|Coords:||34.56.00 - 138.36.00|
|Tour Area:||Adelaide & Surrounds|
|Location:||On the eastern shore of Spencer Gulf in the
southern centre of the state|
|Highways:||Princes Hwy (1)
Sturt Hwy (20)
National Hwy 1. (Joins Eyre (1) and Stuart (87) Hwys at Port Augusta.)
Barrier Hwy (20) to Broken Hill & Sydney
|Street:||Full Adelaide Map|
Rundle Mall (City Centre)
SA State Map
|ADELAIDE - SOUTH AUSTRALIA - 5000|
The beautiful City of Adelaide was founded in 1836 with a proclamation under
a gum tree at Glenelg, a seaside suburb west of the city.
Renowned for the neat design of its mile square central business district,
surrounded by lush parklands, it is known as the "City of Churches",
and some excellent examples of these will be found. Adelaide is also called
the "Festival City", a reference to the Festival of Arts held bi-annually
in the city and which attracts thousands to the variety of shows produced. More
recently Adelaide has gained fame as the host city for the 'Tour Downunder',
held annually in January in the cordoned off streets of the city and the hinterland
including the Clare and Barossa Valleys, the Fleurieu Peninsula, and the Adelaide Hills; and for
the imposing Casino, opened in Nov. 1985 in the magnificently renovated railway
terminal on North Terrace.
Ajacent to the Casino is the Constitutional Museum, Australia's only
museum of Constitutional history. Next door is the imposing Parliament House(1883)
and further along North Tce, across King William St, Government House, the Library,
Museum and War Memorial. This spectacular collection of historic buildings make
Adelaide's North Tce, one of the most impressive streets in the country.
Behind the Casino is the Festival Theatre. On the banks of the picturesque
Torrens River it is the cultural centre of Adelaide with some 1,000 plays presented
each year in its auditoriums.
Along King William St., past the Rundle Mall are the twin towers of the Town
Hall and the Post Office. Set around Victoria Square - the geometric heart of
the city - impressive modern buildings dwarf, yet accentuate the splendid architecture
which will be found.
Around Adelaide there is much to see and do. Golden beaches stretching as
far as the eye can see beckon visitors and locals to their pollution free waters.
A day in the Adelaide Hills exploring the Quaint villages, museums, craft shops
and parks, the famed Barossa Valley - wine centre of Australia or the McLaren
Vale wineries of the Fleurieu Peninsula and the towns of Victor Harbor, Goolwa
and Clarendon will give hours of pleasure and are all within a days return drive of
The Adelaide Zoo, Botanical Gardens, and a ride along the Torrens River on
'Popeye' afford other opportunities to explore this lovely city. At
Grange you can visit the home of explorer Charles Sturt. Art and craft markets,
fauna parks, and a trip to colourful Hindley St, are also recommended.
The City of Port Adelaide has an ongoing historical restoration programme
which has made the area one of Australia's leading maritime representations of the
Solid stone warehouses, pioneer homes, wide streets and an extensive wharf
area create an authentic atmosphere in which to explore the S.A. Maritime Museum
- spread over 7 sites and including the 1869 lighthouse, museum, historic ships,
bond stores, and the Port Dock Brewery.
Nearby is the Railway Museum featuring rolling stock, steam engines, and
an extensive display of appeal to all ages. An interesting day trip is to take
the tram from Victoria Square to Glenelg where you con visit the old Proclamation
Gum Tree or a replica of the ' H.M.S. Buffalo'. The Buffalo arrived
at Glenelg on 28th. Dec. 1836 and displays log books, diaries, sketches, photographs
and memorabilia of the time.
ADELAIDE CITY CENTRE
ADELAIDE ENVIRONS (100km)
PLACES OF INTEREST:
IN THE CITY AREA
SA Visitor & Travel Centre
North Tce., Adelaide. SA 5000
Ph. (08) 8303 2033
HOW TO GET THERE:
Adelaide has an International Airport only 20 minutes (5 km.) from the city centre at West Beach on Sir Donald Bradman Dve.
Shuttle services operate from the city. Skylink Airport Shuttle.
Skylink Airport Shuttle specialises in providing a regular scheduled bus service between Adelaide Airport, Keswick Interstate Railway Terminal and the
Adelaide Airport Flyer
Airport transfers from the outer suburbs and surrounding areas of Adelaide including the Fleurieu Peninsula; Barossa Valley, Gawler, Elizabeth,
Salisbury, Paralowie, Mawson Lakes and nearby areas, the Adelaide Hills and Murray Bridge.
Phone: Within Australia 1300 856 444 Outside Australia +61 8 8389 3528
E-mail - email@example.com
Website - www.adelaideairportflyer.com
The domestic airport is located adjacent to the International Airport. Both provide a city bus service, public car parks,
valet car parking. car rental, taxi ranks, and a bureau de change.
The international airport also has duty-free shopping facilities.
CENTRAL BUS STATION:
111 Franklin St. Ph: 08 8415 5533
Regional and Interstate coaches operate from this central terminal only a few hundred metres from the main post office in the heart of the city.
Luggage lockers are available and there are cafeteria and shower facilities.
KESWICK INTERSTATE RAIL STATION:
Only 2 km. west of the city centre the terminal offers all facilities for interstate travellers
including free car parking, a cafeteria, taxi ranks, disabled facilities, a mini-bus to major
city hotels and an information desk.
Adelaide Independent Taxis - Ph: 132211
Suburban Taxis - 131008
The code for South Australia within Australia is 08. For callers from overseas the code is 61 8, followed by the number.
Banking hours in South Australia are:
Monday to Thursday: 9.30am. to 4.00pm.: Friday: 9.30am to 5.00pm.
A transaction fee will be charged for changing travellers cheques.
BUREAUX DE CHANGE:
Foreign Currency can be exchanged at all banks during business hours.
Other places which will exchange foreign currency include.
Adelaide Casino. North Tce. (Open 10am. to 4am. Saturday to Thursday: 10am. to 6am. Friday and Saturday
American Express 13 Grenfell St. Adelaide:
Open Mon-Fri. 8.30am. to 5.30pm.: Sat. 9am to Noon. Closed Sunday and Public Holidays
© Copyright Peter W. Wilkins