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What to do in Adelaide



Adelaide Central Market Between Gouger & Grote Streets, Adelaide
If you are a serious food lover a visit to the Adelaide Central Markets is just the thing for you. For details on opening hours and stallholders, visit Central Market


Adelaide Festival Centre
King William Street, Adelaide
Separated from the Convention Centre by the Adelaide Casino, the Festival Centre also enjoys a picturesque position on the River Torrens. As well as being Adelaide’s premier performance venue, the Centre is also home to a collection of art works available for public viewing. At the time of uploading this information, performance and event listings were unavailable however keep watching this space.
The Centre also offers ‘Behind the Scenes Tours’, an opportunity to go backstage as well as onstage. Tours are available Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am. Cost at time of publication is $10.00 and bookings can be made on http://www.bass.net.au


Adelaide Zoo
Frome Road, Adelaide
Adelaide Zoo is the second oldest zoo in the nation. It has recently seen many exhibits upgraded and improvements are still underway. The Zoo can be reached from near the Convention Centre (Elder Park wharf) by a leisurely ride on the Popeye, a cruise boat which also offers a 40 minute round tour along the Torrens River.


Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide
Located within walking distance of the Convention Centre, the Art Gallery offers free tours daily. During ACIS delegates will also have the opportunity to see the following special exhibition:
Rodin: Genius of form
(The Art Gallery of South Australia is the home for the largest collection of Rodin sculptures in the Southern Hemisphere.) For details on other events and exhibitions in December, keep an eye on Art Gallery program closer to the date.


Botanic Gardens
North Terrace, Adelaide Relax and unwind with a walk through the Botanic Gardens. A highlight includes the Bicentennial Conservatory built in 1988 and the largest single span conservatory on the southern hemisphere.


Bradman Collection
North Terrace, Adelaide
Located in the Institute Building within the State Library of South Australia, this exhibition is a must for cricket aficionados or anyone impressed by ‘the Don’s’ achievements. This small but impressive collection of memorabilia is worth a look if you are walking down North Terrace.
The Exhibition is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm daily and admission is free.


Glenelg
Glenelg is Adelaide’s most popular beachside area with something for everyone. Visit the Rodney Fox Shark Museum or sail with the dolphins on Temptation Sailing’s catamaran. Enjoy dining on Jetty Road or at the Holdfast Bay Marina precinct with boutique shopping available in both areas.


Haighs Factory Tour
154 Greenhill Road, Parkside
Haighs Chocolates. Say no more! Come and see where the renowned chocolate frogs (and much more) are made. 20 minute tours of the factory are free and allow you to see how this world class facility makes Adelaide’s famous chocolates. Tours are available from Monday to Saturday at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 2.00pm with phone bookings required on 8372 7070. Complimentary chocolate with tea and coffee are included in the tour.


National Wine Centre
Corner Botanic & Hackney Roads, Adelaide
The National Wine Centre allows visitors to participate in an interactive display showcasing the Australian wine industry. Open from 10.00am to 5.00pm daily, admission is free with tastings/tours extra.


SA Maritime Museum
126 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide
With fantastic exhibitions on offer, from life on the beach to travel on the sea to the old figureheads and the replica ketch complete with sounds of a working ship, the South Australian Maritime Museum is worth as visit. Open everyday from 10.00am to 5.00pm, admission is $8.50 for adults and $3.50 for children.


Shopping
Adelaide has several shopping districts with the closest to ACIS being Rundle Mall in the heart of the city and 5 minutes walk from the Convention Centre.

Other popular areas include:
Burnside Village – Portrush Road, Burnside
( located 5 minutes from the city and offering a wide range of boutique fashion and homewares )

Unley Road & King William Road – home to many South Australian fashion designers.

Glenelg – from souvenirs to eateries and many shops in between.

Harbour Town – Adelaide’s best outlet shopping complex, located adjacent to the Adelaide Airport.


Tandanya
263 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
The local indigenous Kuarna people Adelaide ‘Tandanya’. Tandanya is a centre showcasing indigenous art and offering visitors the opportunity to view traditional performances. Situated in the East End of Adelaide, it is walking distance from the Art Gallery.


Tour Adelaide Oval
War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide
Sport enthusiasts may also enjoy a tour of the famous Adelaide Oval. Tours cost just $10.00, are available from Monday to Friday (when there are no matches on) and depart at 10.00am. Tickets are available at the SACA administration office, located inside the Phil Ridings gates of Adelaide Oval.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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