By Leslie Brown
Situated on the south coast of Australia, Adelaide is a populous city with more than 1.1 million people. Adelaide is an easy city to get to, served as it is by Adelaide International Airport, and extensive road and rail links to other parts of Australia.
Adelaide is a great city to visit. We have listed below some of the hot spots to check out.
There is a great shopping mall called Rundle Mall, featuring over 800 shops, so it should not be difficult to arrange a little retail therapy! Boasting 23 million visitors annually, it has been said that the mall is the biggest tourist attractor in the state. Don’t forget to try and find all four of the lifesize Bronze Pigs – there are 4 of them! They were commissioned to be part of the recent upgrade of Rundle Mall, and the group of pigs are officially known as “A Day Out”.
Other shops you shouldn’t miss are Haigh’s Chocolates – a little something for the chocoholics among us. In operation now for very close to a century, Haigh’s was founded in 1915, and is now the longest operating family-owned chocolate manufacturing retailer in Australia. From delicate and exotic truffles, through bars of chocolate, up to huge blocks, it’s all here. In addition to their presence in Adelaide, Haigh’s Chocolates can also be found at several locations in the states of Victoria and New South Wales.
Referred to as Adelaide’s “cultural boulevard”, the North Terrace, situated beside the Botanic Gardens, allows visitors to immerse themselves in the rich arts and cultural heritage of South Australia. Featuring the South Australia Museum, National Wine Center and the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, also known as Tandanya.
Adelaide is also a gastronomic paradise, with over 700 restaurants, cafe’s and pubs to sample. If you are in the mood for Asian or seafood cuisine, try Gouger street. For fine dining, you should have a look at the two “eat streets” of north Adelaide. Melbourne street provides a cosmopolitan experience, with cafes, restaurants and pubs that are full of style. Just a short distance away we find O’Connell street with a vast number of restaurants, offering an eclectic mix of cuisines, ranging from Asian and Italian cuisine, to the finest modern Australian offerings.
If you’d rather cook for yourself, there is no better place to grab the ingredients than the Adelaide Central Market. Open every day except Sunday and Monday, there is not much you will not be able to find here, all under the one roof. Meat, seafood and poultry, wines, sweets and gourmet cheese; it’s all here.
South Australia, which includes Adelaide, is rightly famous for its wines. You will find many fine vineyards and cellar doors scattered around the region.
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Haigh’s Chocolates – http://haighschocolates.com.au/ – Very high quality chocolates.