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An abundance of arts, culture
and tourist attractions
THE capital of South Australia is
the gateway to a region that offers a
wealth of wine, food, natural beauty,
arts and culture, specialist retailers
and unique tourist attractions.
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
without the frustrations. Adelaide may
have earned its reputation as a laid-
back getaway, resting near the Adelaide
Hills and peppered with greenery, but it
offers abundant opportunity.
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
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 swim-
ming, and Jetty Road is packed with
fashion boutiques, restaurants, cafes
and speciality shops.
The Bay Discovery Centre at Glenelg
Town Hall traces the history of Holdfast
Bay and its development into the
lifestyle Mecca it is today. Visitors can
stroll along Jetty Road and Holdfast
Shores Marina, picnic at Kingston
Park Coastal Reserve and walk the
Federation and Proclamation trails.
Five kilometres south of Glenelg is the
seaside hamlet of Brighton, another
favourite beach hangout for Adelaide
locals and savoured for its small-town
Built in 1840, Kingston House, at
Kingston Park, is the oldest building
on Holdfast Bay and its three-acre
ground has stunning coastal views. On
the foreshore, a striking monument by
South Australia sculptor John Dowie
marks one of the significant spring
sites on the Tjilbruke Trail, and a
wheelchair-friendly boardwalk heads
south to Marino Rocks.
ONE of the Adelaide Hills' most
famous and picturesque towns,
Hahndorf is Australia's oldest
surviving German settlement. It was
established in 1839 by 52 German-
speaking Lutheran families fleeing
Robe HavenMotel Overlooking Picturesque Boat Haven
• Spacious rooms, en suite,
• Short stroll to wharf, town, beaches
and walking trails.
• Butlers Restaurant, licensed.
• Group booking specialists.
• Welcoming hosts.
• Situated in a picturesque part of
town 200 metres from white sand
and the sea.
Corner Smillie and Hagen Streets Robe 5276
Phone 08 8768 2588 Fax 08 8768 2490
Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.robehavenmotel.com.au
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