THE CITY OF ADELAIDE
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 gained international fame as the host city for the Formula One AustralianGrand Prix,
which was held in the cordoned off streets of the city in November, and has now been transferred to Melbourne
(the same track is now used for production car racing with the Clipsal 500 held each year). The imposing Casino, opened in November 1985 in the magnificently
renovated railway terminal on North Terrace and adjacent 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 city.
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 last century.
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.
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.
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
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