Street and Rundle Mall are named after
John Rundle (1791- 1864), an original
director and financier of the South Australia
Company, which was formed in London in 1834 to promote settlement
of the new colony of South Australia.
Rundle Mall is
Adelaide's main shopping area, and is regarded as the most competitive
shopping precinct in Australia. It runs west to east between
King William Street and Pulteney Street, and is located one
major street south from North Terrace.
From Adelaide's suburban
railway station on North Terrace, walk east up to King William
Street, then turn right into King William Street.
Rundle Mall is well serviced during
the week by a free City Loop Bus as well as a Bee Line Bus.
The Adelaide City Council also provide a free connector bus
service 7 days a week that will bring you to Rundle Mall from
O'Connell Street and Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, and extensive
points along the loop.
you are looking for souvenirs then you are sure to find something
special in Adelaide's many interesting arcades.
You can buy clothes from Australia's top designers, books, aboriginal
crafts or one of Adelaide's special opals.
Adelaide is the centre of the world's
opal industry, offering beautifully coloured opals often called
"fire in the stone". The mines can be found in various
South Australian outback desert towns including Coober Pedy,
Andamooka and Mintabie.
Mall in Adelaide has fresh fruit & vegetables stalls, along
with juice bars located in the center section of the Mall and
the Tourist Information Booth is located at
the western end of Rundle Mall near King William Street.
Rundle Mall features fresh flower stalls
Many banks have branches in Rundle Mall, Adelaide,
and there are many ATM's located along Rundle Mall and also
further east in Rundle Street. There are car parks at the western
end of Rundle Stree East above Target and Hungry Jacks. If you
park here you will only have a very short walk to Rundle Mall.
No visit to Adelaide
would be complete without a wander along the Heritage listed
Adelaide Arcade, as well as the Regent Arcade.
Another speciality of Adelaide and South
Australia is Cooper's range of excellant beers. The company
was founded 1862 by Thomas Cooper and produces a range of products
including Cooper's Sparkling Ale, Cooper's Original Pale Ale,
and Cooper's Best Extra Stout.