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5 Must-visit summer attractions in Adelaide, South Australia – For summers that entice and enthral

Happen to be planning a trip to Adelaide this summer? Then have a look at these delightful destinations, each with its own unique story to tell where you and those with you are bound to have a whale of a time.


Victoria Square

Regardless of whether you fancy a quiet meander, some sightseeing or seek out insta-worthy backdrops to add to your collection of memories in Adelaide, Victoria Square will surely rank as one of the better investments of your time and energy. Fondly called Tarndanyangga, Victoria Square merges the old with the new with some of the city’s corporate giants and age-old public institutions including the Supreme Court of South Australia found bordering the mentioned attraction. As you cover the entirety of Victoria Square, be sure to pause a while by the statue of Queen Victoria which is by far, one of the most cherished landmarks in this part of the metropolis.


Rundle Mall

If you’re racking your brain wondering how to beat the searing temperatures that are part and parcel of the Australian summer, then look no further than Rundle Mall. Ideal for the shopaholic as well as for those visitors to Adelaide who yearn for an enjoyable take on local and international culinary creations, Rundle Mall brings with it countless opportunities to truly unwind and forget every care in the world. Located a short distance from Avani Adelaide Residences which is among hotels in Adelaide City, Rundle Mall showcases a mix of fashion boutiques and a wide spectrum of stores that sell jewellery, electronics and other best buys. Pick out a self-guiding tour brochure and make the most of the Rundle Mall Discovery Trail before focussing your attention on the various dining establishments that continue to add value to being at Rundle Mall.


Mt. Lofty Botanic Garden

Draped in scenic pleasures of varying shapes, sizes and hues, Mt. Lofty Botanic Garden is next on this list of 5 must visit summer attractions in Adelaide. On top of the natural beauty that will be your constant companion as you journey onwards and deeper into the heart of lush vegetation, Mt. Lofty Botanic Garden has served as a canvas for sculptors and artists to promote their work. These include work from renowned local artist, Greg Johns. Encompassing 97 hectares, this attraction will fuel the adventure traveller in you to explore each and every facet that ranges from the Lakeside Trail, Heritage Rose Garden and Fern Gully respectively. Thus, if you wish to get away from it all, then head straight for Lampert Road, Crafers where Mt. Lofty Botanic Garden will soon begin falling into view.


Morialta Conservation Park

Whether you’re enthused about rock climbing and scaling new heights or have always been fascinated by the wonders of bird watching, then Morialta Conservation Park found some 10 km northeast of Adelaide will rank as a thrilling escapade. With a brim-full of rugged landscapes that extend across steep hills, perched cliffs and three waterfalls, the Park is a nature lover’s dream come true. Considered one of the most talked about rock climbing regions in the city which is replete with varying routes and grades, Morialta Conservation Park also provides the avid birdwatcher with plenty of reason to spend time here. Well over 90 species of birds call the Park home and with some luck and patience you will stumble upon species such as the Adelaide Rosella, Yellow-tailed Cockatoo and the Chestnut-rumped Heath Wren.


Himeji Garden

Fancy a break well away from the hustle and bustle of city life? Well then give some thought towards embracing the peace and quiet of Himeji Garden. Consisting of two areas (sensui area and kare sensui area), the visitor will be treated to breathtaking lakes, mountains and a rock garden. What’s more? You can picnic with family and friends or stroll under a canopy of trees en route to reaching an old-fashioned teahouse which is undoubtedly, a highlight of Himeji Garden.