Karen Rolton Oval is located in Narnungga (Park 25), meaning ‘native pine place’, in the west park lands on the fringe of the city. The precinct has recently undergone a multi-million dollar re-development with a new multi-purpose sports pavilion, improved cricket and football fields, a floodlit beach sports facility, a youth recreation precinct, barbeque facilities, and new car parking.
Within the Karen Rolton Oval Pavilion there are six new change rooms, player’s viewing areas, official’s rooms at the lower level and, on the second level, a place for the community to watch the games in a club room environment.
The Oval is named after one of Australia’s most celebrated cricketers, Karen Rolton – a four-time winner of the Australian International Woman Cricket of the Year and a member of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame and the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame. Karen Rolton Oval hosted its first first-class match in March 2019, and has hosted a Women’s One Day International, and Sheffield Shield matches.
Consistently rated one of the world’s most desirable cities to live in, Adelaide is recognised internationally for its events and festivals, fine foods and award-winning wine. The inner-city highlights are within walking distance, and pristine coastlines, suburban beaches and scenic hills landscapes are just 20 minutes from central Adelaide.
A leisurely stroll south of Adelaide Oval will take you to the spectacular Riverbank Bridge and on to the Riverbank Precinct where the sun sets on the Festival Centre and an evolving pop-up bar scene. From here the city and its marvels are just a few steps away – a cultural boulevard with the Art Gallery of South Australia and South Australian Museum borders the CBD to the north, while the iconic Adelaide Central Market undercover produce mecca lies in the city’s heart.
Adelaide is busily positioning itself as a major foodie destination with a swag of great new eateries and buzzing laneway bars. Leading the way is Restaurant Orana, which was named Restaurant of the Year for 2018 by Gourmet Traveller, while executive chef Jock Zonfrillo was recognised as The Weekend Australian’s Hottest Chef of the Year.
Eat streets include Rundle for historic pubs, family-run cafés and restaurants; Norwood Parade for European influences; Gouger Street and Chinatown for Asian flavours; Hutt St for a European feel and Leigh Street and Peel Street for the latest in modern Australian cuisine. While you’re exploring, venture through the city’s laneways to discover a spirited small bar scene with quirky and unique venues offering a range of South Australian beers, wines and spirits for the most authentic of experiences.
From a home-base of Adelaide, a day trip or weekend escape is easy to do. Adelaide is the wine capital of Australia and is surrounded by famous wineries, with more than 200 cellar doors located only a short drive away. Find yourself taste-testing your way around the Barossa or McLaren Vale, or relaxing and playing on the beach on the Fleurieu Peninsula or Yorke Peninsula. Escape to the wonderland of the Flinders Ranges and Outback or visit nature’s playground – Kangaroo Island.
With so much, so close to Adelaide, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
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