta Park has a number of great trails. Do see...

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  • War Memorials

    Adelaide Things to Do

    The Boer War (1899 to 1902) was the first overseas war in which South Australians fought. In 1899, the Orange Free State and Transvaal declared war on Britain. South Australia, "fiercely" loyal to the British Empire and still a colony, joined the other Australian colonies in sending troops to support the Empire in the conflict. 1531 men and 1507...

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  • St Peter's Cathedral

    Adelaide Things to Do

    St. Peter's Cathedral, I think is the most beautiful in Adelaide. The plans for the building of the Cathedral were brought out from England by the 1st Bishop of Adelaide, Augustus Short in 1848. The Cathedral was started in 1869 and the first section was completed and opened fully for services in 1877. The towers were completed in 1902, The Lady...

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  • Casino

    Adelaide Things to Do

    Adelaide has a Casino, just like all the other major cities anywhere in the World. It states it prides itself on being a responsible host, and encourages you to play only at levels you can afford - What an excellent idea! So many people that really can't afford to gamble, lose nearly all or all of their money in these places, then find it very hard...

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  • Gorge Wildlife Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Adelaide Things to Do

    This is a must if you get to stay a few days in beautiful Adelaide. Even as a local I adore coming here. You get to walk amongst wallabies and kangaroos, feed monkeys, an ape, pelicans, kangaroos and more. Beautiful, exotic birds of all descriptions also follow you throughout the enclosures. The monkeys were a blast as they hold on to your fingers,...

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  • Gaol

    4 out of 5 stars

    Adelaide Things to Do

    This old gaol is the part of the Australian history. It's not just interesting, because you can learn about Adelaide's penal history, but architecturally is also worth a visit and to spend a few hours there. Check my photos about the Adelaide Gaol

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  • McLaren Vale

    Adelaide Things to Do

    McLaren Vale is just a 45 minute drive from Adelaide and has more than 60 wineries where you can sample the exquisite wines of the region. The ICON wines for the region iare shiraz and cab/sav. Of course they also produce great whites as well. The best way to enjoy the region is to take a full day with Cultural Tourism Professionals, a tourism...

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  • North Terrace

    Adelaide Things to Do

    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...

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  • Chinatown

    Adelaide Things to Do

    There are plenty of great Chinese food in this town such as Ding Hao, Mongkok to name a few. If you're not into chinese food, this food precinct also has Greek and Italian restaurants nearby. The Central Market is also nearby.

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  • Monarto Zoo

    Adelaide Things to Do

    Monarto is an open range zoo with a natural wilderness sanctuary that plays a vital role in breeding programs for threatened species. Home to giraffe's, lions, cheetahs, rhino's, zebras and more, the park has safari tours that depart regularly driving through the habitats. There are feeding areas for the giraffes, keeper talks, camel rides, a Cafe...

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  • Gumeracha Toy Factory

    Adelaide Things to Do

    Took a day-tour into the Barossa Valley via Prime Mini Tours. It was A$48 each circa 2001. The tour took out us through scenic views of the Torren Gorge, as well as a drop by Angus Park Dried Fruits to allow folks to load up on dried fruit (duh), nuts and chocolates. Next stop - Australia's increasingly American obsession with things BIG...

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  • Town Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Adelaide Things to Do

    Let’s face it; a Town Hall is a Town Hall no matter where in the world it is located. Seems somewhere on planet earth is a place where all town halls are designed, because they all seem to look very similar – a tall bell or clock tower that really tells the ratepayers that ‘we are here and watching you to make sure you don’t put your rubbish in...

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  • Shopping

    Adelaide Things to Do

    From 9am until 1pm, there is a thriving Farmers' market every Sunday at the Adelaide Showgrounds in Unley. When it is wet, stalls are relocated indoors. As well as fresh fruit and vegetables there are such delicacies as yabbies, chocolates, wine, cheese and baked goods and home made icecream. Everything looked very fresh and well priced and there...

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  • Walking

    Adelaide Things to Do

    I think this is a MUST DO when in Adelaide. North Terrace is 1.6km long, and quite an easy walk. It is along here where I think the most interesting buildings are. I love walking along here, seeing the old buildings and going inside many of them! The walk takes you past the Casino, Anglican Holy Trinity church, Parliament and Government House,...

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  • Light's Vision

    Adelaide Things to Do

    Who was Colonel William Light? He was a Surveyor - General who arrived in S.A. to accomplish finding a site for city of Adelaide. His survey of Adelaide began on 11 January, 1837, and was completed on 10 March 1837. The naming of streets and squares took place on 23 May, 1837. Nowdays, there is a statue of this famous man on Montefiore Hill,...

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  • Kangaroo Island

    Adelaide Things to Do

    This island is about 155km and 55km wide. 3rd largest island of Australia which was discovered in 1802 by Matthew Flinders. Part of the island is conserved in National park and thus, making an ideal place to see wildlife. Clean waters off kanger island are excellent for fishing and diving sites (abt 50 shipwrecks). Traditional industries are...

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  • National Motor Museum

    Adelaide Things to Do

    Once a year Birdwood Motor Museum hosts the Rock and Roll Rendevous. Its the best day out for all ages..Dancing, old cars, music, food...you can even buy some real 50s clothing...down to the bobby socks.. Take your picnic lunch and enjoy a very full on day!

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  • THE COORONG

    The Coorong is a 140km lagoon in which fresh water flows into from the River Murray. It is well know for its spectacular white sandhills, Birdlife, wildlife, flora, good fishing and Aboriginal history.It is an area of untamed wilderness, an area I find quite beautiful!There are plenty of tours to choose from, including walking, 4WD and Discovery...

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  • Tour Down Under (tour de france)

    The cycling road race "TOUR DOWN UNDER" is held in January each year. It began in 1999, and has gone ahead in leaps and bounds, with riders coming from all over the world. Masses of people watch from the roadsides and in the towns.Accommodation packages are available, see website.If you can't get to France, then visit Adelaide to see this exciting...

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  • VISIT THE CLARE VALLEY

    The Clare Valley, well know to South Australians for its good Wines, but no so well know to Overseas Tourists.The Clare Valley is a beautiful historic area, where you will find acres and acres of vines growing along the valleys and on the hillsides. The first vines were planted here by the Jesuit Priests in 1851, and still today, Wine is being...

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  • Steam Ranger Heritage Railway

    This train ride is based at Mt. Barker. The train takes you on a scenic journey to Strathalbyn, then onto the seaside towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot, before finally arriving at Victor Harbor. There's a few different train journeys that you can do.THE COCKLE TRAIN runs from Goolwa to Victor Harbor, the trip is about 1/2 hour. The Train travels...

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  • HISTORIC HERBIG TREE

    The Herbig Family Tree is a large, hollow red gum tree at Springton. It is estimated to be 300 to 500 years old with a diameter of seven metres at its base and a height of 24 metres. You may think it is "Just a tree", but do stop and have a look, it is really worth it! We along with a lot of other people were amazed that this hollow tree was the...

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