On the banks of the River Torrens, surrounded by beautiful green parklands is the city of Adelaide, in Kaurna country. Adelaide, population 1 100 000, is easy to get around on foot but trams and river ferries are a pleasant alternative to take in the zoo, various historic sites and beaches.
The city is a well-planned metropolis, at the centre of which is Rundle Mall, the major shopping precinct. Adelaide Arcade, off Rundle, is a fine example of the highly decorative style of Victorian retail architecture.
At the western end of Rundle is Hindley Street where nightclubs, bars and restaurants, with plenty of middle eastern food bring the street to life at night.
Her Majestys Theatre, Queens Theatre and Wests Coffee Palace Building are some of the interesting buildings also to be found in the west end around Hindley Street.
The eastern end of Rundle, known as the East End is a busy cafe district.
Adelaides Central Market is a busy marketplace with the best and cheapest fresh food in Australia.
Chinatown and the legendary seafood precinct of Gouger Street are also nearby to the Adelaide city centre.
The Art Gallery of South Australia
The world's largest collection of Western Desert paintings can be seen at The Art Gallery of South Australia.
Adelaide Casino is a little different to most, housed within the beautifully restored old Adelaide Railway Station.
Adelaides Botanic Gardens are sixteen hectares of native and exotic plant species set among artificial lakes and attractions such as the extensive 19th century glasshouse.
Glenelg, Henley and Semaphore beaches offer a relaxed seaside ambience with cafes and fish and chips shops.
National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
The National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, situated at the east end precinct of Adelaide city in Tandanya, is the first institution in Australia devoted to Aboriginal culture. The Institute houses a permanent Aboriginal art collection as well as other exhibitions, artifacts and performances.
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