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A Guide to Adelaide
The glorious capital city of South Australia is not known as the 20 minute city for nothing. Everything, whether it is the beaches, the mountains, the forests, the airport, the lake or the hills are all just under half an hour's drive away from each other. You couldn't ask for a more perfect setting for a holiday if you tried. The social butterfly of South Australia, Adelaide always has something exciting going on - wine valleys, cafe culture, festivals, car races and eco-tourism, meaning there is something for everyone to experience and enjoy.
Good to Know
If you are looking for excitement then a visit to Adelaide during March is just up your street. Jam packed with festivals, horse and car racing, the month of March in Adelaide is known as "Mad March". Check out the Soundwave tour, music festivals Clipsal 500 car racing, the Adelaide Cup, the Adelaide Festival and WOMANDelaide.
Things to See and Do in Adelaide
Adelaide Zoo - One of the only places in all of Australia that you can see giant pandas up close and personal. They are open all year round including Christmas. See more than 1800 animals in the world's largest open range zoo.
Haigh's Chocolate - Unquestionably the best chocolate maker in all of Australia. Enjoy a full tour of the factory, and see how all of their delicious chocolate has been made since 1915. Loads of free samples to enjoy after the tour.
The Adelaide Botanic Gardens - Quiet and the perfect place to relax and unwind in the very centre of the city, there are rolling lawns and parks perfect for picnics, lazy days and ball games with the family. Check out the conservatory or partake of refreshments from the cafe.
Belair National Park - More of a recreational park, it is located just 5 minute's drive from the heart of the city. Great bushwalking trails, tennis courts, adventure playground, grassy areas, and a great place to take the family for an outing for the day.
Brighton Beach - Walk along the rugged beach cliffs and seaside paths or go swimming, kayaking and splashing about in the surf. Trawl the art deco cafes, fish off the jetty, and munch on fish and chips straight from the grill.
Coopers Brewery - The last remaining family owned and run large brewery in all of Australia. Legendary for their delicious ales, the brewery has been going strong since the 1800s and it now run by a 5th generation of Coopers. The tour is fascinating and all the proceeds from the tour go to charity.
Adelaide Oval - Perfect during the months from October to April, where you can catch a premier game of cricket with some international tours coming down to this beautiful ground every year. Local matches are on the go all the time and are terribly exciting.
Handorf - A fantastic German community not far from Adelaide. Check out the Beerenberg Strawberry Farm where your kids will be delighted to pick their own. There are parks, BBQ areas, lots of quaint shops and boutiques and a playground for kids.
Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary - A true conservation initiative from the sanctuary provides a haven for many rare, endangered and native Australian animals. Enjoy kangaroo encounters, and you can even book their night time tour. Look out for Bandicoots, Possums, Quoll, Bettong, Potoroo and Pademelons.
Adelaide Hills - Book a tour if you want to get to the top without getting lost, as unfortunately the signage, maps, directions and the roads are not great. But it's worth it to get to the Mount Lofty lookout at the top, some 712m above sea levels. There is a quaint restaurant at the summit where you can chill out with some refreshments.