The more you travel, the less you worry about planning things. It seems to be a trait that’s inherent to experienced travellers. We get confident. We ride the wave of unknown – giving into the adventure.
But, sometimes, it pays to be organised, especially if you’ve already spent money on the trip.
Conferences, for example, require prior planning. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people flock to one area over a short space of time. Accommodation is limited and you’ll notice that what is available is more expensive.
It pays to be organised, or you’ll pay more.
Get prepared for the Nerium Australian Grand Opening
Have you got your ticket to our Grand Opening in Adelaide in March yet? We can’t wait to meet you. But, before you hop on that plane, we want to make sure you’ve got everything sorted, so you get the most out of your trip.
First up, accommodation!
You’re coming to Adelaide at one of its busiest months of the year. And it’s not just other guests you have to compete with. It’s comedians from the Adelaide Fringe Festival, race-car drivers (and punters) participating in Clipsal 500, artists performing at WOMAD, actors and singers for the Adelaide Festival – that, and the thousands upon thousands of tourists that flock to Adelaide for summer and festival month.
It’s called Mad March for good reasons! Let’s just say, accommodation sells out fast.
Let’s take a look at a few of the popular areas to stay and the activities surrounding each.
CBD: The East end
The east is where it’s ‘act’, during March. You’ve got the two main areas for the Adelaide Fringe – the Garden of Unearthly Delights and Gluttony. Take a five-minute walk and you’re at Victoria Park, the home of the Clipsal 500 Supercars. WOMAD’s world music is also celebrated close by, in the Adelaide Botanical Gardens. And when you want to take a day off from all the festivities, take your pick from countless restaurants on Rundle Street, East Terrace, and in the laneways that weave in and around Adelaide’s tantalising East End.
CBD: The West end
Go further west and it’s a little bit quieter. Just a little. The city is peppered with pop-up fringe and festival shows. You can duck into almost any bar, pub or theatre and enjoy some arty-goodness. The Festival Centre at Elder Park is also a cool spot to be close to, with events like AsiaFest and outdoor food festivals tempting crowds wandering along the Torrens riverfront. Get dressed up and have a summery night sipping, swigging and getting into the swing at the Croquet Club.
Just a hop, skip and an uphill jump from the city is North Adelaide. Home to Adelaide Oval, the zoo, and a plethora of Melbourne St and O’Connell St eateries, this inner-city suburb will put you close to all the action (but you’ll get a good night’s sleep, too).
We can’t forget Adelaide’s favourite beach destination, Glenelg. Just a short 30-minute tram trip and you’re in the epicentre of this beachside suburb. Shop, eat and stroll until you can, no longer. Running along the foreshore during March is the Ben and Jerry’s Open-air Cinemas with all the latest flicks…date night anyone? There are dozens of accommodation options but you can’t beat a beach view at sunset. Budget to luxury, it’s all here… and, best of all, the tram whisks you right through the city and drops you right out the front of the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.
Don’t miss out on a great location for your trip to Adelaide. You’ll love the easy access to the non-stop events and energy that the city is famous for, especially at festival-time.
Nerium has reserved a suite of hotel rooms across a variety of accommodation providers. Lock in a great location by booking through us before they sell out. We’ve negotiated below-market rates that only Nerium Brand Partners can access.
For more information, check out www.neriumevent.com/accommodation.
Stay clicked for more tips on getting prepared for our Grand Opening and don’t forget to book your tickets to the event before they sell out!