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Port Adelaide, Semaphore & beyond... If you like antiques, books and bric-a -brac, you’ll love the Sunday Market next to the Port’s iconic Lighthouse. Or check out the specialists in Aboriginal art and craft, South American flair, vinyl records, gift and homewares... Treasures Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre 66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide Phone: (08) 8405 6560 Freecall: 1800 629 888 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.portenf.sa.gov.au Heritage Walk the Port, the place where SA quite literally came ashore. The heritage buildings are amongst the nation’s finest, with structures dating back to 1849. Self guided tours are available, including Kids Port Walks, or book a local volunteer tour guide to discover the fascinating stories of the Port. Museums Ever experienced the confines of a 19th century ketch? Ever been up close to a WW2 Spitfire? Ever ridden on a steam train? Do it all in the “museum capital of SA”... home of the aviation, maritime and railway museums. Semaphore Semaphore’s white sands, family-friendly shallows and colourful foreshore still make for a classic Adelaide beachside escape. Semaphore Road is one of Adelaide’s widest boulevards, stretching down to the jetty and sea. Stylish boutiques have opened their doors alongside famous ‘old salt’ pubs, and contemporary cafés are serving seasonal produce whilst the night air is filled with the delicious aroma of fish ‘n’ chips. Enjoy a delicious meal in cosy heritage area street cafés, or watch the sunset over the sea in funky coastal cafés! And pubs? Of course – this is a port! Get a serve of history and folklore, as well as great food and atmosphere, with the Port Heritage Pub Trail or book a brewery and cellar tour. Indulge Adventure Take a kayaking tour – the local waters are home to at least 25 wrecks, many of them visible above water. Keep an eye out for wildlife, including dolphins and pelicans. For a heady draught of seaside scenery, take the coastal path from Semaphore to Largs... The Port’s inner waterways are home to the only dolphins to inhabit an urban environment. Take a river cruise or self-drive the Port River Dolphin Trail. Dolphins 8km of clean sands... with playgrounds, bbq amenities and green open spaces. Semaphore Foreshore is home to a delightful heritage carousel and steam train that runs a 2 km route down the coast. The waterslide complex boasts the ferris wheel from Elvis Presley’s movie Roustabout and the summer carnival features good old fashioned fun. Celebrate at the Greek Festival, Music Festival, Kite Festival, New Year’s Eve and Australia Day fireworks. Seaside fun Talk to us...
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