Port of Adelaide
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The City of Adelaide is blessed with large boulevards and lively inner city areas, lush gardens, and sophisticated architecture. Its North Terrace contains museums and cafes for the more intellectual traveler. Rundle Mall offers a wide variety of goods for shoppers. The Adelaide Central Market offers sample tastes of locally-grown produce, meat and fish, and international gourmet specialties. The National Wine Centre showcases more than 10,000 Australian wines and over 60 wine regions in its open cellar.

The pier at Glenelg Beach is a favorite destination for residents and visitors alike. This beachside suburb contains an historic jetty, a quality hotel, and a variety of cafes and restaurants. The German settlement of Hahndorf tempts visitors with a chocolate factory and a strawberry farm where you can pick your own strawberries. In mid-March, you can attend the Clipsal 500 supercar race, a very popular event with street parties and concerts. The Port of Adelaide offers many long white sandy beaches where you can take a quiet stroll. It is also home to several fantastic national parks:

  • Belair National Park, about 11 kilometers south of the city, covers 835 hectares, and has many good trails, tennis courts, and a great playground.
  • Cleland National Park, about 20 minutes from the city, is a large park covering almost one thousand hectares. While it lacks picnic and sports facilities, it offers visitors the chance to feed and walk among kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and many waterfowl.
  • Morialta Conservation Park is about 10 kilometers northeast of downtown. Covering 533 hectares, it contains many walking trails at a variety of difficulty levels. Some of the trails pass large waterfalls and offer panoramic views of the city. The park also contains a popular rock-climbing area.
  • Privately-owned Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary offers unguided and guided tours where visitors can see both common Australian wildlife as well as some more rare animals like the platypus.

Visitors will enjoy a trip to the Fleurieu peninsula south of the city where they can visit the beaches and wineries or view whales and fairy penguins. In the heart of the city, the Adelaide Botanic Gardens are a great place to relax. The Bicentennial Conservatory simulates a tropical rainforest, complete with mist.

West Beach and Henley Beach are ideal for families. Henley Beach boasts Henley Square, with excellent dining and shops. From Semaphore Beach southward, the beaches are blessed with clean white sand. Some have public toilets and showers.

And don’t forget to tour Coopers Brewery. Known for their bottle-conditioned ales, is the last big family-owned brewery in Australia.

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