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elaide's Central Market offers
a huge range of fresh produce.
Locals and visitors can buy
fresh fruit and vegetables,
meat, poultry, seafood, gour-
met cheese, breads and health
foods. Shoppers can take a
break in one of the many cafes.
The market is open from Tues-
day until Saturday.
RUGBY SEVENS: Aus-
tralia's fastest, fittest rugby
players take on the rest of
the world in heart-stopping
matches of seven-minute
halves in the International
Rugby Sevens in Adelaide.
Sixteen countries will play 44
matches at the Adelaide Oval
on April 2-3.
Wine and festivals
38 -- The Great Southern TOURIST NEWS
THE capital of South Australia is
the gateway to a region that offers
a wealth of wine, food, natural
beauty, arts and culture, special-
ist retailers and unique tourist
ADELAIDE is an elegant city that has
preserved its heritage and links with
the past. It offers a wealth of tourism
experiences that are readily accessible
from the city.
It is not only South Australia's
premier tourist destination, but also a
true gateway to the many other tourist
regions within the state.
Noted as the wine and festival
capital of Australia, Adelaide is one of
the most vibrant, stylish and innovative
cities visitors are ever likely to visit.
It's a place to experience the buzz,
culture and convenience of a big city
Adelaide may have earned its
reputation as a laid-back getaway,
resting near the Adelaide Hills and
peppered with greenery, but it offers
The city also offers an ocean escape,
with the suburb of Glenelg likened to
It is a popular place to let the sea
breeze blow away worries, or to dine or
dance. The best way to get to Glenelg
is on the historic trams that run from
Adelaide's city centre.
Glenelg's long, sandy beaches on
Gulf St Vincent offer clean and safe
swimming and Jetty Road is packed
with fashion boutiques, restaurants,
cafes and speciality shops.
ONE of the Adelaide Hills' most fa-
mous and picturesque towns, Hahndorf
is Australia's oldest surviving German
It was established in 1839 by
2 German-speaking Lutheran
amilies fleeing religious persecu-
on in Prussia.
The group made the long and
reacherous journey on a ship
named the Zebra, under the
command of Captain Hahn.
He befriended the pioneers
and provided great support,
even arranging the lease of land
for their settlement upon their
arrival along the Onkaparinga
The settlers named the village in his
honour. Before long the hardworking
immigrants had turned their fertile soil
into what was becoming the food bowl
Hahndorf is a convenient base for
exploring the Adelaide Hills' scenic
drives, Mount Lofty ranges, national
parks and boutique wineries. The
area's major destinations include
Mount Lofty, Stirling, Hahndorf,
Birdwood and Mount Barker.
The National Motor Museum, at
Birdwood, has an impressive collection
of vintage, veteran and classic cars and
Woodside is home to the popular
Melba's Chocolate Factory and the
Mount Lofty Gardens, at Piccadilly, are
well worth a visit.
Hahndorf itself is a collage of unique
businesses, restaurants, galleries,
historic buildings and award-winning
A canopy of 100-year-old elm trees
gives the village a European ambience.
Many of the 60-plus specialty shops
create or commission their own
Along the main street visitors will
find local produce, vintage and con-
temporary home wares and furniture,
natural health and beauty products,
handcrafted chocolates and confection-
ary and locally-crafted leather goods,
knives and jewellery. The town also
boasts more than 30 eateries, making it
a culinary delight.
without the frustrations.
SHOPPING IN HAHNDORF
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