Tourist Places in Adelaide
(from: Feb 18, 2011 to: Feb 18, 2011)
Picturesque outdoors, exquisite Wine, stylish architecture, and boutique shopping are the four main highlights of Adelaide. The charm of Adelaide lies in the fact that it offers modern conveniences as well as an innocent appeal like that of a picturesque village. The reason for Adelaide's natural beauty can be owed to the fact that it is surrounded by the wine regions of Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, and Clare Valley.
Travel to and around Adelaide
Once you are in Adelaide, you can use one of the many transport options available.
The options are:
Train: In order to reach Adelaide you can use the cross-country train services that run regularly from Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne. You can also take a ride on the famous Ghan Train from Adelaide to Alice Springs in Darwin. While traveling within Adelaide, you can take the Metropolitan Train.
Car: If you are planning to drive down to Adelaide then you can take the National Highway 8 from Melbourne and Highway 20 from Sydney. Driving within Adelaide is not an issue at all and there is several different car rentals available in the city. You can also use Taxi services but remember that the rates are increased during the night as well as on weekends.
Bus: The bus services within Adelaide are lesser during the evening and especially after 6pm.
Flights: Adelaide has an international airport, which is well connected by flights from different parts of Australia as well as several countries across the world. From the airport, you can use shuttle buses operated by Skylink Adelaide to reach the city center.
Tram: Adelaide has a special Tram service that you can take from North Terrace to Glenelg, a seaside suburb.
Attractions in Adelaide
There are plenty of attractions in Adelaide from the Glenelg beaches to the historical monuments and from National Parks to Casinos. Some of the best places for families and children include the Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary, which offers guided day and night tours. Some of the animals you will get to see at the sanctuary include Bilby, Tree Kangaroo, Platypus, Quoll, Potoroo, Bettong, Bandicoot, Pademelon, and Possums. If you are looking for Kangaroo, the national animal of Australia then you need to visit the Cleland Conservation Park. The Park has other animals as well like emu, waterfowl, wallabies, Wombats, Koala, and Tasmanian Devils.
The beach at Glenelg is one of the main attractions of Adelaide. The West beach also offers sand and surf and is close to Henley beach as well as Glenelg. The beached in Adelaide not only offer an extra layer of sun tan but also water sports and plenty of restaurants offering sea food and much more. Some of the other attractions of Adelaide include the Clipsal 500 supercar racing event, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide Casino, The Bicentennial Conservatory, and Coopers Brewery among others.
The best way to enjoy Adelaide is by finding a good accommodation with family friendly staff. The motels are the place to be as they offer consistent & predictable quality.
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