Port Adelaide, Enfield, Prospect and Outer Harbor is the area northwest of Adelaide City, home to Adelaide's port.
Similar to Victor Harbor, many travellers end up wondering why the spelling of Outer Harbor is spelled Outer Harbor and not Outer Harbour unlike the rest of the Commonwealth. And just like any other harbor in South Australia, it is because of the 1913 Harbors Act, and the -or spelling was also used in the Harbors and Navigation Act 1993 and the spelling of harbor is now somewhat standard in South Australia, at least in state government.
Get in edit
By train edit
Out of the Adelaide Metro[dead link] train system's four main lines, the line that connects this district is the Outer Harbor Line, which goes up the Le Fevre Peninsula in the north-west of the city via Port Adelaide and Glanville. The Outer Harbor line is convenient for the Semaphore tourist precinct, the historic maritime district in Port Adelaide and the Queen Street cafe strip in Croydon. The Grange line branches off the Outer Harbor line at Woodville.
By car edit
From Adelaide City, take the M2 North-South Motorway up north and then exit onto the A9 Port River Expressway. Continue until the end of the expressway until you've arrived at Port Adelaide.
- 1 Port Adelaide Lighthouse. A 25-metre lighthouse that was first set up in 1869, at the entrance to the Port River, then moved to the Neptune Islands out in the sea before being moved to its current location. Nowadays it's an exhibit of the South Australian Maritime Museum, listed on the South Australian Heritage Register and lit on Saturdays just for show.
- 2 National Railway Museum, 76 Lipson St (Port Adelaide). Daily 10AM–4:30PM. Australia's largest railway museum, housed in and around the former Port Dock goods terminal. There are trains and equipment on display, and also photos and other documents. You can take a small train ride around the premises, and there are special events when you get to take trips onboard some of the other trains. adult $12, concession $9, child $6, family $32.
- 3 South Australian Aviation Museum, 66 Lipson St (Port Adelaide). Daily 10:30AM-4:30PM. Two hangars with aircraft (mostly military) and engines on display. There are guided tours where you can learn more about individual planes. adults $10, concession $8, children $5 (under 5 years free), family $25.
- 4 South Australian Maritime Museum, 126 Lipson St (Port Adelaide), ☏ . Daily 10AM-5PM. Exhibits related to the maritime history of the region, from the first European explorers sailing the waters to immigrants arriving by boat and the Australian Navy of today. $15, concession $9, child $6, family $34.50 (2 adults & up to 5 children)..
- 5 Hart's Mill Complex (Adelaide Milling Company Mill), Mundy St, Port Adelaide. A group of buildings on the Port Adelaide waterfront that includes Hart’s Mill and is South Australia’s longest continually operating flour production facility.
- 6 Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary. A sanctuary known for its dolphins as the name of the place says. The dolphins mostly found here are the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins.
- 7 Fort Glanville Conservation Park. A functional 19th century fort and was the first colonial fortification in the state and is the best preserved and most functional in Australia.
- 1 Coopers Brewery. The only remaining large family-owned brewery in Australia, well known around the world for their bottle conditioned ales. Founded by Thomas Cooper in 1862, the Brewery is run by the family's fifth generation, Tim and Glenn Cooper. Take a tour, all proceeds from the tours go to charity.
- 1 Folklore Cafe, The Annex via, Mundy St, Port Adelaide, ☏ . 8AM–4PM (closed Mondays). A waterfront cafe overlooking the Port Adelaide River. Has all the standards you can find in a standard Australian cafe, along with some local specialties.
- 2 The Banksia Tree Cafe and Restaurant, 147 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide, ☏ . 8AM–3PM daily. A brunch cafe serving Australian cuisine as well as American cuisine.
- 3 Spice N Ice, 97-105 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide, ☏ . 5PM–10PM. A small restaurant specialising in South Asian cuisine.
- 4 Portobello Food Kitchen Bar, 1-2 Tarni Court Waterfront, New Port, ☏ . While it might be an Italian restaurant, Mediterranean cuisine is also available.
- 5 Dutch Coffee Lab, 255 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide. A Dutch cafe but with mostly the standards of what you would find in an Australian cafe. A local specialty of this cafe is the Dutch Choco .
- 1 Largs Pier Hotel, 198 Esplanade, Largs Bay, ☏ . Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 11AM. A traditional style of hotel in a historic and traditional style of building right in front of the beach.
- 2 Quest Port Adelaide, 36 North Parade, Port Adelaide, ☏ . Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 10AM. Large mid-range hotel including several types of apartments. Meals included.