A very warm welcome back to all existing students as well as WELCOME TO UniSA!!! to our new students (: It took me about a year before i started exploring Adelaide, and i am sure some of you who just arrived have already been looking forward to explore Adelaide. So lets get started ….
WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN ADELAIDE ?!?
- Short trip to Kangaroo Island Related Links: Student’s experience
If you are intending to go on a short trip, Kangaroo Island would definitely be the place to go. USASA (University of South Australian Student Association) has organised tree planting festival in the past, where students get to contribute environmentally as well as having a tour of Kangaroo Island. I participated in the 2013’s festival and was able to witness the wildlife, multiples rainbows (including double rainbows) and a amazing group of people ! *wink wink Haris Risa*
- The usual tourist attractions
- Rundle Mall The shopping precinct of Adelaide.
- Central Market Located next to Chinatown, this is the place for fresh and cheap foods – fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, gourmet cheeses, bakery products, sweets, nuts and health foods. There will be a “closing sale” every Saturday where you can get food at really low prices (E.G. Strawberry for $2 dollar a box)
- Cleland Wildlife Park If you have never met a kangaroo up close or even feeding one, this is the place to go. You can even get to hug a koala and have a photograph taken with it (not free thou).
- Barossa Valley / Adelaide Hills / McLaren Vale The Wine regions of Adelaide. To really get the most out of the trip, it is advised to head out as early as possible as most of the wineries close at 5pm. I have a friend who suggested that to get a feel of what it is like to be in a vineyard, you should actually stay there for a few nights and instead of travelling by car, you should rent a bicycle.
- Sports / Physical Activities.
- Adelaide Oval Having over 50,000 seats and standing room for a further 3500, the Adelaide Oval is the place to be during the AFL seasons. I have never been to the stadium myself but i have seen the amount of people exiting the stadium at the end of the game. ITS REALLY SHOCKING! Also, i would really like get my hands on one of the tickets for the games to soak in the Aussies’ love and enthusiasm for the game.
- Mount Lofty Mount Lofty Summit, the majestic peak of the Mount Lofty Ranges in the Adelaide Hills, provides spectacular panoramic views across Adelaide’s city skyline to the coast. You can even trek from Mount Lofty to Waterfall Gully. I have tried it once and gosh, i really do need to start working out [i was literally in the shoes of the lady on the left hahaha].
- Saint Kilda Adventure Playground Free admission to the award winning playground. For the adventurous, a flying fox, spiral slide, giant wave slide, monorail and maze are sure to keep you entertained. And if you still want more, why not cross the drawbridge to explore the castle or jump aboard to captain the ship.
Those are the few places i can think of and would usually bring visitors aboard to. Please share in the comment section any places you have been to and would like to recommend (: