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For all your confectionery fix, Blackebys Old Sweet Shop in Rundle Mall is the place to be. Be it traditional Aussie sweets or any other candy from across the globe, they have it all covered. This huge paradise for sweet and chocolate lovers will tempt you with their arrays of hard boiled sweets, fudge, gums, toffees and mints. Definitely a must visit for kids of all ages!
Franklin Central Apartments is a 4-star property ideally located in the heart of Adelaide city centre. It offers modern apartments with kitchen facilities and flat-screen TV. All self-contained apartments at Franklin Central Adelaide feature heating and air conditioning, separate living area, and fully-equipped kitchen. Crack Kitchen cafe, 800-metres away is open for breakfast and lunch. Guests can also charge their meals at a selection of local restaurants to their rooms. Franklin Central Apartments is located less than 10 minutes’ walk each from Adelaide Casino and the cafés and restaurants on Gouger Street. Rundle Mall shopping precinct is 700 metres away.
This nationwide store is the offspring of the quarterly journal, Australian Geographic, which was established in 1986 by famous Australian adventurer and business entrepreneur, Dick Smith. Step into this softly lit oasis and allow your stresses to be soothed away with relaxing music and bird sounds, punctuated intermittently by a croaking frog. Choose from the wide variety of unique, good quality home-ware, toys, books, clothes gadgets and outdoor equipment. Mail Order and online purchasing also available.
Set in the heart of Adelaide city overlooking Victoria Square, Hilton Adelaide boasts a heated outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness centre and a tennis court with a jogging track. Guests enjoy spacious modern rooms, a restaurant and a lobby lounge and bar. Guests can explore Adelaide's Central Market which is located next door, and around the corner you will find Chinatown and Gouger Street; Adelaide’s largest restaurant precinct. You can catch a tram from directly outside the hotel to Glenelg Beach, which is a 20-minute ride away. Accommodation options include stylish deluxe and executive rooms and suites. All rooms offer views either east towards the Adelaide Hills or west towards the Bay. Other amenities include a mini bar, hairdryer, security safe, tea and coffee making facilities. Coal Cellar + Grill highlights the best of South Australia’s produce using a variety of cooking methods including the feature charcoal grill and rotisserie. The Lobby Lounge and Collins Bar are ideal for unwinding in the evening with your favourite beverage.
Situated on the banks of the River Torrens, the InterContinental is adjacent to Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Convention Centre and the Adelaide Casino. Each room and suite offers lovely city views and a luxurious, marble bathroom. Adelaide InterContinental guests can dine at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Riverside or enjoy award-winning Japanese cuisine at Shiki. Both restaurants offer extensive wine lists featuring a selection of award-winning Adelaide wines. The Atrium Lounge offers an elegant, relaxing atmosphere ideal for afternoon tea, cocktails or late-night drinks. It also features live entertainment throughout the weekend. Located on level 21, Club InterContinental offers private lounge access. Each of the hotel’s 367 rooms and suites are beautifully decorated and include a spacious, ergonomically designed work area with high-speed internet access. All of the spacious bathrooms offer a separate bathtub and a walk-in shower. The InterContinental Health and Fitness Centre offers a full gymnasium, personal training upon request and heated outdoor pool. The hotel’s tour desk can assist with booking local activities and unique events around Adelaide.
Elegant heritage buildings house the state's premier information retrieval facility. Whether thumbing the pages of a manuscript, pawing over archives or surfing the net, the State Library can accommodate every need. Particular highlights include the Mortlock Library of South Australiana, which is located in the beautifully restored Jervois Wing and contains a wealth of information about the state. The Institute Building plays host to the Bradman Collection, a wonderful assortment of cricket items belonging to the greatest batsman of them all. Different sections of the library have different timing, kindly check the website for the same.
Owned and run by Adelaide Repertory Theatre, the cozy little Arts Theatre is ideal for plays and musical productions and a variety of other shows. Often used for specialist music concerts, such as those by visiting folk performers, it is a good place for less expensive entertainment and is popular with entrepreneurs trying to keep ticket prices down. With a packed schedule featuring a variety of plays, musicals, concerts and stage shows, there's plenty to keep you inspired at this little theater.
Offering numerous tours, including "behind the scenes" peaks of its highly-regarded natural history collections, the South Australian Museum is sure to delight and amaze. Serious students and wide-eyed novices alike will marvel at more than four million artifacts displayed in exhibits highlighting everything from Ancient Egyptian to Early Pacific cultures. Perhaps most impressive is the museum's collection of Aboriginal artifacts and archival material, the largest in the world. After learning about the rich histories and cultures that the museum chronicles, visitors can enjoy the on-site coffee shop and museum gift shop.
Established in 1881, this historic and attractive Victorian building on leafy North Terrace holds one of the most extensive art collections in Australia. With an impressive collection of nearly 45,000 artworks, this revered art gallery is believed to comprise of the second-largest state art collection in the country. The museum's massive collection includes rare and valuable works that range from paintings and sculptures, to textiles and jewelry. While international artworks abound, the gallery is most well known for its notable Aboriginal art collections, the oldest of which date back to the 1800s. It also comprises of Australian artworks that revolve around pastoral themes, such as the kind manifested in Tom Robert's A break away!, or John Russell's A clearing in the forest. Both special and permanent exhibitions are held here.
A major landmark in central Adelaide, the Festival Centre is South Australia's premier theatre complex and home to the Adelaide Festival of Arts. Set on the banks of the picturesque River Torrens, this splendid arts center comprises a full proscenium arch Festival Theatre, an intimate playhouse, a versatile studio theater, an open-space performance venue, a bistro, a late-night bar and gallery space. The complex lies in close proximity to Skycity Adelaide Casino, Parliament House and the central railway station. It is also just a stone's throw from the city's major shopping precinct, Rundle Mall.
BreakFree Adelaide is located in the vibrant arts precinct of Adelaide, within easy walking distance to cafés and restaurants. It offers fully furnished studios and apartments. BreakFree Hotel Adelaide offers a variety of self-catering accommodation within close proximity to the cultural hub of Adelaide's West End. The front desk is open 24 hours a day. Guests have access to free WiFi in in public areas, while in room WiFi is available at an additional charge of AU $15 per day for 1GB. The City Loop free bus service stops directly outside BreakFree Adelaide. The casino, Adelaide Convention Centre and Rundle Shopping Mall are nearby.
Perfect for a day out, the Adelaide Botanic Garden is a wonderful place for both a recreational and educational outing. The place is used by many organizations to host local events and private functions too. Inside the gardens are water sculptures, secluded garden spaces and plant conservatories. A great spot for family outings, learn about exotic species of plants and flowers.