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Botanic Park

Favorite thing The Botanic Park is a 34 hectare (84 acre) park in the Northeast Parkland's of the South Australian capital of Adelaide. Its nestled between the zoo and the botanical gardens making it a perfect spot to picnic, read or lie in the sun. Its very quite and has a abundant bird life. The park popularity is due mostly to its giant fig trees. Their twisted roots have grown high above the ground. Children love to climb them.
There is parking along the access road and toilets just inside the botanical garden entrance.

Fondest memory Playing hide and seek in the giant tree roots.

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hennanights
Aug 28, 2006

Tranquil River Torrens and Elder park.

Favorite thing The River Torrens runs through the centre of the city. The park on either of its sides is known as Elder park. The river itself stretches from a small town in the Adelaide Hills called Mount Pleasant all the way to the ocean at West Beach. But in the city, within walking distance from each other, there are two major tourist spots you might want to visit. The Festival Theatre which sits on the banks of the Torrens and at the other end of the park lands the Adelaide zoo. What stretches in between is some lovely manicured gardens, water fountains, our historical rotunda erected in 1882, heritage buildings and some wonderful bird life. You can get from one point to the other on the little tourist boat "The Popeye" or you can also hire paddle-boats and bicycles.
The park has several rowing clubs that use the river. Its common to see them out on the water in the early morning hours.
Elder park hosts many events throughout the year. Check local papers for events such as Schutzenfest, the Indian Melia festival, Symphony Under The Stars, outdoor concerts and at Christmas time a large public carols by candle light.
The Elder family, after whom the park is named were early settlers.
Elder park has a kiosk and public toliets. They are located on the southern end of Elder Park in the Adelaide Festival Centre.

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Aug 20, 2006

Prince Henry Gardens

Favorite thing Along the Eastern stretch of North are the Prince Henry Gardens which are decorated with busts of famous Adelaiders, like the early suffragate Mary Lee, shown here. Adelaide, surprisingly, was a pioneer in women's emancipation, something they take pride in. In fact, there is apparently a time capsule buried beneath their parliament, a message from the women of 1853(?) to the women of 2053(?). I'll be dead when they open it, but hopefully you won't.

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dlandt
Dec 08, 2003

Victoria Park

Favorite thing The park has a few cool sculptures and a fountain, but its real use is in orienting y0urself. This park is square in the middle of the city, and as such , makes a great place to begin and end each day. The flag to the left is that of the aboriginal peoples.

Fondest memory Just walking around and seeing Australia for the first time.

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Dec 08, 2003
 
 
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Parks, parks and MORE parks!

Favorite thing There're parks everywhere you go. It's simply wonderful! There's hardly any traffic jams and i feel safe crossing the roads there. Drove around to Port Adelaide and Victor Harbour. Lovely scenery... Luscious greens... Breath-taking.

Fondest memory There's no wonder that Australia's so good at world games like the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games & Cricket World Cup to name a few! There're sports clubs everywhere. At one corner you see the basketball courts, then the netball courts, then the cricket fields... Courts here, courts there.. Fields here, fields there. I was impressed!

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worm_star
Apr 14, 2003

Adelaide, otherwise labelled...

Favorite thing Adelaide, otherwise labelled the 'City of Churches' is a very quiet little town.

There are some pretty gardens and parks. Some of the Churches are pretty to look at however I think the prettier churches are in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and these are the Big Cathedrals!

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scharneckk
Sep 08, 2002

Adelaide has beautiful parks

Favorite thing Adelaide has beautiful parks. I was impressed by the nice greenery surrounding the city and the lovely wide roads. Seems very well planned.

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Apr 16, 2006

Adelaide cityscape...

Favorite thing The Adelaide skyline from one of the many parks surrounding the city... The city of Adelaide is basically surrounded by parkland...everywhere you look you'll find another park...

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Aug 29, 2003

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Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens,...

Favorite thing Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens, beautiul place to be, the colours are unbelievable, and takes away the word 'ARID' from South Australia.

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Sep 12, 2002

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