Adelaide Journals

The charm of South Australia

A May 2002 trip to Adelaide by Fuzz

Quote: A totally different experience in a city with a rustic charm.In exchange of skyscrapers this city is filled with wonderfully preserved architectural buildings and I had been lucky to have lived with a friend and getting to experience life of a South Australian family.

The charm of South Australia

Overview

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There's lots to do in this not-so-cosmopolitan city which boast great architecture. However, for me, arriving in Adelaide was a bit shocking as they had curfews on the arrival of planes! The other thing that amazed me was how small the airport was, and to add to the human traffic, there was only one belt for the collection of everyones' luggage. Luckily, my bags came out early, and I managed to escape the crowd - or so I thought, until I got outside and there seem to be hundreds of people waiting. The one thing I won't forget was getting a chance to watch a game of lacrosse on a saturday morning, which is something that I know not many will experience. And because I stayed in the area called Go...Read More

Hahndorf- A Slice of Bavaria

Attraction | "Hahndorf"

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This is a quaint little town with lots of German influence. It's filled with small shops that carry lots of gifts for you to take home; of course, don't forget the german sausages. With its simple lifestyle, you completely forget that you're actually in a city. And don't forget to visit the scone shop at the end of the road; they serve scones the size of a baseball, with mouthwatering jams and cream. Definitely a must have.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 21, 2002

Hahndorf- A Slice of Bavaria
Hahndorf
Adelaide, Australia

Barossa Valley Supreme

Attraction | "Barossa Valley"

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Adelaide is the wine capital of Australia, and most of the top wines come from here. A visit to Barossa Valley would be a wine lover's haven. I visited two vineyards, but fell in love with the Kies vineyard, a family-owned one that carried wine that can only be purchased there and nowhere else. I especially loved the White Barossa, which was white wine with a very smooth flavour. I'm no wine connoisseur, but I do know a good wine when I taste it. Delivery is also available, and if you live within Australia, it barely cost anything to have the wines delivered to you. Barrosa Valley is basically a whole valley of vineyards, and it takes about an hour. Once you're there, just keep driving; you'll p...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 21, 2002

Barossa Valley Supreme
Prime Mini Tours
Plympton, Australia 5038
+61 (0)8 8293 4900

Haigh's Chocolates

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There are six of these stores located in Adelaide. This award-winning chocolate store has been in existence for close to ninety years. Since I was there during mother's day, I caught sight of people queueing to purchase chocolates from Haigh's. What's so special about the chocolate, you ask? Take a bite into one and there's your answer: exquisite satisfaction guaranteed. This is definitely something to spoil yourself with, because it's also a little heavy on the pocket, but it's well worth the money.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 21, 2002

Haigh's Chocolates
Beehive Corner
Adelaide, Australia 5000
+61 (0)8 8231 2844

Adelaide Central Market

Attraction | "Central Market"

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This market has existed since 1869. Basically, it's a place where you can find multicultural fresh food to satisfy every taste bud. So if you wanna cook a meal, come here and shop; and even if you don't want to cook, come and experience the buzz of the market and when your feet wear down, sit and have a cuppa at one of the many cafes and take in the ambiance. But be sure to take note of the opening hours:
Tuesdays 7am-5:30pm
Thursdays 9am-5:30pm
Fridays 7am-9pm
Saturdays 7am-3pm

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 21, 2002

Adelaide Central Market
Gouger Street
Adelaide, Australia 5000
+61 (0)8 8203 7494

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Rundle Mall is the shopping hub of Adelaide, with hundreds of shops to spoil your every need. And worry not if all that shopping makes you hungry; there's loads of dining and a food court that will take your hunger pangs away. Located close by is North Terrace where the university, library, museum and art gallery are situated; take a stroll down North Terrace and venture into the art gallery and museum for a little bit of history.

Glenelg

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Glenelg is the upmarket area of Adelaide and if you didn't notice it's spelt the same way backwards. The beach is located in this area and it's a nice place to drive through or maybe to dine. There are beautiful houses built in this area though it smells funny which makes me wonder why would anyone pay so much for a home in a classy environment which smells weird...beats me.

Tea Tree Plaza

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If you end up living away from town, or just want to get away from everything, there's a mall down at North East Road, Modbury, called Tea Tree Plaza. There are buses from the city that take you there, leaving from Grenfell St 540/545, or from North Terrace take T530.

It's a huge mall that has everything, including food, clothing, gift shops, supermarkets, and much more, all under one roof.