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.
We are halfway through our Adelaide’s Fringe Festival season for 2020 and the crowds and excitement only gets bigger and bigger each year. So much so that it now rivals the Edinburgh Fringe as the best in the world. Continue reading “Fringe Alive!”
January in Australia is not just summer, but the start of another exciting season of tennis. Almost every state in Australia is involved in live tennis action for the lead up to Grand Slam excitement in Melbourne. Continue reading “Open Season on Tennis”
It’s festival time in Adelaide again. The months of February and March are packed with a smorgasbord of entertainment for all ages and interests. Continue reading “Mixing it up at the Festival”
It’s no surprise that going out to celebrate New Year’s Eve can be expensive. Clothes, food, event tickets, alcoholic beverages and of course the champagne for toasting at midnight. But a night out on the town is achievable. Even on a budget. Continue reading “New Year’s Eve on a shoestring”
Save time and money on your next holiday by choosing to vacation in your own city. It is no secret that Australians are adventurous and love to travel, but the new trend is for people to book a holiday closer to home. For those who don’t like to plan months in advance or have little time for a break, a staycation is the perfect solution. Continue reading “Staycation Adelaide”
It has been a few weeks since I last posted on my blog, but it has been a productive break as I have been gathering and developing new stories and material to share with you in the coming weeks. But now it is that time of year again when Adelaide comes alive with the sound of festivals. There is much happening and you are quite literally spoiled for choice. Whichever event you decide to attend, you can be assured of an entertaining day or night out with friends and family. Continue reading “Adelaide – Festival City”
The temperatures are still quite warm despite summer making way for Autumn. Yet Adelaide is no less crazy and bustling with excitement. Every festival, or so it seems, is scheduled during the month of March. No wonder locals call this Mad March. Continue reading “It’s a Mad Mad March”
Summer time in July. The time when all things country and western converge on Calgary for the annual Stampede Festival. In 2009, I decided to see for myself what all the excitement was about. Continue reading “Wild Wild West”