Thursday, July 09, 2009

What to do in Adelaide, Australia?

Adelaide is the capitol of South Australia. This vibrant city sits between the Adelaide Hills and the Gulf St. Vincent. It is adorned with pristine beaches, numerous water sports and activities, national parks and is surrounded by parkland.

Some of the most popular features of Adelaide are;

Glenelg is an historic and very popular beachside community. It offers many restaurants, cafes, and shopping.

South Australian Museum was founded in 1856. It is home to the largest collection of indigenous Australian artifacts in the world. Open daily, entry is free!

National Wine Center of Australia promotes awareness of over 10,000 Australian wines. There is an extensive list of wines available for tasting, and one can even talk with a hologram of famous Australian winemakers. Open year round, except for national holidays.

Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife reserve approximately 25 miles outside of Adelaide. It was created as a reserve for endangered Australian wildlife in 1969. Today it is home to over 100 species of native birds and mammals. It is a great place to visit for an opportunity to get up close with Australian wildlife in a protected environment. Open daily, free admission!

Art Gallery of South Australia is renowned for the extensive collection of Australian art, and housed in a beautiful histroc building. Open daily 10am-5pm. Admission is free. Entry fees may apply to some special exhibitions.

Adelaide Zoo is home to over 1,800 animals and almost 300 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and fish exhibited in magnificent botanic surroundings. Open daily 9:30am-5pm.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens is comprised of three botanic gardens, Adelaide, Mount Lofty and Wittunga, that provide visitors with an exceptional range of cultural, recreational, educational and scientific facilities which enhance people’s enjoyment and understanding of the plant world.

The seaside suburb of West Beach. Its white sands on the eastern shore of Gulf Saint Vincent and boating lakes are some of it's most notable features.

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1 comment:

  1. We can't wait to go back there, it is fantastic.

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