Visiting Adelaide, an Inclusive Guide to the City
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- On January 24, 2017
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Increase your enjoyment and reduce your planning time with this inclusive guide to the city!
Hello and welcome!
Book an Adelaide Greeter, they offer a free personalised walking service in the city or check out more of Adelaide City Council’s Visitor Information and Access Adelaide Guides or just download a map of Adelaide and make your own tour, there is so much to see.
The tram is easy, accessible and free between South Terrace and the Entertainment Centre. Which is the perfect way to see so many of Adelaide’s top attractions. Which can also mean it gets pretty busy, avoid peak hours if you want to avoid a crowd and look for the wheelchair symbol on the platform and wait on the spot to access the accessible seating area.
If you are up for it, there are also over 20 locations to borrow a free bike from, just make sure you have some form of identification, more about Adelaide Free bikes. Adelaide is a great city to cycle around as it is mostly flat and the weather is usually mild. There are three bikes with baby seats, located at the Bike SA office in Carrington St and are part of the free hire scheme.
If you need to hire some mobility equipment for your visit to Adelaide try any number of the mobility equipment hire places or try Travellers Aid who are conveniently located in the Adelaide Railway station.
Home to over 80 traders under one roof, you don’t want to miss the delicious and buzzing activity that takes place in the Adelaide Central Markets, get off the tram at Victoria Square and shop and eat to your hearts delight. Plus they have just added a new accessible bathroom.
We recently met with Caitlin from Feast on Foot and she shared some of her favourite Adelaide eateries with us (we didn’t even know where to start!). Caitlin has chronic arthritis in her knees, tendonitis in her ankles, asthma and fibromyalgia so knows all too well how to adapt her tours for individual abilities. Her tours fill up fast especially with this nicer weather, check out what she has to say.
Feast On Foot is a walking food tour with a twist. We focus not only on locally made and sourced food, but also street art, history and culture. We like to ensure that our Feasters have the opportunity the experience a different side of Adelaide, one they may not usually see.
Feast On Foot is suitable for people with food allergies, vegetarians, people in wheelchairs and those who have limited mobility. We simply require advanced notice of the different needs of our guests, so we can modify the tour accordingly or advise of a more suitable tour from the three that we offer. Feast On Foot is not suitable for vegans.
When we’re not feasting, we like to relax at some of our favourite spots in the city.
Munooshi is a Lebanese style pizza, packed with delicious fillings and folded over. They have traditional flavours, like zataar or lamb that comes with thick, creamy labneh and fresh salads, or you can choose from the wide array of snacks. My favourites are the football shaped kibby, little parcels of lamb and cracked barley, beautifully spiced.
The service is warm and friendly, with all food being made locally. The dough is made daily and I would recommend having a coffee or a lovely peppermint tea out on the footpath tables while you watch the world go by.
Steven Ter Horst Chocolatier
A bit of decadence never hurt anyone, and when it’s paired with an amazing iced coffee with fresh cream and some extra chocolate, you can’t go wrong! These handmade chocolates are made from 80% locally sourced ingredients, which means that you’re not only supporting one small business, you’re supporting many. The flavours range from raspberry to coffee, chilli to whisky so there’s definitely something for you. Go in, have a chat to the lovely staff and take a little box of deliciousness home for later.
North Terrace Precinct
There is a weeks worth of museums, parks and galleries and eateries to visit along North Terrace alone, plan your visit and learn more about Adelaide’s history with Adelaidia.
And then there is Adelaide Oval, not only is this a world class sporting and entertainment venue, its a world class example of providing accurate and information information for all visitors to plan their visit. Put a tour on your to do list. More about Adelaide Oval. Just note that the walk back up from the Oval can be deceiving.
Best time to visit
Anytime! Adelaide does experience all the seasons, although not so cold as to receive snow, but definitely hot enough to take want to take the tram to Glenelg for a dip or wander down Rundle St to enjoy a cold drink! Check out the current forecast for Adelaide.
A couple more tips
Need a wheelchair for a few hours, borrow one with photo ID and a $50 refundable deposit from the James Place Visitor Information Centre.
National Public Toilet map for Adelaide.
If you need more convincing read Adelaide named world’s no.1 rising star destination.
Photos courtesy of the South Australian Tourism Commission.