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What to enjoy in Adelaide - ASCC Conference 2022

The conference we've all be waiting for is around the corner, only 3 weeks away 😃

Needless to say the Avenir team are eager to attend the ASCC 2022 conference that will take place from the 10th to the 12th May in Radelaide!

Did you know that Paul Kent, Avenir's co-GM is from Adelaide?

What better way to discover this city and its surroundings than taking recommendations from a local!

Make the most of this work trip and stay a few extra days to enjoy this beautiful part of Australia.

The Kaurna people are the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains on which Adelaide is located.

It’s pretty chilled over there, most things are to do with food and wine, and generally no more than 30 mins travel time.

Things to do in the city

Adelaide Oval roof climb - not for everyone though!

If you're into footy, there’s an AFL game between Adelaide and Brisbane Saturday 14th May, after the conference.

Visit the Adelaide Central Markets, great little food places for a morning coffee and fresh produce.

Catch the tram down to Glenelg foreshore for an evening stroll on the beach, followed by dinner along Jetty Road (Adelaide's version of St Kilda in Melbourne)

Areas with great places to eat:

  • City: Gouger St, North Tce;

  • East: Norwood Parade;

  • South: Unley Road;

  • North: O’Connell St

Up for a museum?

What about the Art Gallery of South Australia or the South Australian Museum?

And of course, like in every great Australian city, you can always check out the zoo or the botanic gardens.

Things to do not far from the city

Obviously lots of wine regions:

  • Barossa (1hr),

  • McLaren Vale (45mins),

  • Adelaide Hills (20mins),

  • Langhorn Creek (60mins),

  • Clare Valley( 2hrs)

Penfolds winery tour (Magill, 15mins) – book ahead, but get a tour of the place the famous Grange Hermitage comes from, visit underground cellars, wine tasting, etc

Maggie Beer’s Farm in the Barossa – cooking classes, etc

Fleurieu Peninsula – 90mins from Adelaide, Fairy Penguin tours, great beaches along the Coorong, visit Murray Mouth, etc. Awesome food, walks, etc

Go kayaking or walking around Happy Valley Reservoir

Day trip up to Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills – historic German town, lots of food, wine options.

Wanna see a kangaroo or koala in the wild?

Morialta, Cleland, Waterfall gully, Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens, Belair all about 20mins from the CBD

Things to do further away

Kangaroo Island – amazing wildlife, national parks and support the local community after recent bushfires

Flinders Ranges (traditional land of the Adnyamathanha people) – 6hr drive

Port Lincoln (7hr drive, but you can fly too) – swim with Tuna, sharks or seals, pay homage to Makaybe Diva

How does this sound? Are you starting to get as excited as we are?

We'll share our conference program in the next week or two but for now we just wanted to give you a taste of what you can look forward to if you decide to stay longer in or around Adelaide.

See you in Adelaide!


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