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Prospect: A Destination For All Seasons

Situated just north of Adelaide’s CBD, Prospect has emerged as one of Adelaide’s most desirable inner-city suburbs. Significant investment into the preservation and redevelopment of public spaces, as well as a progressive dining, cultural, entertainment and shopping precinct has seen Prospect become a year-round one-stop shop for all your lifestyle needs.

Unlike other suburbs that may only shine for short periods of the year, Prospect offers year-round options to compliment your standard of living, so read on to find out all the seasonal attractions of this happening destination.


Photo credit – Tourrific Prospect Facebook Page

You can forget about any post-festive season blues, January means the sun is shining and Prospect delivers the fun with Adelaide’s best annual street party. The Touriffic Street Party celebrates the beginning of the Tour Down Under and sees Prospect Road transformed into a huge celebration of food, dance, art and music. Staged in a fringe style setting of culturally diverse artists and performers, the Touriffic Street Party offers a family-friendly and fun night out where you can make the most of the warm weather and entertainment on offer, and eat and dance the night away.

If you can’t make it down to the Street Party, you needn’t worry – Prospect Memorial Gardens offers Twilight Sessions every Friday in February showcasing popular South Australian musical artists. With a range of genres on offer, you are sure to find something you like. You might even discover your new favourite band!


Open for less than six months, the new Palace Nova Prospect offers more than just your regular flicks and popcorn (although it does that too!) to keep you warm and entertained once the summer sun starts to fade. Proud of its reputation for presenting a wide range of arthouse and unique cinema offerings, Palace Nova is the destination for cinema buffs, who will find a fantastic array of cinema events and festivals showcasing everything from Spanish films to science fiction movie marathons.


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Housed within the 20 million dollar Prospect Rd development, Palace Nova Prospect is situated above a delicious array of dining options to complement a great date night or family outing. New Nordic offers all-day modern Scandinavian cuisine and Anchovy Bandit delivers with pizzas cooked in an oven imported from Italy, but with ingredients sourced from our great state of South Australia. If your stomach can find the room, then the now famous 50SIXONE is the place to finish your meal. With lavish shakes and desserts served with an incredible presentation that has to be seen to be believed, you will succumb to the ‘photograph your food’ trend before you can stop yourself!


As the nights get colder and you turn to more indoor activities, why not check out Club5082, which takes place every second Friday at the Prospect Town Hall. You will find everything from local artists album launches to soul, blues, folk, rock and tribute bands. Tickets are very reasonable at $10 including a beer or wine, and snacks and drinks are available for purchase at the bar. What’s more, local restaurants usually offer a discount on meals upon presentation of your ticket. What a deal! Head to the Club 5082 Facebook page for current information on dates and performers.

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If sport is more your thing, then winter is prime time to rug up and head out to the footy! Prospect is a mere 3.5km from Adelaide Oval where you can catch an AFL match (or a range of other sports and events). If you are keen to stay local, Prospect Oval plays host to the successful North Adelaide Football Club Roosters who play in the SANFL every weekend from the end of April through to September (dependent on finals).


Spring marks the beginning of the year in horticulture, and the Prospect Community Gardens offer a fantastic opportunity for visitors to enjoy green space and participate in healthy outdoor recreation that is also great for the environment. Informative workshops are often held on topics such as organic gardening and composting. Local residents also have the opportunity to flex their green thumb and tend to the garden or perhaps grow their own organic veggies or herbs. The gardens are open every week on Tuesday and Saturday mornings.

As the weather warms it is the perfect opportunity to come out of hibernation and enjoy the huge array of Prospect cafes offering some fantastic breakfasts, brunches and lunch options. Komodo Café can be found at 118 Prospect Road, but you need to know where to look! Visible from the street only via a sign and a laneway, you follow the path out the back to locate the 70’s inspired space adorned with comfy couches, vintage furniture and even some toys and space for little people to play. Besides the exceptionally good food that comes at a reasonable price, Komodo Café also offers free high-speed wifi, so you have extra incentive to order that second, or third, coffee!

Prospect is a suburb that offers something for everyone. Only 13 minutes drive to the city and a bus which operate every 15 minutes and will take you to the heart of the Adelaide CBD.

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