The Australia Series: Honeymooners in Adelaide

April 23, 2018
remarkable rocks kangaroo island australia
The last stop on our Australian adventure was Adelaide. We got there around lunch time after our flight from Sydney and the first thing we did was leave our luggage at the hotel and look for a place to eat. Walking around CBD we found Treasury 1860 in King Williams Street. Located in a historic building, this spot has the cutest outdoor area. Since it was winter in Australia around that time they had cozy blankets for those eager to eat outside like us. We spent the rest of the day exploring the city's landmarks like Victoria Square, Saint Francis Xavier cathedral and Rundle Mall, Adelaide's shopping street.
treasury 1860 restaurant adelaide australia
treasury 1860 restaurant adelaide australia
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The following day we woke up at the crack of dawn to take a ferry to Kangaroo Island. We had experienced all sorts of things in Australia so far. We had been to big metropolis like Melbourne or Sydney, we had seen the rain forest and the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, the desert and the magnificence of Uluru. But there was something missing. Something we couldn't go back home without seeing: wildlife.
seals kangaroo island adelaide
Our honeymoon was organized by a travel agency which booked the whole package for us. It included this tour around Kangaroo Island with Sealink. It was so amazingly organized! We loved every minute of it. They picked us up at the hotel and took us to the ferry. Once in the island we took a bus to Seal Bay Conservation Park where we had a guided beach walk and learnt so much about these wonderful animals. Then we went to Vivonne Bay Bistro for a buffet lunch full of yummy traditional Australian food. Honestly, we weren't expecting too much of the lunch during the tour (due to previous experiences in other countries) but we were surprised by how much we liked it.

We hopped on the bus once again this time to see adorable koalas at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. This was one of the most exciting moments of the Honeymoon. Koalas are one of my favorite animals and I had been waiting for this moment for a long time. We didn't get to see them really close because they were high up in the trees but we still loved the experienced. I did curse myself for not bringing my telephoto lens to the trip though...
hanson bay wildlife sanctuary kangaroo island adelaide australia
hanson bay wildlife sanctuary kangaroo island adelaide australia
On our way around the island we got to see a few kangaroos from afar too.

The following stop was Flinders Chase National Park where we saw the breathtaking Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.
remarkable rocks kangaroo island australia
remarkable rocks kangaroo island australia
remarkable rocks kangaroo island australia
admirals arch kangaroo island adelaide
And just like that the day had ended and it was time to board the ferry back to Adelaide. It had been an unforgettable experience.

The following day was our last in Australia. Our flight was in the evening so we decided to take advantage of our last hours Down Under and see a bit more of Adelaide. It was a lovely day, the sun was out, so we took a stroll around the riverbank.
riverbank adelaide australia
We found the Adelaide Oval, a sports ground that is used for cricket, rugby and Australian football. Surprisingly, it was open to the public. My husband is a huge fan of sports so every time we travel we include stadiums in our itineraries, however we've never been able to walk into one freely like this time.
riverbank the oval adelaide australia
The University of Adelaide is also worth a visit. The buildings are located along North Terrace, one of the main streets, and you can find beautiful buildings full of history and knowledge like this one.
university adelaide australia
Also in North Terrace we found this lovely house, the Botanic Hotel. Victorian architectural style is one of my favorites. If you are a fan as well, check out Sydney's Paddington area and of course the place where I left my heart: beautiful San Francisco
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The aptly name Botanic Hotel building is opposite the Botanic Gardens, a great place to get lost in on a beautiful day like this one.
botanic gardens adelaide australia
Nestled in the heart of the city's Botanic Gardens, we found the National Wine Centre of Australia. It's a must for wine lovers. You can learn everything you've ever wanted to know about Australian wine, admire their own vineyard or explore country’s largest wine cellar.
national wine centre adelaide australia
national wine centre adelaide australia
Our honeymoon ended with one of the best meals we had during our stay in Australia at Jamie's Italian. One of the restaurants of British chef Jamie Oliver. I'm a huge fan of his work and I had always wanted to eat at one of his eateries. It did not disappoint.
jamie's italian restaurant adelaide australia
jamie's italian restaurant adelaide australia
jamie's italian restaurant dessert adelaide australia
jamie's italian restaurant adelaide australia
Sadly, it was time to get out suitcases and go to the airport. We had a long flight to Madrid with a layover in Dubai ahead of us. 
dubai palm tree plane bird's eye view
The honeymoon was over but we had so many experiences that we are going to cherish forever. My dream had come true: I had been to Australia.
xo Cristina

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32 comments

  1. What an incredible honeymoon and thank you so much for putting together this fabulous guide x

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  2. Mes Voyages à ParisApril 23, 2018 at 10:37 AM

    Amazing!! love this post

    xx

    Mónica Sors

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  3. This is so beautiful! Sydney, Australia has always been on my bucketlist but I think I am going to have to add Adelaide in there as well!

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  4. I have never been to Australia, but these photos are gorgeous. It really makes me want to plan a trip there.

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  5. Lane & Holly @ With Two SpoonsApril 24, 2018 at 2:44 AM

    This looks like the trip of a lifetime! Glad you got to have so many great experiences!

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  6. The travel agency did a wonderful job booking everything for you guys! What a wonderful honeymoon destination! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. The whole trip looks amazing but I really love the photos of the botanic garden and of course the Wine Centre!

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  8. I'm envious of your trip. Wishing you many happy years together!
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  9. Kelleyn RothaermelApril 24, 2018 at 7:56 AM

    How lovely! I went to Australia like a gazillion years ago, but I went to Sydney would love to go to Adelaide.

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  10. It looks so awesome there! The photos you took are so pretty, and the botanical garden looks so magical.
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  11. This place looks amazing, and so beautiful!

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  12. I am dying to go to Australia!!! It looks so incredible.

    xo
    Taylor
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  13. What an incredible trip! Australia is on my bucket list and it is so cool that you went there on your honeymoon.

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  14. I have never been to Australia. What a beautiful place! It looks amazing and the views just spectacular. I would love to travel with you and eat of course! Your foodie photos always look so delicious, it's great!

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  15. I have never booked a vaca with a travel agency but now, I will definitely consider it! Great pictures!!

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  16. Your pictures of Australia are gorgeous! I have always wanted to travel there!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  17. Jessica Cipriano PrendergastApril 25, 2018 at 2:49 AM

    It sounds like a dream!! I love all of your pictures!! I would love to visit one day!

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  18. Tin Box TravellerApril 25, 2018 at 5:51 PM

    What a great way to complete your honeymoon. Adelaide looks amazing! Thanks for linking up with #MondayEscapes

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  19. What a fantastic honeymoon - Australia looks so gorgeous!

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  20. What an incredible country to visit for your honeymoon!

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  21. Your honeymoon sounds like a dream!! You got to experience so many bucket-list things and your photos are amazing! I visited Australia 13 years ago and I can't wait to get back there one day.

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  22. Your pictures are amazing! This is one place I would definitely want to visit. And that ice cream sunday with popcorn looks so good!

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  23. The Botanic Hotel looks amazing!!! I have lots of friends who live in Adelaide but I've never been to Australia myself. One day!

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  24. Patricia @ Grab a PlateApril 27, 2018 at 5:29 AM

    Looks like a fabulous trip - your pix are great! I love the shot of Dubai out the airplane window!

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  25. This sounds like an amazing time! I love that you got to see your favorite animals. I hope to one day be able to go and experience Australia myself!

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  26. It all seems so unreal! And that view from the plane!! So cool! I love the different animal signs too! haha!

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  27. Wow, this is so beautiful and picturesque! I would love to visit.

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  28. This looks so cool. I have read about this town in books so it is nice to get to be able to picture what they were talking about.

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  29. What an incredible honeymoon. I've always thought Australia would be a great place to visit. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your trip on Fabulous Friday!

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  30. So glad you like it, Maria. Thanks for your kind words!

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  31. It's an amazing place! Absolutely worth visiting :)

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  32. I can tell that you've had a blast.
    Great photo selection.
    xx
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