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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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