What to do in Adelaide?

What to do in Adelaide?

Postby RobRollin » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:50 am

Thought his best for the SA forum, my partner wants to know what there is to do in Adelaide? I'll be riding Stage 4, what attractions are there? Aquariums, Zoo's, Museums etc etc. Shopping as well.


It's all part of convincing her it's a good iea to goto Adelaide! :D
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby RICHARDH » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:52 am

I knock the obvious one off first, the Barossa ? book a wine tour the best wines in the world made here. The other one would be Kangaroo Island though thats something you would want to spend a couple of days doing and it will take you away from the racing :wink: so make sure thats booked for after the final stage. Same again for the Flinders Ranges, though it can be bloody hot up there that time of year Wilpena Pound is really amazing again make sure the dates dont interupt the racing. Plenty to do down Glenelg beach lots of shops, Cafes etc.. Maybe book a show at the Theatre.
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby alex » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:54 am

there is not much in adelaide so to speak, our tourist stuff is elsewhere, ie barossa/KI/victor etc

the zoo is rubbish i went last week , all under construction and half the exhibits empty

my advice is go get a nice meal in north adelaide and have a few drinks after
if i get killed while out on my bike i dont want a 'memorial ride' by random punters i have never met.
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby RICHARDH » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:02 pm

Try this, should do the trick

http://www.southaustralia.com/9000445.aspx
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby MichaelB » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:15 pm

alex wrote:....

the zoo is rubbish i went last week , all under construction and half the exhibits empty

my advice is go get a nice meal in north adelaide and have a few drinks after


By Jan 2010, the Pandas will be there and 90% of the construction complete.

Plenty of places in Adelaide for a nice meal including the suggested North Adel, but don't forget Henley, Glenelg, Gouger St etc


What sort of things interest you ?
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby DanielS » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:18 pm

The Tour Down Under itself is actually designed to go to all of the best tourist spots, as the race is essentially a billboard for SA. Looking at the stages.... you go to:

City East End (good food, probably best part of the city)
Clare Valley (wine)
Adelaide Hills / Hahndorf (scenery, touristy stuff in Hahndorf)
McLaren Vale (more wine, scenery)
Victor Harbour / Goolwa (nice beach towns)
Willunga (another beach town)

...they're pretty much all the best places to visit!

This is a WIN-WIN situation because you can follow the race and your partner can check everything out at the same time!
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby RobRollin » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:47 pm

We are keen on staying in Adel, watching the first stage, ride the 4th and watch the last stage live. Rest of the time have a look at Adel, see some sights, eat, sleep, might goto Glenelg for a look etc.

Wouldn't mind seeing where I used to live at Flasgstaff, wonder if it's changed in 16 years... :D
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby alex » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:40 pm

RobRollin wrote:Wouldn't mind seeing where I used to live at Flasgstaff, wonder if it's changed in 16 years... :D


it is exactly the same, probably nobody has even mowed the lawn since you left!
if i get killed while out on my bike i dont want a 'memorial ride' by random punters i have never met.
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby RobRollin » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:58 pm

What sort of suburb is it now? Back when we lived there it was nice, not that big either, Morgage Hill it was called because of the cost of houses there. We lived in Justine Street.
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby MichaelB » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:07 pm

RobRollin wrote:What sort of suburb is it now? Back when we lived there it was nice, not that big either, Morgage Hill it was called because of the cost of houses there. We lived in Justine Street.


back then would have been on the edge of the sprawl, whereas now it would be in the middle of it.

Apart from that, bugger all likely.... :roll:
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:12 am

i live in flaggy.. for the past 7 years... prolly not much changed... still lots of brick :) im just off flaggy rd.. so not really near justine...
new suburb has formed called flagstaff pines, which is on blacks road across from reservoir... appart from the not much :)
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby alltorque » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:06 am

Rundle Mall and Skycity too (gamble responsibly)
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby tripstobaltimore » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:41 am

eat on gouger, go to glenelg, have some drinks/food on rundle street. All the shopping is pretty much in rundle mall. Go to a wine region if you can - its a nice day out.
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby brettjames » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:16 pm

EAT:
Rundle Street
North Adelaide
Glenelg
King William Street & Road
Kublai Kahn Restaurant - Traditional Giant Korean BBQ (Eastwood) Cheap eat!!!
Boho Bar (Moulin Rouge) - Unley Road
Assagio - King William Road
Mesa Lunga - Gouger Street
North - Casino Main Restaurant and Wine Bar
Orientai - Australias tastiest Choo Chee Prawns (Brighton)
Mapo - Australias BEST Japanese Restaurant (Gouger Street)
The Royal Oak - South Australias OLDEST Pub
City Zen - CBD....its where the Chinese go to eat Chinese
Estia - Henley Square
Coopers Alehouse - Biggest Schnitzels on earth!!!!
The Apothecary 1878 - Hindley Street ( http://www.theapothecary1878.com.au/index.content.html )
REMEMBER.....Adelaide has more Pubs per Captia Head than anywhere in the world!!!!! 115 in the CBD alone!!!!
http://www.beerandburger.info and every one of them is different.

RIDE:
Up to Mount Lofty up the Old Freeway. GREAT RIDE, very safe!!!!
Along the Coast - Seacliff to Outer Harbour Bikeway
Mount Osmond - What View
Veloway (Darlington to Noarlunga 20km)

SHOP:
Glenelg - Moseley Square and Jetty Road
Harbour Town - West Beach
Rundle Mall - City
The Parade - Norwood
Marion Shopping Centre and 30 Screen Cinema
King William Road

SEE:
McLaren Vale - You need a whole day at least!!!! Wine, Cheese, Olives and Produce
Farmers Market - Wayville, Sunday Mornings (Sample the local produce)
Penfolds Winery (Magill)
Hardys (Reynella)
Velodrome (World Class)
Ice Arena (indoor ski & skate)
Glenelg Beach/Jetty
Barossa Valley - at least 1 day (stay overnight)
Bicycle Express - take your credit card(s)

Should kill a few /hours/days ;)
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby Kalgrm » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:14 pm

Adelaide: A great place if you've got time to kill.

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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby stevos » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:06 pm

alex wrote:
RobRollin wrote:Wouldn't mind seeing where I used to live at Flasgstaff, wonder if it's changed in 16 years... :D


it is exactly the same, probably nobody has even mowed the lawn since you left!



LOL hahahaha classic mate :lol:
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby tripstobaltimore » Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:20 pm

I had dinner at citi zen on Monday night, was quite good. The peking duck was amazing.
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby optoplex » Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:09 pm

brettjames wrote:EAT:

Mapo - Australias BEST Japanese Restaurant (Gouger Street)



I reckon Mapo is Korean cuisine, not Japanese. They have also stopped doing the BBQ section at the back, which was fantastic! When in that area of town, can't go wrong with having a cheap meal in either of the food courts in Chinatown, get some chicken and rice from Ricky's chicken!
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby optoplex » Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:10 pm

tripstobaltimore wrote:I had dinner at citi zen on Monday night, was quite good. The peking duck was amazing.



Would also recommend the duck at Mings Palace as well as their Fortune Chicken.
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby Max » Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:46 pm

If you're into Argentinian fare, try a restaurant called Gaucho's. No idea if they're still open, but the food was great when I last ate there (admittedly about 10 years ago). Definitely try the goat leg.

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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby MichaelB » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:41 am

brettjames wrote:EAT:
Kublai Kahn Restaurant - Traditional Giant Korean BBQ (Eastwood) Cheap eat!!!


Um, it's Mongolian. Still great




brettjames wrote:Veloway (Darlington to Noarlunga 20km)


Goes further than that. Can follow it all the way to Willunga, and then head up Willunga hill.
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby Richard.L » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:10 pm

optoplex wrote:can't go wrong with having a cheap meal in either of the food courts in Chinatown, get some chicken and rice from Ricky's chicken!


Being having chicken rice there since i was like 7 (15 now) :) and nothing else is the food court
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby shiv » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:21 am

Eating? Cant go past Subway at Mitchell Park.

Sorry, totally shameless plug there :wink:
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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby U2adam!!! » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:21 am

Max wrote:If you're into Argentinian fare, try a restaurant called Gaucho's. No idea if they're still open, but the food was great when I last ate there (admittedly about 10 years ago). Definitely try the goat leg.

Max



I can agree with this. Yes, it's still open but sell a lung or two before you go because the prices are sky high (but worth it). Also make sure you make a booking. Just turning up will see you miss out on a table on Friday, Saturday nights.

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Re: What to do in Adelaide?

Postby Verbs & Nouns » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:36 am

DanielS wrote:The Tour Down Under itself is actually designed to go to all of the best tourist spots, as the race is essentially a billboard for SA. Looking at the stages.... you go to:

City East End (good food, probably best part of the city)
Clare Valley (wine)
Adelaide Hills / Hahndorf (scenery, touristy stuff in Hahndorf)
McLaren Vale (more wine, scenery)
Victor Harbour / Goolwa (nice beach towns)
Willunga (another beach town)

...they're pretty much all the best places to visit!

This is a WIN-WIN situation because you can follow the race and your partner can check everything out at the same time!

Willunga's not a beach town per-se (I grew up at Aldinga, went to Wilunga High School). Port Willunga on the other hand is a nice town, with an awesome beach.
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