Festival Date: 29 April – 6 May 2010
Adelaide is Australia’s 5th largest city, located in the central coast of South Australia. The city was founded in 1836 and was predominantly a British settlement. The city was founded on progressive ideals around civil liberties that are core to the values of the city.
The city surrounds has a very long standing winemaking tradition, and with the wine comes the food. It should come as no surprise that the city is the home of Australia’s premier food and wine festival “Tasting Australia".
Over the eight days of the festival a huge variety of food themed events to tickle your fancy. Here’s a snapshot of some of the events on offer.
BankSA Feast for the Senses
Held along the riverbank over two days, the event is the largest public feast during the festival. There’s a variety of stalls offering food, wine, entertainment, information, cooking demonstration and even stalls that invite you along to participate. A great event for foodies and families.
Where: Adelaide Riverbank Precinct, Elder Park
Date: 1-2 May 11am – 5pm
How much:Free entrance, food, wine and participatory events may be additional
From Earth to Plate
A guided walk through the Adelaide Botanical gardens with a focus on local food and produce that makes Adelaide and Australian food unique.
Where: Adelaide Botanical Gardens, Visitor Information Centre
Date: 29 April – 6 May, 11am
How much: $5
For a full rundown of all events check out the "Tasting Australia" website.
GETTING TO ADELAIDE
Well, just hire from our Adelaide branch, easy! To get in to the city, simply take a right out of our branch, and turn right on to Airport Road. At Henley Beach Road turn right, and follow the road (the name changes to Gowrie and then Currie) until your get to King William Street – and Voilà! You’re there.
WHERE TO STAY IN ADELAIDE
BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Resort
A fantastic facility right by the coast with a range of accommodation options from powered sites through to 6 berth cabins and great shared or private facilities.
Address: Military Road, Adelaide
IN THE VACINITY
Just out of Adelaide is the world renowned Barossa Wine Valley region. Under 60kms North West of the city, a perfect spot to head to, do a bit of wine sampling and sleep in your campervan in the night (obviously, park up before you drink).
COMMENT & WIN
Tell us you favourite Australian delicacy in the comments section below and go in to win a Backpacker Beach towel
NEXT WEEKS BLOG…
Look out for next Thursday’s BLOG, where we’ll send out a list of ANZAC Day memorial ceremonies throughout Australia.
Over & out
Ricki & the Mighty crew