Adelaide Vacations & Travel Packages!
The capital city of the state of South Australia, Adelaide is an elegant city proud of its rich heritage. This vibrant city remains unsullied by a penal colony past. The prosperity of this city is built on agriculture and mining and spectacular private mansions and grand public buildings command a significant place in the midst of modern high-rises. Gardens, galleries, and museums are some of the finest treasures in the city. Lovers of arts can involve themselves in symphony, opera, and thriving live music scene. Despite the big-city tourist attractions, wide boulevards and parklands seem not so crowded.
Places of Interest in Adelaide
A great place to start the city tour, North Terrace is a handsome tree-lined boulevard graced by cultural and historical treasures. Major attractions located at North Terrace are Parliament House, State Library of South Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia, and the South Australian Museum. Other treasures of North Terrace include the Ayer's Historic House, the Adelaide Botanical Garden, and the Migration Museum.
Adelaide Botanical Garden:
The wonderland of botanical treasures, Adelaide Botanical Garden features educational theme plantings such as a Australian native species, Mediterranean garden, medicinal plantings, and a wetland designed to sequester enough water to irrigate the grounds. Inside Adelaide Botanical Garden, there is located the Santos Museum of Economic Botany. This museum offers insight to the significant role that plants play in day to day life through a series of permanent collection.
Art Gallery of South Australia:
Exhibiting one of the finest art collections in Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia is located in the heart of the cultural precinct of the city. This elegant Victorian building was built in 1881. The collections in the museum cross all mediums from paintings, metalwork, sculpture, textiles, and photographs to ceramics, furniture, and jewelry. The collection spans the colonial times to the present.
South Australian Museum:
Located adjacent to the State Library, South Australian Museum is a top research facility famed for its aboriginal heritage collections. This museum, in addition to the arrayed Australian collection, also features artifacts from the South Pacific islands in the permanent Pacific Cultures Gallery. Visitors can also gaze upon Egyptian antiquities and explore local flora and fauna at the South Australian Biodiversity Gallery. Visitors coming with kids can take them to explore the natural history exhibits with stuffed specimens, skeletons, and fossils.