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South Australia at its Best

If you are thinking of coming to South Australia for LCA 2004 and are planning to hang around longer than the conference have a look at the following links for suggestions of places to go. Remember that during the conference a Partners Programme is being offered for partners of conference attendees.

Outdoors & Sightseeing

University of SA - Planetarium

The Planetarium offers many advantages over star gazing outdoors. Outdoor observers must contend with the cold, cloud cover, unwanted light from streetlights, the moon and the city glow in general. In the air conditioned dome which seats 45 people in specially designed chairs, the audience can view all parts of the artificial sky with comparative ease.

Botanic Gardens

Comprehensive site listing all Botanic gardens in the Adelaide area

Cleland Conservation & Wildlife Park

Just 12 kilometres from Adelaide City centre, Cleland Conservation Park conserves a vital area of natural bushland on the Adelaide Hills face and includes the internationally popular Cleland Wildlife Park, the viewing platform of Mt Lofty Summit and scenic Waterfall Gully. The area has a rich history of Aboriginal occupation and European settlement.

Visit to Glenelg (City of Holdfast Bay)

Glenelg is Adelaide's most popular beach resort (especially in the summer). Just a short 10 minute drive from Adelaide, makes Glenelg the perfect place to stay. There is plenty of accommodation to choose from including apartments, hostels, hotels and motel accommodation, and a number of historic places of interest to visit. One thing that you can't miss is the 'HMS Buffalo', a replica of the first European settlers ship, who landed in 1836, and proclaimed the state beside an Old Gum Tree.

Kangaroo Island

Meet the locals - wallabies, goannas, koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, dolphins, sea lions, penguins, fur seals, eagles, whales and ospreys, just to name a few. Share with them the pure air and clean water that makes Kangaroo Island one of the last unspoiled wonders of the world.

Barossa Valley Wine

Premium wines, fine restaurants, magnificent old churches, wineries and cottages, traditional music, butchers and bakers, all in a peaceful rural setting where each season accentuates the beauty of the vineyards and the undulating hills.

Falie - Tall Ship Charter Cruising

Falie is the last operating trading ketch in South Australia. She is a working memorial to the hundreds of small ships which carried grain and cargo throughout the State.

Charlesworth Nuts Factory

At Charlesworth Nuts they proudly boast to have over 130 varieties of the "best" and "freshest" nuts, dried fruits and chocolates available in Australia!

Haighs Chocolate Factory

The name Haigh's has been synonymous with chocolate for over 88 years and is now stronger than ever. A free tour is available at their Factory and Visitors Centre at Parkside.

South Australian Tourism Commission

For even more ideas try the South Australian Tourism Commission website. You will find everything you need to know about holidaying in our great Australian State. More than 4000 tourism products and 6000 stunning photographs are featured on the website, with direct contact details to the best tourism operators in South Australia.

Cinemas, Museums & Galleries

Rodney Fox Shark Museum

Rodney Fox's shark museum and nautical gift shop features collectables, Art and curios, all with a nautical theme with dozens of unique pieces that make wonderful Gifts.

National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum, houses the largest undercover collection of locomotives, passenger carriages and freight vehicles in Australia. All three railway gauges used in Australia are represented.

SA Maritime Museum

Surrounded by the magnificent buildings and streetscapes which led to much of central Port Adelaide becoming the State's first listed heritage area, the South Australian Maritime Museum was developed as a major commemorative project for the 1986 State sesquicentenary.

SA Aviation Museum

A group of people interested in aviation history and the restoration of aircraft formed the Museum in 1984. The Museum opened to the public in a garage behind the former Pier Hotel at Glenelg.

In November 1986 the Museum relocated to the old "SA Lion" Flourmill in Mundy Street, Port Adelaide.

Adelaide Cinema Info

Large site with links to various cinemas in the Adelaide area.

Independent Theatre Inc

Mission: To present rarely performed classics and meritorious new plays

Dacou Aboriginal Gallery

DACOU Aboriginal Gallery is unique in both Australia and the world as it is Aboriginal owned and operated.

Art Gallery of South Australia

The Gallery's large collection has areas of special strength. It is now generally recognised as holding the most balanced collection of Australian art in the country, and in particular, the finest of all collections of nineteenth-century Australian art.

South Australian Museum

The South Australian Museum is one of Australia's most popular tourist attractions. It has the highest visitation of any of the cultural institutions in the City of Adelaide.

Military Vehicle Collectors Society

Opened in August 1993 with the principal support of Messenger Press and Port Adelaide Council this museum is unique in a number of ways. The majority of the vehicles are privately owned by the Society members and therefore each member is responsible for their own vehicles.

Historical & Heritage

Adelaide Town Hall

The Adelaide City Council conducts free guided tours which introduce you to the interesting architecture and history of the Adelaide Town Hall. The hour long tour takes you through the Town Hall's Public Spaces and Civic Rooms, including the Queen Adelaide Room and the Colonel Light Room.

Adelaide Festival Centre

The Adelaide Festival Centre was established under the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust Act 1971 and is, as a statutory authority, charged with the responsibility of encouraging and facilitating artistic, cultural and performing arts activities throughout the State.

Family Fun

Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo was opened to the public on 23rd May 1883. It is the second oldest zoo in Australia (after Melbourne Zoo, 1862) and was established at a time of great resurgence and interest in natural history.

SnowDome Adelaide

SNOWDOME Adelaide features two indoor ski slopes giving over 200 meters (skiable line) of well groomed man made snow. In addition to this there are also two ice skating rinks including a small rink for young children and beginners! Enjoy Snow Skiing - Snow Boarding - Tobogganing - Tiny Tubing & Ice Skating just 5 minutes from the city. Centre

Investigator Science & Technology Centre

The INVESTIGATOR Science and Technology Centre aims to facilitate a spirit of scientific enquiry and strengthen the technological and engineering capability and understanding of the community. Situated just a few minutes from the city with ample parking, it is an exciting place where people of all ages and backgrounds can have fun and learn at the same time.

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