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Published May 12th 2018
Take a Stroll along the River or Hear the Bells Ring
Discover Adelaide, produced by Brian and Joy Grant, is a compilation of all that is great about our lovely city. It tells the story of Adelaide, her history and buildings and how she has grown from humble beginnings to be the thriving city of arts and culture that we know today.
Discover Adelaide commences with our lovely River Torrens, discussing how its uses both in the past and today for everything from rowing to cruises and as the backdrop for family picnics and activities. As you follow the river, you will discover historic homes and buildings, the lovely Botanic Gardens, churches and University Campuses.
Visit Old and New Parliament House and the Jam Factory before hearing the bell ringers at the Adelaide Town Hall. Take a tour of the Adelaide Central Market and Chinatown before finding your way back to hear the history of the Mall area, including Adelaide Arcade, Beehive Corner and the Mall's Balls (Spheres).
Here the bells of Adelaide Town Hall ring. Photo: YellowMonkey, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported
Learn about the East End and discover a vibrant nightlife of cafes and French architecture before heading beyond North Terrace to the iconic Adelaide Oval and Entertainment Centre precincts and then Adelaide's historic theatres. Step behind the gates of Government House and take a look inside to enjoy ornate ceilings, crystal chandeliers and Italian marble fireplaces.
Take a look behind the gates of Government House. Photo: Jim Owens PMP, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
Discover Adelaide provides a useful narrative to pique the interest of locals and tourists alike and is a great gift idea for interstate and overseas relatives to entice them to a visit. With ideas of places to visit and things to do and suggestions of tours and transport options, Discover Adelaide provides just enough to entice curiosity.
Discover Adelaide costs $19.95 and can be purchased by contacting the creators.