A holiday in Adelaide is relaxing and pleasant, the capital of South Australia having a Mediterranean flavour with its riverside gardens, open air cafes and intriguing art galleries. The central city, laid out on a convenient grid, is easy to explore. Among the main attractions is a multi-arts Aboriginal culture centre and a vintage trammore
Nightlife Spot: Cavern Club - H. McDonald. Date of travel: Sep 2006
Nightlife Spot: Cavern Club
Based on the Cavern Club in Liverpool, UK. Being underground, you can lose track of time very easily, especially when you've had a few to drink! Funky, retro, psychadelic 60's look, with genuine Beatles memorabillia on display, and for sale. There's a funky orange Beatles van parked upstairs near the entrance. Cool live music several nights a week. One thing that really stands out is the mixture of age groups, the Cavern seems to appeal to all ages, each time there, I saw people ranging from teens to retirees. They have their own Beatles tribute band too!
Adelaide: Out of tune with travellers needs - Ruth Hine. Date of travel: Mar 2006
Adelaide has many beautiful areas, a lovely river complete with swans, grassy banks, great botanical gardens but the biggest problem is that it is up to you to find them. The tourist information is not interested in recommending activities or explaining what the different sites are in and around the city, all the info I obtained from them was that there was an art gallery, a museum and the tram to Glenelg. I finally in desperation picked up a tour brochure and made my own arrangements for a day tour. That was certainly worth the money. We went to Mount Lofty lookout - wonderful views of the city and a beautiful location in itself. Hahndorf - a lovely old town which has become a craft centre and a trip on the Murray River - also well worth doing. The people in the shops were helpful and obliging which makes it all the more sad that the people who are supposed to be promoting the city are so out of tune with travellers needs. Adelaide is a place I would love to revisit to see more of the area and South Australia but do yourself a favour and do your research before hand to obtain the maximum benefit from your journey.
Mal Reid. Date of travel: Jan 2004
Adelaide is off the beaten track for tourists, but for those with sufficient time to spare I believe it is worth visiting. It is a quiet, orderly and very attractive city which lies on a flat plain between mountains and the sea. There is any number of excellent eating places and hotels of various types abound all over the city. Public Transport is good but is limited and awkward at night and Sundays. Adelaide is an easy city to drive in ... traffic problems are minimal and the streets are wide and generally grid shaped ... easy to navigate. January and February are very hot months in Adelaide and it has been suggested that maybe March or November are better months for more temperate weather. There are miles of sandy beaches within the Metropolitan area and the two main wine districts, Barossa Valley and Mclaren Vale, are within an hour's drive to the north and south respectively. Each is worth a visit, even if you are not interested in wine. The Fleurieu Peninsula is another very attractive rural/coastal area just south of the city. Unless you have plenty of time then 4 or 5 days would be enough to see the main attractions in the Adelaide area. Tour Operator: Independent
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Stamford Plaza | * * * * * |
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4-Star Hotels
Chifley On South Terrace | * * * * * |
Grand Chancellor | * * * * * |
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Majestic Roof Garden | * * * * * |
Mercure Grosvenor | * * * * * |
Rydges South Park | * * * * * |
Saville City Suites | * * * * * |
Tiffins On The Park | * * * * * |
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All Seasons Meridien | * * * * * |
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Paringa | * * * * * |
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Country Comfort (Marion) | * * * * * |
Adelaide YHA | * * * * * |
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The Grand at Glenelg | * * * * * |
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