Adelaide 3 Hour City Walk

By Cubie - July 14, 2011

Ok.. first things first. I don't know how long this walk takes. It's the title of the walk, from a visitor guide I picked up in Adelaide, called Adelaide and Attractions Visitor Guide. I tried it out but skipped some places and I did not enter any of the buildings, exception to the Adelaide Arcade.

It is called Enjoy Adelaide on foot via Rundle Mall and North Terrace. I didn't go according to the numbers though :p Unfortunately for you, I'm putting this up based on how I walked :P
Gomen ne.

I started on this walk after travelling back from Glenelg. I took the tram to the station nearest to my starting point, at North Terrace. That's the number 1 on the map.

No - this is not in the list. Just the tram stop.

First up - Holy Trinity Church (1). This is the State's oldest church, also the first Anglican church in South Australia. A feature of the church is the fully restored clock, which was made in 1863 and shipped from London.

I accidentally walked to the wrong side of the street, so I missed West's Coffee Palace (2), Tattersalls Hotel (3) and Edmund Wright House (4). I did see The Beehive Corner (5), in fact the corner shop was the local chocolate place - Haighs but I didnt realise that at that time, so no picture :P

From Holy Trinity Church (1), I walked on to Adelaide Train Station (not in list).

At the front of the Railway Station, there's a sign saying "Adelaide Casino This Way".

I turned in and walked towards the Festival Centre (20). Before that... here's what was found outside.

Looking down from Adelaide Festival Centre (20), was this bit of greenery. Pretty inviting I would say but due to limited time, I really want to finish the walk, to see what's on offer, I canned the idea of wandering off too far. Oh, the bits of greenery is call Elders Park.

Retracing my steps, I headed back to the main street and ticked off the next in line - Old Parliament House (22). South Australia's original Parliament House.

Next to it, the Parliament House (21). According to the guide, said that the first part (western portion) opened in 1889. Remainder was completed in 1939.

Next up - Government House (19). Here's where things got a bit fuzzy cos I don't seem to see the Government House but it has to be there, according to the map. But the area in front of it looks pretty :)

Then the National War Memorial (18)

Crossed the road to the State Library of SA (16). Behind it situated the Migration Museum which I skipped.

Next to it - SA Museum (15)

All the coming buildings are all in one stretch...

Art Gallery of SA (14)

Adelaide University (13) - there were a few buildings, all under the wing of Adelaide Uni.

A slightly newer looking building - University of South Australia. I like it though, a different flavour to all the brown buildings :P

Then, passed the Royal Adelaide Hospital, to the end till you reach Botanic Gardens (11)

Right across the road is this Botanic Hotel (not in list)

I crossed the road and cut cross by the side of Ayers House (10)
The narration from book - From 1855 until 1897, Ayers House was the home of Sir Henry Ayers, premier of South Australia. The house was used for parliamentary dinners and grand balls. One of the Adelaide's grandest stately homes is filled with outstanding antiques, furniture, chandeliers and decorative arts. With a spectacular $1.6M upgrade, Ayers House also features picturesque gardens.

I strolled along Rundle Street till Pulteney St, turned right to Ruthven Mansions (7) - Adelaide's oldest apartment block, built in 1911.

...and Scots Church (8). Built in 1850.

Then I was back to Rundle Street Mall stretch. There was a beautiful Adelaide Arcade (6), built in 1885, with fountain at the outside.

I bought a pair of jeans on sale here... and missed the famous pigs of Rundle Street Mall.. cos I went into Myers to use the bathroom and back out on another exit... totally missed it.. oh well... can't be helped.

Side note: Phew...that was long....

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