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Adelaide City Highlights Tour
"In the morning board your coach for the Adelaide City Highlights Tour. Your guide will introduce you to this delightful city which is surrounded by parklands with a blend of historic buildings wide streets cafés and restaurants. Drive past Adelaide's cultural precinct - North Terrace the National Wine Centre Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the beautiful Botanic Park
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Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Half-Day Tour from Adelaide
"Depart your city hotel for an afternoon tour of the Adelaide Hills. Drive down North Terrace - Adelaide’s cultural precinct - on the way to Mount Lofty Summit Adelaide’s highest peak. Take in the spectacular views of the city and the coastline - a perfect photo opportunity. Wind your way through the villages of Crafers Stirling Aldgate and Bridgewater passing the historic Bridgewater Mill and its water wheel  before arriving at Hahndorf Australia's oldest German settlement. Spend the afternoon exploring the main street
From AUD72.00
 
Ultimate Adelaide City and Hahndorf Tour
"In the morning board the coach for the Adelaide city highlights tour. Your guide will introduce you to this delightful city which is surrounded by parklands with a blend of historic buildings wide streets cafés and restaurants. Drive past Adelaide's cultural precinct - North Terrace the National Wine Centre Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the beautiful Botanic Park
From AUD123.00

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To The Barossa: The Big Rocking Horse

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 (Compensating for what?): The Big Rocking Horse! I remembered as we drove round a bend in the road, the sun was momentarily obscured and there it was, a BIG rocking horse of a chair! It was, and still IS, the world's largest rocking horse. I was both amused and dumbfounded. Amused that heck, there it was. Dumbfounded cos' I still couldn't figure it out why would anyone want to build such a thing except to plague generations of Internet users with pictures of a large rocking horse, and me contributing one more to the collection? The darnest thing is....the rocking horse does not really rock (shucks!).

The place is actually a toy factory, so there are plenty of toys made from wood around for kids to pester their parents to buy. Anyway, it was a good stop to stretch some legs, grab some coffee at the cafe and pay for some rocking horse souvenirs for sis.

xuessium
Dec 30, 2005

The Giant Rocking Horse

The Giant Rocking Horse is just an interesting place to see....as the horse is very large (Australia is very well known for it's large man made monuments - for example the Big Pineapple in Qld, the Giant Koala in Victoria, the Giant Lobster in South Australia...and the list goes on).

Besides climbing the horse and having a good view out, you can also go through the adjoining toy workshop/giftshop selling wooden locally made goods and other souvenirs. The kids will enjoy this one.

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Kate-Me
Mar 15, 2003

Toy Factory at Gumeracha

See a real factory of wooden toys. If you can resist buying, well, it is because you don't like toys...
You can climb the 18m high toyhose at the entrance.

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Goulu
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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Central Market

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Town Hall

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Haigh's Chocolates

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Parliament House

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South Australian Museum

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Art Gallery of South Australia

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