Adelaide is the capital of South Australia. It is one of the most populous cities in the country and is known for its outdoor activities, fine arts, restaurants, and shopping streets. The place is renowned for its opal industry that produces some of the finest opal stones and jewelleries. Including beaches, gardens, and wildlife areas, the place has many sightseeing attractions that can keep you engaged for several days. Our short holiday in Adelaide was quite adventurous. Mentioned below are the best places in the city that can offer lasting memories.
South Australian Museum
Located in the city center, the South Australian Museum is a well-known attraction in Adelaide. Besides a natural history museum, the building also has a research wing. The place was established in the year 1856 and has multiple galleries for exhibiting various types of artifacts. Here you can see a detailed presentation of Australian Aboriginal Cultures and Pacific Cultures. The exhibits generally relate to the cultural development and evolution of the region. It took us almost a day to tour the entire museum including the library wing. The entry fee for every adult is 15 AUD.
Founded in 1883, the Adelaide Zoo is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries in Australia. The place serves as a natural habitat for over 2500 animals that includes nearly 300 exotic species. Tasmanian devils, wombats, and kangaroos are some of the native species you can see in here. The zoo also has giant pandas, gibbons, orangutans, bears, and Sumatran tigers. The entry fee is around 37 AUD.
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Our next destination was Adelaide Botanic Garden and the place offered a relaxing experience. The garden spans over an area of 51 hectares and houses a beautiful botanic park. The top attractions of this spot are a bicentennial conservatory, a rose garden, and a tropical house. The place offers free entry in addition to guided tours.