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Michela Fantinel

Michela is a passionate traveller and outdoor enthusiast, who has been travelling solo for +30 years between Australia, Italy, Europe and more countries. She is keen to share her knowledge and best tips to help solo travellers travel more and plan their adventures in a simpler and smarter way. Michela is the founder and editor in chief of Rocky Travel.

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  1. Keith Kellett
    June 4, 2013 @ 7:18 pm

    I’d add: The Himeji Japanese Gardens, Cleland Wildlife Park and the museum. Also take a run down to Glenelg. For a quirky place to eat/drink … the Bombay Bicycle Club in Hovingham.

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    • rockytravel
      June 10, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

      I have been to Clealand Wildlife Park and Glenelg but do not know the Japanese Gardens. Thanks for the tip, Keith. I will check them out on my next visit to Adelaide!

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  2. Red Nomad OZ
    July 27, 2015 @ 8:18 am

    What a great list!! Sorry I wasn’t here to do some of them with you! I would add the Adelaide Zoo, the Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens in the Adelaide Hills, taking a paddle-boat ride on the River Torrens, and the Adelaide Migration Museum – there are so many things when you start looking! Have a great week!

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    • Keith Kellett
      October 21, 2015 @ 6:55 am

      There was a Venetian-type gondola on the Torrens, too, but whether this is a permanent fixture or part of the festival which was going on at the time, I can’t say.

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  3. rockytravel
    July 28, 2015 @ 9:23 am

    Thanks for adding these tips to this list! I missed out on the Adelaide Zoo, which is a shame. Paddle-boat on the River Torrens sounds really good, I have seen people kayaking too. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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  4. Larry Jacobs
    October 21, 2015 @ 6:42 am

    You must have just forgotten to mention the beautiful Adelaide Hills Wine Region – home to some of the classiest cool-climate wines in Australia and only 25 minutes’ drive from the center of the city!
    #AdelaideHillsWine #AdelaideHillsFood

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  5. Kelly Turpin
    July 12, 2016 @ 4:56 pm

    There is heaps to do in Adelaide! You have covered a lot of it and certainly enough to keep anyone busy for a week! One thing to note is that the tram doesn’t go to Henley Beach. However, it is easy enough to catch a bus from the city directly to Henley Beach, or alternatively catch a train to the Grange train station and walk to Henley along the beach. It is about 2km, it is a lovely walk.

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    • Gary Field
      October 2, 2017 @ 7:29 pm

      the same bus that goes to Stirling, stops at Crafers where there is a bus to Mt Lofty or alternately or vice versa walk Mt Lofty Summit to Waterfall Gully, also visit Brighton Beach to Hallett Cove to Port Noarlunga. With careful planning you don’t need a car there is adequate public transport but does need planning as it’s not promoted

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  6. Keith Kellett
    December 29, 2016 @ 10:01 am

    If you want to see my video of Rundle Mall….

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  7. Harga Marmer
    October 17, 2017 @ 1:19 am

    I’ve been to the pretty town of Adelaide, a short course at Uni SA, then visiting some places like Cleland Wildlife Park. It’s like to go back to visit adelaide, a city that has many sweet memories. Thank you for sharing Michela !

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  8. Renuka Walter
    March 21, 2018 @ 6:28 am

    I wish I had got to read your tips and recommendations when I was in Australia last year. I visited Adelaide and Barossa Valley, but it was a real short trip. I enjoyed it thoroughly, though. Adelaide has a modest spirit. I loved wandering the streets – Rundle Mall and the other places around. I stayed in a suburb called West Beach. The transport of Adelaide is so easy and pleasant. A perfect city for solo travelers. I wish to explore the vineyards and sample the wines of South Australia on my next visit.

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  9. Josie
    December 27, 2018 @ 2:53 am

    Another great thing to do is to catch the train to the suburb of Port Adelaide. Here you will find more museums (trains, planes and ships!) and you can do a dolphin cruise to see the Port River dolphins, some of the only dolphins in the world to live in an urban environment. There is some great street art here, and plenty of traditional old pubs to relax in.

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    • Michela
      December 28, 2018 @ 10:50 am

      Hi Josie, thanks for stopping by and adding your tip to the ultimate list of things to do in Adelaide!

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  10. David Cronk
    July 23, 2021 @ 1:28 pm

    A really good day trip from Adelaide is Victor Harbor and Goolwa. A tourist railway called the Cockle Train runs between the 2 towns. You get really nice views of the beach and ocean and if you’re really lucky you might see a whale.

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