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  •   Adelaide - Free

•   Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide city is surrounded by a belt of parkland, and the best loved of these open areas is the Botanic Gardens. Covering 16 hectares, features include the Victorian Palm House and the Bicentennial Conservatory. There are tranquil lakes, landscaped gardens and shady trees.

•   City Loop & Bee-line buses
City Loop and Bee Line buses are free of charge. The City Loop bus takes a circular route through the city, and runs every 15 to 20 minutes in both directions. The Bee Line takes a shorter route, along King William Street and North Terrace, running every 5 to 12 minutes.

•   Central Market
Visit Central Market, which has some of the freshest food in Australia. Look out for locally grown delicacies such as olive oil and herbs. The market is open Tuesday and Thursday to Saturday.

•   Adelaide Festival Centre
The Adelaide Festival Centre is situated beside the Torrens river, with excellent views. There are performance spaces and many art works throughout the complex.

•   Mt Lofty Summit
For a stunning view of Adelaide, head for Mt Lofty Summit. Surrounded by bushland, the lookout provides panoramic views of the plain below, which are especially beautiful at night. There is a small parking fee in the car park.

•   St Kilda Mangrove Trail and Playground
St Kilda, north of the city, boasts an extensive mangrove ecosystem. The 1.7 kilometre Mangrove Trail follows a boardwalk and provides an insight into this fragile environment. While in St Kilda, families should not miss the St Kilda Adventure Playground. This children`s activity area has numerous swings, slides and flying foxes which will keep children amused for hours.

•   South Australian Museum
The South Australian Museum has many diverse exhibits, including a look at Sir Douglas Mawson in Antarctica, Aboriginal and Pacific artefacts, an Ancient Egypt section and an extensive collection of fossils, including some of the world`s oldest fossils.

•   Holy Trinity Church
Adelaide is known as the City of Churches, and a visit would not be complete without seeing some of the fine examples. One of the oldest is Holy Trinity Church on North Terrace, known as the Pioneer Church of South Australia. The church`s clock is noteworthy, having been made by the clockmaker to King Edward IV.

•   Montefiore Hill
For another view of Adelaide, head to Montefiore Hill in North Adelaide. This is said to have been Colonel Light`s favourite spot, and from here you can see the carefully laid out city which he planned. There is a bronze statue of Colonel Light at the summit.

•   Black Hill Conservation Park
12 km north-east of Adelaide, in the Mount Lofty Ranges, is Black Hill Conservation Park. There are many walking trails some of which afford spectacular views of the city. Take a picnic, discover the wildlife in their natural habitat and enjoy the wildflower garden. Admission is free.

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