Adelaide

Cafe's and restaurants

  • 2 great streets to find food on are Melbourne St and O’Connell St.
  • Central Markets are well worth checking out if your a bit of a foodie! – http://www.adelaidecentralmarket.com.au
  • cheap and cheerful – park lok Chinese city centre
  • Sushi train on gouger street
  • Chianti has some of the best Italian in Adelaide. – http://www.chianticlassico.com.au
  • Matsuri for Japanese – http://www.matsuri-sa.com
  • Auge for modern dining – http://www.auge.com.au
  • “Cafe Troppo” on Whitmore square.
  • “The store” in North Adelaide.
  • Chianti also do a great breakfast.
  • Cocktails: head to kukoo on hindly, Collins Bar in Victoria Square or Distill on Rundel Street.

Shopping

  • Rundle Mall
  • Hahndorf in the Hills on a sunny Sunday is buzzing great shops and cafes

Play groups

  • This web site is a great one to search for play group in your area or to start up one also. – http://www.playgroupaustralia.com.au/sa/
  • Seacliff Kindergym – This is aimed at 0-5 which encourages your child to develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. Lots of fun. – http://www.kidspot.com.au/parenting-directory/Kids-Gym-and-Playgroup+40/Seacliff-Kindergym+36095/Adelaide.htm
  • Gymbaroo Adelaide – http://www.gymbaroo.com.au
  • Kindercraft – http://seacliffyouthcentre.org.au/groups/kindergym/
  • Adelaide Waldorf Way – http://www.adelaidewaldorf.org/children/playgroups/

Library

  • The libraries have great organised groups with storytelling, book clubs, and baby programs. – http://www.libraries.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=499
  • Find the library closest to you! – http://www.libraries.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=5
  • The Tynte St Library has a kids reading session every Wednesday morning at 10.30

Playgrounds

  • North Adelaide has 2 fenced in playground…. next to Aquatic centre and LeFevre St (known as the helicopter park).
  • Bonython Park which is great but not fenced in.

Schools/Day Cares

  • North Adelaide schools have a good reputation
  • Lucy Morice Kindergarden which is the NSW equivalent of pre-schools.
  • Mackinnon Long Day Care Kindy
  • Barker St Kindergarden which also runs a play group every Tuesday morning.
  • Good public high schools; Brighton High, Glenunga International College, Unley High.
  • Private; Walford Girls, Westminster College, St.Peters College, Pulteney Grammar.

Things to do

  • Splash Adelaide – great website with upto date info on events from arts and music to food and wine. – http://splashadelaide.com.au
  • Adelaide Zoo
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Museum and Art Gallery
  • Maclaren Vale – Wineries – http://www.mclarenvale.info
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Barossa Valley – Wineries
  • Clare Valley – Wineries – http://www.southaustralia.com/regions/clare-valley.aspx
  • Adelaide Hills – http://www.southaustralia.com/regions/adelaide-hills.aspx
  • Mount Lofty

Walks

  • Marion coastal trail
  • Mt Lofty is great but for seasoned walkers
  • A simple stroll along the torrens in the city is also nice.