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We have now flown to Adelaide, the capital of South Australia.  Adelaide is approximately a 3 hour flight south west from my home city of Brisbane. Adelaide claims to be Australia’s most liveable city and personally I can believe this.

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Adelaide is the 20 minute city. The airport is only seven kilometres from Adelaide city. The Adelaide Hills and major beaches are less than half an hour away by car. Plus, it is easy to get around.

St Peters Cathedral from Sth Australia web site

St Peters Cathedral from Sth Australia web site

Adelaide city is just beautiful with its many magnificent buildings, churches, museums, art galleries, concert venues and universities.

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Right now it is the end of Autumn here so the trees are still bare but stunning.

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Adelaide was established as a British province, and very much English in terms of its culture and is Australia’s only capital to be settled by free settlers rather than convicts.

Adelaide is Australia’s wine capital, with numerous regions on the doorstep. You’ll be spoilt for choice.  My favourite Australian wines come from South Australia. There is the Barossa Valley and the Clare Valley

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We visited the Barossa Valley and many of its wineries and have enjoyed many of its beautiful wines including whites, reds, bubbles and fortifieds.

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We have spent days in the Adelaide Hills and visited Hahndorf,  Australia’s largest German township, with its many shops, restaurants and charming houses.

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Hills

We have visited the Coorong and taken a cruise to the mouth of the Murray River where the New Zealand Fur seals migrate to each year.

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Coorong

We have taken a dolphin cruise in Port Adelaide on the River Torrens where we were escorted by the resident Dolphins.

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Another lovely place we visited is Glenelg, a seaside resort only 10 kilometers from Adelaide with a perfect Mediterranean climate.  Glenelg is not only where you will see wild dolphins but you can also swim with them.  Glenelg is Adelaide’s most popular coastal region with its white sandy beaches, restaurants, cafes, heritage walks and magnificent sunsets.

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