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Where to go in Adelaide?

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Digitalism, 18th Aug, 2016.

  1. Digitalism

    Digitalism Active Member

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    Hello,

    We will be off to Adelaide for about 5 days in September.

    What is there to do in Adelaide besides Barossa, Adelaide Hills and Glenelg.

    We have hired cars so getting around isn't an issue, just after some recommendations from the locals.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Hahndorf is a great stop for lunch, the beaches, city, cinemas, shopping,...
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Adelaide zoo I think pandas may still be there. It's great anyway, good walk on linear park.

    You will use up the 5 days easily.
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Stirling and hanhdorf in the hills.

    McLaren vale as another winery option as well as barossa.

    City - tours at Haighs Chocolate / Coopers brewery, central matkets , good restaurants.

    Beaches - depends if you like swimming, have kids or just like the cafe scene. Glenelg is easiest to get to because of the tram but quite a few are good. Eg Brighton, semaphore.

    Really depends what you're into.

    Checking out the property investment scene as well?
     
  6. Digitalism

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    Thanks guys, I knew there would be some good recommendations. Keep em coming.

    We've been once before and liked it quite a lot and since we are from Perth, it is a short trip for the young family (2 under 3 yo).

    This trip is purely holiday related but who knows what we'll find....
     
  7. bob shovel

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    You've obviously never driven in Adelaide:eek:
     
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  9. Digitalism

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    Not quite sure what you're getting at with that? Care to enlighten me?

    I have driven in Adelaide, the last time I was there.
     
  10. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    It was a dig at adelaideans not knowing how to drive. I'm ex Perth so I'm still in the process of downgrading too :p:D
     
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    Everytime I went back to Adelaide I always pay a visit to Central Market, sometimes I take a walk along the Torrens River around University of Adelaide area. Hahndorf is half an hour drive from city on the weekends.

    Also you can visit Penfolds Magill Estate for Penfolds wine tasting and fine dining:

    Magill Estate Cellar Door

    Magill Estate Restaurant
     
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    I always find driving in Adelaide a piece of cake, especially coming back from Sydney driving.
     
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    Ah of course. Hadn't noticed.

    Must say something about my driving skills.
     
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  14. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    If you are into classic architecture, its worth parking in some streets of some of the old suburbs and wandering around looking at the old grand mansions and historic houses.

    When you are down be sure to let me know, be good to grab a coffee
     
  15. Nemo30

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    With little kids and only a few days id do the following

    A trip on popeye down the river to the Zoo (not sure if popeye runs outside of school holidays).

    Brunch at jetty rd Brighton followed by a walk on the beach/sandcastle building. There are some nice playgrounds along the esplanade too
    Daytrip to Hahndorf with lunch at the Hahndorf Inn *only if not a vegetarian. Stop in some of the other beautiful towns in the hills.

    Day trip to Victor harbor with a ride across to granite island on the horse drawn tram and a visit to port eliot bakery. You might catch some whales.

    Lunch at a winery in McLaren Vale.

    My favourite place in Adelaide is the central markets, but not sure how much fun it would be for a tourist with kids. Its awesome though.
     
  16. Digitalism

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    Thanks for the recommendations, I will definitely look into them.