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Adelaide, Australia


Adelaide skyline

Introduction

Adelaide is the capital of South Australia.

Where You're Docked

Cruise ships dock at Outer Harbour 14 miles northwest of Adelaide. Port Adelaide is the nearest town. There may be shuttles provided to Adelaide (dropping off at Rundle Mall) but there is a railway station across the street.


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Money & Tipping

Australia's currency is the Australian Dollar (AUD). Bills are plastic with coins for $2 and under. Australia has eliminated the penny and cash transactions are rounded up or down to the nearest nickel. Taxes are inclusive on sticker prices of items and tipping is not common. Money exchange can be done at any bank. When changing money, make sure you get a good rate and don't pay commission. ATM's are readily available.

Local Transportation

The train from Outer Harbour to Adelaide Railway Station takes under an hour and costs $4.70 for a 2hr ticket and $8.80 for a daypass. If travelling between 9am and 3pm, you can buy an interpeak ticket for $2.90 (Nov 2011) instead. Tickets can be purchased at the station or on the train (coins only) but need to be validated. From the station, walk a block east and a block south to get to Rundle Mall. http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/

Hotels

Search hotels in Adelaide here

Sights

  • Botanic Gardens - free and in the heart of the city
  • Cleland Conservation Park - 20 minutes outside of the city. One of the few places where you can cuddle a koala. There is limited bus service available with reduced service on weekends. Use google maps for schedules and directions linked from Adelaide Metro's website. http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/
  • Adelaide Gaol - http://www.adelaidegaol.org.au/
  • South Australian Museum - free entry http://www.samuseum.sa.gov.au/

Been Here Before

  • Take the tram from Victoria Square out to the beachside suburb of Glenelg.
  • Take a wine tour. Australia's best known brands such as Penfolds, Wolf Blass, and Jacobs Creek are based in this region.

Shopping & Restaurants

Rundle mall is the main pedestrian mall in Adelaide. Chocolate lovers should visit Haigh's Chocolates here. There is a Chinatown by Central Market southwest of Victoria Square.

Internet

Cafes and restaurants may have free wifi for customers.

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Weather

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