(English follows) Mon article “48 heures à Adélaïde” a été publié dans la section voyage de La Presse le week-end dernier. Je propose activités et restaurants dans la capitale sud australienne. Vous pouvez lire l’article ici.
My article about Adelaide was published last week in La Presse. I wrote about what you must do if you have 48 hours to spend in the South Australian capital. You can read the article here (in French). Here is a short version, in English :
Day one starts with coffee and breakfast at Grind It, then a swim at Glenelg beach. After, the tram brings us back to the CBD to explore the Central Market and its South Australian products. Some of my favorites are cheeses from Say Cheese!, kangaroo meat from Something Wild, desserts from O Bun Chef and the juicy mangoes sold everywhere. You can grab some food there and go for a picnic in one of the many parks or at the botanic garden. Chocolates from Haigh’s make a perfect dessert.
With many Australian brands (Marcs, Sass&Bide, Morrison, Jack London and Gorman) established there, Rundle Street is great for shopping. For a coffee break, I recommend Sad:Cafe, and for a drink, Street ADL.
For dinner, you absolutely need to try the parmys from Coopers Alehouse. Huge and delicious!
There is almost always a festival going on in Adelaide which makes for a great evening out. The Fringe Festival, which is on in February and March, is the second biggest of its kind in the world, after the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. During the year, the city also hosts a film festival, a cabaret festival, an ideas festival and much more.
The Australian classic pies and sausage rolls from Bakery on O’Connell will be a perfect late night snack.
We start day two with a coffee from Coffee branch and a walk along the River Torrens, where you can see blacks swans, pelicans and turtles.
Close by is the Art Gallery of South Australia, which has a great collection of Australian and Aboriginal art. The beautiful State Library next door is also worth a look.
Adelaide being the wine capital of Australia, we spend the afternoon doing a wine tour of Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale or Adelaide Hills.
For dinner, we come back to the city to have dinner on Gouger Street, where there are many great Asian restaurants. Cuisine highlights are the tea-smoked duck from Ying Chow and the mango barramundi from Star of Siam. If you’d rather taste the famous Australian beef, Gaucho’s is known to have the best steak in town.
We end the night with a cocktail at Clever Little Tailor, a bar situated on Peel street, a laneway booming with new cool restaurants and bars.
If you have more time in Adelaide, I recommend watching an Australian rules football or a cricket game, visiting the zoo to see kangaroos and koalas, shopping at the Sunday Farmer’s market and climbing Mount Lofty for a great view of the city.