4 things you didn’t know about Adelaide
Adelaide is the city that’s often forgotten about in music tour line-ups, but that doesn’t mean you have to write it off your travel list forever. There’s plenty to see, do and eat in Adelaide. For example:
1. The beaches
Glenelg beach is Adelaide’s main tourist beach, and it’s not hard to see why. Wildlife, such as seals, dolphins and fish, are along the beach as well as a variety of walking trails to keep those who aren’t interested in wildlife occupied.
2. It’s close to everything
Adelaide is affectionately referred to by those who live there as the “Twenty Minute City”, because that’s how long it takes to get anywhere in the city. With some of the best trams and bus systems in the nation, you won’t need to worry about renting a car during your stay.
3. Don’t forget about the opals
Adelaide is the centre of the opal trade for all of Australia, and if you visit the galleries and art museums scattered throughout the city, you’re bound to see opals on display. If you’re looking to pick some up for your friends or family, there are plenty of kiosks and stalls where you can buy the stones, whether they’re by themselves or incorporated into jewellery.
4. Hop to Kangaroo Island
Hop is a bit of an overstatement, as it’s a bit of a trip from Adelaide. But definitely go and visit Australia’s third largest island, which is home to white cliffs, black caves and green hills. You’ll be pleased to discover there are a lot of kangaroos on this island, as well as seals, koalas and dolphins. You’re able to stay on the island as well, if you don’t want to make the trip back the same day.
Have you been to Adelaide?