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Travel Times to Tour Destinations from Adelaide
Adelaide Hills 20 minutes drive
McLaren Vale (Fleurieu Peninsula) 40 minutes drive
The Barossa 60 minutes drive
Victor Harbor (Fleurieu Peninsula) 70 minutes drive
River Murray - Murray Bridge 60 minutes drive
Clare Valley - Starts at Auburn 90 minutes drive
Kangaroo Island 30 minute flight
Kangaroo Island
More General & Tourist Information can be found at

90 minute drive to ferry then a 45 min crossing (approx)
Flinders Ranges (Wilpena Pound)

approx 5 hours
with rest stops

Q. Does Adelaide have an international airport or do we have to connect from Sydney or Melbourne?

A. Yes, Adelaide does have an International Airport. Singapore Airlines, and Malaysia Airlines offer direct flights from Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. There are around 20 flights from Melbourne and Sydney daily, so domestic connections are easily organised.

Q. How far is it to Kangaroo Island from Adelaide city and how do I get there?

A. See above chart. Visitors to Adelaide can easily reach Kangaroo Island by sea or air. A short 30 minute flight from Adelaide Airport brings you to Kingscote Airport on Kangaroo Island. The airport is located 13km from Kingscote. Car rental on Kangaroo Island can be organized here at
Transfers are available, but arrangements should be made when booking your flight. Sealink operate ferries each day from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw. Bookings are essential for ferry and coach connections. There is a day tour to Kangaroo Island from Adelaide with Sealink if time is short.
We recommend a stay of 2 -3 days on KI. is ideal.

More Tourist and General Information for Kangaroo Island can be found at

Sealink run the Ferry Service to Kangaroo Island & the website is

Q. Are there any Health Retreats close to Adelaide?

A. Yes Adelaide is the ideal setting for a healthy holiday. Set in the foothills of Norton Summit, 20 minutes east of the city centre, is Adelong Lifestyle Accommodation. Three fully self-contained villas offer have sauna, spa pool, gym (with professional massage table) and aromatherapy facilities for you to enjoy.

Q When do the wineries open?

A It varies from winery to winery but most are open between 10am - 5pm. If visiting a wine region limit your visits to around 3 wineries in the morning, then lunch at a fourth then a couple on the way back to Adelaide this will avoid rushing from winery to winery. Rockford Winery in the Barossa is a personal favourite.
There is a map of the wine regions and a wine & food touring guide available from The South Australian Tourism Commission in King William Street

Q. Can you tell us about the Gondola service in Adelaide?

A. The Torrens Lake has a Gondola service using original Venetian Gondolas that can take up to 12 people in a group. Contact Roger on (618) 8358 1800

Q. Where can we go on a Paddle Steamer?

A. Paddle Steamers cruise along Australia's largest waterway, the Murray River. Captain Cook Cruises and Proud Australia Holidays offer a range of holiday packages on a variety of historic Paddle Steamers. Also a number of day tour companies have a morning tea/afternoon tea cruise as part of a Big River day itinerary on specific days.

Q. Where can I go on a Steam Train?

A.The Steam Ranger service runs Steam Trains from Goolwa to Victor Harbour on the weekends and during the week in school holiday times. Steam Train engine is replaced with a diesel engine during total fire ban days.
For more information
Australian Rail Travel Center (618) 8231 4366

Q. What are the main wildlife parks near Adelaide.

A. Cleland Conservation Park in the hills below Mount Lofty, Urimbirra Wildlife Park Victor Harbour, Gorge Wildlife Park up Gorge road in the Adelaide hills.

Q. Can I get to Cleland Conservation & Wildlife Park on Public Transport?

A. Yes! Hills Transit buses service the Adelaide Hills. You can catch bus number 822 from the city during the week and it will drop you off at the entrance to Cleland Wildlife Park. For more information contact the Passenger Transport Board InfoLine on 8210 1000.

Q. Where can I go in Adelaide on Free Public Transport.

A. There is the Adelaide Bee-Line and City Loop buses six days a week, plus the Adelaide City Council has a free connector bus service 7 days a week that links North Adelaide with Adelaide, and stops at many of Adelaide's Tourist destinations.

Q. Where can I go in Adelaide on Public Transport.

A. The art of getting around Adelaide has been made easy by the Passenger Transport Board. You can now access a variety of attractions on their bus, train and historic tram services. For more information call their InfoLine on 8210 1000. The ticket and information center is on the corner of King William Street and Currie Street and is open 7 days.
They also have a small limited range of tourist information brochures. Staff are very helpful here.

Q. Are there any markets in or around Adelaide?

A. There are a variety of markets which operate in and around Adelaide. Central Markets behind the Hilton Hotel is the largest, The Brickworks Markets at Thebarton, Uraidla Markets, Fishermen's Wharf Port Adelaide, all offer a huge range of fresh produce as well as a range of arts and crafts at very reasonable prices.

Q. Can I take an Aboriginal Tour in Adelaide?

A. Diverse Travel Australia is an inbound tour operator that specializes in Aboriginal cultural experiences through its strong links to highly qualified guides and Aboriginal Australia.

Q. Is there a walking tour of Adelaide?

A. Tourabout Adelaide offer guided walks of the City, North Adelaide and Port Adelaide. Contact Sandy Pugsley.

Q. What tour companies go to the wineries?

A. A huge range of operators offer tours to our wine regions. We recommend White Orchid and Daimler Tours

Q. Do you have any accommodation packages?

A.The South Australian Tourism Commission produces the SA Shorts Holiday Book which has accommodation packages for you to choose from. For more information contact the SA Visitor and Travel Centre on 1300 655 276.

We recommend North Adelaide Heritage Group for Adelaide Accommodation needs. Properties can be booked for longer stays at special rates.
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Q What are the main attractions in Adelaide?

A. Adelaide has a diverse range of attractions that are simply to numerous to completely list. North Terrace is our cultural boulevard with our Art Gallery, Museum, and Botanic Gardens located there. The migration Museum just off North Terrace behind the State Library down Kintore Av. is also worth a visit. The Migration Museum is free.

Q. Where can I get some brochures and help on city sights.

A. There is the Rundle Mall Visitor Information Centre booth located in Rundle Mall at the western end that has a very good selection of brochures and maps of Adelaide.
Cafe's like Scuzzi in O'Connell Street North Adelaide have some tourist information in brochure form.
The South Australian Visitor Information Center is in King William Street

Q. Do you have walking tour maps of Adelaide?

A. Yes the Adelaide City Council has produced walking guides brochures for Adelaide detailing interesting walks around Adelaide and North Adelaide.
Alternatively, you can choose to use the free City Loop bus service during the week. Buses run regularly around the city every 30 minutes and visit most sites of interest. Adelaide City Council has a free connector bus running during the week every 30 minutes that will take you out to North Adelaide and the Cafe's precincts of Melbourne Street and O'Connell Street.

Q. Where are the movie theater's?

A. Many of Adelaide's suburbs are within easy reach of a movie theatre. In the city there are cinemas in Hindley Street, Rundle Street East and Hindmarsh Square. There is also a great theatre in O'Connell Street, North Adelaide. Adelaide's daily newspaper, The Advertiser, has an entertainment section which has the contact details for all of our cinemas. Thursday's Advertiser has the lift out "Gig Guide" entertainment section.
for the younger set thurday each week is the time to get a copy of Rip It Up from most city pubs, cafes, & cd shops.

Q Where can I book interstate travel in Adelaide?

A Most major air, rail and road transport companies have offices in Adelaide and will accept bookings in person or over the phone.

Q. How do I get to the Adelaide Hills?

A. Bus and train services regularly service the Adelaide Hills and are an affordable alternative to driving your own vehicle. For more information on routes and timetables contact the Passenger Transport Board InfoLine on 8210 1000.

Q Where can I store my luggage?

A The Adelaide Airport, Central Bus Station and Keswick Railway Station offer lockers for storing your personal belongings. Upon booking your accommodation, check to see if the property provides safe storage facilities. For more information contact the SA Visitor and Travel Centre on 1300 655 276.

Q Where can I access the Internet and my email address in Adelaide?

Wayward Bus Touring Co in Waymouth Street have an Internet Cafe.
Kat's Cafe in O'Connell street and the North Adelaide Institute Library in Tynte Street both offer Internet access.

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