Adelaide has blossomed, from the inhibited place it once was, into a sophisticated city. It boasts multicultural influences, an upbeat artsy culture and a packed calendar of Saturday night events. The ‘City of Churches’ is rapidly becoming the city of pubs, hip bars and serviced apartments. Adelaide is also known for wide thoroughfares, vast parklands, the Adelaide Hills and sunny Glenelg Beach. The South Australian capital has an animated West End with a cluster of theatres, entertainment venues, restaurants and Oaks Embassy, which caters to the accommodation needs of both business travellers and families alike.
Balair National Park is a great example of Australia’s famed bushland. It is located in Belair, thirteen kilometres south east of Adelaide. It can be reached by way of Upper Sturt Road. The park stays open every day, from 8am to sunset, except Christmas Day and days total fire ban has been declared. There are several walking trails, a few picnic areas along the way, visitor facilities and even tennis courts. It is spread across some of the Adelaide Hills and a few heritage attractions are located within the park premises. Old Government House, is a Victorian-style cottage at the center of Belair National Park. It was used as the summer residence of several early South Australian governors. The State Flora Nursery at Belair dates back to 1886. It was established by the South Australian Government to nurture and distribute seedlings to build up the state forests.
The national park sees close to two hundred and fifty thousand visitors each year. As part of the Mount Lofty Ranges, it has earned its place as one of Australia’s fifteen biodiversity hotspots. Much of the flora and fauna are native to the area and have remained mostly undisturbed throughout the years.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.