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Make a trip to Adelaide's famous parks part of your tour of Australia

The popular image of Australia tours often includes trips to Sydney, snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the vast wilderness of the outback. The country's southern coast often does not get as much attention as other popular tourist destinations, but a stop in Adelaide may prove to be among the highlights of your tour of Australia.

Adelaide has earned a reputation as a hidden gem of the Land Down Under. In addition to being easy to explore, thanks to its expansive streets and many city squares, it also regularly hosts music, arts and sports festivals that attract travelers of all kinds.

One of the city's most appealing aspects is its many lush parks. In fact, its center is surrounded by nearly 30 beautiful parks, offering a unique contrast to the cityscape just around the corner. It's easy to spend an entire day making your way through this area - known as Adelaide Park Land - and many visitors choose to hop on a bike to add an element of adventure to their travels.

Being located on the southern coast of Australia certainly does not mean Adelaide is without any of Australia's world-renowned beaches. Of all the stretches of coastline around Adelaide, Glenelg stands out as the best. Located about 25 minutes from the center of the city, the seaside town has everything you could possibly want, whether it's fishing, relaxing in the sand or exploring one of the many local shops.

Before departing from Adelaide, you should make sure to visit the city's famed central market. The popular attraction brings merchants from all corners of the region and you can pick up practically every food you could imagine.

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