A freelance writer and traveller who likes to explore the spiritual, literary and hidden gems of Adelaide and beyond.
Published May 25th 2015
Warm up this winter in Adelaide
There is no excuse to stay inside this winter. Adelaide council has a campaign to lure residents into the city with a 'Wear a Winter Coat' promotion (#Winter CoatADL). Rug up in your winter coat and woolies to make the most of Adelaide's cooler months.
The campaign is led by prominent Adelaide people like the Lord Mayor Martin Haese. He encourages people to see the city during the cooler months, there is still lots to see and do. He states there are no excuses as all you need is a winter coat and you are good to get around in our mild winters. Adelaide does indeed have some great places to discover this winter.
Five great reasons to visit Adelaide this winter.
Adelaide Central Market
Find a bargain book, grab a coffee at your favourite café, try Lucia's. Get all your produce, fish, breads, cheeses and more. Stroll around Gouger Street for something different to eat. Adelaide Central Market is closed Sunday and Monday.
Adelaide Central Market - Image City of Adelaide Facebook Page
Adelaide Oval Walk across the newish footbridge and cheer on the Crows (or if you have to, Port Power) on game day. The oval has been winning high praise as a footy venue. Public transport is probably the best way to travel.
Enjoy the best views along the river Torrens after a show at the Cabaret festival. The Cabaret Festival runs from June 5th to 20th with Barry Humphries as Artistic Director. Regattas Bistro is a welcome place to dine by the river with a relaxed vibe.
Adelaide Cabaret Festival - Image Adelaide Cabaret Facebook page
Rundle Mall Any amount of places to shop including the delectable Haighs chocolates. Haigh's recently celebrated 100 years of chocolate making and stores in Adelaide. A pictorial from yesteryear shows the Haigh's flagship store on the corner of King William Street and Rundle Street.
Haigh's flagship store in Adelaide recently celebrating 100 years of operation. Image Haigh's Facebook page
Art Gallery of SA This gallery has an enviable collection of art. The Australian art is on display in the Elder Wing. European and International art is in the Melrose wing. Plus an upcoming standout exhibition for lovers of ceramics, decorative arts, furniture, metalware, paintings, prints and textiles of the 16th to 19th centuries. Treasure Ships, Age of Spices Exhibition opens Saturday 13 June.
Treasure Ships, Age of Spices Exhibition -Image detail: Japan, Dutch trading ship in Japanese waters, c.1870, four-panel screen, opaque watercolour, ink and gold on paper, 67.5 x 138.0 x 11.0 cm; Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth - Image Art Gallery of SA Facebook page
Adelaide City Council are also offering great #WinterCoatADL prizes. Take a picture in your best winter coat garb and upload to Twitter or Instagram. Look for the interactive coasters at cafes, restaurants and retailers across the City and North Adelaide. There are weekly prizes with the major prize of a night for two at the Hilton Hotel. Let's see Adelaide's best winter coats. More info available here.
Adelaide City Council are also offering great #WinterCoatADL prizes. Take a picture in your best winter coat garb and upload to Twitter or Instagram.
Vinnies has a campaign where people can donate their old winter coats for those who are disadvantaged, homeless and in great need this winter. There are collection points throughout the city. Further details here. This good works campaign is in partnership with the Adelaide City Council. Adelaide City Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with St Vincent de Paul to raise $25,000 per year for three years for Vinnie's good works.