What no one tells you about Australia’s Coastal Capital Adelaide?

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What no one tells you about Australia’s Adelaide

Adelaide is the capital of South Australia but it is emerging as a lifestyle capital of Australia. Kangaroo crackers, lemon drizzled scallops, ice plant, mayonnaise, fish and chips and the local fruit of karkalla are must try. Lady Burra Brewhouse microbrewery is a must visit for its craft beer. An extreme war bird Flight above the Adelaide city is a must do. Adelaide has the best off road tracks and so a bike tour is a must do. This is a concise digest of what no one tells you about Australia Adelaide.

1. Adelaide zoo or Monarto Open Range Zoo is adjoined by the Adelaide Botanical Gardens replete with wildlife including giant pandas, kangaroos, quokkas, wallabies, potoroos, emus, koalas, vertical gardens and terrariums.

2. Rundle Mall, East End, King William Street, Norwood, Magill Street, Jetty Road, Harbor town and Burnside Village offer diverse experiences in shopping. Rundle Mall is famous for its street pedestrianised architecture locally known as Mall’s Balls with an Arcade entrance of a fountain and life sized pigs namely Truffles, Horatio, Oliver and Augusta.

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3. Victoria Square or Tarndanyangga  is at the centre of the city at the intersection with Grote Street, Wakefield street and King William Street with well-preserved 19th century buildings. The fountain that represents Murray, Torrens and Onkaparinga which are rivers of South Australia is the main attraction. The surviving tram of this region departs from here and tours to the suburb of Glenelg. Victoria Square is the centre of One Square Mile Grid of Adelaide.

4. Haigh’s chocolate factory at Greenhill Road in Parkside is a must visit.

5. National Motor Museum at Birdwood will grip you with the collection of vintage locomotives.

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6. Adelaide Town Hall is a classical styled landmark heritage Victorian building featuring Corinthian style ornamentation built of local Tea Tree Gully freestone and Dry Creek bluestone. There are carved keystones in the façade and iconic bust of Queen Victoria. The Clock Tower is known as Albert Tower named after Queen Victoria’s consort. The organ, foyer, grand marble staircase, sanctum and balcony are its noticeable features.

7. Elder park is located on the slopes of the south bank of Torrens Lake in the precincts of Adelaide Festival Centre.

8. JamFactory at 19 Morphett St is all about contemporary artwork with the best of glass work and ceramics.

9. The Victorian architecture of the Moseley Square is a must see.

10. Giant Rocking horse at the toy factory at Gumeracha is an attention-grabbing thing to see.

11. Adelaide boasts of its own casino called Adelaide Casino and was once a railway station.

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12. Port Adelaide is a state heritage Area replete with activities such as dolphin spotting on cruises from nearby marina and with museums of Aviation and Maritime. Fisherman’s Wharf market forms an inevitable part in the region’s seafaring history.

13. Franklin Street and Linear park are best to explore via bicycle rides.

14. Port River is the home to Dolphin colony.

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Adelaide is perfect in every season so make sure your include it your itinerary and do not fail to cover the places mentioned in what no one tells you about Australia’s Adelaide.

15. Barossa valley and Clare Valley are the oldest grape-growing regions. Wine tasting and winery tours replete with cellar doors and farm shops through the regions of Barossa, Clare, Coonawarra or McLaren Vale is a must do. Rieslings are a must try.

16. Glenelg is a sea side resort suburb in Gulf St Vincent is the oldest European settlement on the mainland of South Australia and can be reached at by tram or catamaran ride as you can also choose to swim alongside dolphins. Brighton, Creek Wetlands and Grange are some of the must visit suburbs.

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17. Port Lincoln enables you to dive by the side of sharks from a safety box. You can also swim along sea lions in here.

18. Victoria Harbor which is a seaside locale is a great spot for day trippers with exquisite surf beaches, whale watching cruises and fishing charter. The tram tour between Encounter Bay and Granite island is a must do.

19. The rock formations at the Flinders Ranges with the sites of Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and Kelly Hill caves are a must see.

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20. Peninsular towns of Goolwa by the Murray River and inland towns of Strathalbyn and Mount Compass are just the thing in here.

21. Semaphore is with its beachside cafes has got an understated dated air with an extensive esplanade.

22. James Beach is Blackeby’s old fashioned sweet shop and is a must visit.

23. Peel Leigh Street boasts off the best cocktail joints.

24. Adelaide Hills has the River Torrens running through it with the quaint villages of Stirling and Aldgate. A ride on the Steam Ranger through the hills is a must do.

25. River Torrens is worth spending time at above the Pop-eye cruise.

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26. Gully Waterfalls in Mount Lofty is home to the largest of the seven waterfalls in the park.

27. North terrace is tree-lined boulevard and colonnade with the lining of 19th century buildings of South Australia. It separates central Adelaide from River Torrens. The Walk of Fame has the figurines and plaques.

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28. Adelaide Central Market in the vicinity of Grote Street and Victoria square is produce packed with baked items and cheeses. Adelaide has farm-fresh artisanal produce, hormone-free meats, smoked meats and seafood.

29. The eco-friendly passenger bike called tree cycle is quite a rage run around by caddies. Eco friendly bicycle tours and bike rides will have you the city covered in 20 minutes.

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30. Fleurieu Peninsula has the best to offer to excursionists with spaces like Port Willunga, Deep Creek and Normanville and is replete with coastal thrills and secluded and unspoilt beaches. Encounter Coast on this peninsula is perfect for weekends with its surf beaches.for

31. Kangaroo island is the right place to be in South Australia off the mainland with ferries from Glenelg and Cape Jervis. It is all about getting close to the native Australian wildlife with the likes of koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, emus and echidnas. Cleland Park and Gorge Parks allow being in the proximity of these wildlife. Seal Bay is all about sea lions gyrating all over the site.

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32. Granite Island is a nature reserve which has natural rock formations got the colony of is a haven for penguin tours as you can spot colony of wild Little penguins. A horse drawn tram ride is great for the romantics.

33. Henley Beach lets you discover River Torrens Linear trail which is a hike from hills to the coast with shared use pedestrian and cycling paths.

34. Colonel Light’s lookout also referred to as Light’s vision on Montefiore Hill is the tunnel vision for the city enclosed by park lands.

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35. Cockle train is a steam ranger heritage railway on Adelaide hills with rides between the route of Goolwa and Victor Harbor.

36. Eyre Peninsula is rightly the big sky country and is cutting edge with its seafood bounty. Eyre Peninsula is the heaven for spotting sharks, sea lions and dolphins. It is quite unspoilt and is the coastal getaway with vast coastline and a less congested expanse.

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37. Glen Forest Park is a picturesque spot with vineyards of Chardonnay, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Penfolds Magill Estate winery has also got the best known wines and winery cellar door in Adelaide. 

38. Adelaide’s showstopper is a must do for its “guys and dolls” showstopper.

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38. Aldinga Beach, Sellicks Beach, Moana and Silver Sands are beaches that offer a peaceful setting for a great day.

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39. Carrick Hill in the suburb of Springfield at the foot of the Adelaide Hills stands as an antediluvian asset.

40. St. Peter’s Cathedral is an Anglican seat of the Archbishop of Adelaide and a significant landmark with an impressive rose window.

41. Kangaroo Island lets you stay in the vicinity with its resistant kangaroos. You can enjoy the finest foods and wines as you feed kangaroos as they hop by.

42. Seal Bay or Admirals Arch is an island with beaches with seals making fun all over.

43. Remarkable Rocks is a haven for wallaby or kookaburra species.

44. Barossa is one of world’s greatest wine regions with vineyards and farms.

45. Glenelg has the largest undercover market in the southern hemisphere and you can also spend time swimming with the uber friendly dolphins.

46. Hahndorf is a hamlet in Adelaide Hills, Hunter Valley and Murray River are some of the most picturesque turfs of Adelaide.

Thus is the account of what no one tells you about Australia’s Adelaide. Share your thoughts on cosmopolitan coastal capital of South Australia in this write up what no one tells you about Australia’s Adelaide.


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  1. Adelaide is one of the best cities of Australia for sure, but you are right, I didn’t so many surprising things about Adelaide, like the dolphin colony and the Granite Island. A great post!

  2. Wow this is such an informative post about Adelaide.Any place with beaches and a chocolate factory has to be on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Adelaide seems to be abundant in both natural and architectural wonders. A must visit when in Australia..I have already bookmarked your post for future reference when I plan to visit there.

  4. Wow Adelaide is so beautiful. There are so much in store for you. I am dreaming right now to live in this lovely place.

  5. I had no idea there was so much to do in one place! I would certainly love to visit Australia someday!

  6. Sue Tanya McHorgh : August 25, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    I have heard of Moseley square before and i really want to see it one day. Australia looks like an awesome place to visit. I will make sure to save this posts to help me plan an awesome time in Australia

  7. A small venture that I follow on Instagram lives in Adelaide and she is always posting pictures of how beautiful the city is and I keep falling in love! Definitely on my bucket list when I visit Australia!

  8. I wished I had more time in Australia other than a week, the last I was there. I only been to Sydney, but oh so badly wanted to travel up and down the Australia coast. Adelaide looks like a place worth stopping by!

  9. That looks like a lot to do! You could make several vacations out of your list – one to see monuments and museums, one for outdoor stuff, one for shopping – and of course, work the food throughout all the trips!

  10. I’ve always wanted to visit Adelaide! My friend from study abroad was from there and would show me the most stunning pictures!

  11. I’ve always wanted to go to the wineries in Adelaide and house boating.

  12. Kangaroo Island looks like an amazing experience. In Galapagos you can’t pet the animals when you’re on the island. I imagine the same rule applies here?

  13. Ooh.l I am so happy that you posted this. Australia is like the dream vacation that I want to take someday and hopefully in my life time, I will get there. OMG at that image of the waterfall and all that green around it. BEAUTIFUL!

  14. We thought Adelaide was a terrific city! Very livable. I loved Cleland Conservation Park with so many animals with free range, where you could interact and feed them.

  15. We spent a few days in Adelaide on our Oz trip and loved it! Wish I had your list back then, but this is a great reason to return.

  16. I was look into going to Australia but it is so expensive so I need to save up some more so I can go here soon.

  17. I love the idea of exploring on those passenger bikes! although i have to be honest and say no so with the Sharks! what a great list of recommendations

  18. How I love to see all those in the picture in person! A great place to visit and explore!

  19. Australia is very popular attraction for Indians. But usually it is Sydney and Melbourne which are more popular. I never knew so much about Adelaide! Thanks for info

  20. Kangaroo Island sounds like an amazing experience! We have friends that moved out to Adelaide last year, I’m wondering if they even know about half of this stuff yet!

  21. Wow, Adelaide has too much to offer! When I’m planning a vacation, I always look for places that have a lot of thing to do otherwise I get bored if I stop for a minute.

  22. So many travel temptations in Adelaide, I hardly heard about! Would be very interested in visiting Adelaide first when in Australia…Thanks for your recommendations!

  23. Wow!! An amazing collection of places to go. Australia is already on my bucket list and now I e got your tips to go on!

  24. Adelaide looks like such a wonderful place to visit! If my husband and I are ever lucky enough to go, I know we’d love to swim with the sharks (for him!) and sip cocktails on Peel Leigh Street (for her) x

  25. Great overview and very beautiful photos! I learned a lot about Adelaide today.

  26. So many activities and tourist points … how can someone not like the city. Whenever I visit Australia I would definitely be stopping by.

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  27. This looks and sounds like a neat city to visit. Your list of things to do and see is very thorough! Great pics.

  28. I have never heard of this city but it stunning. My daughter spent a week in Sydney and I thought that was the best but this sounds a little-known gem!

  29. This is a really good travel guide! I haven’t been to Australia but my husband and I have it as a destination in your bucket list. I’ll definitely check out this post for things to do when we do go.

  30. the photos are awesome. Australia is definitely on my bucket list. I cannot imagine diving with great whites .. thrilling yet terrifying to say the least!

  31. Thank you for this wonderful recap. It fuels my anxiety to visit Australia. I cant waitt o be there.

  32. Now this is an interesting e tour of Adelaide. I am excited to see the locomotive museum.

  33. There are so many things you can do in Adelaide! Australia is so far away from the UK, where I live, that I don’t know anything about it. I would love to visit the Kangaroo island, it sounds like an amazing experience!

  34. Love the fountain in Victoria Square. Because of course I would

  35. I so want to go to glenelge. Have always been into marine animals a lot

  36. Port Lincoln looks fun but scary as heck. Swimming with sharks? That is a post in of itself!

  37. Kangooroo Island! This just made my bucket list. Amazing article 😀

  38. I am so keen on trying their local fruit. The pictures are beautiful and diving with the sharks sounds so scary. Do they provide assistance?

  39. What a lovely city! The climate is beautiful, the lifestyle’s quite laid back and the housing isn’t as ridiculously expensive as Melbourne or Sydney.

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