For my last day in Adelaide, I stayed in the city, and started with an exploration of the botanic gardens.
Another walk through town led me to find a market/dog festival in a park near my hostel. With cheap food options and tons of dogs, it was the perfect way to end my time in Adelaide.
Today was my one organized day trip in Adelaide. South Australia is known for its wine, so I figured I’d have to head to the Barossa Valley and try it out for myself. The view from the drive was lovely.
Our first stop was to Te Aro Winery, but we stayed inside the cellar door for the tasting, so no pictures. Our next stop was to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop. Maggie is a big name here, so the Australian’s on board were very excited to be going to her shop. There were many samples inside, and a beautiful pond with turtles and ducks outside, so I quite enjoyed the stop.
We headed to Lambert Estates next for lunch and our next tasting.
We stopped at a lookout for a great view of the valley.
Our last winery of the day, Pindarie, was the best – the best wine and the best view. The perfect end to a great day!
I headed up to the small German village of Hahndorf this morning. It was so lovely! I was almost reminded of Niagara-on-the-lake, with its small shops and tree-lined streets.
I purchased a day pass on the bus, so decided to put it to good use and head down to Henley Beach. It was much to cold for a swim, but it was lovely.
I stayed in Adelaide today, and started with a little walking tour around the city, before checking out the Adelaide Oval (their sports field) and spending a little more time at Rundle Mall, their main strip.
I got into Adelaide yesterday afternoon, and made a quick visit to the cinemas to watch Beauty & The Beast (it was fantastic). So today I got up bright and early and headed down to Glenelg on the tram, a nearby seaside town. It was cute, but had clearly become very touristy over the last few years.
That afternoon I wandered around Adelaide’s main strip, Rundle Mall, and got some good window shopping done.