Things to do in Adelaide for a first time visitor

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Stabnificent, May 12, 2013.

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  1. Hello fine people of ARRSE,

    I'm heading over to Adelaide on my own the end of next month for 4/5 weeks to do a placement for uni and will be staying pretty centrally. I've never been to Australia before - I know there's a whole load of travel websites with plenty info on them, but I thought if I want an honest opinion on the best places to go I should tap into the collective travel and drinking experience of ARRSE.

    So any of you that live in Adelaide or have been there in the past, I was wondering if you could give me a bit of advice:

    - If there was one place that you would say that I absolutely MUST visit in or around Adelaide, where would it be?

    - I gather that Australia is a fairly expensive place in terms of the cost of living - can you recommend anywhere I can get a relatively cheap beer?

    - Is there anywhere in particular (a place or attraction etc.) that you recommend I don't visit because it doesn't live up to the hype?

    Any advice from any locals/people who have visited/people who just want to take the piss are welcome.

  2. Have a stop off in Bangkok and **** Australia.
  3. You mean stop off in Bangkok and **** Bangkok?
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  4. If that's a better option.
  5. Nothing.
  6. This she a goer do you think.......I mean, will she pull a train?
  7. I live in Adelaide, get on a tour of the barossa wineries, yep, that's about it.
  8. What suburb were you in mate? Been in Australia for 20 years and only seen three or four snakes.
  9. I wish I could remember because I'd also be able to identify the chip shop. After a week in a hotel in the centre of town I stayed a couple of days with friends who had a small boy. They were unfazed by the snake in the back garden-- told me to ignore it--but advised me to be a lot more wary of the spiders.

    So: a chance encounter in a tiny time-frame/location. Kudos to the discretion of Australian snakes.

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  10. Fly to Sydney and get stuck into a proper Aussie city?