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Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval
Location War Memorial Drive
Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide Oval is a sports ground in Adelaide, South Australia, located in the parklands between the city centre and North Adelaide. The venue is predominantly used for cricket and Australian rules football, but has also played host to rugby league, rugby union, soccer, tennis among other sports as well as regularly being used to hold concerts.[3] Austadiums.com described Adelaide Oval as being “one of the most picturesque Test cricket grounds in Australia, if not the world”.[4] After the completion of the grounds most recent redevelopment in 2014, sports journalist Gerard Whateley described the venue as being “the most perfect piece of modern architecture because it’s a thoroughly contemporary stadium with all the character that it’s had in the past”.[5]

Adelaide Oval has been headquarters to the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) since 1871 and South Australian National Football League (SANFL) since 2014.[6] The stadium is managed by the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority (AOSMA). Its record crowd for cricket was 55,317 for the Second Ashes Test on 2 December 2017  and its record crowd for an Australian rules football match was 62,543 at the 1965 SANFL Grand Final between the Port Adelaide and Sturt.

Rundle Street East

Rundle Street is a street in the east end

Rundle Street is a street in the East End of the city centre of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. It runs from Pulteney Street in the west to East Terrace, where it becomes Rundle Road. (A separate Rundle Street continues from Rundle Road through Kent Town).[1] Its former western extent, which ran to King William Street, was closed in 1972 to form the pedestrian street of Rundle Mall. The street is in close proximity to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Rymill Park, Hindmarsh Square and North Terrace.

The street was named after John Rundle, a director of the South Australia Company and member of the British House of Commons, by the Street Naming Committee on 23 May 1837.[2] It was installed with the first electric street lighting in South Australia in 1895 at the former intersection of Rundle, King William and Hindley streets.

The street contains many cafés, restaurants, shops, cinemas, clubs and hotels. It is one of Adelaide’s most popular streets for cafés and fashion. Most of the street has a heritage façade, but has been redeveloped for modern use, with some buildings converted to residences, such as the East End Markets.

 

Adelaide Arcade Museum

Museum
Adelaide Arcade now has its very own Museum showcasing its colourful history. Set up on the balcony level of Gay’s Arcade, there are artefacts, photographs, newspaper clippings, trinkets and even an accordian that plays the official ‘Adelaide Arcade Polka’!

There are stories, surprising facts and figures, pictures and articles from years gone by and colourful artefacts from the construction period. A wonderful way to start your Adelaide Arcade experience is by wandering through the Museum and learning more about the era when the Arcade was built.

Start at the top of the stairs, leading up from Gay’s Arcade and follow the pictures and stories up to the first floor.

The Museum adds to the charm and history of the Arcade and is open during the Arcade shopping hours. There is no charge to wander through – just spend some time!

Haigh’s Chocolate Tours

See our team of confectioners at Haigh’s Chocolates using meticulous artisan skills to create and hand finish our delicious range of chocolates. You’ll also enjoy special chocolate tastings with complimentary coffee or tea.

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