Kangaroo Island as the locals call it is South Australia icon and one of world’s finest nature destination, with breathtaking landscapes and fascinating wildlife. KI is Australia’s third largest island at 155 km long by 55 km wide, and over 540 km of spectacular coastline. It is a big place and will easily take you days to discover. Across the island a menagerie of wildlife abounds – from kangaroos and wallabies to echidna and goannas, koalas eye you from the gum trees.
A chocolate lover’s dream-come-true, Haigh’s Chocolates are arguably some of the best chocolates in Australia, and its main building adds a dose of historic flair to the proceedings with its interesting architectural flair and location at Rundle Mall.
Adelaide Zoo is relatively small compared to similar attractions in some of Australia’s larger cities, however it more than makes up for this by offering a diverse array of animals – the main drawcard of which is, undoubtedly their Giant Pandas.
Along with the bronze pigs, Burt Flugelman’s sculpture Spheres is the other landmark of Rundle Mall. The Hindmarsh Building Society donated it in 1977 to the City of Adelaide to mark the society’s centenary. Since then it has become an Adelaide icon and is fondly known as the “Malls Balls”.
A visit to Adelaide would not be complete without a visit to the Central Markets. You can find here the best prices and quality for your fresh food needs as well a tempting casual cafes for lunch or just a coffee.
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Jetty Road in Glenelg serves as the main dining and shopping district in the greater Adelaide area – and what an area it is, with an extensive array of restaurants on offer all within a relaxed, beachside atmosphere. Reachable within just over a 20 minute drive from the Adelaide city centre (dependent on traffic), the large thoroughfare offers the chance to enjoy a quality meal, browse through the shops or simply lounge on the beach and soak up the atmosphere.
The Barossa Valley outside Adelaide generally considered the unofficial “wine capital” of Australia due to the sheer volume of wine it produces each year. While it is responsible for the production of all the major types of wines, the Barossa’s specialty has always been Shiraz – largely a result of the region’s warmer continental climate.
If you’re willing to take the time, you’ll likely discover some of the best restaurants in Adelaide on Gouger Street. The area is particularly popular for its Asian cuisines – specifically, its range of high-end Chinese restaurants (a result of playing host to Adelaide’s Chinatown) – however, there are dining options from the majority of major fares across the globe such as Italian, French, Indian and many more.
Hahndorf serves as an enjoyable microcosm of the strong European influence that can be found in the majority of regions throughout South Australia, and serves as the oldest German settlement in the country. The town features a cavalcade of Euro-centric specialty and craft shops, German-style pubs, and various bakeries that accurately reflect some of the key staples of German culture. Hahndorf’s pleasant location amongst the Adelaide Hills means that it’s not just the architecture and shopping that makes it special, either; the city features a relaxed blend of natural greenery that make for a delightful place to simply walk around and unwind.
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