Port Adelaide

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Port Adelaide is home to several wonderful museums, including the South Australian Maritime Museum which is located in a collection of historic buildings containing more than 20,000 objects and rich in maritime history. The National Railway Museum is home to over 100 exhibits and popular with visitors of all ages. The South Australian Aviation Museum is also somewhere which will prove popular with visitors to Port Adelaide. Other popular places of interest include the Port Adelaide lighthouse at the end of Commercial Road and Hart's Mill on Mundy Street.

Port Adelaide's historic setting creates an atmosphere of previous times, when the early settlers and sailors walked the streets. The port is still busy, with cargo and cruise ships, and occasionally sailing ships, entering and leaving. You should also be able to see two sailing ships, the white one is the "One and All" which is used for Sailing Training but also conduct tours. The other is Falie, a 46 metre ketch built sometime around 1919. Also visible is 'Yelta' a restored steam tug which on certain days, (typically weekends) can be boarded for a historic tug cruise and part of the Maritime Museums collection (contact the Maritime Museum for more details).

Other River Cruises also operate and can give you the opportunity to see the Birkenhead Bridge and the Port River dolphins that often follow along.

On Sunday you can visit the market for those bargain books and antiques, which is situated by the lighthouse, or buy fresh food from gardeners and fishermen next to Torrens Island.

Not far away you'll find the St. Kilda Mangrove Trail in Salisbury, which you can view from the 1.7km board walk. Nearby you'll also find the Greenfields Wetlands. The 42 acres of wet land is home to around 150 different species of birds and is currently used as a stormwater detention basin.




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