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Adelaide has oodles of things to do for children and families. There are some excellent museums with plenty of hands on activities, the Adelaide Zoo has exotic and Australian native animals and the beaches are close by and great for kids.
You can even find snow. At Mount Thebarton Snow and Ice, there is a 120 metre, indoor ski slope, covered by 200 tons of real snow, designed for beginners and those with intermediate skills.
Other facilities at Mount Thebarton include skating rinks for both top-notch skaters and beginners, plus a bar, café and video games. Prices vary according to season and activity. Phone (08) 8352 7977
This well thought out yet hi tech museum has great hands on displays. It has the the largest Aboriginal collection exhibit in the world. Dinosaurs and rare fossils, Ancient Egyptian display and even Australian astronaut Andy Thomas’s space suit. Located at North Terrace, Adelaide See the City Central Map. Phone (08) 8207 7500.
Ride the 20 minute historic Adelaide to Glenelg Tram to, well, Glenelg Beach. At this seaside suburb of Adelaide, there are clean white sandy beaches that stretch for kms. Good for families, not really for surfing, but swimming and beach fun. You can also book dolphin watch cruises at the wharf. See Adelaide Beaches.
Henley Beach is the closest beaches to Adelaide city central. Henley’s bustling center of beachside activity revolves around the lawn, jetty and alfresco café precinct.
Located at the south end of the Adelaide coastal strip, Sellicks Beach has crisp, white sands, sparkling gulf waters and a backdrop of craggy toffee-colored cliffs. Vehicles are allowed to drive on a stretch of the beach, which is handy for those with a boat to launch. On a perfect blue-sky day some simply prefer to park on the esplanade and enjoy the spectacular ocean view. Phone (08) 8323 9944.
Established in 1883, Adelaide Zoo is the second oldest in Australia. Located adjacent to Torrens Lake and Botanic Park, the zoo’s lush mature gardens, heritage buildings and tranquil setting contribute to a delightful day’s outing. The zoo’s collection is diverse and continually changing, and for the children there are lawns to play on, secret paths to explore and a children’s zoo. You can dine at the "Lyrebird Cafe," stop for a snack at the kiosk, or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy under a shady tree. (08)8267 3255.
Elder Park is in the heart of Adelaide adjacent to the River Torrens. From Elder Park, you can take a cruise aboard the boat Popeye. This boat holds approximately 20 passengers, and travels from Elder Park to the Adelaide Zoo.
You can also hire paddle boats at the walkway next to the river, as well as.bicycles. There is a bikeway that runs the length of the park. The Festival Centre offers a backdrop to the park and there is a café Located at King William Road, Adelaide.
“Meet me at Haigh’s” has been a typical South Australian phrase since the founder of Haigh’s Chocolates, Alfred Ernest Haigh, established his retail store at Beehive Corner in 1915.
In commercial use from the 1840s, this prominent city site was widely known as Beehive Corner by 1849. The present two-tone building (1895-96) formalised the name, not only including the name on the facade, but with the corner spire topped with a carved beehive and gilded bee. Haigh’s, an Adelaide institution for nearly 90 years, is Australia’s oldest surviving chocolate-making company.
Free guided tours of approx 20 minutes are available from Monday to Saturday at 1300 and 1400. Bookings are essential. Phone 08 8372 7077 to book.
Learn how chocolate is made from raw cocoa beans carefully selected from plantations around the World. Enjoy the aroma of freshly roasted beans, watch truffles being hand-dipped then taste the award winning chocolate. Enjoy the taste of chocolate!
At 727 meters above sea level, Mount Lofty is truly Adelaide’s Mount Everest. The magnificent panorama at the summit shows sweeping views over the city, the Gulf, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island.
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