Wisteria in Adelaide

It was my first time visiting Adelaide, and the only one of our Australian destinations on the Emirates network that I hadn’t visited yet.

After a long but quiet flight, we touched down in Adelaide, and agreed to meet in the hotel restaurant for dinner. Apparently they have some of the world’s best burgers! Of course, I couldn’t pass up a burger, so along with 12 of the other crew (including all 4 pilots!) we enjoyed our dinner before calling it a night.

The next morning I was up early for a workout class before getting ready to go out and explore.

First things first though, was breakfast!

I had a recommendation from a friend for a place called Peter Rabbit Café, so strolled through the city to get there.

Of course being in Australia, I had to order avocado on toast and a flat white – delicious!

Next on my list of places to visit was the Botanic Garden. Along the way I made a stop at some of the shops, having a nice slow stroll through the streets.

Eventually I arrived at the Botanic Garden. Spread over 50 hectares, there’s plenty to see here, but I was after one thing, the beautiful purple wisteria that was just in season.

I had a walk through the gardens, admiring all of the pretty plants and flowers along the way.

There’s a beautiful waterlily pavilion which I know my parents would have liked!

Finally I arrived at the wisteria tunnels, which were just stunning! Gorgeous purple and white flowers tumbling down the sides, making a lovely shady spot to sit and enjoy.

I sat on one of the benches and read my book for a while, before slowly making my way back to the hotel in preparation for the flight back home. Just a quick 24 hour layover, but I’m glad I got to see some pretty parts of Adelaide!

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  1. Pete
    November 21, 2018 / 4:29 am

    Great blog post Rachel

    • thedubaidiaries
      November 22, 2018 / 3:13 pm

      Thanks Pete!

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