A Loafer’s Guide to Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide was established in the 18th century and since then has grown to be a city that charms and delights thousands of visitors annually. People travel from all parts of the world to see this magical city. Adelaide is truly an ideal holiday destination for individuals, couples and friends. Located in the southern part of Australia, this amazing city is home to some of the most magnificent features and places including shopping centers, energetic and colorful festivals, vibrant nightlife and a favorable climate any time of the year.
According to many visitors the main attraction in Adelaide is the wine regions that attract wine aficionados. Adelaide is known all over the world as a leading center of wine. It is centrally located among amazing places such as McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Clare Valley, all famous because of the high quality wine that they produce—varieties such as Shiraz, Penfolds Grange and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The city also host many other features and it is this diverse combination of attractions that lure visitors to Adelaide…
Glenelg, located at the coast of the Holdfast Bay, attracts many tourists because of its beauty, white sandy beaches, chic cafes and world-class restaurants. It is also an ideal place for kids. They’ll love The Beachouse, a popular amusement park hosting thrilling activities such as water slides, bumper cars, mini-golf and carnival rides.
When you go to Adelaide you can also visit the Botanic Gardens—an outstanding place famous all over the world because of its peaceful environment and natural vegetation ideal for relaxing. The city also has some elegant locales such as Wittuga and Mount Lofty. When all these are combined they form the amazing and inspiring Botanical Gardens of Adelaide. The gardens are found in the north-eastern part of the city center and flourish with cassowary palm and rose gardens. One of the greatest things you will enjoy is that the Botanical Gardens can be accessed freely by both the locals and visitors every day from about 11.00 am.
The Adelaide Zoo is home to over 1800 animals. It is among the places most-visited by tourists due to the charming activities and numerous animal species including giraffes, pandas and many others. The zoo is, in fact, one of the oldest elements in Australia.
For those wishing to learn about the culture and heritage of Adelaid, visit the North Terrace and take a walking tour of Adelaide’s “Cultural Boulevard.” It is located a short distance from the North Terrace, a road that thrives with many ancient buildings and structures. These include State Museum, the city’s oldest church, Anglican Holy Trinity Church and many other amazing architectural buildings.
Thanks to Anna and Melissa who spent 2 week in Adelaide and exploring various accommodations in Adelaide, restaurants, history and all the interesting facts related to this amazing city.
Melissa is a travel addict from Australia. She usually shares her stories and travel experience with other blogs. Her greatest wish is to travel the world, learn about other cultures first-hand and meet all sorts of interesting people. Melissa lives in Brisbane with her family where she enjoys parenting, cycling, and other extreme sports.