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Adelaide - worth a holiday?

Discussion in 'Holidays & Travel' started by ruffdayz, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Sledge

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    I live here, and very much take exception to this attitude!!

    oh wait.. no i don't really.. you're right.. :(
     
  2. Diode

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    Mate, no ones jealous. I think you'll find the declining population and increasing unemployment evidence of that. I couldn't get the same type of job if I returned home and this is the sort of BS ex pats of Adelaide are sick of.
     
  3. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    And there is is again folks. Jealousy reigns supreme. Haters gonna hate.

    Adelaide:
    2011 Livability Index winner
    2012 Livability Index winner, 5th in the Global Livability Survey
    2013 Livability Index winner
    2014: equal fifth, beating Sydney
    2015: Global Livability Survey, equal fifth
    2016: Global Livability Survey, equal fifth
    2017: Global Livability Survey, equal fifth

    How Melbourne even gets on the list with it's shit weather, no beaches and ridiculous housing affordability is beyond me. Having been there many times the best part is crossing the border back to Adelaide.

    Oh my bad, they have St Kinda and pier right....

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    Such a lovely beach to take the kids :)
     
  4. PabloEscobar

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    It's a nice place to live... But I wouldn't want to visit...

    Plan me a 7 day Adelaide city holiday.

    Me - Average white, suburbanised slob I like football and porno and books about war.
    Wife - Like Photography and beaches
    Kid 1 - 7 year old, Loves dinosaurs and lego
    Kid 2 - 3 year old. Anything Goes

    What does Adelaide offer, that I wouldn't have better experience, somewhere else?

    TBH, The only thing I can think of, is the Adelaide Oval game day experience.

    Zoo - Shit, better off Going to Taronga or Melbourne.
    Museum - Shit, better off going to Sydney.
    Casino - Shit, better off going literally anywhere else.
    Art Galleries - Pretty poor.
    Food - Not terrible, but not 'destination level'
    Attractions - lul wat?
    Nightlife - lul wat?
    Chuches - I think we win this... So I guess, if that's your thing, come on down.
     
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  5. kombiman

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    Best thing out of R=Adelaide is the princess highway!

    Can't find spoiler... I Lived there for many years before moving away and settling in Qld after some OS living. Still wouldn't live there but it is ok!
     
  6. MUTMAN

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    someone on ocau used to have a sig along the lines of
    sleep with ya dadelaide
    says it all really
     
  7. Diode

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    So who was #1 ? You can't play this game if you're not going to tell everyone who's #1 for 2017. :lol:

    You can't gloat about how well Adelaide has done on the global livability rank and then say it's total BS because Melbourne tops the list. lol. :lol:

    Anyhow the global livability ranking doesn't mean anything when it comes to tourism. People want to visit attractions like the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbor etc. Even Melbourne gets looked over by many International tourists because it doesn't have the big icons, even though it has great depth in arts, sport, and culture.

    Either way I'm sure this thread is convincing people it's not worth a holiday. We have local people saying it's not worth it and we also have locals dead set on insulting the potential east coast customers.
     
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  8. Ratzz

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    This. If you don't have local knowledge and a social life, Adelaide isn't worth going to. Many parts of SA, yes. Adelaide, no.
    If on the other hand you live in Adelaide, have friends and a social life, its a great place. Decent beaches, half decent climate, plenty of regional shit to do on weekends. Nice laid back lifestyle. Cheap housing. The green band around the CBD is something every city, everywhere, should have.

    Tourist destinations? What are they? If you don't like churches, or the excitement :confused: of riding in a bus on a quasi train line, then there is nothing there for you. Nada. It wouldn't even be a great base for excursions, you'd be better heading up to Renmark or Berri if you want a base.

    I lived in Port Adelaide (well, Alberton, but near enough) for a couple of years and quite liked it. I wouldn't bother visiting though, unless I were visiting friends, which I occasionally do.
     
  9. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Well duuuuuhhh, why do you think I mentioned Melbourne in the post and why it even makes the list :lol:

    How are your glorious beaches going? What's that I hear you say? What beaches?? :D
     
  10. Tinian

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    :lol: Get your eyesight checked.
    I was going to say this; it's worth getting along to watch a test, particularly with the day/night experience now.
    :thumbup:
     
  11. PabloEscobar

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    So your pitch for Adelaide is,

    "Visit Adelaide - It's not Melbourne or Sydney"

    I mean, you're not wrong... You know the easiest way to tell it's not Melbourne or Sydney, Both Melbourne and Sydney have things to do.
     
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  12. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I don't need a "pitch", it doesn't want to be Melbourne or Sydney, far far from it. Gawd I can't think of any worse places to live than those cities :sick:
     
  13. PabloEscobar

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    That's great, But this is the Holidays and Travel Forum...

    Seriously, throw me an itinerary for a 7 Day Family trip to Adelaide.
     
  14. Tinian

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    That shows remarkable ignorance and lack of imagination.
     
  15. JustHarry

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    Lol if anyone here actually thinks there is nicer beaches in the 100km radius of Melbourne, please, go get your head checked. Adelaide has nicer beaches. Period.

    Adelaide as a city is far cleaner and easier to navigate than Melbourne. By far.
     
  16. Tinian

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    So your experience is now beaches within 100km of Melbourne?
    Of course it is, one of them is a city.
     
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    Someone said food isn't destination worthy and nightlife doesn't exist. You obviously don't know where to find good food, and night life is actually decent. Least you can get into clubs without being harassed by bouncers about your shoes, shirts, pants, eyebrows, beard, or why you don't have 47 women hanging off your shoulder because if you come in you'll "throw off da ratio bro". Melbourne clubbing sucks IMO, nightlife in general is good.

    Adelaide is just a great place to live, but I wouldn't come here for a holiday, there's just not much to do besides relax which I guess isn't a bad thing.

    Edit: Actually if you come, come during The Fringe... the whole city is alive and pumping and the vibe is great. It's like it totally transforms into another destination for a month until it reverts back to it's former self.
     
  19. PabloEscobar

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    I can find good food. but It's not 'food I would fly to Adelaide for'... If you want to recommend something, fire away, I'll add it the itinerary that Mr Chilled will provide :).

    - Fringe is Good, Maybe we can update the Pitch "Adelaide - It's not Melbourne or Sydney - Come in March if you want to do anything"
     
  20. hawks667

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    Its a good place to fuel up when heading north...
     
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