There’s a cafe on East Rundle Street in Adelaide, where every inch of wall space is papered with event posters. There are at least a hundred of them – posters for sporting events, local gigs, drama performances, the opera, art festivals, carnivals for kids.
Not unusual for a cafe looking for a bit of ambience, you might think – until you realise that all the posters are for things that are happening that month. This is Adelaide – a city where there’s always something on.
Adelaide’s generous boulevards and elegant architecture provide the perfect backdrop for all sorts of holiday activities. No matter what takes your interest, there’s something that will pique your curiosity.
Whether you want to be entertained, get out and party, or just relax with the family on holiday, Adelaide has something for you. For shopaholics, wander down Rundle Mall and indulge in some retail therapy. There’s more than 800 shops to choose from, so you won’t run out of options.
Just be sure to pick up some treats from Haigh’s Chocolates – they’ll help you deal with life when you eventually have to go home. Stop by Jurlique for beauty products, and at RM Williams to take home merchandise from the legendary Outback outfitter.
South Australian MuseumIf you want to immerse yourself in South Australia’s rich arts and culture, stroll along North Terrace – Adelaide’s “cultural boulevard.” It’s home to the Aboriginal Cultures Gallery in the South Australian Museum, Adelaide Botanic Garden and the National Wine Centre. Just around the corner, wander through the fascinating National Aboriginal Cultural Institute – Tandanya.
And if you’re after a meal or a drink, there are more than 700 restaurants, cafes and pubs to choose from. So, sample the al fresco styles of East Rundle Street, try the seafood and Asian cuisine at Gouger Street, and treat yourself to some fine dining at the restaurants and cafes of North Adelaide.
But if there’s one thing you absolutely must do, it’s take a trip to the Adelaide Central Market. It’s open every Saturday – and the best time to turn up is early in the morning for breakfast.
Adelaide CoastHead for the Coast
Situated along the coastline of Gulf St Vincent, Adelaide’s beach districts stretch out over an area that’s almost thirty kilometres long. That’s a lot of sand for you to play on.
Head down to the cosmopolitan Jetty Road at Glenelg, enjoy the seaside village atmosphere at Brighton, or take in the stunning views from Kingston House, located at Kingston Park. And don’t miss Semaphore, for a classic beach escape, with everything from an historic carousel and coastal train ride, through to fish and chip cafes and kite flying festivals.
Adelaide Convention CentreVenue
The venue for both Meetings is the Adelaide Convention Centre which forms part of the business and entertainment precinct known as the Adelaide Plaza. Situated on the banks of the River Torrens, the Adelaide Plaza also includes the Adelaide Casino, Intercontinental Adelaide and the Adelaide Festival Centre. A comprehensive range of accommodation is available just a few minutes walk from the Plaza.
The halls of the Convention Centre comprise over 6,800 square meters of pillarless and carpeted flat floor space with a ceiling height of 10.5m. There is direct road access to the Centre with 3 drive-in ramps into the exhibition areas.
The academic sessions will take place in the Convention Centre and all lunches, morning and afternoon teas and post-session drinks will be held within the exhibition area in the Convention Centre