Adelaide is the capital city of the state South Australia, Australia. The area of the city is 1,827 sq. km with the population of 1.203 million peoples. The City Adelaide was established on 28th December, 1836 and the residents of the city are called ‘Adelaidean”. As Adelaide is the centre of commerce and government, we can see many government and financial site in the city. Adelaide is ranked as Australia’s most liveable city and listed in top 10 World’s Most Liveable Country Index in 2010. The city was planned and designed by the first surveyor-general of South Australia.
10 Must to Visit Tourist Attractions in Adelaide
1. Art Gallery of South Australia
The Art Gallery of South Australia is situated in the city of Adelaide, South Australia. It was established in the year 1881 and Victorian Architecture Style was used to construct the gallery. The timing of the gallery is 10:am to 5:00 pm daily. More than 7,00,000 visitors have visited the site in 2011. The gallery is well known for its international collections of art including British art and Japanese art. The State Library of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide are located near the Art Gallery of South Australia.
2. Adelaide Botanic Garden
The Adelaide Botanic Garden is situated to the north of Adelaide City Centre in the city of Adelaide, South Australia. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Adelaide. Among the three botanic gardens in Adelaide, the Adelaide Botanic Garden is more visited by the tourist and a major tourist attraction in the city. It is located in Adelaide Park Lands with 125 acres of land. The garden was opened in the year 1857 and was funded by the Government of South Australia. The famous Rose Garden and Palm House are located within the Garden.
3. Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo is situated in the city of Adelaide, South Australia. It is the second oldest zoo in Australia and is operates without any profit. It was opened on 23rd May, 1883 with an area of 8 hectares. The timing of the zoo is 9:30 am to 5:00 pm daily. The animals like Funi, Wang Wang, and Karta can be seen in the zoo. The zoo also contains 2000 animals and more than 200 species. It is a member of World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and Zoo and Aquarium Association. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Adelaide
4. Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Oval is a cricket stadium located in the city of Adelaide, South Australia. The stadium has the capacity of 53,500 audience at a time. The stadium is located in the parklands between the city centre and North Adelaide and is managrd by Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority. The stadium was opened in the year 1871 and the first test match was played in 1884. Many other games like Football and Australian Rules Football are also played in the stadium.
5. South Australian Museum
South Australian Museum is a museum situated in the city of Adelaide, South Australia. It contains natural history and is a research centre located in the cultural precinct of the Adelaide Parklands. The timing of the museum is 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. It was founded in the year 1856. The richest prize for natural science art in Australia, Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize is awarded annually in the name of the museum. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Adelaide.
6. Victoria Square, Adelaide
Victoria Square also known as Tarndanyangga is situated in city of Adelaide, South Australia. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Adelaide. The timing of the square is 8:30 am to 5:30 pm from Monday to Friday and remain closed on Saturday and Sunday. The name Victoria Square is kept to honour the Queen Victoria of British Empire and a statue of the Queen Victoria is kept in the center of the square. The square is bordered by many government and commercially oriented buildings and institutions. The location of the Square is in the center of the city.
7. National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide
National Railway Museum is the largest railway museum in Australia, situated in Port Adelaide, South Australia. It contains 100 exhibits as the property of the museum to display. The museum was established in 1988 by the owner National Railway Museum Inc. The timing of the museum is 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The historical buildings like Goods Shed, Woodville Signal Cabin, Eudunda Gang Shed are located within the museum.
8. Morialta Conservation Park
Morialta Conservation Park is a protected park situated near the city of Adelaide, South Australia. We can perform the activities like rock climbing, bushwalking and bird watching. It was established on 2nd August, 1990 with 5.33 sq. km of land. The park is managed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The park shares the Mediterranean climate and has many path ways.
9. Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide
Holy Trinity Church is originally a trinity church in the city of Adelaide, South Australia. Many cathedral functions has been taken in Holy Trinity Church. It is a holy Anglican Church located on North Terrace. It is the best tourist attraction for ancient architect/church lovers. Every Sunday, the church holds a special class for the primary and high schools students.
10. Football Park
Football park is an Australian rules football ground located in West Lakes (a Suburb) in Adelaide, South Australia. The stadium was opened on 4th May, 1974 with the capacity of 51,515 audience at a time. Various architect had worked together to construct the stadium and it costs $ 6.6 millions. It is the fifth largest Australian rule football stadium in Australia according to the capacity of audience. The stadium has also hosted the cricket and football matches.
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Article first published on April 13, 2015.