“Adelaide – bend a knee or raise a glass”
” Adelaide – city of churches and pubs”
When it comes to comparing Australian State and Territory capitals Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is often referred to as a boring and sleepy place with little to offer the visitor – other than those of the blue rinse brigade. Many years ago now I recall going to a cinema one afternoon. While I can’t recall what movie I saw I vividly recall that everyone else, other than me, in the cinema (four or five) sported a blue rinse.
In more recent times things have changed and Adelaide (the city centre) has undergone a rapid transformation and taken together with outer suburbs such as Semaphore, Glenelg and Port Adelaide (to name but a few) and the Adelaide Hills, famous for its wineries and historic towns like Handorf, is up there with Australia’s more famous cities in terms of visitor attractions.
I visit Adelaide at least annually and I trust my reviews to follow will entice you to visit this wonderful laidback city and its environs. Given the number of reviews I have on Adelaide and its environs (with more coming), I have split the greater Adelaide area (and thence my reviews) into a number of areas as detailed below.
To get your bearings the numbers below correspond to the same numbers on this map. The area covered by the map is approximately 35kms by 35kms.
Within each area I have developed ‘a loop’ which, if followed by clicking on the link to the next review at the bottom of each review, will take you through all reviews in that section. To start reading a loop click on the first review listed against the area below.
Alternatively, if you just want to look at a specific review click on the link below.
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1. Adelaide City Centre
… North Terrace – Adelaide’s main tourist drag – If you only have a day in Adelaide this is where you might want to spend most of it.
27% Of Australians Born Overseas – Migration Museum
Edward VII Erect in Full Coronation Regalia
Robert Burns – For Auld Lang Syne, My Dear
The State Library of South Australia
South Australian Museum – How Museums Used To Be
… City East – This selection of reviews covers Rundle Mall (the City’s main shopping area) and the East End (within the City centre) with its abundance of churches and pubs and lots more. Lots of interesting history here.
… City West – Lots of interesting things here covering the area to the west of King William Street covering Victoria Square, Central Markets, Chinatown, Afgan cameleers, a local King and his palace and a visit from the prophet Elijah!
2. North Adelaide – one for a start!
3. Adelaide by the Sea – Outer Harbor to Brighton – Adelaide’s seaside suburbs along the coast of Gulf St Vincent, excluding those having their own loops:
……….4. Semaphore – Separate Section
……….5. Glenelg – Separate Section
7. Adelaide Hills and Foothills – Mt Lofty, Waterfall Gully and Wittunga Botanic Garden – lovely gardens and great walking here.
Mt Lofty Summit – Panoramic View Of Adelaide
Mt Lofty Botanic Garden
Waterfall Gully – Oasis On City Outskirts
Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Walk
Wittunga Botanic Garden – Australia v South Africa
8. North and Northeast Suburbs
Non Area Specific
Day-trips from Adelaide