Tour de Adelaide - Depart Sydney Thurs 5th Dec 2024
Return to Sydney 5 nights later on Tues 10
th Dec 
 Consider further nights to soak in some Adelaide Kultural attractions

Attend 2nd Cricket Test between India and Australia (day-night match) at the imperial Adelaide Oval

Match starts 2:30pm Friday 6th Dec '24 and finishes daily from 9:30pm.

Play up to three different local golf courses (listed further below) with rented clubs on the mornings of Test Match.  Re-visit the City of Churches.

Looken further ahead, South Africa Tour of Australia - August 2025 for  3 @ 50 overs a side ODIs  and  3 @ T20s - Darwin & Alice Springs - a lot warmer in August.

Please grovel and be nice, so as to entice your wife to accompany you in Adelaide this Dec, even if she hates cricket.  On two previous interstate test cricket trips at least five wives attended and did their own thing during the day.  This webpage lists further below a plethora of touristy stuff to visit.  Garry's wife and Ted's wife are keen for a lot of company when visiting the Art Gallery, Botanic Gardens, Victoria Square etc.  Or chomping into a Pie Floater on the wharves.  No reason that 8 or 10 of you can't  enthuse your 'better half' to accompany you.

Seven Precedent Interstate Cricket Test visits:

1.    Adelaide in Nov 2016 - nine attended 1st Test against South Africa, visited Adelaide Touristy Thingos and played two rounds of golf

2.    Brisbane in Nov 2017 -  ten attended 1st Test against England, touristy stuff and play two rounds of golf  

3.    Canberra in Feb 2018 - 12 attended 2nd Test against Sri Lanka and played two rounds of golf

4.   Adelaide 15th to 19th Dec 2019 - 11 attended  2nd Cricket Test between England and Australia.  Eight played one or two local golf courses

5.   Adelaide 16th to 20th Dec 2021 - 9 attendees - 2nd Test against England - Day/Night @ $90 per day tickets

6.   Adelaide 7th Dec to 11 Dec 2022 - 10 attendees - 2nd Day/Night Test against West Indies  -  some played two rounds of golf

7.  Christchurch  6th March to 12th March 2024 - 8 attendees - some dodgy pics

 

Nearby apposite hotel accommodation:

  1. Ambassadors Hotel 107 King William Street, Adelaide - Elegant Old World Charm, we stayed there in 2016 - 250m Sth of Rundle Mall, and 850m Sth of Adelaide Oval

  2. Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide, 125 North Terrace, Adelaide - 550 metres South of the Adelaide Oval  (4 nights 2 adults = $1,126 = $140.75 p/h p/n)

  3. Ibis Adelaide, 122 Grenfell St, Adelaide - 800m SSE of Adelaide Oval (4 nights 2 adults = $1,536 = $192 p/h p/n)

  4. Oaks Adelaide Embassy Suites, 96 North Terrace, Adelaide 450 metres Sth of the Adelaide Oval (4 nights 2 adults = $1,124 = $140.50 p/h p/n)

  5. BreakFree Hotel, 255 Hindley St, Adelaide  132 007  adelaide.res@breakfree.com.au

  6. Stamford Grand Adelaide Hotel, Moseley Square, Glenelg, on the ocean 8km S/W/W of CBD (25 min by bus or metro light rail to Adelaide station - $143 p/h, p/n twin share.

  7. Hotel Indigo 23-29 Market St, Adelaide 100m Sth of CBD and 1.2km Sth of Adelaide Oval

  8. Quality Inn O'Connell Hotel, 197-199 O'Connell St  08 8239 0766 750m Nth of Adelaide Oval

 

Garry White recommended B Reserve section  126 or 127. Upper RHS).  Rows  U, V, W  etc are less affected by the afternoon sunlight. But not lower rows A, B , C etc. Seats are $90 for all day. Twilight seats (only final 2 sessions) for $68  Click on Ticketek for seat prices

Ten Old Farts at an earlier visit to Adelaide six years ago.  Or was it The Gabba or Manuka Oval, Canberra?  It is all a bit of a distant, far-long ago haze!  Subsequent facial deterioration evidences it must 've been several years ago.

 

If you know anyone else that might want to join us in Adelaide, send 'em this webpage, 'cause there ain't a lot of smarts left amongst the below Faltering, Feeble, Frail, Flabby, Failing Folk who once upon a time were Robustuous, Rugged, Responsible, Reputable, Righteous and Reliable Rogues.

 

 

 

Golf

Admission ticket orders and likely nights in Adelaide.

Number of days
 attending 2nd Test
Number of
nights in Adelaide
Indicative Attendance Schedule
1 Garry & Bronwyn Wh_te 2 4 Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide  - 125 North Terrace, Adelaide 
2 Trevor Hodgs_n 2 4 Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide  -  a twin room 4 nights is $1,126 -  $140.75 p/h p/n.
3 Phil Johnst_n aka BankTeller 1 4 Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide 
4 Peter Me_rs 2 4 Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide  
5 Pete Foxa_l 2 4 Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide,
6 Geoff Ch_lds 2 4 Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide,
7 Nick Aubr_y 2 4 Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide,
8 Tony Zucc_ni aka Shag 2 4 Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide,
9 Ted Farg_s 2 4 Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide,
10 Nick Pro_in 2 4 Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide,

18 Reasons to Visit Adelaide including the below 'six photo'd landmark gems'


Adelaide Botanic Gardens


Adelaide Art Gallery


Mitchell Building of the University of Adelaide


St Francis Xavier's AfterDark


Victoria Square


Ayres Historic House


Adelaide Central Market


Glenelg Beach

 

 

Six 18 holes golf courses within 10km of the Adelaide Oval - three are inexpensive:

  1. (Wednesday) West Beach Parks Golf Course - THE PATAWALONGA (18 holes) 3 Military Road, West Beach, 10.9km West of CBD or 2.5km South West of Adelaide Airport
    (
    After 1pm, 2 rounds of Golf + 1 Cart Hire is $80).  To snavel this $80 bargain deal, on at midday on Wed, 7th Dec, keen golfers can catch a bus from Stop X1 Dequetteville Tce SouthWest side to Stop X1 Currie St south side.  Then another bus from Stop X1 Currie St south side for 51 mins to Stop 156A Military Rd East side.  Thence walking for 2 mins to West Beach GC at 3 Military Rd. to play 18 holes at this world famous, prestigious coast Links Course in the comfort of a motorised cart for only $40 each. Click on Bus Route and Bus Times

  2. (Thursday) Mount Osmond Golf Club  60 Mount Osmond Road, Mount Osmond  (08) 8379 1674  - 7km S/E of CBD.   Joe informed that Green fees vary according to hit-off time.  Between 7am and 9am $80, between 9am and 11am $70, between 11am and 1pm $60, between 1pm and 3pm $50 for 18 holes after 1pm $40  Rental of a basic set of clubs $40, Carts hire $40
    Catch a taxi from 12:30pm the 7km S/E to Mt Osmond GC to play 18 holes.

  3. (Friday) North Adelaide Golf Course  - South Course  Strangways Terrace, Adelaide (08) 8203.7888   3km Nth/West of CBD - Par 71 - Buses every 15 mins  teeoff@northadelaidegolf.com.au   Green fees $33.50 midweek and $43 on w'ends, Tom informed me on 23 Nov '22 that renting premium clubs cost $70 and Odds 'n Sods clubs hire $26.50, Shared Cart Hire is $42.  Click on Bus Route and Bus Times

  4. (Saturday) North Adelaide Golf Course  - North Course  (Par 69). Same address as North Course - Green Fees $30
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Wed, 7th Dec

West Beach Parks Golf Course - Par 71 - 2.30pm

Johnston

     
Thurs, 8th Dec Mount Osmond Golf Course - 1pm Johnston      
Friday 9th Dec  Nth Adelaide - Sth Course - Par 71 - 9am Johnston  Pronin  Childs Aubrey
Sat, 10th Dec  Nth Adelaide - Nth Course - Par 69 - 9am Johnston  Pronin    

 

9 holes golf course in close proximity with public transport bus access

  1. Lochiel Park Golf, Geoff Heath Golf Club, James St, Campbelltown 8365.4322 - 9km N/E of CBD

  2. West Beach Parks Golf - the Short Course (15 holes), 3 Military Road, West Beach, 9km West of CBD