The capital of South Australia Adelaide is the fifth largest city in Australia. The city is set amidst Gulf St Vincent to the west and the Mount Lofty ranges to the east. It offers some of the best beaches, museums and native wildlife. It is famous for Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe, WOMADelaide, Adelaide Festival of Ideas and Tasting Australia. There are many interesting places to visit in Adelaide which includes -
Adelaide Botanic Garden that is located in the northeast corner of Adelaide city centre is a 125 acre public garden in the Adelaide Park Lands. It features diverse gardens consisting of Wollemi Pine from the period of dinosaurs, Amazonica Waterlily that blossoms suring the night and Australia’s oldest avenue of Morton Bay Fig trees. The Palm House is a restoed Victorian glasshouse imported from Germany in 1875. It was designed by German architect Gustav Runge.
Adelaide Zoo the second oldest zoo of Australia that is a non-profit organization and the only major metropolitan zoo. Located in the parklands north of the city centre of Adelaide, South Australia it is a full is a full institutional member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). You will find here 1,800 animals belonging to 300 native and exotic species. Opened in December 2009 the Giant Panda exhibit consists of two Giant Pandas, Wang Wang and Funi.
Art Gallery of South Australia which is one of the three significant visual arts museum in the Australian state of South Australia located on the cultural boulevard of North Terrace in Adelaide. It has the second largest collection of art after the National Gallery of Victoria having over 35,000 works of art. Formerly the gallery was known as the National Gallery of South Australia. The collection represents works by British portrait painters like – Robert Peake, Peter Lely, Anthony van Dyck and Thomas Gainsborough. Sculpture includes works by Rodin, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Jacob Epstein
Cleland Conservation Park which is a conservation park in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia lies 12 kilometres from Adelaide City centre. The park has over 130 species of Australian wildlife from kangaroos to koalas. Some of the rare and endangered species includes the Yellow-footed Rock Bush Stone-curlew, Wallaby and Brush-tailed Bettong.Visitors to the park get an opportunity to touch the animals and interact with them because many of them are roaming free in the 35 hectare park. Engaging interpretation, daily educational keeper talks and personalised guided tours al this makes visit to the park worthwhile. There is also a licensed café and retail shop having something for everyone.