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Where is the Prettiest Street in Adelaide?

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Published October 31st 2014
Spring brings out the best in colour and greenery in Adelaide's streets, but which one is the prettiest ? Is it Victoria Avenue in Unley Park, or perhaps Claremont Avenue in Netherby ? My top five green roads in and around Adelaide and SA are listed below.

Frome Road

From North Terrace to Victoria Drive, Frome Road provides a majestic canopy of greenery. The first Plane Trees were planted here over 100 years ago. In spring, the magnificent greenery provides shade for pedestrians, cyclists and cars, while autumn provides a fantastic array of colours as the leaves dwindle and eventually fall.

Frome Road
Frome Road

Seppeltsfield Road

These date palms were planted during the depression just over 80 years ago, and have become a icon that represents Seppeltsfield. With over 2000 date palms spread along several stretches of road in to Seppeltsfield, it is no wonder that this road is a tourist attraction and a regular feature in the Santos Tour Down Under every year.

Date Palms on Seppeltsfield Road
Date Palms on Seppeltsfield Road

Barossa Valley Way

The Barossa Valley Way from Gawler to Nuriootpa is a beautiful stretch of road that passes through farming land, vineyards and towns. My personal favourite stretch is the entrance in to Tanunda, with perfectly maincured pine trees surrounded by roses and other annuals.

Barossa Valley Way
Barossa Valley Way

Barossa Valley Way
Barossa Valley Way

Lady Gowrie Drive

Lady Gowrie Drive from Largs to Outer Harbour is lined with hundreds of Norfolk Island Pines. These grand and imposing pine trees are visible from several kilometres away, and from the sky on aircraft landings, and provide a welcome windbreak for local residents while making the road one of the most scenic beach side trips in Adelaide.

Norfolk Island Pines on Lady Gowrie Drive
Norfolk Island Pines on Lady Gowrie Drive

Northcote Terrace

My personal favourite during November is Northcote Terrace at Gilberton. The blooming Jacarandas provide a purple haze which are a photographer's delight, while also providing travellers with something to marvel at on their travels.

Jacarandas on Northcote Terrace
Jacarandas on Northcote Terrace

So there are my top five streets and roads. Do you have a favourite ? Are there any others that should make the ultimate list of prettiest streets in Adelaide in SA ?
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Plane Tree Drive in Hackney is pretty special all year round :)
by Paula McManus (score: 3|3737) 2519 days ago
I am quite a fan of Duthy Street and its Jacarandas. Carrington Street in the city is also a good purple patch street scene.
by Jenny Esots (score: 3|1585) 2517 days ago
Way Road, Hampstead Gardens, specially now that Jacarandas are blooming.
by sdama (score: 0|2) 2520 days ago
There are lots of beautiful drives through the Adelaide Hills. One that comes to mind goes from Birdwood, through Mt Torrens, Charleston, Woodside and on to Verdun.
by Jenny Brice (score: 1|69) 2519 days ago
Stone street, Panorama. A creek winds through some people's garden
by jones (score: 0|2) 1540 days ago

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