Adelaide is a wonderful city and a delight to visit. The grid like set up of the traffic systems allows for easy driving and traffic negotiation. The place is a delight to drive in; a big city yes, but in truth Australia’s biggest country town. Adelaide is a very friendly place, most likely because the stress levels are way off that of other OZ capitol cities. Innocence presides over Adelaide still to this day. This most likely can be put down to the fact that Adelaide did not ever receive any long term convicts. Adelaide is different.

Adelaide was established as the centre of a planned colony of free immigrants, promising civil liberties and freedom from religious persecution, based upon the ideas of Edward Gibbon Wakefield.

Named in honour of Queen Adelaide, the German-born consort of King William IV, the city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for a freely settled British province in Australia. Colonel William Light, one of Adelaide's founding fathers, designed the city and chose its location close to the River Torrens.

Adelaide is known as the city of churches, and there are many. The Adelaide Cathedrals quite magnificent.

Numerous pubs and hotels dot the city.

The Adelaide War Memorial is quite an outstanding acknowledgement.

There are many museums, art galleries, public buildings, university and the parliament located on the famous North Terrace.

The Mary Mackillop, Colonel Light and Sir Donald Bradman are the highlight statues of many that adorn the city.

Adelaide is quite special and be sure to give this really nice city a minimum of a week to digest and enjoy. Adelaide is different.

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Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course