The Itinerary

What have we done in Adelaide?

We have recently returned from a fact-finding mission, becoming the eyes and ears of those who want to find out more about the lifestyle and opportunities Adelaide offers.  We have visiteed all the major highlights within a 100km radius from Adelaide CBD: wildlife, beaches, vineyards, history. And all the universities, of course 🙂

 

The Itinerary

DAY 1

Exploring the picturesque countryside of Adelaide Hills and visiting Australia’s oldest German settlement, Hahndorf.

DAY 2

Checking out Adelaide Central Markets – the largest fresh produce market in the Southern Hemisphere.

DAY 3

Visiting Adelaide Oval, regarded as the most picturesque test cricket ground in the world.

DAY 4

Learning how they brew South Australia’s iconic Coopers beer (and tasting a few).

DAY 5

Tasting award-winning wines in the Barossa Valley which has more than 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries.

DAY 6

Learning to surf at one of South Australia’s metropolitan beaches and experiencing Adelaide Fringe Festival, second only to the famous Edinburgh Fringe.

DAY 7

Swimming with bottlenose dolphins just off the shores of Adelaide’s Glenelg Beach, getting a taste of Aussie Rules (Australian Football League).

DAY 8 – 9

Visiting Kangaroo Island – ‘Australia’s Galapagos’. Also called ‘Little Australia’ as you can see the biggest variety of wildlife in one place.

DAY 10

Experiencing Australian wildlife in a natural bushland setting at the award-winning Cleland Wildlife Park. In the afternoon we’ll be cheering for South Australia playing cricket at the Adelaide Oval.

DAY 11

Checking out Wang Wang & Funi (the only Giant Pandas in the Southern Hemisphere) as well as over 1,800 animals and 300 species at the Adelaide Zoo.

DAY 12

Learning about Aboriginal bush foods and medicines at Adelaide’s Botanic Gardens and visiting Aboriginal art exhibition gallery, Tandanya.

What do you think? Did we cover everything important?


11 Responses to “The Itinerary”

  1. Mirella Hodges (@MirellaHodges) February 8, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    Fantastic itinerary Ottilie.

    Try to get to McLaren Vale if you can, no such thing as too many cellar doors! Also, I vote for Aldinga beach if you get a beautiful still summery day with a few hours to spare.

    And lastly, for random Tuesday night fun, try to get to “The Ed” for beer garden madness with all the Eastern suburbs students…

    Looking forward to following your adventures in our great city!

    • getmetoadelaide February 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

      Thanks for the amazing suggestions Mirella, will definitely give The End a go. See you there I guess?

  2. fiona February 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    Not really! The Adelaide Fringe Festival is on. Go see some shows and visit the magic that is the Garden of Unearthly Delights…

    • getmetoadelaide February 17, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

      Thanks Fiona, I will do. I am very much looking forward to the festival feel of Adelaide. Will be comparing it to the UK one 🙂

  3. Laura February 29, 2012 at 3:50 am #

    What about the Clipsal 500? It starts in Adelaide tomorrow 🙂

    • getmetoadelaide February 29, 2012 at 9:49 am #

      Hey Laura, Not really a student experience I don’t think. Even though we love fast cars…

  4. Laura February 29, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    haha, true 🙂 I usually go for the concerts at the end, sometimes they’re free 🙂 if you get a chance, check out the music 🙂

    • getmetoadelaide February 29, 2012 at 10:42 am #

      Thanks Laura, great idea.

  5. Lorna Symonds March 10, 2012 at 5:40 am #

    I’m not sure if you’re still here, I haven’t got to your blog often but have really enjoyed it, but if you’re not, I hope you haven’t left without trying Haigh’s chocolate, South Australian, and THE best!

    • getmetoadelaide March 12, 2012 at 9:52 am #

      Hi Lorna, nice to hear from you and I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the blog. We left Adelaide early March but the good news is we definitely tried, loved and splurged a small fortune on Haigh’s chocolates! They are definitely the best, our Cadbury can’t even compare 🙂

  6. Lorna Symonds March 13, 2012 at 1:09 am #

    What a relief, I thought you’d missed out! Only problem is, now you’ve tasted Haighs, and you’re so far away!!! We always take Haighs to friends and rellies when we visit the UK, it’s almost a matter of “Hand us the Haighs or you can bugger off.” Well not quite but they are always very pleased to receive them. Hope you get back to Adelaide some time!

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