"ADELAIDE CAPITAL OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA" Adelaide by DennyP

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ADELAIDE THE CITY OF CHURCHES..

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My recent trip to Adelaide was most enjoyable..I had just arrived on the "Indian Pacific" train from Sydney and must say it was a really enjoyable journey of some 2000 kilometers..being in Adelaide once again was so different as my previous visit was over 20 years ago.The photo is of the fountain in King Georges Square and a very interesting one..as Adelaide has always been extremely dry and always had a water problem...The Theme of the fountain and its figures shown holding different native birds these all depict the three rivers from which Adelaide draws its wate...firstly is The mighty Murray which is represented by an Aboriginal man holding an Ibis.. secondly is the Torrens River depicted by a woman holding a black Swan ...and lastly is the Okaparinga River with woman holding a Heron..The crown depicts the 1953 Royal Visit ...I was surprised that the fountain was turned off!!! (due to extreme water shortages and to the long drought)
Adelaide for the visitor is a really clean city with a big mixture of new and old.There are all sorts of accomodation available here..from backpackers to top class Hotels...I found the transport system to be first class and had no trouble using the efficient busses and trams..although my stay was only a brief six days ..I had many things on my "things to do list".. even when it was time to leave...a good reason to return...from it was here that I was to catch the"GHAN' train and continue on my journey north to the Northern Territory.....another amazing train journey to Alice Springs and Darwin..(please see my pages) and tips..

ADELAIDE STREET SCENE WITH LOCAL TRAM CAR..

ADELAIDE .. an easy city to walk around as its all flat..many parks and buildings of interest to see..Take a tram to the beach ..transport system so easy to use..efficient ,clean, busses and trams that run regularly..

REFLECTING BALLS IN RUNDLE MALL

A walk in Rundle Mall is a must in Adelaide ..many different shops..and local street art..also the tourist information is located here.Pick up a map of the city ..and transport system..

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A VERY CLEAN CITY WITH GREAT TRANSPORT SYSTEM..
  • Cons:IN WINTER IT GETS REALLY COLD HERE.. REALLY COLD
  • In a nutshell:WOULD RETURN TOMORROW..
  • Last visit to Adelaide: Aug 2008
  • Intro Updated Nov 10, 2011
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Nice page, I can't wait to get here!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    Looks like a beautiful city. The train schedules look like after arriving in Adelaide, you must wait a couple of days to then catch the Ghan to Alice Springs -- could that be right? A mandatory layover??

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Hi Denny, thanks for your visit to my Geneva page. Great that you have done so much travelling by train all over the world! The Indian Pacific train sounds fantastic.

  • adelaidean's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    "the balls" are where eveyone meets their mates in Rundle Mall!

  • msbrandysue's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2009 at 10:43 PM

    What a fun weekend area. Great tips on things to do :)

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2009 at 3:39 AM

    Great page. Sounds like an adventure. Would love to get out to Australia...thanks for the tour.

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2009 at 6:57 PM

    This is very nice Denny I hope I get to see some Kangaroos while in OZ And one with Joey in the pouch that would be perfect So Back packing is pretty good in Oz eh Same here in Canada I think

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2009 at 12:30 AM

    Hoping to get here end next year!!! Lovely page, thanks!

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    I hope to visit Australia one day.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2009 at 12:28 AM

    never been to Adelaide but it looks nice! Great Adelaide tips...we'll visit one of these days! Hope your 2009 is starting okay, Dennis!

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