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  1. inspiredbyprop

    inspiredbyprop Well-Known Member

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    Hi Folks,

    We are planning to visit Adelaide and the surrounding area in 2 weeks time for a week.
    Now, I heard on the news that Adelaide is currently flooding but not really sure where about. As we have not booked accommodations, we are thinking to pull out (will only lose the already paid return flight, no biggie).

    Can someone from Adelaide advise if we should still go ahead with our first trip to Adelaide in 2 weeks time? or delay it until the flooding/rain stop?
    For a week and first timer, we would visit the usual touristy places including kangaroo island.

    Thanks in advance,
    IBP
     
  2. Nemo30

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    Depends where you are going. Adelaide is fine. IMO, Adelaide missed most of the storm. There is some localised flooding in creeks and rivers, however not really affecting anyone other than ppl who live adjacent.

    Surrounding areas have been hit pretty bad, however I think you'd be fine in a few weeks.
     
  3. Bullion Baron

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    We went for a couple of nights away this weekend and had some road detours to/from Yorke Peninsula, not much of an inconvenience and would be surprised if the flooding/storm weather isn't well behind us in a couple of weeks.
     
  4. inspiredbyprop

    inspiredbyprop Well-Known Member

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    Thanks nemo & BB for the update.

    We are hoping the area clean up will be finished in 2 weeks time. But we are still not sure if we would see the best of Adelaide and we are sitting on the side line for now (seeing news that more rain in the next few days). Hence we are postponing the accommodations booking for the time being as we don't want to go when people are cleaning the mess around them which is not convenient.

    As first timers, we plan to visit Adelaide CBD/Central market and the surrounding area, Barossa Valley, Kangaroo Island, Glenelg, etc. Please feel free to suggest any other interesting places (we love to eat, sightseeing and exploring local culture)
     
  5. D.T.

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    Get in touch with the motoring association in your state - RACQ, NRMA etc. as they will know of road closures.
    Marg
     
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  7. inspiredbyprop

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    Thanks Marg, I will get in touch with the RAA.

    @D.T. We could probably spare a half to full day to enjoy property related stuff. However, not sure where to start/go, would you like to guide us on this one? If we could see a decent property in a well located area with consistent rental demand & minimum trouble tenants, we might be interested :)
     
  8. Ed Barton

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    Panic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. inspiredbyprop

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    Why so panic Mr Barton since you're in Brissie? Unless the property prices are collapsing :)
     
  10. Nemo30

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    Personally Glenelg wouldnt be high on my must see list... perhaps dinner or breakfast one day, but wouldnt waste a day on it. Depending on what youre into, the hills and in particular Hahndorf would be a better use of a day. Love love love Mt Lofty House for accomm, but can be a little pricey.

    Love the Hahndorf inn for dinner, as long as not a vegetarian. Great atmosphere.

    Down south has some nice wineries too.. McLaren Vale is lovely and could visit on the way to/from Kangaroo Island.

    Adelaide is definitely open for business, youll be fine.
     
  11. Bullion Baron

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    I recently visited Kangaroo Island for the first time, highly recommend it, but only if you can afford at least a couple of nights to explore properly and assuming you have a rental car.

    +1 for @Nemo30's suggestion, a day in the hills including Hahndorf.

    Worth checking out Adelaide's beaches, Glenelg and /or Brighton (but it's more of a meal and a stroll rather than a day trip). The Mega Adventure Park is nearby and worth a look if you're into that sort of thing: http://adelaideshores.com.au/play/mega-adventure-park

    If you're looking for something different for your accommodation, I can recommend this for a night: North Adelaide Heritage Group │Adelaide Accommodation │ South Aust
     
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  12. DaveM

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    Its fine, there are even open homes open and cars on the road. Many of the gas lamps were extinguished but we are upgrading to the new electric light bulb next week so you should be fine.
     
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    And dont forget the news headlines tonight....Flushing Toilets.
     
  14. inspiredbyprop

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    Hey are you guys serious about the ancient gas lamps and water (not flooding but the water quality)? Now, I really need to reconsider our trip this time :(
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    SA water quality used to be measured in how many lumps you wanted, but of late its been much better. The water quality is inversely proportional to the number of puratap ads on the radio
     
  16. Ed Barton

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    I'm just getting used to the horseless carriage. Electric lamps can wait...
     
  17. geoffw

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    If that's so exciting then the US tennis should really be a highlight. Fields of toilets at the US Open. Flushing Meadows.
     
  18. D.T.

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    Gas lamps no. Tap water here is crappy, but far better than it used to be - a lot of houses either have rainwater tanks or tap filters installed. Doesn't have much to do with your trip.
     
  19. inspiredbyprop

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    Well, we might stay at AirBnb places which might have the filtered water.
     
  20. Xenia

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    Bring scuba gear

    Honestly all good now.
    Some rivers are at higher levels, a few front porches flooding in properties. Nothing major worth cancelling a trip over