Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Adelaide is a well-planned city, with tree lined boulevards featuring well preserved Victorian architecture, wide variety of restaurants and cafes and large public squares. The city lies alongside the banks of the River Torrens, and is completely encircled by a belt of parklands. The greater city of Adelaide lies on the sandy beach lined coast of the gulf of St Vincent. Adelaide is a medium sized city with a population of about 1.3 million people, with a Mediterranean climate. Adelaide is a great city to visit and explore with rolling hills to its east dotted with various historic villages and towns, flora and fauna and to the west brimmed with white sandy beaches, with clear turquoise seas, and stunning cliff lined beaches to the south. Relatively close to the north and south of suburban Adelaide you will find some of the Nation’s and World’s finest wine regions, boasting an incredible quality and variety of wines and gourmet produce.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Adelaide, various images

Adelaide City
(click on images for larger viewing)
Adelaide City from the River Torrens

 North Terrace, looking eastwards from
the Morphett Street Bridge.

Cosmopolitan Rundle Street East

 St Peter's Cathedral, North Adelaide 

The Adelaide GPO,
 from the Northern end of Victoria Square 

Australian Lutheran College building,‎
Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide

 Adelaide China Town's Southern Gate

Westpac House towering above the historic Elder House,
 Currie Street, Adelaide
Adelaide beachside

Popular beach side suburb Glenelg Beach
 Boats moored in the Patawalonga Boat Haven,
in the beach suburb of Glenelg North

Popular beach side suburb of Glenelg
Brighton Jetty
Looking southwards, from the Brighton Jetty
Early evening Brighton Beach 
Sunset at the Brighton Jetty
Port Willunga Beach,
in Adelaide's outer Southern Suburbs
 Overlooking Southport Beach
in Adelaide's Southern Suburbs
 Largs North beach
 The Largs Pier Hotel, located at Adelaide's
 historic beach side suburb of Largs Bay
 Beach scene at Marino Rocks
 Sunset at Seacliff Beach
Moana Beach,
in the outer Southern Suburbs of Adelaide 
 Maslin Beach,
 in the outer Southern Suburbs of Adelaide

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Saturday, 28 September 2013



International connections
Adelaide Airport is served by several international carriers flying directly to Adelaide from various destinations, together with connections to a vast amount of locations within each airline's extensive international networks.

AirAsia X > Kuala Lumpur

AirNew Zealand > Auckland

CathayPacific > Hong Kong

Emirates > Dubai

Jetstar > Auckland

Jetstar > Denpasar

MalaysiaAirlines > Kuala Lumpur

SingaporeAirlines > Singapore

VirginAustralia > Denpasar-Bali


Domestic  (within Australia)
Listed below are most of the major domestic Airlines serving Adelaide Airport

Jetstar > Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney

Qantas > Alice Springs, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney

RegionalExpress Airlines > Broken Hill, Ceduna, Coober Pedy, Kingscote, Mildura,
       Mount Gambier, Port Lincoln and Whyalla

Tigerair > Melbourne
VirginAustralia > Brisbane, Canberra,  Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney


Getting around Adelaide

Adelaide public transport    (Adelaide Metro)

Journey Planner   (Adelaide Metro)
Adelaide City - Getting Here and Around  (South Australian Tourism Commission)
For more travel information see next post: Information for visitors / Things to do - What's on

Friday, 27 September 2013

Information for visitors / Things to do - What's on

Things to do

Adelaide Botanic Gardens  ★★★★
(lawns, gardens, lakes, historic museum of economic botany, historic Palm house, Bicentenary Conservatory, café, restaurant)

Adelaide Central market & Gouger St ★★★
(market atmosphere, fresh produce, gourmet produce, cafe's, restaurants, culture, adjoining China Town)

Adelaide Panda Tours  Yet to be rated
(a behind the scenes experience of the southern hemispheres' only giant pandas, at the Adelaide Zoo)

Art Gallery of South Australia  ★★★★
(outstanding collection of 38,000 works of art, comprises Australian, European, North American and Asian works, housed in a beautiful building of Victorian Architecture, restaurant & café) 

Bars, Pubs & Cafes  ★★★
(social, entertainment, beer, wine, modern and classic pub dining, coffee, espresso, cakes, tarts, juices, meals)

Cleland Wildlife Park  ★★★★
(natural hills location comprising an open bush setting, featuring Australian wildlife, including kangaroos, emus, kolas & koala holding, wombats, dingoes, and education)

Glenelg Beach  ★★★★
(historic beach side suburb, cafés, restaurants, bars, major hotels, marina pier, jetty, beach activities, sunsets, lawns, electric tram)

Hahndorf  ★★★★
(historic former German settlement, architecture, restaurants, historic pubs, German style food, craft shops, wine, gourmet produce, souvenir shops, galleries, Adelaide hills setting)

Mount Lofty Summit  ★★★
(sweeping views of greater Adelaide and ranges, restaurant, café, Australian bush, walking trails)

National Wine Centre of Australia  ★★★★
(wine education, understanding of wine making and wine history in Australia, wine tasting, cellar door, restaurant, award winning contemporary architecture)

North Terrace  ★★★★★
(arguably Australia's finest cultural boulevard, featuring, Adelaide Convention Centre, Historic Adelaide Railway Station (& Casino), Parliament house, Government House, State Library, Historic Mortlock Library, South Australian Museum, Art Gallery of SA, Historic Adelaide University buildings, Adelaide Botanic Garden, National Wine Centre, Victorian and Art Deco buildings.

Port Adelaide  ★★★
(Historic port, museums, galleries, historic buildings, traditional historic Australian pubs.)

South Australian Museum  ★★★★
(housing diverse collection of natural and cultural heritage, including biological, mineral, and human artefacts, featuring an extensive display from Australian aboriginal and pacific cultures)

Rundle Mall  ★★★★
(premier shopping precinct, outdoor pedestrian mall, large selection of shops, department stores, shopping arcades, eateries, cafés)

Rundle Street East  ★★★★
(historic Victorian architecture, designer shops, bars, with a large selection of restaurants, cafes,)

Zoo (Adelaide Zoo★★★
(Featuring 1800 animals and 300 species. amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates, mammals and reptiles, Australian marsupials and the southern hemispheres only giant pandas, in Adelaide parklands setting)

( Blog publisher's star ratings, out of 5)

What's on ~ in Adelaide & South Australia
April - June

MAY 2014


Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend

16-18 May, Clare Valley

The Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend was the first food and wine event of

its kind in Australia and celebrates the end of vintage each year with the

regions award-winning wine and food. The experience is further enhanced

with live music and the backdrop of the stunning Clare Valley. In 2014 the

Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend turns 30.


Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival

22-25 May, Limestone Coast

The Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival is one of regional Australias leading

arts festivals. It focuses on the literary and arts heritage of Penola and the

fine wines of Coonawarra, along with the regions premium produce. Its

program is filled with exhibitions, performances, workshops and events.


Velo-city Global Adelaide 2014

27-30 May, Adelaide

Velo-city is the worlds top international cycling planning conference, and in

2014 its being held in Australia for the first time. This four-day conference

offers delegates from around the world a chance to share ideas for creating

and sustaining cycling-friendly cities.


South Australian Country Music Festival & Awards

30 May to 9 June, Riverland

Barmera comes alive with country music over 10 days. Enjoy new talent,

old favourites, workshops, tributes, awards, dinners and breakfasts. Relax

and enjoy the backdrop of beautiful Lake Bonney while listening to stunning

country music.


JUNE 2014

Cabaret Fringe Festival

June, Adelaide

The Cabaret Fringe Festival is an open-access arts festival held annually

in June and celebrates the art form of cabaret. Performers come from

all corners of the world to join the cabaret celebrations in clubs, bars and

venues of Adelaide to give the audience an experience like no other.


Adelaide Cabaret Festival

6-21 June, Adelaide

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival has earned a reputation for showcasing the

best local, national and international artists in the cabaret genre. The 2013

program featured 411 artists in 161 performances over 18 days and nights,

and 2014 is shaping up to be even bigger and better.


Bank SA Sea and Vines

7-9 June, Fleurieu Peninsula

Situated in the picturesque McLaren Vale wine region is the Sea and Vines

Food & Wine Festival, one of Australias longest running and most popular

annual food and wine festivals. Its the perfect way to explore the region

and discover new wineries in the company of friends and family.


For more information, please visit www.southaustralia.com

Various helpful links:

ADELAIDE visitors guide

lonely planet: Adelaide

The South Australian Tourist Commission

What's on in Adelaide (Adelaide Independent News)

Wikitravel Guide

Map of Adelaide