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Adelaide, Australia

This is one of Australia's easiest cities in terms of how many ways there are to travel here and ease of travelling onward from here.

This elegant city still retains a small town feel. You are not shoulder to shoulder with others on the street, but you have the space to wander and admire our Colonial heritage as many historic houses are still active for visits. The CBD is small in size, but not in offerings. It is now a foodies paradise with the number of pop-up bars and cafes you will find in the resurging laneways. Boutiques and eateries dominate these spaces, some of which have been renamed to celebrate the past of its music scene. Wander down newly named Cold Chisel Lane, Paul Kelly Lane or Sia Furler Lane to embrace our Australian talent. Visit Gilbert Place for a 24 hour breakfast at The Pancake Kitchen, Gawler Place, where you are sure to find great coffee or Leigh Street, the most picturesque of these laneways with the old cobblestone street.

For the best produce and most options under one roof, Adelaide Central Market, which has been operating for over 150 years, is well worth a visit.

A walking tour is an excellent option to learn more about the CBDs past starting in the 1800’s ; always look up, as many of the buildings have heritage listed facades. And remember to visit the bronze pigs in Rundle Mall who appear to be loving their time out and about. For those with a passion for buildings, the churches and the Art Gallery should not be missed, nor should wandering around Australia's second oldest Zoo ( with pandas) – this is also a not-for-profit conservation charity.

Extending your stay in Adelaide does not mean staying in the City. With many options either running as day tours, or you can hire a car and spend a few days further exploring.

Spend time on a paddle Wheeler on the Murray, visit Hahndorf, which is Australia's oldest surviving German settlement – a picturesque little village where apple strudel awaits. Always look out for events here, such as the Christmas Markets or when the Santos Down Under is competing.

Create your own epicurean tour with great produce, great wine and epic scenery through the Adelaide Hills (Barossa), McLaren Vale and onto Clare Valley.

If you have time, please visit Kangaroo Island, and spoil yourself with atleast one night here. Say hello to the sea lions on the beach, spot diverse bird species, see the penguin colonies in Flinders Chase National Park whilst exploring Admirals Arch with its stalactites. This is an amazing coastline you will come back to see, and welcoming hospitality from the small population that live here.

Time here, pre or post cruise, can be designed as part of your adventure. An easy flight in, The Indian Pacific to or from Sydney, and stop in Broken Hill to experience true red dessert landscapes. Or, crossing the Nullarbor to Perth, treat yourself to The Ghan to or from Darwin or experience a coastal (or inland) drive to or from Melbourne. For a stark drive, with one-off sights, travel by car via Coober Pedy to spend the night underground and continue onto Uluru to witness our beautiful rock above ground. You are so close, you may as well see it all whilst you can.

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