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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide July 5th 2018

After breakfast, we set off towards Adelaide. We were looking forward to picking up Alyssa at the airport and catching up with Linda and James. We stopped at a few places along the way to adore this beautiful country. Once in Adelaide, we endured peak hour traffic to the airport. Still, no where as busy as Sydney. We finally caught up with Alyssa and set off to see Linda and James (and Bella!).... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide June 13th 2018

A swift and uneventful trip to return the camper van to the depot and a pleasant taxi ride to our new house sit 30 km south of Adelaide's city centre. How lovely it was to be met by our hosts. The couple invited us into their lovely bungalow, introduced us to their dapper black cat Nyles, and graciously gave us their car to use while on our 5 week stay. This would be the longest we would be in one place on our trip so far, and we were ready for some serious downtime. Adelaide was breezy and cool as winter approached. The night before our hosts left, they treated us to Chinese takeaway and shared a bottle of McLaren Vale Shiraz, only a 15 minute drive away. My favourite room in the house was the ... read more
Gum Trees
A trip to the local beach
Botanical Museum

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide May 19th 2018

It was a grey, rainy day when we headed into the Grampians. We took a detour into the park, which Denise and Christopher recommended: just like they said, we saw a lot of emus (which I hadn’t seen yet) and hundreds of kangaroos! After seeing multiple impressive waterfalls, we went to a lookout. The road was foggy since it was in the clouds, so we didn't expect to see much. Lucky for us, the clouds started to rise by the time we got there and we got to see a gorgeous view. It was a beautiful place to drive through. When we got back, our tank was almost empty so we stopped at the gas station across from our campsite. They only had one pump with our fuel type, turns out it was empty… by the ... read more
Staring contest
If you look closely, you'll see emus!
MacKenzie Falls - Grampians

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide April 13th 2018

Our last day in Australia. After a morning doing chores, we set off on for a busy afternoon, combining sightseeing with trying to photobomb all the old man’s pictures. Adelaide is heaving. Apparently this has something to do with the crows versus the magpies. I have no idea what this means, but I’m guessing it has nothing to do with ornithology. We work our way towards the city centre, starting where Australians worship; St Peter’s Cathedral and the Adelaide Oval. Then the state library, which had some interesting exhibits on war and democracy and the Migration Museum. We stop for lunch at the food court in Rundle Mall. It’s bizarre that given dozens of options, so many people opt for KFC. We round things off in Victoria Square, venue of the Taste Australia festival. It sounds ... read more
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Adelaide Oval
Adelaide War Memorial

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide April 12th 2018

We round off our Australian trip with a couple of days in Adelaide. It’s only an hour’s drive from Nuriootpa so we arrive with plenty of time for sightseeing. Awkward moment in the car park when I get into the wrong car, exacerbated by the fact I then start rearranging things in said car. We start with the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. It’s more informally planted than the other antipodean gardens we have seen. My favourite part is the succulent garden, full of giant cacti. Here I encounter a group of school children competing to see who can get the most cactus spikes in their hands. I wonder if that features in the risk assessment? Next door is the National Wine Centre. This combines a wine museum with a vending machine style tasting room. It’s a tad ... read more
Adelaide Botanic Gardens
Adelaide Botanic Gardens
Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide March 7th 2018

Another energetic day with a 17km round trip along the beach front from Glenelg via West Beach to Henley Beach and back... scorchio... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide March 6th 2018

A wander around the Adelaide (largely) food market (a wee Chinese meal at lunch - yum) then on to artsy fartsy stuff at the gallery...... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide » Glenelg March 5th 2018

It was another energetic day. This time a bike ride along the beach front at Glenelg and beyond towards the south. Then back into the marine area at Glenelg for a bit of dolphin spotting!! Then sunset-tastic.... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide March 4th 2018

A trip into the city from Glenelg on the tram took us to the park area in the north of the city, then to the Botanical gardens and into the city and then back to Glenelg.... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide » Glenelg March 3rd 2018

We arrive in Adelaide at 07:30 am and then take until approximately 09:00 to negotiate the infamous Australian customs and security. Taxi to AirBNB accommodation, see photo.... read more




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