Why go to Adelaide?
Good food can be found at Adelaide Central Market or take a day trip to the Barossa Valley
Main attractions require organized transport
Diverse food, wine and coastal regions not far from this sophisticated city
Adelaide Cruise Port Facilities?
The area of Port Adelaide has been undergoing a renaissance of sorts, and many of the area's old warehouses have been converted into shops, galleries and eateries. The Visitor Information Centre, located at 66 Commercial Road, has tons of information on attractions and special events, as well as self-guided walking tour maps.
There are some notable museums in Port Adelaide:
South Australia Maritime Museum displays a number of permanent exhibitions, including one on South Australia's more than 850 shipwrecks. Another exhibition focuses on the famed Mosquito Fleet, the historic small cargo vessels that carried goods along the southern Australian coast until the 1960's. (126 Lipson Street, open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
National Railway Museum is Australia's largest railway museum. It features more than 100 exhibits representing State, Commonwealth and private railway operators on the three major rail gauges used in Australia. (76 Lipson Street, open daily, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Good to Know?
If you plan to go wine-tasting, be sure to have a designated driver, or, better yet, hire a car and driver. Australia has very strict drinking and driving laws. In addition, the police regularly set up random breathalyzer checks in the wine regions.
By shuttle: Cruise lines most likely will offer a shuttle service from within the port area to the center of Port Adelaide and/or to the city center of Adelaide.
By public transporation: Buses (bus route 150) and taxis are also available to the city. The rail line is directly opposite the international passenger terminal and travels regularly to Port Adelaide and Adelaide. Once in the city, the free, intra-city routes use both trams and buses to provide access to most sites and attractions. Routes include City Loop bus (99C) and the Terrace to Terrace Tram service.
On foot: Adelaide's city center is flat, compact and easy to explore on foot.
By taxi: Cabs are widely available and can be hailed on the street or at a taxi stand. Taxis are metered, and most accept credit cards.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
The local currency is the Australian dollar; check www.xe.com for the latest exchange rates. ATMs and foreign exchange offices are abundant, especially around Rundle Mall.