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Montefiore Hill

 

Set amidst the Gulf St Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide is a famous tourist destination in South Australia. While you are in Adelaide Tours, you can explore the cultural heritage, grand architecture and historical sites of this place. Standing between the city of Adelaide and North Adelaide, Montefiore Hill, Adelaide is one of the popular sight seeing spots of Adelaide.

This area is commonly known as the Lightís Vision named after the first surveyor general of South Australia Colonel William Light. His statue is the landmark of Montefiore Hill, Adelaide. After a detailed survey of different places, Light and his team found Adelaide to be the suitable capital city for South Australia. Light then designed this beautiful city with wide boulevards and city parks in the junctions of the streets. To commemorate the founderís dedication a bronze statute of Light was erected on the top of Montefiore Hill.

Today also this statue stands straight gazing constantly at the ever changing fashion of Adelaide city. From the Montefiore Hill, you can get a spectacular birdís eye view of the totally planned city of Adelaide. Montefiore Hill was named after the merchant, Jacob Montefiore, one of the ten commissioners of the colony of South Australia.

Centering this statue of William Light is a small park where you can sit and enjoy with your family. Behind this park, you can visit Aquinas College which is affiliated to the University of Adelaide. You will be amazed to see the spectacular views over St. Peterís Cathedral, Adelaide Oval and the River Torrens from the top of Montefiore Hill, Adelaide.


If you want to visit this popular site, come to:

Montefiore Hill
North Adelaide
Adelaide, South Australia

Montefiore Hill, one of the famous tourist attractions in Adelaide can be easily connected from the North Adelaide train station. If you want to explore the sightseeing spots of Adelaide by bus, then take any one of these bus numbers 231, 233, 235 and 237 to reach this famous sightseeing spot in Adelaide.

So, make Adelaide your next holiday destination and explore the whole city with an expert tourist guide to Adelaide.

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