This month the theatre made a comeback in Adelaide after months of lockdown. It was also the month that our historic, heritage listed Her Majesty’s Theatre reopened after months of restoration. It’s grand opening with the State Theatre of South Australia’s production of Gaslight last week saw theatregoers happily return. Continue reading “Adelaide’s Theatre Revival”
The city of churches is often overlooked by its eastern seaboard neighbours, but it has so much to offer if you are looking for a different kind of vacation. With so much wide open space, a laidback community, world class wineries and best festival in the world; Adelaide has something for all.
As Australia slowly begins its journey towards a new normal, to get to Adelaide you can either fly, drive or take the train from most capital cities.
There are lots of accommodation options in and around the city. Hotels and apartments are centrally located and can be booked through your favourite online booking website such as Booking.com, Hotel.com, Trivago or even TripAdvisor.
As restaurants, bars and cafes begin increasing their opening hours, there are a range of options along Rundle Street or Gouger Street to satisfy your hunger. You can choose from Italian, Asian, vegetarian or vegan. While you are on Gouger Street check out the Central Markets next to Chinatown for daily fresh produce.
Things to Do
Free Walking Tours
Explore the city at your own pace with your mobile device as a local guide. Simply download the State Library of SA Walking Tour App and choose from several walks around the city. Choose the democracy walk which takes you along North Terrace passed the museum and galleries or delve into the cities dark past and discover some shady characters.
While it is not as high as climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Adelaide Oval Roof Climb is still a must do. Once on top, you can get a Birdseye view over the River Torrens before gazing down at the playing over below. If you are in town during football season check out the ticket options for roof seating.
BBQ on the River
Indulge in an Aussie BBQ while enjoying a cruise with a difference on the River Torrens. BBQ Buoys are a floating round boat with a barbecue in the middle. Perfect for enjoying lunch or dinner on the water.
Hahndorf Day Trip
Day trip to Adelaide Hills – being so close to the hills take a trip by car, or bus, to the historic German town of Hahndorf. Buildings and shops still retain their old world charm in a modern day society. Enjoy lunch at a traditional German pub of schnitzel and German beer.
Head to the Beach
The beach in South Australia is popular all year round. A short drive from the city centre will have you at Henley Beach in the west or jump on the tram and head south to Glenelg Beach. While they may be quieter during the winter months, it makes it perfect for exploring without the crowds. However, during summer take advantage of the cafes for lunch, dinner or simply a sunset cocktail.
People are curious creatures. The thought of dark hidden tunnels and secret passageways underground fuels an adventurous spirit. There is on such building in the Adelaide central business district which can fulfil your adventurous curiosity. The Old Treasury building is oldest colonial and most historically significant building in the city with a mysterious tunnel system beneath. Continue reading “History Beneath the Streets”
The only person you need permission from is yourself. You and you alone have the power to choose the life you want to live. As society would have it, your life is planned out for you before you know it. There are expectations that you will follow in the footsteps of those before you or take on a life and job which you may not necessarily feel is for you. But it is never too late to discover the life you want to lead. Continue reading “Give Yourself Permission to Live a Champagne Life”
When doing it tough, having a strong support network around you and something to believe in goes a long way. Continue reading “Goddess of Strength”
Do you ever feel like you may have grown out of the place which you live in? Is your heart in another city, state, or even another country? Lockdown over the past few months has given us an opportunity to reflect on where we are in life. We ask questions of ourselves. And with a second wave waiting in the wings, it may give us time for some deep reflection on what is important in life. Continue reading “An Alien in Adelaide”
The Top End of Australia is a place of open spaces and natural beauty. You can also experience an authenticity of the oldest Indigenous culture in the world. Australia has opened up a travel triangle between South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory which makes Darwin the perfect destination to add to your post COVID-19 travel list. Continue reading “Beginners Guide to Darwin”
Travel journals provide you with a lasting memory of your vacations to refer to over and over again. However, a travel journal is much more than just an account of what you saw, did or ate. Writing a journal is an art and written with all of your senses. Continue reading “Writing a Travel Journal”
A trip to the Art Gallery is more than just an experience in viewing fine art and sculpture. It is an activity in the art of mindfulness. As you walk through an art gallery, take your time and allow yourself to connect with it. Let yourself get lost in the different genres until you find a piece that speaks to you. Continue reading “Mindful Art”
On a cold winter day, there is nothing more relaxing than to curl up with a good book and a hot chocolate (or glass of wine). For travellers, it is a chance to research and read about new destinations to explore. Continue reading “Five Books to Inspire Post Lockdown Travel”