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Seaside Studio at SemaphoreTwo bedroom studio apartment, situated 500m from beautiful Semaphore beach. Walking distance to Semaphore road, a variety of restaurants, coffee shops and the Semaphore Odeon Star theater. Semaphore is quaint, with a village-like atmosphere. The studio is self contained and bathed in natural light.
Seafield StayCosy and inviting detached guest room with brand new ensuite. Located in a quiet area, with own entry, the guesthouse is only a 5 minute walk to the beach, and a short walk to the closest train station. Semaphore Rd and Port Adelaide are situated nearby. The open plan room includes a TV with Netflix and Optus Fetch, as well as a DVD player/Bluetooth sound system, and a range of DVDs. Kitchenette includes microwave, bar fridge, kettle, toaster and coffee plunger.
Lovely Modern 3br 2bth Beachside HomeModern spacious home in one of Adelaides best seaside locations. Walking distance to Semaphore beach and the ever popular Semaphore Road with cafes, pubs, restaurants and boutique shoping. Easy access to the City with a 5 min walk to the local train station. Historic Port Adelaide is only 5mins away Tucked away in a quiet street with secure garage parking. FREE WIFI & Netflix. Fully ducted Aircon and heating plus ceiling fans throghout. A perfect holiday home for extended family and or friends.
An historic river port on the outskirts of Adelaide, South Australia’s capital, Port Adelaide preserves a rich maritime heritage even as it’s being reinvented as a hip refuge for creatives. The city sits on a bend in the Port Adelaide River, while the port’s remaining working docks are located further north upriver. Port Adelaide’s former industrial waterfront is lined with apartments, refurbished wharves, and the markets at Fishermen’s Wharf. It’s at these undercover markets where you can browse for vintage fashion and antiques on Sundays. Away from the water, you’ll find a compact heritage precinct of buildings dating back to Australia’s colonial beginnings. Beyond that, old brick warehouses take up whole blocks, and historic pubs compete with trendy new bars and restaurants. The city of Port Adelaide extends to the coast, taking in the seaside suburbs of Semaphore, with its expanses of open spaces, dunes, and beaches, and North Haven near the mouth of the river.
From Adelaide Airport (ADL), it’s around a 20-minute drive by taxi or rideshare to Port Adelaide. If you plan on renting a car, you’ll need to pick one up at the airport or in Adelaide, as there aren’t any rental agencies in Port Adelaide. You may find you don’t need a car during your stay, however, as Port Adelaide has great public transport options, with trains and buses running between the city and central Adelaide. Port Adelaide’s heritage precinct is compact and can be navigated on foot — just note that in the old industrial areas the blocks are long and you may find yourself walking longer distances than you anticipated. You can also hire a bicycle for the day at no charge from the Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre on St Vincent Street. A cycling and walking path links Port Adelaide to the waterfront across the river in a loop via two bridges.
Adelaide is the driest Australian capital city. You’ll still get some rain in summer, from December to February, but expect hot, sunny days with mild nights. The family-friendly Semaphore Street Fair is held at Semaphore Beach on the last Sunday in November, while Adelaide city hosts a series of festivals from mid-February. The festival season starts with the eclectic and sometimes anarchic Adelaide Fringe arts festival, followed by the renowned Adelaide Festival, which kicks off in early March, and the world music festival WOMAdelaide, which runs over four days in March.
From mid-autumn, you’ll have cool days and chilly nights leading into a cold, wetter winter. Dolphins are most likely to come into the inner harbour around Port Adelaide during the cooler months, although you may encounter some at other times of the year.
Port Adelaide is one of the country’s outdoor art hot spots, with more than 60 murals painted on buildings and walls across the city. There’s a concentration of street art in the northwestern corner of the city, around the Hart’s Mill building, as well as on Nile Street and St Vincent Street.
The inner harbour is home to several fascinating museums, including the South Australian Maritime Museum, the National Railway Museum, and the South Australian Aviation Museum, as well as the City of Adelaide, the world’s oldest surviving example of a clipper ship.
A protected marine park, the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary extends from the gulf to the north of Port Adelaide downriver to the city centre. Take a tour or paddle up the river in a kayak for a chance to encounter some of the 30 resident and hundreds of visiting bottlenose dolphins, as well as sea lions, fur seals, and shorebirds.