We setup in the driveway (thanks again Andrew) and then went for a play at an Adventure Playground just around the corner. There was a really long slide (which was super hot because it was in the full sun on a 32 degree day) but the kids (and Mike) slid down it on a folded picnic mat and it was great fun. Sam had a bit of trouble negotiating the exit off the slide on his first go, but enjoyed it nonetheless.
|Natalie rocketing down the big slide|
|Adelaide City from Mount Lofty|
|The kids standing on Flinders Column at the top of Mount Lofty|
We had decided that Thursday the 29th December would be our last full day in Adelaide, and we really wanted to go and see the Giant Panda's Wang Wang and Funi at the zoo. So we got going early and went to the zoo for the day. We spent about 4 hours at the zoo having a great time and looking at all the animals. The Panda's and the Meerkats were the favourites (with lots of close seconds!). We had a great time at the zoo and enjoyed walking on a Flat zoo (as opposed to Sydney's Taronga which is very hilly).
|What are you looking at?|
|Patting a Quokka at Adelaide Zoo|
After we'd seen all that we wanted to see at the zoo, we drove out to the closest beach (West Beach) and had lunch next to the water before a very enjoyable swim to finish off our time in Adelaide before we headed North the next day.