Adelaide Australia Ideal For Backpacking Holiday – Perfect Mix Of Culture, Sports and Fun
Adelaide Australia is home to a broad assortment of festivals and sports events, and the city is alive with culture check out my adventurous backpacking holiday in Adelaide. Touring and visiting Adelaide is a great idea for backpackers, couples and families. When I first set out to see the places of interest in this capital of South Australia, I set my sights on exploring the cultural aspects of the city, and seeing everything available when visiting Adelaide, Australia.
My first morning in Adelaide, I have planned to visit the South Australia Museum. The exhibits are fantastic, with a great Australian natural history section and an impressive Australian Aborigine collection. When I leave the museum, I roam around the North Terrace, Adelaide’s cultural hot spot. The majority of Adelaide’s cultural attractions are located here, and after a quick lunch, I am off to the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. The museum houses a wonderful collection of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, with live presentations and performances as well. I cannot stay long, however, because this evening I’ve got tickets to check out an Australian Rules Football match between the two Adelaide teams: the Adelaide Crows and the Port Adelaide Power at the AAMI Stadium. Aussie Rules is a very popular sport in Australia and the Australian Football League is the most prominent sports league in Australia, with 16 clubs currently playing across Australia. I can’t pretend to understand the rules, as it’s unlike any other sport, but the game is exciting, with the rowdy crowd enthusiastically cheering for their favourite team, what a blast!
My next day in Adelaide is filled with food and drink, and after a delicious brunch on Rundle Street, an Adelaide tourist attraction in itself, I plan to head over to the National Wine Centre. First, however, I am drawn into the beautiful Adelaide Botanic Gardens, taking a detour through the old gardens and checking out the tropical rainforest conservatory.
Then it’s on to the Wine Centre, part of the University of Adelaide, with its interactive exhibits and educational and award-winning Wine Discovery Journey, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon. Just outside the city, the Adelaide Hills wine region produces an assortment of high calibre wines every year. In the evening, I have dinner reservations at Red Ochre, one of Adelaide’s most well-known and celebrated restaurants. The restaurant is on the bank of the River Torrens and has a wonderful menu filled with meals made from indigenous, local Australian ingredients. The views of the city and river are breathtaking and I thoroughly enjoy my dinner.
The next morning is a Sunday, and first thing I do is head over to the Adelaide Showground Farmer’s Market. I browse all the fresh farm produce, picking up something for my lunch later on. I plan to spend the afternoon at the beach, as so many locals spend their Sunday afternoons. Adelaide, Australia hosts some wonderful beaches, running for kilometres along Australia’s south shore. I head over to Henley Beach and spend the afternoon lounging in the sun and surf, along with families and individuals out to enjoy the day.
My time in Adelaide only touched on the surface of what the city has to offer. Adelaide tourist attractions lure in visitors from around the world, and there’s so much to see and do, there’s never enough time! There are numerous festivals throughout the year, including the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, the largest cabaret festival in the world, and the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the largest in the Southern hemisphere. No matter what your reason for visiting Adelaide, Australia, you’ll find a city full of culture, exciting attractions and wonderful events and festivals year-round. Adelaide tourist attractions are not to be missed.
I am not ready to end my Australian backpacking adventure so I will do more touring with the rental campervan I picked up in Melbourne. This economical easy to drive campervan is going to be my home for the next week as I continue my adventure in Australia. If you come to the land down under, you can hire campervans in Melbourne or Sydney and explore Australia while seeing OZ you way and have fun camping.
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