Adelaide - worth a holiday?

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  1. ruffdayz

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    Thanks all ... looks like at the moment we will probably hit Qld (as we have 7 days timeshare to use up there), and head up to Noosa again whilst there, then travel back via old highways on way back and hit up the old coastal holiday towns, as well as Bellingen and Dorrigo, Ballina and Byron.

    But we'll probably end up kenneling pooch as a result.
     
  2. broccoli

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    Ruffdayz, indeed. :(

    :lol:
     
  3. ruffdayz

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    hahah yeah well we'd need to kennel her for a week in Qld.

    The idea behind Adelaide was that we were going to visit family in Griffth and take pooch, but plans have changed a little now.
     
  4. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Use heating in accommodation then : ) And rug up when you are outside.

    What are your interests? Depends on what you want to do as of what would be of great interest to you and fam.
     
  5. ruffdayz

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    Changed the plans slightly. Since we are heading up to Qld anyway, decided we will focus more around Dorrigo/Bellingen/Ebor, and Springbrook/LamingtonNP, etc.

    We enjoy bushwalking quite a bit, and it appears despite exhaustive searches that there really is nothing at Byron/Ballina worth looking at.
     
  6. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Least it's going to be warmer. Have fun :thumbup:
     
  7. Squeezer

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    Well for the sake of anyone else reading this post we do have an awesome open range Zoo at Monarto. The Zoo in the CBD is now pretty ordinary as when animals die they arent being replaced ( The 2 pandas are still at the ADelaide zoo but can be elusive.

    Monarto has open range Wild african hunting dog/ massive Girraffe paddock, Massive Chimp enclosure, Big Lion paddock area. You travel around in buses which stop off at various locations where you can go to viewing platforms etc.


    Wineries ( some of the best in Australia ) with Mclaren vale really close, Barossa bit further and Clare even further out still. Very scenic areas even if you dont drink wine.

    Rugged coastlines down near second valley, Cape jervis, Deep Creek conservation park.

    Murray Mouth, Driving on sand if you have a 4WD, Middleton, Goolwa beaches and a few other more metro beaches you can take cars on such as Aldinga.

    Feb and March definitely the time to be in Adelaide for entertainment - Just way to much to even fathom.
     
  8. PabloEscobar

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    I'm not a fan of Gin, but apparently KI Spirits do quiet a tasty one.

    https://www.kispirits.com.au/

    KI is a fair way out of Adelaide, and the ferry costs as much as the one to Tasmania... so I'd got to Tassie instead.
     
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    Also got to try the KI honey.....it's something special apparently.
     
  10. Diode

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    If anyone else is considering Adelaide, never travel to Adelaide to 'see Adelaide'. It's not a tourist city, and anyone who has not heeded to this advice said they were bored. At max spend 1 day seeing the sights of the city. Car hire is a must and it should be spent in the regional areas of South Australia. Close to Adelaide you can easily get to...

    Adelaide Hills
    Barossa Valley
    Clare Valley
    Fleurieu Peninsula
     
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  11. PabloEscobar

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    Echoing what Diode Says, Adelaide - Average, SA - Great.

    Adelaide as a City, is pretty boring, there isn't really a lot 'to do'.
    If you like sport, you should time your visit to see either Footy or Cricket at the Adelaide Oval.

    March is really the only month when things are happening (Clipsal, TDU, Fringe Etc), so if you're coming for an 'Event' its good.
     
  12. Diode

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    It's a great oval, but they are really extorting SA sports fans on ticket and food prices there. I go and catch a Crows game there and it costs $77 for nose bleed general admin tickets. For less than half that price you can catch an epic head to head game at the G.

    Mad March is a good time to be in Adelaide if you wish to stick around the city.
     
  13. alexb618

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    ive never paid more than about $24 for unreserved GA at adelaide oval...
     
  14. Diode

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    May I ask where you're getting your tickets? :wired:

    Crows games?

    Every single time I book it's 4 weeks out from the game on the Ticketek website and there isn't usually many GA seats to pick from.
     
  15. alexb618

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    off ticketek or at the gate.

    you might be looking at the reserved seating, they are about $70. GA is not a reserved seat, it just gives you access to the back blocks at the top of the main stands, a couple of blocks down near the goals at the scoreboard end, and standing room on the hill.
     
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    Ahh! Actually just looking at my last MCG purchase it was $72 for a reserved seat. Maybe once I had unreserved seats for less. I guess the thing in Adelaide is that all seats are reserved and only standing unreserved?
     

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