Once called the “City of Churches” but now known as Australia’s most liveable city. What Places Are Worth Visiting? What do we have to offer?
If you are moving to Adelaide from interstate, you probably are wondering what places are worth seeing and knowing about. Being a resident of Adelaide of 33 years and a very experienced furniture removalist that has travelled South Australia on a daily basis for 13 years, I am equipped with some good advice on this topic.
Adelaide City: is a city full of contrasts and surprise, it offers a cosmopolitan style, charming buildings and heritage landscapes, you can do a pleasant walk along the river or enjoy a scenic cruise on the iconic “Popeye” taking in the sites and attractions along the river. Adelaide Zoo is the home to the only Giant Panda’s in the southern hemisphere and to have a personal encounter with “Wang Wang and Funi” is truly an experience.
Adelaide City Markets: are world known and often mentioned in popular cooking shows and is Adelaide’s most visited tourist attraction. It has more than 80 stalls, café’s and restaurants, it’s unchallenged as Australia’s best market.
Glenelg: besides the CBD is probably the most popular place for tourists and just 12 kilometres from the city centre. You can enjoy fantastic esplanade walks; excellent café’s and award winning pubs and restaurants. In the heart of Glenelg is Jetty Road which is known for its shopping and culture. A tram runs along Jetty Rd all the way into the city. Glenelg is also home to The Beach House, formerly the famous Magic Mountain which is Adelaide’s main fun park for kids. Glenelg is worth a visit, you may even see some of our local removalists having a drink in one of the pub after a hard day or moving.
Retiring? Consider moving to the famous Barossa Valley
Barossa Valley: on the world stage is Australia’s most famous wine region and probably the most well-known place in all of South Australia. The Barossa is famous for its world class wines, especially its Shiraz, its home to some of the big names like Penfolds, Orlando Wines/Jacobs Creek, Seppelt Winery, Wolf Blass, Yalumba and Peter Lehmann Wines to name a few.
The Barossa is also famous for its amazing food. You can enjoy wandering around vineyards and cellars and visiting and sampling delicacies and fine wines and on a cold day enjoy the warmth of an open fire at the cellars. Close by is the well-known Lyndoch Lavender farm producing some of the most beautiful soaps, gifts and products. Maggie Beer is an Australian culinary icon winning a host of prestigious awards and she opened Maggie Beer’s Farm shop in the Barossa Valley where you can sample and buy all of her gourmet foods which are now available world-wide.
Clare Valley: What a beautiful drive to the Clare Valley through rolling hills, scenic roads framed by farms and vines. The Clare valley has more than 40 cellar doors and much like the Barossa is home to an emerging gourmet food scene with the opportunity to taste the best locally grown produce. The Clare Valley is full of wonderful surprises and worth a visit.
Heysen Trail: For the fitness activists this is one of South Australia’s most well-known walking trails starting at Cape Jervis and ending at the Flinders Ranges some 1200 kilometres away. Not for the faint-hearted you can enjoy some of the smaller walks along the trail.
Mc Laren Vale Wineries: again our wineries in Adelaide are unsurpassed and McLaren Vale has more than 60 cellar doors and again produces some of the best wines in the world. McLaren Vale also hosts the “Sea and Vines Food and Wine Festival” an annual festival attracting many visitors from interstate as well as enthusiastic wine connoisseur’s from all over.
Kangaroo Island: this remarkable Island is just 16 kilometres off the tip of the Peninsular and a 45 minute ride on the Sea link Ferry. A tour around the island will show you an abundance of wildlife and incredible scenery and is classed as Australia’s finest nature based destination. You will find plenty of kangaroos plus penguins, seals, koalas and many more. There are lighthouses dotting the island as well as numerous walking trails, underground cave systems and the island’s lagoon hosts beautiful birdlife.
As well as all of the above Adelaide hosts numerous events such as:
- The Clipsal 500
- The Fringe
- The Tour Down Under
And many Food and Wine festivals known World Wide.
What would a article like this be without a plug for our interstate removalists. If you are moving interstate and want to secure a moving company that is at the top of their game in Adelaide, call Complete Removals and give us the opportunity to impress you.