Photo: Adelaide Places to Visit: Victoria Square Adelaide Parks and Squares
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You will find the planned city of Adelaide, with its well laid out streets and numerous parks is easy to explore on foot. The main city is bordered by grand park lands, and the Torrens River flows through the centre.
There are two streets that are a good place to start, but certainly not the only ones: North Terrace and Rundle Mall. On North Terrace you will find not only the Art Gallery of South Australia, but the South Australian Museum, the and the Festival (Entertainment) Centre.
On Rundle Mall, you will find shopping galore, with shops and arcades all along this central street. Fashion, accessories, jewelry feature prominently, but there are speciality shops of every persuasion situated here. Major Department stores include Myers, Coles, K Mart and Target.
The Adelaide Town Hall was and still is since its construction, a gathering place for major events of the city. Located on King William Street - #9 on the map.
Family home of Premier Ayers, this magnificent example of a Colonial Regency house is open to the public and managed by the National Trust. Located on the North Terrace, east - #13 on the map.
The Art Gallery of South Australia holds one of Australia’s finest art collections, housed in a beautiful historic building, a fine example of Colonial architecture.
The collections are divided geographically into three main areas: Europea, Australia and Asian. Contemporary works are displayed alongside period painting and sculpture. The gallery also contains a wonderful collection of Aboriginal art - #12 on the map.
The Botanic Gardens, accessible from North Terrace in the city, is home to a huge variety of Australian and exotic plants and trees - #1 on the map.
Located between Grote and Gouger streets, the Central Market has been open as Adelaide’s marketplace for more than one hundred and twenty five years. Now with even more variety and flavours. Adelaide Central Market
Chinatown, next to the Central Market is where to go for everything Asian. Needless to say, there is a whole host of Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai and everything on offer in dining and eateries.: Adelaide’s Chinatown
Although not the only place to shop in Adelaide, but Rundle Mall will satisfy most shopping urges. Here you will find bargains in fashion, accessories, jewellery and a myriads of speciality shops.
The South Australian Museum, also located on North Terrace, has excellent displays of natural history, particularly from this continent but also places afar as Egypt - #34 on the map.
There are six notable city squares in Adelaide: Squares of Adelaide.
No visit to Adelaide would be complete without checking out at least one of its many beaches: Beaches of Adelaide.
Further Reading: Places to Visit in the City.
Options include major hotel chains, motels, backpacker hostels, caravan parks and bed & breakfast places to stay. Adelaide Hotels.
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