Victoria Square in the centre of Adelaide was once a space occupied by the Kaurna People who had named the area Tarndanyangga meaning the dreaming place of the red kangaroo. The animals are no longer welcome here and the square, once centered round a statue of Britain’s Queen Victoria after whom it was named in 1837, is now edged with edifices dedicated to modern commerce. Country Comfort Adelaide Manor is a great hotel from which to enjoy the attractions of the city being within walking distance of the CBD and transport links.
Some of Adelaide’s important state and federal government institutions have their offices around Victoria Square. More recently several Australian and other prestigious universities have set up campuses in buildings surrounding the square and commercial enterprises and hotels are well represented here making the area the busiest place in Adelaide. Since setting aside land for a central city square in the mid 19th century when a plan for Adelaide was developed, the square underwent a series of redevelopments over the 180 years of it existence that transformed it into a modern happening place. Embellished with sculptures, fountains, green spaces and surrounded by modern and elegant historic buildings, Victoria Square has become the ideal place to spend a relaxing day outdoors with family and friends just enjoying the weather or trying out the many activities and amusements offered here. While food trucks are always at hand to provide that meal on the go the many restaurants around the square offer a range of culinary delights. Free equipment provided at site encourages indulgence in sporting action with friends. Joining a fitness class every Friday during the lunch hour or after work is another way to enjoy the outdoors. Attending free family movies at sundown during summer is a lovely way to end the day. Easily accessed via tram that runs through it, Victoria Square is a vibrant public space that all ages can enjoy. As one of the best located city hotels Country Comfort Adelaide Manor is popular with visitors to the city.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.