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South Australia
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By car

Adelaide is at least a days drive away from capital cities on the Australian east coast. The shortest route from Adelaide to Melbourne takes eight to nine hours. Roads are all paved, and there are some freeway sections, but it is mostly two lane roads of reasonable quality.

    * Melbourne - Adelaide = 736 km via Horsham (National Highway 8) or 901 km via Mt Gambier (National Highway 1)

By plane

Adelaide airport is around 7 km to the west of the city centre. West Beach, and excellent swimming beach with plenty of accommodation is located only 4 km away.

Adelaide's airport has regular international connections to Auckland (Air New Zealand), Hong Kong (Cathay Pacific), Denpasar (Pacific Blue), Nadi (Pacific Blue), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia Airlines) and Singapore (Singapore Airlines & Qantas) as well as domestic connections to many Australian cities. Budget airlines Virgin Blue, Jetstar and Tiger Airways offer the cheapest domestic airfares.

By train

Great Southern Railway runs long distance tourist train services, The Ghan runs to Alice Springs and Darwin, The Overland, runs to Melbourne, and the Indian Pacific runs to Perth, Broken Hill and Sydney. These journeys are train experiences, and offer sleepers, and the opportunity to take your car with you on the train. However, they take considerably longer and invariably cost more than the journey by bus or plane.

Key places to visit
Montefiore Hill, Adelaide Hills, Art Gallery of South Australia, Migration Museum, Belair National Park


Places to Visit

Montefiore Hill

in North Adelaide (provides a spectacular view of the city, especially at night).

Adelaide Hills

including the Mt Lofty Summit which provides spectacular views of the Adelaide plains, Adelaide metropolitan area, Adelaide CBD, Glenelg and surrounding areas. There is a restaurant at the Mt. Lofty summit, which is moderately priced and there is a souvenir shop which also offers tourist information. The summit cannot be accessed by vehicle between late evening and early morning hours, however the lookout is still accessible by foot.

Art Gallery of South Australia

is on North Terrace, Adelaide (half way between Kintore Avenue and Frome Road in between the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide),

Migration Museum

The Migration Museum is a State Government initiative established in 1983 and opened to the public in 1986. As such it was the first social history museum of immigration and settlement history in Australia.

Belair National Park

is a national park of 835 ha, located 11KM south of Adelaide City. Due to its history as a "Recreation Park" it has many good trails for bushwalking, as well as tennis courts and grassy areas available for hire, and a good adventure playground for children. Old Government House, the colony's first official Vice-regal summer residence, is located within the park.

Right Time to Visit

January - April
October - December