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Australia: Adelaide for an Afternoon

Downtown Adelaide, Victoria Square Downtown Adelaide, Victoria Square

If you went by what the receptionist at my hostel had to say about Adelaide, you would think it was pretty boring (nothing to do, everything’s closed) but actually, it’s a great little place.

Downtown Adelaide, Victoria Square

Downtown Adelaide, Victoria Square

I arrived from Perth just after lunch and the time difference of +2.5 hours has thrown me a little. As they are on daylight saving time as well, I am now 10.5 hours ahead of the UK – it’s quite complicated working out what time it is in London!

I set off from the hostel and walked up King William St. to Victoria Square. There’s construction going on but the city has a really nice vibe to it, perhaps due to the university. I got to Adelaide Central Market just before it closed at 3pm and grabbed something to eat from one of the bakeries. It’s about 25C so perfect for strolling around.

Back in Victoria Square, I headed north and cut across by Rundle Mall. It was really busy because they have some major ‘footy’ (AFL) game on tonight – Port Adelaide v. Adelaide Crows – at the newly refurbished stadium nearby.

 

Humorous sculptures near Rundle Mall

Humorous sculptures near Rundle Mall

North Terrace in central Adelaide

North Terrace in central Adelaide

I continued up along North Terrace and popped in to the Art Gallery and the South Australian Museum, where they had an Aborigine art exhibition, then on past the festival centre, the war memorial and government house. I then jumped on the free tram back.

South Australian Museum in central Adelaide

South Australian Museum in central Adelaide

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

War memorial on the North Terrace in Adelaide

War memorial on the North Terrace in Adelaide

It’s the perfect place for a city break – I think any longer than two days would be too much but great for a short stay.

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