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Adelaide is another charming, spacious Australian city with
wide roads, piles of green spaces and old Victorian buildings
mixing it with some fairly repulsive modern, glass and concrete
monstrosities. People are friendly and bars or restaurants varied
That being said, while Adelaide is clearly an excellent
place to live and work it's not exactly packed with touristic
must-sees unless you count a chocolate factory, the wandering Murray River and the wine centre
among your immediate travel needs, though the annual February Fringe Festival is a world-class culture-monster and worth making an effort to attend if you're in the neighbourhood.
Terrace, the Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australian Museum
and State Library.
Out of town are some worthwhile attractions.
Half an hour away to the south is the pleasant beach suburb
of Glenelg with a reasonable strand, varied activities and adequate
Wildlife on the more distant Kangaroo Island is diverse and
plentiful but needs wheels of some kind, hire or a tour.
There's also 'wildlife' more easily available in the superb
Cleland Wildlife Park in the Adelaide Hills, half an hour from
the city, see pictures of the park later in this series.
Finally grapes are big in South Australia so winos would feel
the need to taste offerings in the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu
Peninsula and Barossa Valley, preferably via one of the staggeringly
interesting cellar door tours that spends more time in wineries
than shops and saves wobbly drives home.
the city's beach suburb.
Cleland Wildlife Park, Adelaide Hills.
Australia's wildlife is not as easy to see as many tourists
imagine so a good wildlife park that lets you get up close and
personal with local critters is a great asset. Cleland does
an admirable job in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
Cleland inhabitant. Click to see Red Centre Uluru
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