Welcome to Daily blog no 19. Today I am going to share Adelaide’s Top Attractions. This straight to the point guide will cover things not to miss in Adelaide, Australia. No matter where you stay in Adelaide, once you get to the Rundle Mall, you are right in the heart of the city and then all you have to do is choose which attractions you want to see first. So, let’s begin!
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Now, let’s begin! My favourite Point of interests in Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide’s Top attractions
- Adelaide’s Top attractions
- Stroll around The Rundle Mall
- Explore Adelaide’s Central Market
- Visit Adelaide Botanical Garden
- Take the Glenelg Tram
- Join Adelaide Walking Tour
- Bush Walking in BelAir National Park
- Day trip to Granite Island
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Stroll around The Rundle Mall
Rundall Mall was the first thing I saw when I was in Adelaide. The mall has around 1000 shops where you can shop & eat! Best thing to see there apart from shopping are the several items of modern sculpture in the mall such as “Rundle Mall balls” two large stainless steel spheres, water fountain and group of life-size bronze pigs. They also have names! Oliver, Elliott, Truffles and August! Rundall Mall is a must-see place to visit, especially to pat all the 4 pigs. Well kept, tidy and very clean, open-air performers- buskers, and card tricks added much enjoyment to the mall vibe. The street is large and no cars can come through. So, you can enjoy one of many restaurants that let people eat outside. I felt like I was in Paris. It is worthwhile to see while in Adelaide!
Explore Adelaide’s Central Market
Head to Adelaide’s Central Market for some fresh produce and quality food. There are many places to get a hot meal including a place in the food court that allows you to fill up a plate with a choice of Asian dishes – buffet style. The markets themselves have 3 or 4 butchers/ small goods stores – Standom, Barossa fine foods to name a few. About half a dozen greengrocers, a number of cheese shops, organic specialty shops and bakers. The list goes on. There was also live music playing and a live cooking demonstration with free samples. I found Friday nights/ Saturday mornings have the real market atmosphere. It’s a pleasure and a delight to stroll around the markets and then take a small walk to China town for a nice meal.
Visit Adelaide Botanical Garden
Adelaide Botanical Garden is tucked away on the wonderful North Terrace walking distance from CBD. Shady, free, uncluttered, peaceful and very restful. The perfect way to unwind and declutter the mind. You can also take a free tour which is informative and pleasant. They have taken a great care to label seemingly all the plants which add to the educational vibe if you want to find out their names. Strolling around the garden is a lovely way to enjoy a couple of hours of peace in the inner city. It is a must-visit with its signature arbour of Moreton Bay Fig Trees. If you are a keen walker, then Adelaide garden is the place.
Take the Glenelg Tram
Glenelg is a very pleasant area where you can go for a good walk, beach, and visit the small museum. The visitor centre below the museum has a map of the area which I recommend you pick up. You can pay for your ticket on board the tram using coins or credit cards. The tram stop is at the Rundle Mall and returns trip pp is under $10AUD. It drops you right near Glenelg pier, visitor info and eateries. A few stops also have ticket machines that take notes. The tram is very comfy and whisks you down to Glenelg quickly, enjoying suburban views on the way. Perfect spot for sunset view too!
Join Adelaide Walking Tour
Adelaide is a walker’s paradise as it is surrounded by around 1,000 hectares of public parklands. The best thing about it? Walking is one of the free things to do in Adelaide, although you have to pay if you decide to go with the tour. There are many tours to choose from online, starting at $30 – $350.
Bush Walking in BelAir National Park
Bel Air National Park has a place for everyone. Hiking, camping, nurseries, a picnic, ride your bike, sit around, photography, or horse riding. It is also the best place to spot a Kangaroo, Koala or Emu. The park is clean and well maintained with plenty of food and restroom facilities throughout. If you love nature and bushwalking then bushwalking through Belair National Park is an experience not to miss. You’ll see beautiful scenery and enjoy the flora and fauna. There is a good variety of walks in terms of distance and degree of difficulty.
Day trip to Granite Island
If you have a spare day or two, Granite Island is a great place to visit on a short trip from Adelaide. ( 1 hour 17 mins drive) It has a good mix of heritage, nature and fun to offer the visitors. Scenic views along the walking paths and a chance to see seals basking on the rocks by the edge of the island. Don’t miss the horse-drawn tram over to the island, you can walk around on the boardwalks and get a good look out for whales. There is quite a bit of history to read about and you may even see the penguins sunbaking on the rocks. There is also a nice little cafe where you can get a good coffee.
I also recommend strolling around Port Adelaide, swimming at the Henley Beach, ( check out the beachside suburbs of Largs Bay, Somerton, Brighton, Seacliff,) walking along the River Torrens and enjoy the view from the Mount Loft Lookout. There’s a fantastic view of the city, surrounding suburbs and St Vincent Gulf from the lookout at Mt Lofty, which is a 20-min drive from the Adelaide city centre. Barossa o Valley Wine tour should be fun too!
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