Adelaide Autumn Solo Trip 2015 - Overview

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07.04.2015

Our last trip to Adelaide was absolutely spontaneous. I hadn’t had ANY plans to travel during the autumn school holidays, as I had lots of things to do with assignments and freelance work. However, when friend of mine invited me to join her family trip to Adelaide, I said ‘Yes, we’re in’.

This was my first solo-trip with my son (9y.o.), as my husband had to stay at home to take care of cats (and to work in the office, of course).

We’ve already been in Adelaide last year on our way to Flinders Ranges.

Easter 2014: Flinders Rangers National Park, Mungo National Park

The road from Melbourne to Adelaide is ~800kms and can be easily driven in a day. However, as I was travelling with Yegor, I decided to take our bicycles and spend some time cycling at Fleurieu Peninsula Encounter Bikeway and in Adelaide.

We left Melbourne early at 9am, had a break for lunch in Nhill and then arrived to Murray Bridge at ~5pm. As it wasn’t a high season, we easily got a powered site for ourselves in  Princes Highway Caravan Park. We watched a movie and slept well in the car.

Next morning we spent a couple of hours cycling in Murray Bridge:

Australia, South Australia, Adelaide City, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Murray River, Lakes and Coorong, Adelaide Autumn Solo Trip 2015 - Overview, ,

Australia, South Australia, Adelaide City, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Murray River, Lakes and Coorong, Adelaide Autumn Solo Trip 2015 - Overview, ,

Australia, South Australia, Adelaide City, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Murray River, Lakes and Coorong, Adelaide Autumn Solo Trip 2015 - Overview, ,

Then went to cycle on Encounter Bikeway near Goolwa. After that we cyclend from Victor Harbour to Rosetta Harbour and back (more details later). The weather was perfect all the day, except evening when it started raining.

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Australia, South Australia, Adelaide City, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Murray River, Lakes and Coorong, Adelaide Autumn Solo Trip 2015 - Overview, ,

Murray Mouth:

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Cycling near Victor Harbour:

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We arrived to Adelaide when in was dark and spent a lovely evening with friends.

Next day we went to the Adelaide Zoo to meet pandas!

Australia, South Australia, Adelaide City, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Murray River, Lakes and Coorong, Adelaide Autumn Solo Trip 2015 - Overview, ,

After the zoo we went to Glenelg:

Australia, South Australia, Adelaide City, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Murray River, Lakes and Coorong, Adelaide Autumn Solo Trip 2015 - Overview, ,

Next day we enjoyed autumn colours at Mt Lofty Botanic Garden and spent the rest of the day at German settlement Handorf.

Australia, South Australia, Adelaide City, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Murray River, Lakes and Coorong, Adelaide Autumn Solo Trip 2015 - Overview, ,

Australia, South Australia, Adelaide City, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Murray River, Lakes and Coorong, Adelaide Autumn Solo Trip 2015 - Overview, ,

Australia, South Australia, Adelaide City, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Murray River, Lakes and Coorong, Adelaide Autumn Solo Trip 2015 - Overview, ,

On our last day in Adelaide we went to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens and then cycled part of River Torrens Linear Trail.

Australia, South Australia, Adelaide City, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Murray River, Lakes and Coorong, Adelaide Autumn Solo Trip 2015 - Overview, ,

Australia, South Australia, Adelaide City, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Murray River, Lakes and Coorong, Adelaide Autumn Solo Trip 2015 - Overview, ,

Australia, South Australia, Adelaide City, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Murray River, Lakes and Coorong, Adelaide Autumn Solo Trip 2015 - Overview, ,

I wish I had more time to stay in Adelaide! There are so many other interesting places to visit such as Barossa Valley, Monarto Zoo, South Australian Museum…. But as school holidays ended, we had to go back home to Melbourne.

It was raining most of the time on our way back, so we did not stop very often.

The Big Olive (closed) at Tailem Bend, South Australia:

Australia, South Australia, Adelaide City, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Murray River, Lakes and Coorong, Adelaide Autumn Solo Trip 2015 - Overview, ,

We had a lunch in Bordertown in the bakery next to their Visitor Centre - perfect place to have a break! Later we went to the fenced Bordertown Wildlife park to see white kangaroos.

Australia, South Australia, Adelaide City, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Murray River, Lakes and Coorong, Adelaide Autumn Solo Trip 2015 - Overview, ,

Finally, it was soooooo good to came back home. We’ve got an interesting experience of travelling together, and enjoyed the getaway. Adelaide, see you next time!

Travel well!

Katerina is an author and traveller. She is also a co-founder of 'LetsGoToAU.com' project, created specifically for those who are keen to see the best of Australia, but tired trawling forums for traveller feedback/sifting through hundreds of reviews or simply too busy to organize their trip. 

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