A great pastime to learn more about areas when you’re travelling around Australia is to visit local museums. Sometimes even the smallest towns have one and they are usually manned by volunteers with admission prices very reasonable. They are another way of delving into the history of an area and you usually see the story behind how and when the towns were first settled and the industrial or agricultural history and stories behind them.
A favourite aspect of being on holidays for me is the eating out at cafes, restaurants and clubs, trying the food that someone else has prepared and cooked. We try to mix up the ratio of dining in or out of the caravan, sometimes the site or the weather may dictate if you’d rather stay put and cook or head out for the day or evening to sight see and dine out at the same time.
Blink and you’ll miss the driveway into No. 58 Cellar door and Gallery on Waterport Road at Port Elliot, but if you do…turn around and get back there. The tasting room and gallery is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 10am to 4pm and every day throughout the summer school holidays.
A microbrewery in the heart of the city has to be a good thing especially when the brews are complemented with great food with a Portuguese twist. The venue is called Lady Burra Brewhouse and its popularity is still high four years on from when it first opened in Topham Mall Adelaide, the first brewery in the CBD.
The nature of street art or urban art is that it always seems to be added to or changed altogether so with every visit into the city centre I try to visit streets and laneways I haven’t looked at before to find something new. On a recent visit to Adelaide I managed to find a few that were new to me but not necessarily new to the city.
I’m finding now that having been a fan of street art for a few years I’m beginning to recognise the style of some of the incredible artists who paint or spray these grand scale paintings. Here are a few of the my latest finds and where you can see them.
It goes without saying that my holiday of choice is hitching up the caravan and taking to the open road, but occasionally it’s good to be a tourist in your own city and take some time to see it through different eyes.