Originally Posted by rv8bldr
I was really hoping you were going to do the Adelaide bit of your video series this episode. My wife and I arrived today in Sydney from Canada. I'm doing a week of work in Sydney, then a week in Melbourne, then we're driving the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide on vacation. Would have liked some hints on good stuff to do :-)
We are really enjoying these. Keep them coming !
I'll dig out Alicia's list of things to see. Hmmm, nothing written on it, i'll pull somethings from my head.
- South Australian Aviation Museum
(Port Adelaide) - the main draw card is that Jon Johanson's
RV4 lives there. You know the one that flew around the world twice? There also a maritime and rail museum close by.
- You can't go wrong for food at Glenelg. Catch the tram from the city out to the beach. There are many options for food all appeared to be top notch. A word on the trains: I thought it was a bit odd by design, all the trains start from the city. If you want to get from Port Adelaide to Glenelg (North to sort or south of the city) you have to come back to the city first. We found it was quicker to ride our Brompton's then catch train on a few occasions.
- We also spent half a day lazying about at the Botanic Gardens which is not far from Rundle Mall. The mall seemed to have a buzz about it and seemed to have something going on, street performers etc.
- Adelaide Hills - You can catch a bus all the way up to Mt Lofty. Head out to the lookout and it will give you the best view of Adelaide and the hills. There are a number of walks you can do which start at the lookout.
-There are a number of little towns worth visiting: Hahndorf apparently have nice markets on Sunday mornings - we didnt get there, my legs wouldnt have taken me there on the brompton. Murray Bridge on the murray river.
- You can put your car on the ferry and go across to Kangaroo island. Kangaroo island is almost like stepping into another world. The vegetation and country side is unlike the mainland. See if you can find the electric cars! Try not to drive at night, there is a lot of wildlife. Check you hire car agreement it may not cover you on the island as there is a lot of gravel roads.
It had been a while since I was last in Adelaide. The last time i was there (for work) the city almost was a ghost town, but this time I was quiet surprised with number of people around and the atmosphere.
- There is an airpark at Goolwa on the coast that would be the home to a number of homebuilt aircraft (we didn't visit).
Hope this gives you a start on Adelaide!