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

TRAVEL

GETTING THERE

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)
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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

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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


Carols by Candlelight ★★

14 December, Adelaide

Lights of Lobethal ★★
14-30 December, Adelaide Hills

Bay Sheffield  ★★
27-28 December, Adelaide

World Tennis Challenge  ★★
13-15 January 2015, Adelaide

Santos Tour Down Under   ★★★
17-25 January 2015, Adelaide and regions

Tunarama Festival ★★
23-26 January 2015, Eyre Peninsula - Port Lincoln

Carnevale 2015 ~ Italian festival ★★
7 -8 February /2015

Adelaide Fringe 2015  ★★★
13 February – 15 March, Adelaide

2015 ICC Cricket World Cup ★★★
15 February – 20 March 2015, Adelaide

Adelaide Festival  ★★★
27 February – 15 March 2015, Adelaide

WOMADelaide  ★★★
6-9 March 2015, Adelaide


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

Monday, 2 September 2013

Torrens Riverbank Precinct Redevelopments

Torrens Riverbank Precinct Redevelopments








New look Adelaide Casino and Hotel Extension 

Adelaide Convention Centre redevelopment 




Adelaide Convention Centre redevelopment & positioning (also featuring Riverbank Precinct Redevelopment)


Riverbank footbridge flyover

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Adelaide Oval Redevelopment

Adelaide Oval Redevelopment




Construction phases













Images of proposed completed stadium  


















Adelaide Oval redevelopment (fly thru) | 19thman.com.au




Adelaide Oval Redevelopment- Key Dates:

Sheffield Shield fixtures
SA v WA, November 13-16
SA v Tas, November 22-25
Southern Stand completion: revised delivery November 30 (Original finish date Oct 18)

SACA Test match dinner: December 3

Second Ashes Test: Australia v England,: December 5-9
Australia v England: one-day international: January 26.

Adelaide Oval final completion: March 24
Inaugural Showdown, AFL: Port Adelaide v Adelaide: March 29