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  • GrandTour50169335615
    1 contribution
    Wow, what an amazing experience. The fresh produce and seafood was next level. Even the kids enjoyed. Highly recommend a visit.
    Written 2 February 2024
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  • Lynne M
    Toronto, Canada318 contributions
    Seven of us spent 4 hours wandering around the gardens. Including about an hour in the Cafe. The museum is worth a visit the glass house is enchanting with the Victoria lillies. Very relaxing place to spend time. Random seating available in the shade. Grab a visitors map. Go early as parking can be a challenge. Park on plain tree rd. It's shaded and close to gree entry. A place worth several visits. Great photo opportunities.
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • Robert D
    Brooklyn, New York2,718 contributions
    I enjoyed my visit to the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA). There are many rooms with a variety of exhibits. Their major temporary exhibit was "Taranthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts". I liked the Coiled Pandanus Baskets from Gunbalanya, NT. As part of Taranthi, they had a major exhibit of Vincent Namatjira's works. (He is the great-grandson of Albert Namatjira, a talented Aboriginal artist.) "Australia in Colour" showed 21 portraits of famous people, including a self-portrait of the artist. He had also created several interesting and unique portraits of the royal family.
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • Walk & Talk Tours Adelaide
    Adelaide, Australia5 contributions
    We enjoyed our visit in the SA Musuem. The building is situated within a beautiful historial precinct in the north side of Adelaide. The outside cafe and sitting areas are beautiful and pleasantly inviting on a good weather day.
    There are plenty of varied exhibits for all intersts and ages. We particularly enjoyed the Antarctic display for Douglas Mawson and the Gem, Opals and Meteorites on display.
    The younger visitors certainly seem to enjoy the animal hall on the first level and the Egyption room! The giant squid is also something unique, which is displayed over 3 levels!
    We were entertained and happy with our visit!
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • Donutman
    7 contributions
    It was Sunday and pouring rain on our day so hardly seen at it's best, but a most attractive area with an enormous selection of shops. Would have liked to have seen more small specialty places, but inner city rents don't encourage that I guess.
    Written 10 December 2023
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  • Global-Villagerr
    Denver, CO372 contributions
    We spent a happy 45 minutes wandering through the stacks and reading the old maps at this historical site. Worth a visit as you explore the museums along this busy street.
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • AJ Pato
    Kempsey, Australia668 contributions
    Found this place on trip advisor and decided to check it out. The Japanese garden was tranquil, quiet and beautiful. You will enjoy the small but spectacular gardens. Take the time to explore and rest awhile.
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • Robin Thuillier
    Singapore, Singapore11 contributions
    We took the South Australia wine tasting experience in advance of a day trip to the Barossa Valley the following day. Very interesting & informative with a good tasting and food pairing experience to conclude.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • Global-Villagerr
    Denver, CO372 contributions
    One of the best museums we’ve seen about the Australian migration. It seems each major city has one, but this was the most informative. Covering a wide swath of the Australian migration experience, including up to the current era, this museum gave us a real sense of the entire experience- good and bad.
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • N L
    1 contribution
    Driver went above and beyond. In helping me navigate my way to my destination. Service with a warm welcome also and right on time . Happy to travel again . Thanks
    Written 15 September 2023
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  • RayParks
    Adelaide, Australia2,865 contributions
    In order to go to Angus Street, my taxi went through North Terrace. As I hadn't been there for a very long time since the bus route had changed, it was really nice to see the familiar buildings like the railway station, parlament house, museum, etc.
    Written 22 January 2024
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  • Peter M
    Melbourne, Australia1,301 contributions
    The Rundle Mall Pigs are a group of four bronze pig sculptures located in Rundle Mall, Adelaide, Australia. The pigs are named Oliver who is standing by a bin Horatio -sitting, Truffles -sniffing the ground, and another pig Augusta They were unveiled on July 3, 19992. As part of the 2013-2014 Rundle Mall upgrade, the pigs were removed from the mall for restoration before their return. They celebrated 21 years in 2020.
    Written 27 September 2023
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  • Robert D
    Brooklyn, New York2,718 contributions
    The Botanic Park is in between the Adelaide Zoo and the Adelaide Botanic Garden. If you walk from one to the other, you pass through the Botanic Park. You can see many fruit bats in the trees. That is an impressive sight. (I would not make a special trip here, but it is a lovely walk between the two other attractions.)
    Written 9 December 2023
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  • Robert D
    Brooklyn, New York2,718 contributions
    Harbour Town is located near the airport and you can watch the planes take off and land from the observation area. The bus from Glenelg to the city centre passes both Harbour Town and the airport. There are a good variety of store and a food court.
    Written 7 December 2023
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  • Liisa and Dave B
    Adelaide, Australia2,504 contributions
    Have been here many times by bike and car. This time we hiked from Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty. Scenic views. Waterfalls are small in comparison to many others but the best in Adelaide. Ample parking available and multiple toilets.
    Written 15 June 2023
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