Spending a day in delightful Port Adelaide
This waterfront suburb has more transport museums than most, ﬁne eating and drinking, and foreshore walks galore
- September 2014
Fishermen’s Wharf Market: A huge undercover ﬂea market open Sundays and public-holiday Mondays.
Black Diamond Square, ﬁshermenswharfmarkets.com.au opens in new window
Red Lime Shack: Vegan and vego “soul” food is made here each morning. Try waffles with the lot for $10; most meals go for under $10. Open-mic nights are held some Sundays – check online.
158 St Vincent St, facebook.com/RedLimeShack opens in new window
③ Eye podBarker Inlet and the Port Adelaide River form part of a dolphin sanctuary for a resident pod of 30 bottlenose dolphins. It is thought that over 300 others come here to visit and feed, so keep an eye out along the foreshore.
British Hotel: Established in 1847, this grand old pub is a refreshing stop along the Port Adelaide Heritage Pub Trail. Pick up a pub-trail map from the Visitor Centre on Commercial Road.
13 North Pde, thebritish.com.au opens in new window
⑤ Get on track
National Railway Museum: Climb aboard steam locomotives and a model railway.
76 Lipson St, natrailmuseum.org.au opens in new window
⑥ Go nautical
South Australian Maritime Museum: Australia’s oldest nautical collection includes ship ﬁgureheads, models, logs, instruments and items retrieved from shipwrecks.
126 Lipson St, maritime.historysa.com.au opens in new window
⑦ Fly on in
South Australian Aviation Museum: Browse hangars full of historic planes such as a Gipsy Moth, Fokker F27, Spitﬁre and a Royal Navy Sea Venom. An F-111 A8-134 is also on show.
66 Lipson St, saam.org.au opens in new window