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All about Adelaide

Adelaide Oval has been cited as the most picturesque Test cricket ground in the world, with the northern view featuring St Peter's Cathedral rising behind an elegant Edwardian scoreboard, which is still operated manually, and giant Moreton Bay fig trees lining the famous northern mound. Soak up the atmosphere. 


2ND TEST MATCH DATES
2 - 6 December 2017
Adelaide Oval

Be a part of history and witness the first ever day-night Ashes Test in Adelaide. Even if you are not a diehard sports fan you’ll still have a great time at Adelaide Oval. 

Cool cafes, bustling bars and world-class restaurants are only minutes’ walk from Adelaide Oval. Check out the laneways of Leigh Street, Peel Street and Gilbert Place, each offering some of the city’s best bars and eateries. 

When you’re not watching the action at the Oval, take a tram to Glenelg and swim with wild dolphins, take an EcoCaddy tour for a cool perspective of the city or head to the Adelaide Central Market and sample fresh produce and gourmet delights. Just beyond the city you’ll find McLaren Vale, a favourite for wine lovers and home to world-renowned wines and mouth-watering cuisine.

 

WHILE IN ADELAIDE THERE'S NOTHING LIKE

Some of South Australia’s top experiences are close to the city, giving you plenty of opportunity to explore before the start of play each day. 

  • Getting close to Australian wildlife. At Cleland Wildlife Park, only a 20 minute drive from the city, you can cuddle a koala, hand feed kangaroos and get up close and personal with wallabies and emus.
  • Sampling some of Australia’s best cool-climate wines, food and produce in the Adelaide Hills, only 20 minutes’ drive from the city
  • Eating fish and chips on the beach at Glenelg.
  • Taking on the Adelaide Oval RoofClimb - an exhilarating adventure across the Oval’s unique roofline. 
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WORTH TRAVELLING TO

The Adelaide Test is well positioned in the schedule, giving you time to explore South Australia either before or after the Test. 

Kangaroo Island 
This is one of the best places in Australia to see free roaming native wildlife – kangaroos, koalas, sea lions, platypus, echidnas and goannas to name a few. Just a half hour plane ride from Adelaide, Kangaroo Island is a must do.

Barossa
Australia’s most renowned wine growing region with more than 80 cellar doors is home to some of the world’s most famous wine brands. An hour from Adelaide, the area combines stunning scenery with delicious food and wine experiences and some great accommodation options.  Friendly locals will welcome you, even if England is well on the way to an Ashes win!

Eyre Peninsula
Less than an hour’s flight from Adelaide to Port Lincoln, this vast region is famed for its fabulous seafood and aquatic wildlife. This is one of only four  places in the world to go cage shark diving, but if you’d rather frolic with something more friendly, swim with Australian sea lions instead. If you like fishing you’ll love the peninsula’s abundant and varied catches, and if you like camping there are some stunning spots to pitch up at under starry skies. If you are heading to the Perth Test, why not drive? Port Lincoln is the gateway to the Nullarbor Drive which links South Australia with Western Australia and Perth. 

Flinders Ranges & Outback
Adelaide is the closest Australian city to the Outback, so it’s easy to discover this beautifully rugged 540 million year old landscape. Just 4.5 hours’ drive north of Adelaide are the Flinders Ranges home to rare native animals, hundreds of bird species, ancient gorges and towering granite peaks. The jewel of the region is Wilpena Pound, an enormous natural amphitheatre created through erosion over millions of years.  

VISIT ANOTHER TEST MATCH CITY

Sydney

Sydney

Home to the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge this supermodel of a city boasts serious wow factor. Take a ferry from Circular Quay and see the city from the water, explore hidden beaches on the Coogee to Bondi coastal walk and if you’re in town for New Years Eve, save a spot to witness the famous Sydney Harbour Fireworks display.

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Melbourne

Melbourne

Explore Melbourne, a stylish, cosmopolitan city with a love of fashion and the arts; food, wine and café culture; sports and major events.

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Brisbane

Brisbane

Pack your sunnies and hats people, Brisbane is often cited as Australia’s sunniest city! Under bright blue skies eat out in fabulous open air restaurants and enjoy a few cold beers by the river.

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Perth

Perth

When in Perth cruise the Swan River, bike ride to secret beaches, kayak to secluded bays and feast on local seafood. Further afield travel south to the wineries, waves and caves of the Margaret River or north to Monkey Mia and Ningaloo Reef.

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Fly to the Ashes with Qantas Airways

Fly to the Ashes with Qantas Airways

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Get to know South Australia like a local

Top 10 Things to Do in Adelaide

Top 10 Things to Do in Adelaide

Nestled between the hills and the ocean, Adelaide is quickly becoming the lifestyle capital of Australia. Already celebrated for its wine and food culture, this elegant city is undergoing a rapid transformation with a burgeoning small-bar scene, world-class festivals and amazing eco-adventures.

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Local's guide to Adelaide’s West End

Local's guide to Adelaide’s West End

The West End is Adelaide's night life capital. With quirky bars and tantalising food and drinks, this vibrant entertainment precinct is waiting for you to explore.

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is where you can see unique Australian wildlife in its natural environment. See kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and even more Australian wildlife here.

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Eyre Peninsula

Eyre Peninsula

You can spend weeks exploring the sheltered coves and bays, fishing from the secluded beaches and spotting giant whales from the towering limestone cliffs. That's before you even venture into the national parks, ancient caves and the barren and beautiful Nullarbor. In place of trees, this prehistoric plain has native animals and thousands of years of Aboriginal history. Close by you'll find the 1.5 billion year old geological wonder of the Gawler Ranges and the startlingly beautiful Lake Gairdner- a dry salt lake bounded by ancient hills.

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy

Find out why everything happens underground in the world's opal capital. There's a relaxed and friendly vibe in Coober Pedy, where 3,500 residents from over 45 different countries have literally gone underground to avoid the searing outback heat. Most people work in the opal fields but their quirky underground community - complete with a church, hotels and a grassless golf course - has made tourism the second biggest industry.

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Explore Kangaroo Island with a 360° video

Enjoy the best of Kangaroo Island. Experience wildlife and scenery at the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat, or stay at the luxurious Southern Ocean Lodge. See it all with this 360° video.

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