5 spots in Adelaide you can’t miss

Adelaide, the symbol of South Australia, is where you can find a mixture of cultural heritage, natural scenery, delectable food, as well as recreation venues. With plentiful places to wander around, here is a snapshot of a few key tourist attractions in Adelaide.

Glenelg Beach

Glenelg is not only famous for its beautiful beaches but also for its impressive history behind the heritage buildings. Located in a suburban area of Adelaide, Glenelg is a perfect place to seek your own peace of mind and to escape from city life. Family and friends are bound to have the best time in Glenelg with various entertainment choices including catching thrills at an amusement park, or even sailing and swimming with dolphins.

Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo is Australia’s second oldest zoo, with it’s sole purpose connecting humans with nature and saving endangered species. There are plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained, from interactions with animals, the educational visitor center, and so much more. Spare some time and visit the pandas as they’re the only breeding pair of giant pandas in Australia, and not to mention, they’re super adorable.

Adelaide Central Market

If you are a foodie seeking multicultural cuisine and fresh food, Adelaide Central Market is the place to be. This is one of the largest fresh produce markets in Australia and one of the oldest indoor markets in the world. After browsing the wholesome stalls, there are an array of cafes and eateries for you to enjoy. What else could get better?

Adelaide Botanic Garden

Take a pause during your trip and drop a visit to a wonderland in the heart of the city, where stunning landscaped gardens, grand avenues, stunning architecture and the appeal of history awaits. This 50-hectare garden is home to the most magnificent plant collections in Australia. Relax your mind in the Botanic Garden atmosphere and scenery for an hour or few, you’ll feel like yourself in another world away.

Art Gallery of South Australia

Adelaide possesses not only one of the finest plants in Australia but also one of the finest art collections at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The selection varies from the colonial days to the present; crosses all mediums from sculpture, paintings, textiles, photographs to ceramics, furniture and jewellery. You can choose to wander around at your own pace or to take a tour or even attend an artist talk.

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24 Hours in Sydney

Whether you’ve got a quick layover or are here for a quick weekend getaway, there’s a lot of things you can do in Sydney in 24 hours! If you’ve got no time to space, check out our 24 hour itinerary for Sydney!

7am – Flour and Stone

Start off your day with some of the best pastries in Sydney! Flour and stone in Woolloomooloo attracts a small cult following every day and just fits over a dozen people. Whether you’re after some delightful desserts or a hearty start, flour and stone will sort you out for today. Also, don’t worry if you see a giant line! It’s bound to happen, so  just grab it to go and perch yourself on a park bench to enjoy the start of your day.

11am – Tamarama beach

It’s no visit to Sydney if you don’t go to the beach! Start of your daily activity by heading over to any of the beautiful beaches on offer! We recommend Tamarama beach for its picturesque views and relaxed vibes. If you’re heading to Bondi and are looking for a toned down beach, just stroll along the Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk and you’ll get there in a jiff!

1pm – The Grounds of Alexandria

This is possibly one of the most aesthetic and instagrammable spots in Sydney. Filled with plenty of greenery, mesmerizing floristry and rustic industrial décor, The Grounds is not a place to miss. It’s the home of specialty coffee, homemade lemonade carts and amazing eateries that gives all other instagram foods a run for their money. It’s a lively place to eat, drink and relax. Perfect for your afternoon pick me up! If you don’t want to head out of the CBD, just head to their sister location Grounds in the City!

4pm – Circular Quay/The rocks

Although Circular Quay can sometimes have its fair share of tourists, you at least have to see the harbor bridge once today. Whether you take a stroll down to the Botanical Gardens or head over to Museum of contemporary Art for some eclectic exhibits, you’ll be sure to have an amazing time! If you happen to be there on a weekend, peruse over to The Rocks and check out the Friday Foodie Market and the Rocks Market.

6pm – Butter Sydney

Think sneakers, fried chicken and champagne. Live your best life by having dinner at Butter, home to possibly the best fried chicken in Sydney. After a long day of swimming, walking and exploring, you need a fat feed to satiate your hunger. Whether you get the fried chicken sandwiches or their OG 3 pac, you surely won’t be disappointed.

8pm – Chinatown

Time to walk off the fried chicken. Take a short stroll over to Chinatown and explore this urban delight. Got some spare change in your wallet and some room for dessert? Head over to Emporer’s Cream Puffs and grab some mini cream puffs for 35c each! However, beware, there’s almost always a line! Whether you want to head into a gaming arcade, have some dessert, drink some bubble tea or play pool, Chinatown is a great way to end the evening.

10pm – Earl’s Juke Joint

If you’re still up for some last drinks, head on over to the New Orleans styled cocktail bar, Earl’s Juke Joint. Trust us, this is where you want to be. Sip on some Singapore Slings and nibble off a charcuterie board to enjoy the rest of your night. This decadent bar exudes intimacy and a little bite of New Orleans. If you’re looking to turn up, this won’t be the place for you, but if you just plan on having some good company, with some better drinks, it is.

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Beat the Heat at the Beach!

The peak of our Aussie summer is here! What better way to cool down than a day at the beach? Pack on the sunblock, bring your surfboard and head on down!

Australia is home to some of the most spectacular beaches. Beat the heat and spend your afternoon splashing in refreshing blue waters!

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays QLD

Sink your toes in the white silica sand of Whitehaven Beach, one of the purest in the world. This pristine and award winning beach is the top destination to be, whether you’re travelling with friends or having a romantic weekend with your partner. The Northern end of the beach is Hill Inlet, where you can feast your eyes on the shifting of sand and water, creating a gorgeous fusion of colours. 

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay

This popular summer spot is often referred to the Whitsundays of NSW. Hyam’s beach is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from Sydney, and has one of the whitest sands in Australia! You and your friends can spend a weekend away and have endless fun basking in the sun and splashing amongst the cool waters. If you’re looking for adventure, walk to the north end for the top snorkelling spot! 

Turquoise Bay, Exmouth

Spend the afternoon relaxing, swimming and snorkeling in the gorgeous crystal clear and calm waters. Turquoise Bay is considered WA’s best beach, located in the Cape Range National Park. Let the current take you on a long-shore drift, but be wary of the strong current near the sandbar. Keep an eye out and you might even spot creatures like the moon wrasse, starfish, and a reef shark!

Cossie’s Beach, Cocos Island

This remote paradise is located on Direction Island nestled in the Cocos islands, an Australian territory in the Indian ocean. Tiptoe along the 300m powder white sand and take in the awe striking view of the shallow and clear lagoon! Go for a snorkel, a surf or play a game of golf – this is the ultimate coastal and aquatic destination for you and your friends!

Noose Main Beach, Noosa Heads

Take the family out and enjoy a day out at Noosa Main Beach, where the waves are gentle and calm, perfect for kids and not so confident swimmers! This beach is one of the few along the Australian coastline that faces the north, making it less breezy in cooler months. After a refreshing dip, take a stroll across the courtyard towards the golden sands and clear waters!

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5 heavenly lookouts in Tasmania

Wineglass Bay Lookout

Location: Freycinet National Park

Picture perfect Wineglass Bay is a national treasure and there is certainly a reason this simply spectacular vantage point is a must on anyone’s Tasmanian itinerary!

The three-kilometer track will undoubtedly get the heart pumping, but it’s hard to deny a reason for not making the hike, when a charming curved bay with dazzling white sand and azure waters awaits!

Don’t forget to take a cheeky snap for your Instagram following!


Looking for accommodation nearby? Why not try Forest Edge

The Neck Lookout

Location: Bruny Island

You really can’t go past The Neck at Bruny Island after witnessing the Fairy Penguins returning to their burrows at sunset from the viewing platform! The view from the lookout is one of Tasmania’s most iconic views and shows Simpson’s Bay to your right and on your left the vast Southern Ocean!

Hmm…which rival shoreline will you choose to have a dip in first?

The Neck in Bruny Island

Looking for accommodation nearby? Why not try Captains Cabin Bligh Point

The Nut Lookout

Location: Stanley

The Nut is an ancient volcanic rock formation which dominates the local landscape of the quite town Stanley!

Reaching the top of The Nut can be done by a challenging but rewarding hike or opting for the more leisurely route via the chairlift, both resulting in a fantastic 360-degree view of the North West coastline.


Looking for accommodation nearby? Why not try Hanlon House

The Summit of Mount Wellington

Location: Wellington Park

Lookouts and observation decks from Mount Wellington provide nothing short of speechless vistas over Hobart and towards the east coast! The reserve is open all year-round, so walk, peddle or drive, it doesn’t matter Mount Wellington is waiting for you!


Looking for accommodation nearby? Why not try Pipeline Chalet Kunanyi Mount Wellington

Devil’s Gullet Lookout

Location: Moles Creek

The Devil’s Gullet offers nothing but a dramatic and moody side of Tasmania’s wilderness. The expansive views are endless with Mount Ossa and Cradle Mountain on show across the Fisher River valley.


Looking for accommodation nearby? Why not try The Mountain View House

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The views at these getaways that will leave you saying WOW!

However you like your holiday views, we have found 7 of the very best below! From endless panoramic views across turquoise oceans, to white-sandy beaches or forest green hinterland hills, we have it all here at Aabode.com.

Cape View
Coopers Shoot, New South Wales, Australia

85978.780Sometimes you just need to get away and recharge, a little me time. But not any holiday house will do, in fact, only CapeView @ Byron will do. With unsurpassed views across the lush green hills of Byron’s Hinterland let your eye wander to the crystal waters of the Pacific Ocean and Byron’s Beaches whilst sipping that first cocktail for the afternoon. The famous Cape Byron with its iconic Lighthouse is perfectly framed from most vantage points within the house.

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Seeking sun, surf and sand in Byron Bay? Create the holiday of a lifetime at Moonstruck a stunning, private and absolute beachfront holiday home with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, located on the shores of beautiful Belongil Beach. Relax in sun-drenched luxury in this flawlessly styled double storey home, with sloping timber ceilings, polished timber floors and wall-to-wall glass.

Coles Bay, East Coast Tasmania, Australia

87223.780Halcyon means an idyllic and peaceful time. It’s luxury accommodation commanding panoramic views over Sandpiper Beach and Great Oyster Bay. An environment where you can escape and immerse yourself in the sky and sea. A place to be refreshed, uplifted and renewed by doing as much or as little as you desire. A place to centre your spirit and synchronize to lifes natural rhythms. The sight and sound of the ocean will soothe your soul. Meanwhile, Freycinet National Park, wineries, fishing, kayaking and golf are all at your doorstep.

Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia

88253.780Clearwater is a luxury home with small infinity edge pool on the front deck. The tranquil location of Clearwater along with the breathtaking water views, makes this beautifully designed home one of the most sought after for a luxury Hamilton Island accommodation option.

Studio 1
Porepunkah, Victoria, Australia

98802.780The Buckland studio retreat is a place to leave your daily life behind and be yourself again. Arriving at The Buckland, guests give themselves over to the encompassing quiet of the deep forest, rediscovering the present moment in the grandiloquent alpine views. The Studio Retreat is set on 40 acres of farm land, with stunning views of Mt Buffalo and the Buckland Valley that can be enjoyed from every corner of each studio!  Experience boutique bed and breakfast, right in the heart of Victoria‘s High Country in North East Victoria.

Cliff House
Snelling Beach, Kangaroo Island, Australia

84045.780The sensuous curves of the Cliff House, perched on the cliff overlooking beautiful Snellings Beach, inspires complete surrender to relaxation for the perfect romantic get away. The circular tower bedroom has a panoramic window looking out to southern sea, and the cushioned sunken pit with open fire is the ultimate in repose. Luxuriate yourself in your outdoor cliff-edge Jacuzzi, drinking in breathtaking views of Snellings Beach, a local pod of Dolphins or the southern stars above.

Redbud Ranch
Myocum, New South Wales, Australia

41066.780Redbud Ranch is an inviting light-filled home. Overlooking a beautiful valley of luscious green hills to a mystical mountain range, the sunsets and sunrises here are heavenly! Guests will enjoy the quiet rural location with the convenience of being only a short drive to several of the regions favourite townships, local hotspots and famous festivals.

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