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Hello southerners :)
We are going south for the winter, heading to Adelaide in June. Can anyone give me any heads up on things to do, places to go etc, in and around Adelaide? So far on our list is the zoo, and thats about it!
Any ideas much appreciated! :thumbsup:
Manxie started a similar thread a while ago - check this out for ideas.
I noticed that you had a little boy and if he is anything like my boys he loves trains. In the other thread someone mentioned the train musueum at Pt Adelaide which is great. In June/July they usually have a Thomas exhibition. There are a few other train places around Adelaide that are great for kids and adults alike. Semaphore has a ride on train along the foreshore, there is a great train park at Clarence Park called Sasmee Park and another further south at Morphett Vale called Morphett Vale Rail. All of them are ride ons and are fantastic. We have tried all 3 and my boys love them. Hope this gives you a few ideas.
Adelaide is good because everything of interest is only an hour or so away! Everything is close to the city, it all depends in which direction you travel!! This site (http://www.southaustralia.com/home.asp)is excellent.
Wine, wine and more wine. Head off to the Barossa Valley (http://www.southaustralia.com/product.asp?product_id=9002731), a myriad of wineries to visit. Or the Clare Valley (http://www.southaustralia.com/product.asp?product_id=9002734). Ummmm, McLaren Vale (http://www.mclarenvale.info/)... gee can you tell we like wine?!!
Pop off up to the Adelaide Hills - Hahndorf is lovely, there's a petting farm zoo thing there, a chocolate factory (Melba's (http://www.alltry.com.au/yellowbrickroad/melbas.html)), tons of crafty touristy things, gorgeous cafes.
Bit further, head to Murray Bridge (where I used to live). Avoid the town (icky), but Dundees Wildlife Funpark (http://www.dundeeshotel.com.au/) is there, good for kids. And the Monato Zoo (http://www.monartozp.com.au/home.php) is pretty cool too.
If hubby is into cars, head a bit further down the road to the Birdwood National Motor Museum (http://www.history.sa.gov.au/motor/motor.htm) - fantastic. Even I was interested in that!
Victor Harbor (http://www.victor.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=288) is nice, bit of a giant retirement village, lot of oldies go there to retire, but the pub is nice and there's nice drives around the water, down to Port Elliot. Strathalbyn is pretty too - heaps of antique shops, they have a big yearly antique festival there.
Can't think of anymore at the moment... but this should get you started!! ;) How long are you there for?
Thanks for that Rach - lots of homework for me to read when Andrew goes to sleep this arvie :)
We're down their for about a week....going for my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary on a weekend, but the rest of the week looks fairly dull if we have to stick around Port Wakefield every day! Hoping to get out and do some day-trippy type things to escape from the rellies! :o
Hope you enjoy your visit to Adelaide, Nicole :yes: :thumbsup:
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