Adelaide Holidays - Holidays to Australia
- By Greg Rose -
- Jun 18, 2009
Nourished by the River Torrens, nestling between the Adelaide hills and the coastal inlet of Gulf St Vincent, the pleasant port city of Adelaide offers a delightful mixture of colonial buildings, wide, relaxing streets, and a ring of beautiful parks which surround the city centre.
Visitors looking for beauty and culture should head for the North Terrace - Adelaide's main boulevard, where they can stroll along the tree-lined street and explore attractions such as the Botanical Gardens, the South Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of South Australia. In other parts of the city, Rundle Street is celebrated for its outdoor dining, and The Parade at Norwood offers delicious Italian food, while Gouger Street promises fresh seafood and Asian cooking. If you want to relax on the beach, a brief tram ride from the centre of town will take you to Glenelg Beach.
What To Do
Adelaide Market is open four days a week - Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - with plenty of delicious local produce. For wildlife lovers, a bracing catamaran trip to Kangaroo Island offers incredible views, Seal Beach, with its colony of wild sea lions, plus the variety of the Parndana Wildlife Park. Explore the rugged vistas of the Flinders mountain ranges, with one-day or overnight tour packages available. Culture and first class dining go hand-in-hand in the nearby Barossa Valley, with local wineries, gourmet cooking and Hahndorf - a picturesque German town. A boat trip along the Murray River gives the visitor access to the breathtaking landscape and opportunities to spot the local fauna.
Where To Eat
Cloudland has a classy setting and menu to match, serving up traditional Australian fare. For great views to match the exquisite food go for Jordons or Angasi. Wherever you end up dining, remember Adelaide is fine wine country and partake in a glass or two of the region's finest tipples.
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