Irrespective of how you approach Port Adelaide (the Port) you will see at least one of murals on either gable wall of the nine story old Fisheries Building, some distance before you get to the building. Continue reading “Street Art On A Grand Scale”
While physically not a large museum, the collection is contained on three small floors, there is quite a bit of content to cover. Overall the museum is informative and worth an hour or two depending on your level of interest in things nautical. Your ticket allows multiple visits on the same day should you really get into it and wish to go out for a break (or to eat as there is no on-site eatery. There is a reasonable café just outside the museum’s entrance). Continue reading “South Australian Maritime Museum”
When I visit somewhere I like to drop into the local churches, synagogues, temples, cemeteries and such like. I do this not because I am terribly religious but rather because I find such sojourns peaceful and such places tend to hold a wealth of historical information and give you an insight into an area that you might not otherwise get.
In Port Adelaide three churches were on my list for a look:
St Paul’s Anglican Church
St Mary’s Catholic Church
Port Adelaide Uniting Church Continue reading “The Churches But No Entry!”
In addition to being the best way to get around “Walk the Port” is the title of an excellent walking guide for the historic area of Port Adelaide. The guide can be picked up at the tourist office/ visitors centre on the intersection of Commercial Road and St Vincent’s Street (from which the walk starts).
The guide highlights 38 points of interest along a very pleasant, level route of a few kilometres. As I have indicated on my introduction page the majority of my reviews here relate to attractions identified along this walk. Continue reading “Walk the Port”
The hotels and drinking establishments covered in my heritage pub trail (crawl) review all had one thing in common. They were in operation and awaited your business.
I am delighted to report that the Port Admiral Hotel which closed in 2006 and has lain derelict ever since has been renovated and it opened for business again in November 2017. It should certainly be added to your trail (or, as the case may be, crawl). Lest you wonder, my attached pictures of the hotel are in its pre-renovated state! Continue reading “Port Admiral Hotel and Coach House”
If all your wandering around Port Adelaide leaves you feeling a little dehydrated, fear not there are ample establishments which can come to the rescue and you won’t have far to walk. Being a port town and having catered for the needs of seafarers for 150 years plus there is almost literally a pub on every corner (and in fact there used to be!). Continue reading “Heritage Pub Trail (Crawl)”
In addition to being a commercial port for the import and export of goods and indeed people, Port Adelaide has had a long history in commercial fishing – an oft dangerous activity for the unprepared in dangerous seas. Continue reading “Professional Fishermen’s Memorial”