Established since 1869, the Adelaide Central Market is touted as one of the largest under cover market in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting over 8 million visitors annually.
Travel photographer, Jensen Chua rated the Central Market as a must visit place in Adelaide. What he enjoyed the most was the feel and dynamism of the locals that you usually get when you visit the city or town main market of a country.
Hahndorf is a small town in the Adelaide Hills within South Australia. This place is accessible within an easy 30min drive via the South Eastern Freeway from Adelaide. The German influence in Hahndorf noticeable and is seen in the traditional fachwerk architecture of the original surviving buildings.
Jensen Chua recently explored the restaurants and shops in the town serving German cuisine. He also visited the German migration museum, where he got to learn about stories behind the artefacts.
Oceanic Victor is an Australian privately owned company established by Mick Dyer and his wife, Yasmin and their business partner and friend, Tony Santic. Their objective is to provide others the opportunity to experience and understand the diverse marine environment that we lived in.
Those who are curious to know what to expect should read this story written by Jensen Chua. He shares his photographs from experience of feeding the tuna underwater. Thanks to his profound skills, you can get a glimpse of how the fastest fish in the ocean, Southern Bluefin Tuna looks like.
Located close to Adelaide is the nation’s third largest island, Kangaroo Island popularly known for some of the most unique wildlife experience. As you may have guessed, these marsupial mammals are only found in Australia.
Travel photographer, Jensen Chua made a trip to Kangaroo Island. His experience justified that a longer stay at this underrated attraction was necessary. He captured and documented his 3-days road trip itinerary of this island, which was once inhabited by Australian Aborigines through photography. He also wrote about his cuisine pit-stop along the journey and reasons for his selection.
Take off on the road less travelled and be inspired by the native wildlife and regional charm in and around South Australia’s capital city!
Get up close and personal with some of Adelaide’s best-kept secrets. Boasting islands and mountain ranges full of wildlife, wine and fun festivals, this vibrant city — and its surrounds — promises an unrivalled tour of South Australian nature in all its splendour.
With more than 200 cellar doors on its doorstep, it’s no wonder that Adelaide is the wine capital of Australia and one of the great wine capitals of the world.
A short drive from Adelaide’s CBD (an easy 70 kilometres) will take you to the Barossa, which consists of two regions: Eden Valley, reputed for its high-quality Riesling, and Barossa Valley, home to some of the world’s best Shiraz.
For a unique spin on wine tasting, indulge in fortified wines or, the aptly nicknamed, “liquid sunshine”. Fortified wine is typically wine made with additional alcohol. Take a couple of hours to learn about these wines at Seppeltsfield Wines, where you can even sample a vintage from your birth year!
Hop, Skip and Jump to Kangaroo Island
If you’re in the mood to enjoy some nature, head to Kangaroo Island, home to the afore-mentioned loveable furry creatures. You can take a 30-minute flight from Adelaide. Alternatively, you can drive for two hours to Cape Jervis, then hop on a 45-minute ferry ride to get to the island.
Take a four-wheel drive or guided tour to bushland sanctuaries and bays along the island for a chance to see kangaroos, sea lions, koalas and echidnas.
The island’s thriving wildlife population is largely due to its isolation from the mainland. There are currently over 24 protected areas and a number of conservation parks, which create a sanctuary for native flora and fauna.
A visit in August might score you a chance at seeing a baby kangaroo or wallaby (also known as joeys), which usually emerge from their mothers’ pouches to explore at this time of year.
If you are a big fan of outdoor festivals then the Adelaide Hills Crush Festival is right up your alley (or hill)! Just a 30-minute drive from the city, this two-day event held in late January celebrates dance, music, culture, art and fashion with the promise of regional wines and food.
St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is one for the cool cats. The independent music festival showcases contemporary Australian and international acts within the street-art splashed suburb of Port Adelaide. Dress for summer and get ready to rock out and dance to top music acts this February!