Attractions

Adelaide Central Market

Adelaide Central Market

The Adelaide Central Market is one of Australia’s largest fresh produce markets providing a wide range of fresh and multi-cultural products. It is also a popular tourist attraction in the heart of Adelaide and is often referred to as the Central Market.The Central Market sells a wide variety of goods, including fruit & vegetables, meat & seafood, cafes, breads and much more. It has a vibrant atmosphere and is one of Adelaide’s best-known landmarks. It is also the most visited place in South Australia with approximately 8 million visitors per year.

Adelaide Central Markets are surrounded by the Central Market Arcade, Adelaide China Town, and Market Plaza. The ‘centre’ of the Central Markets is made up primarily of fresh produce stalls, with the perimeter and arcade shops being mainly cafés, restaurants, and variety stores.
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Monday CLOSED ^
Tuesday 7am – 5.30pm
Wednesday^ 9am – 5.30pm
Thursday 9am – 5.30pm
Friday 7am – 9pm
Saturday 7am – 3pm
Sunday CLOSED
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Central Market

(08) 8203 7494
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44 – 60 Gouger Street, Adelaide, South Australia
5000
Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Oval
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Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval is a stadium in Adelaide, South Australia, located in the parklands in North Adelaide.

The stadium is used for cricket and Australian rules football, but also plays host to rugby league, rugby union, soccer, andl ive concerts. Its record crowd for cricket was 52,633 during the 2014–15 Big Bash League season semi final between the Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers, and its overall record attendance was 62,543 at the 1965 SANFL Grand Final between the Port Adelaide and Sturt.

Adelaide Oval has hosted both cricket and football at the highest level since Colonial times and its iconic, historic and cultural presence remains today.  Cricket and football play at redeveloped Adelaide Oval – delivering an internationally renowned, world-class venue for the 21st Century.

It has placed Adelaide on the global map for a range of international and national entertainment and sporting events. It has encouraged interstate and international tourism and so created a recreational dynamic that allows the people of Adelaide and their visitors to enjoy – in their thousands – the River Bank Precinct at a point where North Terrace, the River and the Oval come together. The redevelopment is unique, mixing the very best of new world wide designs and stadium operations with the famous heritage of Adelaide Oval.

 

Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo is Australia’s second oldest zoo (after Melbourne Zoo), and the only major metropolitan zoo in Australia to be owned and operated on a non-profit basis.

Adelaide Zoo

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  • Meerkats
  • Adelaide Zoo is Australia’s second oldest zoo (after Melbourne Zoo), and the only major metropolitan zoo in Australia to be owned and operated on a non-profit basis. It is located in the parklands just north of the city centre of Adelaide, South Australia. It is administered by the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia Incorporated (trading as Zoos SA) which is a full institutional member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). and which also administers the Monarto Zoo near Murray Bridge.

    The zoo houses about 300 native and exotic species, with over 1,800 animals on site.  The zoo’s most recent enclosures are in the second phase of the South-East Asia exhibit, known as Immersion, providing visitors with the experience of walking through the jungle, with Sumatran tigers and orangutans seemingly within reach.

    Five buildings within the zoo have been listed as state heritage places on the South Australian Heritage Register including the front entrance on Frome Road and the former Elephant House. The zoo is also a botanical garden and the grounds contain significant exotic and native flora, including a Moreton Bay fig planted in 1877. (Source wikipedia)

  • Adelaide Zoo first opened on 23 May 1883, occupying 6.5 hectares (16 acres) (now 8 hectares (20 acres)) of land granted by the Government. It was founded by the South Australian Acclimatization and Zoological Society. The society later became the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia after a Royal Charter was granted by King George VI in 1937.

    The first director of the zoo (from 1882 to 1893) was R. E. Minchin. He was succeeded by his son A. C. Minchin (from 1893 to 1934), and grandson R. R. L. Minchin (from 1935 to 1940). Another grandson, Alfred Keith Minchin ran the (private) Koala Farm in the North Parklands 1936–1960; the surplus koalas were set free on Kangaroo Island.

    In the mid-twentieth century the zoo was involved in the export of live birds, with 99% of Australia’s exports of live native birds, mainly finches and parrots for aviculture, passing through either Adelaide or Taronga zoos.

    The modern zoo has moved away from the traditional housing of species separately in pairs. Now species are grouped together as they would be in the wild, in exhibits that are carefully planned according to region. Enclosures have been designed with the needs of the animals in mind, providing a more natural habitat, which also serves an educational purpose for visitors. Although some of the zoo’s heritage listed enclosures such as the Elephant House have been retained, they are no longer used to house animals; (the Elephant House now has educational signs).

    The flamingo exhibit was opened in 1885, and is one of the few to have remained in the same position to date. Originally it was stocked with 10 flamingos, however most died during a drought in 1915. In 2014, one of two surviving flamingos in the exhibit, thought to be the oldest in the world at 83 years of age, died.  The remaining Chilean flamingo at Adelaide zoo is now the only flamingo in Australia.

  • The zoo has a particular focus on species from the Gondwana ‘supercontinent’ which was made up of South America, India, Africa, Australia and South East Asia. The botanic similarities between the regions are featured in the zoo’s main exhibits, which include a South East Asian Rainforest, and Australian Rainforest Wetlands walk-through aviary. The South East Asian exhibit combines Sumatran orangutan and siamang together. It also combines Malayan tapir and dusky leaf monkey together. In the past, in fact almost to the present day, Adelaide Zoo was famous for having the best bird collection and display of all the Australian zoos.

    The zoo also has a focus on educational programs. There is a selection of “get to know the zoo” type of tours, a large “children’s zoo” area, and from April 2009, an educational area for secondary school students and their teachers. Schools can hire the facility and groups can sleep there, with a member from the zoo supervising. Also, a new educational area called the Envirodome opened in April 2009. Night walks, tours and animal research can be done. More information on the educational programs can be found on the zoo’s web site. (Source Wikipedia)

  • Adelaide Zoo Meercats

    Adelaide Zoo Meercats

    Adelaide Zoo’s meerkat mob that lives in front of our giraffe habitat consists of a father and his seven offspring. The group is very social and always has one or two sentries on duty keeping watch over the group. The meerkat mob is one of the most watched animals at the zoo, our meerkats can often by seen foraging for food, basking in the sun or digging tunnels in their exhibit. by nature are very inquisitive and enjoying exploring new things, especially enrichment items designed to keep the group physically and mentally stimulated. Their favourite treat is insects and they love anything meaty!

    On the other side of the zoo, near the sea lions, we house another meerkat mob that consists of one male and three females. Elvis is easily distinguishable from the girls, Priscilla, Ginger and Linda, as he is the smallest meerkat in the group. But that doesn’t bother the girls! They all compete for his attention regularly, unless it’s feeding time when they tend to steal his food as he is the slowest eater of the lot.

Adelaide Zoo Tiger
Adelaide Zoo Tiger
(08) 8267 3255
Frome Rd, Adelaide SA 5000
Glenelg
Glenelg
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    • Jetty Road is a long ribbon of shops, entertainment facilities and other commercial activities – it is the main shopping precinct in Glenelg.
    • Glenelg is the finishing point of the annual City-Bay fun run held in September. The run is 12 km long.
    • Glenelg is home to:
      • the award winning Glenelg Beach Hostel;
      • a team in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), the Glenelg Tigers;
      • the Glenelg Seahorses in the South Australian Grade Cricket League;
      • the Bay Discovery Centre, a free museum about Glenelg’s history.
      • a replica of HMS Buffalo
    • The annual Bay Sheffield race is held at Glenelg in December.
    • The annual celebration of the Epiphany for the Orthodox faithful of Adelaide, accompanied by the Greek festival of the Theophany.
  • The suburb is bordered by Anzac Highway, (the road link to the Adelaide city centre), to the north, Brighton Road to the west and Pier Street to the south. Jetty Road is the main shopping strip in the suburb, and runs down the middle. The Adelaide Metro operates several bus services from Glenelg to various destinations including the City of Adelaide and Adelaide Airport. The local council operates a free loop bus service in the area.

    The Glenelg Tram, runs from Moseley Square, along Jetty Road though Glenelg, to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Hindmarsh. The route dates back to 1873 and is still operated on weekends and holidays by the historic H-Class trams, circa 1929. 

    Recreational boating is popular in Glenelg. To the north is the mouth of the Patawalonga River, which has been dammed to create an artificial boat harbour with a lock down to the sea.

  • Glenelg is a popular beach-side suburb of the South Australian capital of Adelaide. Located on the shore of Holdfast Bay in Gulf St Vincent, it has become a popular tourist destination due to its beach and many attractions, home to several hotels and dozens of restaurants.

    Established in 1836, it is the oldest European settlement on mainland South Australia (the oldest being Kingscote on Kangaroo Island), with the proclamation of the colony of South Australia. It was named after Lord Glenelg, a member of British Cabinet and Secretary of State for War and the Colonies.

Glenelg Beach Adelaide
Glenelg Beach Adelaide
Glenelg Holdfast Shores Restaurants
Glenelg Holdfast Shores Restaurants
Haighs Chocolates Tours

Haigh's Chocolates - Factory Tours

See the team of confectioners at Haigh’s Chocolates using meticulous artisan skills to create and hand finish our delicious range of chocolates. You’ll also enjoy special chocolate tastings with complimentary coffee or tea.

Haigh’s Chocolates free tours are very popular with tourists, clubs and groups as well as locals, so you will need to book.

You can also explore the  Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre’s retail store. Select from an extensive range of factory fresh chocolates and confectionery, including Haigh’s Chocolates famous chocolate frogs, truffles, fruit centres, fudges and bars. Special lines and some chocolate seconds are also exclusively available.

The Visitor Centre is located on the edge of Adelaide’s parklands just a short drive south of the city centre.

Tours run for approximately 20 minutes. Please contact the Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre for tour times and to make a booking, which is essential as they do book out.

Please phone (08) 8372 7070

haighs-visitor-center
Haigh's Chocolates Visitor Center
(08) 8372 7070
154 Greenhill Rd, Parkside SA
5063
Popeye River Cruise
Popeye River Cruise
Adelaide Torrens Lake Popeye Cruises
Adelaide Torrens Lake Popeye Cruises

The Popeye departs daily, weather permitting. The forty minute round trip cruise offers commentary highlighting the many landmarks and points of interest. Departing from Elder Park, travelling west to the Torrens Weir, turning around and travelling back up to the Adelaide Zoo before returning to the landing. Join the skipper for the entire trip, stop-over at the Zoo or travel one way only.
Children under 3 years travel free

Round Trip: $15 Adults / $8 Children under 16
One Way: from Elder Park to Zoo: $10 Adults / $5 Children under 16
One Way : from Zoo to Elder Park: $5 Adults / $3 Children under 16
Family Pass (2 adults and 2 children) Round Trip: $42
Seniors Concession Round Trip: $13

Torrens Lake
Elder Park Adelaide
5000