Crossing the border into South Australia I stayed a few days in the Murray River national park before heading into Adelaide. Having developed a bad gearbox oil leak my first call was to a mechanics to get some quotes on gasket replacement. I later headed to Semaphore to begin exploring. Semaphore is a beautiful little coastal suburb.

I later attempted to drive into the CBD but after driving around for an hour it seemed I had no chance of finding free parking. There appeared to be a game on at the football stadium. So a day later I caught the train in to the city and spent the day exploring.

As always I visit the museum and art gallery. Both of these were free entry. Neither were very big but the displays were still enjoyable.

Saint Peter’s Cathedral stood out on the horizon so stopped in to take a look.

Onwards into the CBD and surrounds.

Ended up stuck in Adelaide for 2 weeks. My car was at the Land Rover mechanics for the week getting all new gearbox seals which set me back another $2200. I stayed at two different backpackers that week and went out latin dancing 3 of the nights to help pass the time.

Adelaide is really quite a small capital city. I had plenty of time to walk the streets and window shop almost every shop in town. A place of special mention is the Haigh’s chocolate factory which have a free guided tour with samples. Ended up buying several of their chocolates and all were very good.

With my car returned I jumped in and headed straight for the Flinders Ranges.

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Brett is a film maker, hiker, adventurer and Defender owner. He loves the outdoors and feels most at home travelling remote outback places in Australia. The idea of waiting till retirement to begin exploring Australia is not the path Brett has chosen, instead choosing to live life now. Join him on his adventures.

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