Historic Sites in Adelaide

Historic Sites in Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide Historic Sites

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  • Sharon C
    31 contributions
    Have been to Adelaide Oval a few times to watch a football game and it never disappoints. Great oval , food options, great atmosphere and seating.
    Easy access to the oval from the city .
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Jane R
    Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
    Cannot think of a better way to end the working week than sitting out under the trees with rolling lawns leading off into magnificent gardens, superb gin in hand, wonderful food and music playing. It is hard to believe you are in Australia and you feel like you could be transported into Europe. I highly recommend this experience that occurs on Friday evenings between November and April. Best find ever.
    Written 23 March 2022
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  • Michael C
    Melbourne, Australia5,711 contributions
    Central location near Victoria Square. An interesting colonial era building and city landmark. Continues to function as a post office.
    Written 27 January 2019
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  • Quenton E
    Gawler, Australia76 contributions
    Some of the photos on this site are of Government House in the city, so I have added some photos of "Old Government House" which is located in the Belair National Park. The house and gardens are open the first Sunday of every month and public holidays. Enrty is by a gold coin ($2) donation. The house has been restored and beautifully decorated and furnished in the Victorian era to represent the well to do of the era. We spent about an hour looking through the house and Servants quarters/large kitchen building and surrounding gardens. The plunge pool inside the house was a surprise and is beleived to be the first built in the state. Talk to the volunteer guides as they are a wealth of knowledge about the house and gardens. There were children amongst the groups visiting when we visited and they were fascinated listening to the guide about different items in the kitchen - so will interest all ages.
    Written 5 December 2018
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  • donpuck
    Adelaide, Australia682 contributions
    The "War Memorial Drive Tennis Courts" are steeped in history; it is an icon of South Australia. It is now part of "Next Generation Memorial Drive Complex", which includes a gym, spas, pools, sauna and lounge.
    The courts are situated at the back of the members area of Adelaide Oval.
    Since 1921, it has been the home for the "South Australian Tennis Association".
    In 1922 Gerald Patterson won the first South Australian Men's Singles Championships. In 1923 the clubhouse and Northern Grand Stand ( which was a former stand of Adelaide Oval) were erected.
    In 1926, Geelong lefthander John Hawks, became the first winner of the Australian Men's Singles title staged there, but he also won the doubles and mixed doubles, in the same year.
    The last year the "Australian Open" was held at Memorial Drive was 1967.
    Memorial Drive has seen some of Australia's greatest players grace its courts, like Roy Emerson, John Newcombe, Tony Roche and Lleyton Hewitt.
    Memorial Drive was the last place in Australia to remove their grass courts and replace them with rebound ace.
    Written 8 March 2018
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  • Robby G C
    Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
    The first bridge that was built, happened in 1931. People were not happy the last five bridges, as the traffic was so slow. There was too much congestion.

    Eventually the city decided to change the bridge. They widened the bridge and now there are no more congestion.

    We see people smiling, enjoying the river and the beauty of this bridge.

    Worthwhile to see!
    Written 17 December 2018
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,077 contributions
    New Years Day. Closed. After a brief look and couple of photos we headed to Victoria square. It is a nice building, quality masonry work, main entry fronted by three Gothic style arches supported by columns, circular window above with stone lattice and mullions. Materials used are bluestone and sandstone.
    Written 21 January 2020
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  • Tony W
    Adelaide, Australia87 contributions
    Totally run by volunteers. This place is incredibly interesting as you wind your down to the bottom through the tunnel and darkness. The volunteers certainly know their stuff and when the lights go out 150 metres plus underground - it's awesome and dark. You must do this when you visit Yorke Peninsula.
    Written 12 November 2014
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,310 contributions
    Adelaide has a number of lovely manicured squares with mature European trees and grassed areas to sit on. This is another such square that is worth a look if in area
    Written 24 October 2019
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  • Steve W
    Adelaide, Australia3,277 contributions
    A great little walk in this off-the-main-road town. I would never have known about those tanks unless i had visited. And to see all that rail infrastructure that was in place just for a change in gauge. Amazing
    Written 24 January 2017
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