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Top Rated Tourist Attractions in Adelaide

Australia, Blog - GoroadTrip - August 30, 2018

Introverts and peace lovers’ cheers! If you are looking for a quieter lifestyle than Adelaide is perfect for you! It’s a lot smaller than Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. But the city is very accessible as it has a grid-like layout.

In terms of transport, it’s ok. There are only 4 lines that you can take for the trains. But if you are driving then there is next to no traffic, as it is very quiet.
Adelaide attraction consists of historical features and there are many festivals held there if you are into that kind of thing.

The weather is almost perfect. Let’s have a look at Adelaide attractions

Northern explorations

North Tce: Adelaide City’s Centre northern boundary road is a must for some of the oldest Colonial Architecture in Australia. Whole buildings, if not, fronts, are completely preserved and kept in pristine condition, look the same as the day they were completed. Amongst these are, Old and New Parliament House, Adelaide University Buildings, The Royal Botanical Gardens and Old Insane Asylum on grounds, Government House – home to SA Governor General, parts of Adelaide Railway Station, Old Adelaide Goal, The Freemason’s Lodge and many facades now on retail centers.

On North Tce, you can also find Adelaide City Library, one of the oldest in AU, and with one of the oldest collections of rare and original publications from AU, and abroad.

Heading up King William Street, to the north, you can see the Adelaide Festival Centre, built in the 1970’s, a totally unique and still modern design. This is the home of the oldest modern Arts Festival in the world. It is also home to the world-renowned Fringe Festival, bringing in the unusual and oddest acts in the world. Well worth a look in.

Back to Nth Tce. Heading towards the Adelaide Hills, you can visit the Adelaide Royal Botanical Gardens, which features not only trees, plants and flowering plants of AU and the local region, but has a purpose-built Tropical Centre, which we like to call the “Pregnant Pastie”, which will become apparent why, when you see it!

Adelaide City Centre is surrounded by a complete circle of Park Lands, with a small area breaking that circle along North Tce. These parklands contain many varied gardens from different areas from around the world, and some of the gardens contain restaurants and tea/coffee houses.

In North Adelaide, an adjunct to the City Centre, traditional architecture continues in the old churches and Uni and Torrens Parade Grounds, a Defence Force parading area. Here are lots of upmarket coffee shops and restaurants, as well as you many traditional pizza and fish & chipperies.

Still, in the City Area, a visit to Adelaide Oval is worth it, whereof not you are a sports fan, just for the spectacle.

In the Centre Shopping area, Rundle Mall is King. Here is, what once was, the longest paved pedestrian-only street in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s is still one of the longest, and the major retail area of the city.

Southern explorations

Victoria Square. Recently redesigned, it is a monument to the original inhabitants of the Adelaide Plains, the Kaurna mob, and pays homage also to an English Queen Victoria. It’s also now known as Tarndanyangga. Many events, like the Tour Down Under, are staged here.

Other places to visit, are the Adelaide Hills, always visible from anywhere in Adelaide, especially the Mt. Lofty Lighthouse. This building and its cafe/restaurant have been rebuilt many times due to the numerous bushfires that destroyed them. The lookout view over Adelaide to the sea is spectacular.

While we are still in the hill area, the German-settled town of Hahndorf is a must see. If you are into live music, Governor Hindmarsh is a good place to visit.

Other Adelaide attractions

Moving on, Adelaide has many great beaches, Glenelg Beach, West Beach, Hallet Cove, Semaphore/Port Adelaide, West Lakes, etc, each with their own unique attractions. It is worth visiting each of these major areas, for their individual feels, environments, and local attractions, whether the person made, or natural.

Hope this gets you started on exploring this city.

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Loving the Views of the Attractions in Australia

Australia, Blog - GoroadTrip - June 13, 2018

attractions in Australia

Australia is a wonderful land and it is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. In Australia, you have the major cities of Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide. There are the attractions in Australia. You can visit the places with the perfect enthusiasm. Here in Australia, you can enjoy the staggering contrasts of the spectacular beauty of the land. There are superior attractions in Australia. You can watch out for the same and feel elated. In Australia, you have the scope to visit the multicultural cities. There are more things to enjoy in and out of the destination. Continue Reading

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5 Must-See Melbourne Attractions

Australia, Blog - GoroadTrip - January 23, 2017

top places to visit in Melbourne

Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, is a cosmopolitan and bustling city that will delight many travelers. You can’t get bored here, and your days are sure to be well filled with many activities. The second largest Australian city is in constant competition with Sydney has a wide choice of things to do — culture, beaches, nightlife, gardens, sports — everything is there. It is a city with a very European style as much for its climate as its population and habits.

We have brought you a list of top places to visit in Melbourne during your stay.

• Federation Square

Melbourne is a very modern city where architectural styles mix between 19th-century Victorian buildings and skyscrapers, offering a cool look, one of the top places to visit in Melbourne. A must visit if you are staying in Melbourne is Federation Square. It is Melbourne’s most important meeting place and a unique cultural venue that brings together attractions, museums, and galleries, as well as numerous restaurants, cafes, and bars.

• Queen Victoria Market

This place is not just an ordinary market where people come to buy their food. This market which opened in 1878 is a historical monument, a tourist attraction and an institution for all the inhabitants of Melbourne.

Every Wednesday, Queen Victoria Market opens its doors at night to welcome thousands of visitors to eat, drink and listen to live concerts. It provides an opportunity to taste the local specialties and those of the Italian, Greek and Indian communities which have settled here.

• The Royal Exhibition Building

One of Melbourne’s finest buildings is the Royal Exhibition Building, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site a few years ago. It is only by a miracle that this splendid palace was not destroyed in the middle of the 20th century. It was decided to save it and open the exhibition center in the building. Now it is used for holding various exhibitions. The place hosts thematic events on contemporary art. Around the historic building is a lush garden.

• Princess Theatre

Theater admirers will love the opportunity to visit the Princess Theater one of the top places to visit in Melbourne. This iconic building was built in 1854. The theater has been rebuilt and modernized several times. The last major reconstruction took place in 1989. The theater is said to have a friendly ghost, for whom a free seat is always left in the lobby.

• Melbourne Neighborhoods

The diversity of Melbourne is felt through the different neighborhoods that compose it. All are accessible on foot or by tram, these neighborhoods each have a style of their own.

In the CBD, Chinatown is just a few blocks around Little Bourke Street. Then, North of the CBD, the district of Carlton is predominantly Italian. Fitzroy is certainly the most interesting because it is very cultural and innovative. Many artists live here and there is a multitude of small local designer shops and street art. Brunswick Street is one of Melbourne’s busiest streets.

Southbank is ideal for walking along the shore and admiring the skyscrapers. It is one of the top places to visit in Melbourne, along the banks of Southbank that people come to play at the casino in Melbourne. Finally, the Docklands district, in full transformation, does not have as much charm as the other neighborhoods, but the advantage lies in its mall which houses low price shops.

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