As COVID-19 restrictions begin to gradually decrease within South Australia and beyond, many are looking to take advantage of the stunning surrounds that can inspire and amaze even the most well-travelled students.
Adelaide is one of the most beautiful cities in Australia and you don’t have to travel far to immerse yourself in nature, explore stunning landscapes or simply sit down to a delicious meal in good company.
Below is a link with a recent update to travel advice and beneath that are some suggestions for places to discover now that our social isolation is coming to a close.
Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens
As autumn iconically lights up the Adelaide map, one of the best places to explore in the entire state is Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens. Discover the incredible sculptures and artworks scattered throughout, take a breath while traversing stunning walking trails and get a taste of the area’s history while delighting in its present.
While visiting the gardens, you could also take a jaunt to the nearby Mount Lofty Summit for a full 360 view of the wonderful City of Adelaide. Be sure to bring comfortable footwear and clothing if you plan on tackling the hike however. Ascending almost 500 metres, it isn’t possible without some serious calf burn!
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Just over an hour’s drive from the city, Port Elliot has beautiful views, easily accessible walking tracks, delicious coffee and most importantly, one of the best bakeries in the state!
After a stroll along the coast, head into town to wander through the secondhand book and antique shops, outdoor markets and modern galleries before devouring the tastiest food you will have had since lockdown began!
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One of the most beautiful walks in Adelaide, Chambers Gully is located just below the beginning of the more well-known Mount Lofty hiking trail. Spanning approximately 10km and made up of several different terrains, Chambers Gully is a stunningly enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.
Don’t miss Long Ridge Lookout near the conclusion of the trail for an incomparable view of the City of Adelaide from above. You are also almost guaranteed to spot a koala, kangaroo and plenty of other wildlife thanks to the prevalence of Australian native flora and fauna here.
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Thankfully, Adelaide never saw the full closure of beaches during the pandemic lockdown but residents were still wise enough to limit their trips to the glittering coast of South Australia. Now that restrictions are easing however, it is a great time to find a new favourite beach along the seemingly endless meeting of land and sea Adelaide is blessed with.
Try the hustle and bustle of Glenelg, the more relaxed vibes of West Beach, the family-friendly Semaphore or, if you’re feeling adventurous, take the southern expressway all the way to Aldinga or Sellicks. The weather may be cooling down but there are still bound to be plenty of sunny days to enjoy on the sand beneath a blue sky.
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