Culturally dynamic and abundant in exciting terrain, South Australia offers an all-round experience for first time tourists to Australia.
Rich in opportunities to encounter wildlife, Kangaroo Island is ideal. Situated just off the southern coast of the state, the island offers a truly unique experience to visitors. Walk amongst sea lions at seal bay, take a quad bike tour or sand board down Little Sahara. As a genuine wildlife sanctuary, don’t forget to watch out for kangaroos, wallabies and koalas while you’re there! For a more marine-centric wildlife experience, try the Temptation Dolphin Cruise to sail by or even swim with wild dolphins.
If you still need more adventure on your holiday, make the trip to Fleurieu Peninsula. Consider it the ultimate adventure playground experience, as it’s packed with attractions; including beaches, boat rides, adventure tours, doubly storey horse drawn trams, and more!
Or if you’re looking for a more relaxing day out, experience Adelaide’s food hub at the Adelaide Central Market. Try one of the gourmet walking tours to truly appreciate the oldest fresh produce market in Australia.
Adelaide also offers an array of shopping opportunities from chain stores to boutique outlets. Marion Shopping Centre is number one on the list, as it’s the largest shopping centre in the city. If you’re looking for a little something extra to complete your shopping experience, head to Adelaide Arcade. As the oldest arcade centre in the city, it adds some fun to its 100 retail outlets with ghost tours and ghost hunts. For boutique shopping, try and time your visit to Rundle Street to catch a sight of any of its annual festivals, and enjoy the street parades between blocks of stores. Finally, Unley Road is another perfect opportunity to go boutique shopping whilst also admiring the heritage buildings, as well as the street’s fascinating historic transition from farmland to a shopper’s haven.
Halal dining is far from difficult to discover in a city as diverse as Adelaide. Crescent Rated AAA is De Sate, an Indonesian restaurant specialising in traditional satay not far from the city centre. Pride of Kolachi offers Pakistani cuisine on Beach Road, Crescent Rated AA. Another Crescent Rated restaurant is Pondok Daun, also Indonesian and situated at the heart of the city. Other dining options include Pondok Bali, located close to the South Australian Museum, and Ispa Kebabs in Harbortown Adelaide.
South Australia also has two main Mosques, the Adelaide Mosque near the city centre, and Masjid Omar Ibn-ul Khattab.
For more information on travelling to Australia, the Muslim Visitor Guide by Tourism Australia and HalalTrip details what every Muslim traveller should look to experience on their trip to any of Australia’s eight major states.
Find a free downloadable copy of the guide