visiting Adelaide....suggestions please

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 18:26
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Hi
A group of us are visiting Adelaide over the weekend and would like to hear from all you seasoned travellers what you would recommend we see / do over 2 days there. 4WDing does not have to feature as a major component but if it is required to visit some nice scenic spots it will add a bit of flavour. We are interested in nature / wildlife, wineries, scenery and anything else of interest.
Thanks in anticipation for all your help !
-Marc
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 18:50

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 18:50
Okay.......

Barossa Winery areas.
Cleland Wildlife Reserve.
Victor Harbor is 1 hour drive south of Adelaide, easy spend a day there with the sightseeing & a nice meal.
Historic Port Adelaide area.
Historic Glenelg area.

A weekend is tight, I would recommend Victor Harbor, and there are the Mclaren Vale wineries on the way there.

Forget about the 4 x 4 thing, it ain't gonna happen.
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Follow Up By: mcboom - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 18:54

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 18:54
sorry this was meant to be long weekend. We arrive Fri night, and have the whole of Sat, Sun and half of Monday there.
Thanx,
-Marc
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 19:03

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 19:03
Okay, all of the above, and throw in an overnight camp at Deep Creek Conservation Park. Trig ( Lower ) campground. Bush Camping only.

The historic old german town of Hahndorf is always a pleasant way to spen a winters afternoon, coupled with a hearty evening meal.
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Reply By: Dion - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 19:03

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 19:03
Go up to Quorn, 3.5 hours from Adelaide and ride on the Pichi Richi Railway. Very scenice through the Pichi Richi Pass.

Cheers,

Dion.
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 21:15

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 21:15
Besides a multitude of other things, like Yorke Peninsular and beach driving or Clare Valley wineries on your way to historic Burra, National motor museum at Birdwood ( Excellent) do you have to stay in Adelaide, we will all be camping at Berri for a great weekend of entertainment by Des Lexic with some EO members and other 4wders and some 4wding as well?
Where are you from if you are visiting?
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 22:20

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 22:20
Hear Hear was waiting for someone to mention Birdswood Motor, and getting there the back was is great too, fit this one in its near Adelaide too.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 19:22

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 19:22
Birdwood Motor Museum.......... Holden Crap..........lol
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Reply By: mcboom - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 22:30

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 22:30
Yes unfortunately we are committed to staying in Adelaide. How far is the motor museum ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 22:35

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 22:35
About 40 min from Tea Tree Plaza side of town, allow 1/2 day, and you go past the big Rocking Horse at Gumeracha on the way and it has recently been opened up to climb to the top again after many years closed.
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Reply By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 23:06

Sunday, Jun 06, 2004 at 23:06
While I agree with suggestions like McLaren vale & the Barossa, I suggest that you do some the touristy things like:

* go to Mt Lofty summit to get a visual perspective of Adelaide & the metroploitan region. While up there there have a picnic lunch in the Mt Lofty Botanical Gardens. Very pretty spot not far from the summit. Easy locations to get to.

* catch the Tram from the centre of Adelaide CBD (Victoria Square) to Glenelg
[about 10 kms west, on the coast] and wander about Jetty Rd precinct, as suggested by others.

* Stroll along North Terrace - museum, art gallery, Library are all worthwhile.

Have fun

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Reply By: mcboom - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 08:22

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 08:22
thanks so much for all the suggestions, just goes to prove what an invaluable resource this website is and what a great bunch of people belong to it ! I told my friends that I would have no problems putting together an itinerary with your help, but I didn't expect to have so many choices and in less than 24hrs !!!!
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