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Best Water Attractions in Adelaide

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River Torrens

Bordering the city of Adelaide this river is very important, the River Torrens has been a major landmark and even a hot spot for events in the city. The river gets its name from Colonel Robert Torrens, one of the founding fathers of the city. The river side offers excellent views of the city and has restaurants, cafes and pubs all around where you can find locals relaxing in after work.

Adelaide, SA, Australia
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Waterfall Gully

Located in the eastern part of Adelaide, Waterfall Gully is a fun tourist destination composed of breath-taking waterfalls and the scenic Mount Lofty summit from where you can experience a bird's eye view of the surrounding landscape. Ideal for a day picnic, the area has several picnic sites and offers plenty of walking and hiking opportunities as well. There is an onsite restaurant serving delightful food.

Adelaide, SA, Australia
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Henley Beach

Henley Beach is one of the two closest beaches to Adelaide central business district and is a favorite spot to cool off after work on hot summer evenings. Henley's bustling centre of beach side activity revolves around the grassy foreshore, jetty and alfresco cafe precinct. There are nine restaurants within the precinct offering a variety of cuisine including Thai, Greek, Italian and good old Aussie fish and chips. With all this temptation to overindulge, it is perhaps no accident that Henley Surf Life Saving Club is conveniently located just off the precinct.

Adelaide, SA, Australia
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Glenelg Beach

Glenelg Beach is located in the suburb of Glenelg just 12 kilometers (7.45 miles) from Adelaide. Find a quiet spot with a book, sit back and soak up the sun on the sandy white beach. The Beach House amusement park offers entertainment for children as well as adults. It's great for a dip in the sea and very safe since the Glenelg's Surf Life Save Club provides supervised swimming scope. The company of friendly dolphins is not unlikely while swimming as dolphin swim and/or watch is the biggest attraction of the beach. Apart from these relaxing activities, you can indulge yourself in some aquatic adventures like snorkeling, diving and water sports. The Jetty Road along the beach is lined with a variety of dining and shopping options. Year after year, the Glenelg Beach is regarded as one of the best holiday locations.

Adelaide, SA, Australia
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Port Princess Cruise Boat

Step on board the Port Princess Cruise Boat for a remarkable tour through the Port River. Spot some of the city's famed riverside attractions, and be sure to have your camera handy for there are some sights along the course that you would want to capture. Port Princess Cruise Boat also offers dolphin spotting, and the boat can also be hired for private events.

Adelaide, SA, Australia
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Brighton and Seacliff

Four kilometers south of Glenelg lie the quieter, more relaxed beaches of Brighton and Seacliff. Brighton is ideal for swimming and jetty fishing, with the jetty noted for its Arch of Remembrance and its controversial wind chimes. Jetty Road in Brighton is also renowned for its modest but friendly alfresco dining. Seacliff on the other hand boasts a yacht club, the Seacliff Hotel, barbecue facilities amongst the pines of Kingston Park and a pleasant beach side caravan park. Seacliff beach is a regular launching spot for boats.

Adelaide, SA, Australia
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