a VirtualTourist member asked on Sep 24, 2011
We will be in Adelaide next Sunday 2 Oct 11. Is there a good markets to go to? Any other suggestions on a must do on a Sunday in Adelaide for a middle aged couple?
There is a wonderful food market - Adelaide Central Market. We could not resist purchasing cheeses, bread, pies, flans etc and everything was delicious. Worth a look even if you don't purchase. Adelaide as I remember had an interesting cricket ground, a beautiful botanical gardens, some lovely museums and a lovely old university building. Some of the architecture in Adelaide was great. We also did a day trip by public bus to Hahndorf which is a village settled by German immigrants. It was very pretty. Oh and also by public bus we went up Mount Lofty to see the view. Oh and there is a public tram that goes to the beach, struggling to remember but think the beach was called Glenealy. Sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong. have a good trip.
I second that advice about Central Market- its a great experience.
The beach Irene recommmends is Glenelg..
There are some good day trips around Adelaide- ask at your hotel desk for brochures.
A favourite of ours is to get out to the vineyards for some winetasting with cheese and biscuits, and then a visit to THE OLIVE GROVE Farm Shop, run by Lloyd Brothers. They sell the most amazing products made from Olive Oil, and the Farm Shop is set amidst their own huge Olive groves. I can find out the exact way to get there if you are interested. Let me know.
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Glenelg. Thank you Lynne. I knew it was something like that. Actually I think Glenealy is here in Hong Kong!!!
The Adelaide Botanic gardens are nice, and the zoo has Panda's if you haven't seen them before. You can catch Pop-eye the boat from Elder park to the Zoo.
There is the Art gallery, Parliament house, Museum, Casino all located on North Terrace.
Central Market is closed on a Sunday unfortunately, I second the Botanical gardens and the tram down to Glenelg. The Migration museum on Kintore avenue is interesting and the Art Gallery is also nearby on North terrace. Glenelg is a buzzing beachside suburb with lots of eating places and a lovely beach. If you felt like hiring a car there are lovely drives in the Adelaide Hills. A town called Hahndorf is popular with tourists but I find it a bit "kitsch", tries to emulate a German village - without much success. The German Arms Hotel there serves very good meals.
Thank you everyone for your suggestions. Your advice is very much appreciated :-)