Comfort Hotel Adelaide Riviera
31-34 North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000
Phone: (61) 8 82121700
Fax: (61) 8 82122168
City Sk8 Park was built to national and international standards and so is primarily for skaters with some experience. Although many suburban skate parks cater for the less experienced; spring coaching clinics at Skate Park cater for beginner skaters. Attracting skateboarders, roller skaters and in-line skaters, the facility has been designed by skaters and will be expanded to include additional skating and sporting facilities. A program of competitive activities throughout the year will culminate in a major event of national standard. Safety gear is required.
Named after the father or the planner of Adelaide, the Light Square is a famous landmark of the city. One the five squares of Adelaide, it is also one of the most visited tourist destinations of the city. One corner of the square has the colonel's tomb, where a monument is erected to commemorate his contributions. The square is famous for hosting some of the best concerts and live performances and attracts huge crowds.
One of the popular parks in the city for recreational activities, Ellis Park, or Park 24, can be found quite near the center of the city. Various amenities are available at this park like tennis courts, basketball courts, cricket nets, bicycle paths, as well as a specific area designated for dogs. See the website to know more.
Opened in 1841, the gaol closed its doors to prisoners in 1988 and now fills with curious visitors. Highlights include the grim hanging tower, cell blocks, grave area, displays of artifacts, plus the colonial architecture and gargoyles. Visitors can wander around as they please, or take one of the regular guided tours they offer. A souvenir shop sells postcards, mugs and trinkets. The gaol is found in the western Adelaide parklands near the River Torrens. Do check the website for prices.
Fly or cruise, choose your preferred route to and from Kangaroo Island. But be warned there is a lot to pack in! A Park Ranger will guide you through Seal Bay Conservation Park while the Wildlife Tour discovers the flora and fauna of Flinders Chase National Park plus the dramatic Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and Rocky River. Disabled access with a companion is available, apart from at Admirals Arch. Ask about overnight packages.
An awesome sight, the house of the South Australian Parliament was built in two stages-the western half which was finished in 1889 and the eastern half finished in 1936. The dark marble facade, with its ten tall columns, is a major feature of North Terrace. Visitors can take guided tours of the chambers, sit in on parliamentary debates. A virtual tour of both can be made via the Parliament's web site.
Edmund Wright House holds a long history in South Australia. For instance, it was first completed in 1878 as a bank. Today, it is a landmark and a local history museum for those to enjoy and learn about its long history. Be sure to call their phone number if you would like to know more information on tours and hours available, since it can vary.
An elaborate piece of work, this small building turns more heads than the nearby tower blocks. Built in 1895-96, it is a rare example of neo-Gothic architecture in Adelaide. The building's main features are its turret and beehive, and the busy trappings from cement moldings. Thanks to a big restoration effort in 1998, the place has regained much of its original charm. It stands at the entrance of the Rundle Mall retail hub and houses shops, including the famous Haigh's Chocolates store.
Bounded by Torrens Lake, King William Road and the Festival Centre, Elder Park is the park closest to the city's heart. And if its happening in Adelaide festivals, concerts, rallies, firework-displays or exhibitions then it is often happening here. On quieter days many folk simply use the park to escape the office or throw down a blanket and laze a while in the sunshine. Toilets and a kiosk are located next to the Festival Center.
A good first stop, the South Australian Visitor & Travel Centre is an information center and fully fledged travel agency. You will find a plethora of leaflets for guided tours, accommodation and trips, and tourism brochures for South Australia. With many tourism businesses registered, you will save time by asking for help. The staff can help with queries in a number of languages, including Italian, Japanese and Greek.
The Government House found in the capital city of South Australia, Adelaide, is the residence of the Governor of the state of South Australia and the oldest Government House in Australia. It began as a 'government hut' that was built by seamen in which Governor Hindmarsh and his family resided in 1837. His successor, Lieutenant Colonel George Gawler, he directed the construction of a two-storeyed mortar house in 1838, designed by George Strickland Kingston. It first came to be occupied in 1840 and has since been extended and housed successive Governors, their families and house guests. The grounds of the House are extensive and have been used for various ceremonies. Various prominent buildings are found in its vicinity. School and community tours are welcomed here.
The splendid facade of the Adelaide Town Hall stands tall on the King William Street, around the corner of King William Street and Pirie Street. Construction on the structure began in 1863, based on the design by Edmund Wright and Edward Wood, and upon its completion in June 1866, was hailed as being among the 'most important edifices' to be built in the city. Over the centuries, the hall has been carefully preserved, and today it still retains its architectural glory, though some modern modifications have been applied to make it more environmentally efficient. The Adelaide Town Hall also serves as a premier event venue, offering several rooms and spaces that can accommodate a variety of events. Do see the website or call to know more.