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The Best Day Trips to make in Adelaide – Memorable Day Excursions

Adelaide is a great city to visit if you are fan of exploring the local culture of a destination, the reason being that Adelaide has many great attractions that are ideal for day trips.

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South Australian Museum

South Australian Museum

Located in North Terrace, Adelaide, the South Australian Museum is home to one of the finest collections of Aboriginal and other historic artifacts and relics. Generally classified as a natural history museum, the South Australian Museum is one of the top research institutions in Adelaide. Visiting this amazing attraction will give you the opportunity of witnessing ancient artifacts of Aboriginal origin, relics of Aboriginal heritage, natural artifacts from the South Pacific Islands, galleries showcasing collections of fossils and Egyptian relics, as well as galleries showcasing South Australian flora and fauna, its biodiversity, and local minerals and rocks. Spending the day at this exciting museum is sure to be an educational and insightful experience.

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Glenelg

Glenelg

Glenelg is one of the most picturesque and laidback coastal suburbs in Adelaide. Glenelg is known for its beautiful strip of beach and its many leisure attractions. The sidewalks in Glenelg are lined with quaint cafes, eateries, restaurants, and bars, making it a great place to spend the day at. It is actually considered to be one of the best day trips which families can partake in, as the Glenelg has something for everyone. Be it roaming along the beach watching the sunset, browsing through the many stores, blowing off some steam at the local amusement park, or chilling out at a coffee shop, Glenelg offers its visitors multiple opportunities to enjoy themselves. Glenelg is easily accessible from residences such as the Oaks Horizon, which offers accommodation in serviced apartments in Adelaide.

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Cleland Wildlife Park

Cleland Wildlife Park

A visit to Australia is not complete without witnessing at least a part of its wildlife. Visitors of Adelaide can make sure they have their fill of the wildlife of Australia by simply going on a day trip to the Cleland Wildlife Park. Located approximately 20 minutes from Adelaide city centre on Mount Lofty Summit Road, this luscious wildlife park is home some of Australia's most beloved species of wildlife; kangaroos, emus, wallabies, and potoroos. You can be guaranteed the experience of witnessing these fascinating creatures in their natural habitats, and even get up close and feed these creatures with your hands. It truly is a great place to spend an afternoon in.

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North Terrace

North Terrace

North Terrace in Adelaide is an attraction that embodies the history, culture and beauty of Adelaide. As you enter this sprawling terrace the first thing that will greet you is breathtaking beauty of the perfectly manicured lawns and gardens and the awe-inspiring architecture of the buildings that stand on the terrace. One of the main attractions of the North Terrace is the Parliament House; known for its stunning colonial architecture, while the Mitchell Building on the border of the terrace boasts magnificent Gothic Revival Architecture. Apart from the stunning beauty of the terrace and its enchanting ambiance, the North Terrace is also home to attractions such as Ayer's Historic House and the Migration Museum, making it one of the best places for a day trip.

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Art Gallery of South Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia

The reason that this gallery is on this list is because to truly experience the wonder and splendor of the art at the gallery, you will need at least a day! The Art Gallery of South Australia is one of Adelaide's foremost art spaces dedicated to collecting, preserving and showcasing the finest artist expressions in of the people of South Australia over the years. With a collection that includes works originating from the colonial era, the Aboriginal tribes, South Pacific islanders, and contemporary art, a walk through the Art Gallery of South Australia almost takes you back in time through the evolution of artistic expressions. It is a must visit attraction for all lovers of art and culture.

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