Pamela Ann van der Ploeg

Pamela Ann van der Ploeg

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Australia Adelaide, Australia


December 2009

  • +2 rating

    Things to do between Adelaide and Melbourne on a road trip.

    We have done this trip many times and for us find it teadious and boring. The highway through Murray Bridge,Bordertown and Keith is very straight and very boring - we have not found much to do along the way so prefer to do the trip with minimal stops - about the only thing to see before reaching the Gold fields of Victoria is the Giant Koala building (and that is crappy!) If time permits we prefer to take the longer but more scenic route via Mt Gambier and the Great Ocean Rd. This way you get to play tourist and visit many of the sites on the way - Coonawarra Wine region, Mt Gambier, Naracoorte Caves, Great Ocean Rd. Mt Gambier is a very large country town now with most of the facilities you need (McDonalds! etc) Pop into the Umpherston Sinkhole (its free and very pretty - take along a few grapes to feed the wild but friendly possums that hang around the stairway of the sinkhole). In the Coonawarra region you are spoilt for wineries - one of our favourites is Rymill but you may find others that we are yet to discover - grab a wine region map and plan your day. Hope this helps a little about 11 years ago

  • +1 rating

    im going to adelaide for 9 days. any budget but nice accomodation in the city

    Having lived here for more than 30 years (orig Lancashire) I havent used the accomodation - but having taken a look at a few around the CBD, other visitors reviews and location I reckon the Country Comfort Adelaide - "The hotel is located on South Terrace, overlooking Adelaide parklands and the picturesque hills beyond. The Adelaide Central Markets are a short walk from Country Comfort Adelaide. The hotel is situated on the fringe of the city centre and is an easy 10-15 minute walk to popular shopping and dining precincts "- the Tramline is very close by that will take you directly to the city or down to the seaside suburb of Glenelg (gr8 day trip) - having said that you may find accomodation in outer suburbs cheaper although you will need to use public transport. Whilst in Adelaide - visit Adelaide Zoo currently exhibiting the only Pandas outside of China, Glenelg, Victor Harbour and regions around this area, Barossa/McClaren Vale wine regions, Botanic Gardens, Adel Hills - Warrawong Sanctuary and if you can afford the trip and a few days Kangaroo Island. Hope this is helpful and you enjoy our city. about 11 years ago

  • 0 rating

    Day trips around New Zealand

    Thank you Melesh. You have given me heaps of options that I hadnt yet looked at - I did see the Cadbury factory and there is no way I'm missing that place (stuff the kids thats for me!! hehe) I lived in NZ for a year when i was 8 and remember it like it was yesterday - so I cant wait to show my kids around - unfortunately we wont have time to do Glow Worm caves, Mt Taranaki or Kaikoira but theres always next time. Its still a while away so if you think of anything else feel free to write again - and if I can help you with queries about Adelaide Australia please ask. Pamela about 11 years ago