Adelaide CBD and Suburbs | South Australia
To explore the CBD of Adelaide, it is best to leave the car behind and walk or take the City Free bus. The centre of town is well planned and it is easy to wander along the wide, attractive streets lined with cafes, restored Edwardian and Victorian buildings and shops. Small and compact, this in an elegant, cultured, cosmopolitan but unhurried city.
Begin at North Terrace, the city's most attractive boulevard, and wander along the street and find the casino at Skycity Adelaide, Government House, Parliament House(with its award-winning museum of state history), the State Library of South Australia and the Mortlock Library.
Further along North Tce, are the Botanic Gardens.
Behind Parliament House off King William St is the South Australian Theatre Museum.
A shopper's paradise, Rundle Mall is located adjacent to North Tce.
Located above North Tce to the west is the Old Adelaide Gaol; definitely worth a visit. Other attractions of the city include Edmund Wright House, where the History Trust of South Australia promotes the state's history; the Lion Arts Centre, containing 9 different arts organisations; and Tandanya, the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute.
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Two kilometres north of the CBD, North Adelaide is lined with grand Victorian and Edwardian homes made of bluestone and sandstone. There is an abundance of hotels, motels and B&Bs in this suburb, with exotic restaurants, cafes and welcoming pubs all within walking distance.
Around 20-30min from the CBD, Adelaide's beaches are popular seaside escapes. Well-known areas include Henley Beach, West Beach and Brighton.
The site of the first mainland settlement in South Australia in 1836, Glenelg is a seaside suburb with a 5-star hotel, beachfront apartments, shops and restaurants on the shoreline. Jetty Road is a hive of activity as the main precinct for shopping and alfresco dining. Rodney Fox's Shark Museum is located in the Town Hall. For the adventurous, attractions include helicopter rides and parasailing, with other outdoor activities like beach volleyball available.
South of Adelaide (2km), the suburb of Wayville is home to the Investigator Science and Technology Centre and the Royal Adelaide Show at Wayville Showground. A small suburb to the south-east of Adelaide, Hyde Park is a known shopping destination with designer and international labels available, great bars and eateries. Further to the south are Carrick Hill, a Tudor mansion set in manicured English gardens; and Belair National Park, only 20min from the city. Hallett Cove, on the coast, is one of Australia's most significant geological sites.
Port Adelaideis perhaps one of the more visited suburbs and boasts Burnside in the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges is 6km east of Adelaide. Originally a settlement of 4 houses in 1840, the suburb flourished in 1849 when land lots were auctioned. Today, the suburb offers a glimpse into Adelaide's past; pamphlets are available from the local library on the historic sites of Rose Park, Knights bridge and Waterfall Gully. Further to the east, the former South Australian Governor's summerhouse, Marble Hill, has been restored after fires destroyed it in 1955, and is now open to the public. Apart from their beauty, especially in autumn, the Adelaide Hillshave many attractions including the craft galleries of Hahndorf, Lobethal and Strathalbyn; Cleland CP and Cleland Wildlife Park; Mount Lofty Botanic Garden and Mount Lofty Summit provide stunning 360 degree views over Adelaide city, coast and hills. Warrawong Sanctuary is an award-winning ecotourism complex dedicated to preserving endangered native animals. The world's largest rocking horse is at the Gumeracha Toy Factory.
Another interesting spot, 14km NW from the city centre, is Fort Glanville.
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