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We spent a few days in Adelaide, Australia in January 2004 and really enjoyed it. It had the feel of being a very live-able city rather than just somewhere to recommend as a holiday destination.

A nice way to spend a day in Adelaide is getting the tram from the city to the beachside suburb of Glenelg where there is a nice beach and lots of bars, restaurants and shops. We had a nice lunch at Cafe Miramare, close to the tram stop, with a really tasty pizza and salad.

The Barossa Valley wine area around Adelaide is a lovely area to visit. We just hired a car and did our own thing, but there are organised tours if you prefer. It's easy to turn up at one of the vineyards and do some wine tasting and a tour. If you have time, spend a night or two in one of the hotels or guest houses in this lovely area. Find more information here.

Adelaide Central Market is well worth a visit with more than 80 stalls, shops and cafes selling high quality fruit, vegetables, teas, coffees, bread, cheese, flowers, meat, and much more. Visit their website for more information.

A walk through the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, on the edge of the city, is a nice way to pass some time. Click here for more information.


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Glenelg Tram
Glenelg Town Hall
Glenelg Beach
Glenelg tram
Glenelg Town Hall
Glenelg beach
Botanic Gardens, Adelaide
Botanic Gardens, Adelaide
Barossa Wine Region
Botanic Gardens, Adelaide
Botanic Gardens, Adelaide
Barossa wine region
Adelaide city centre
Aberdeen Hotel, Adelaide
View of Adelaide from plane
Adelaide city centre
Aberdeen Hotel, Adelaide
View of Adelaide from plane

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Some useful sites about Adelaide:

South Australia - Useful information about South Australia and Adelaide, including things to see and do and events
City of Adelaide - Official guide to Adelaide
Lonely Planet Guide to Adelaide - More useful information about Adelaide, including accommodation
Trip Advisor - Reviews from other travellers and a useful forum