The Parade, Adelaide

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The Parade
South Australia
General information
Type Road
Location Adelaide
Length 6.0 km (3.7 mi)
Major junctions
west end Kent Town
east end Auldana
Major suburbs

The Parade (often referred to as "Norwood Parade") is an Adelaide road in the eastern suburbs, running East-West from the Adelaide city centre to the foothills, connecting suburbs including Kent Town, Norwood, Beulah Park, Rosslyn Park, Auldana and Skye.[1] It is more known for its shopping precinct than its role as a transport conduit for the eastern suburbs.[citation needed]

Its shopping precinct in Norwood sees the road turn into a thin, tree lined, four-laned road with various shops, hotels, movie theatres and restaurants on both sides. Of note is Norwood Town Hall and a multi-level shopping centre. The area around The Parade is considered more 'bohemian' than the rest of working-class Norwood, with a high percentage of yuppies and students.[citation needed]

A significant landmark on The Parade is Clayton-Wesley Uniting Church (previously Clayton Congregational Church) on the corner of Portrush Road and The Parade in Beulah Park. The church, visible along the road from Norwood, was built over 150 years ago. Each year the church places a star and cross on the spire for the Advent and Lenten seasons respectively. These are visible while travelling in an easterly direction and provide a focal point for the strip.[citation needed]

It is served by a number of Adelaide Metro bus services including H20, H22, H24 (peak services only) and After Midnight N22 (Friday PM/Saturday AM).[citation needed]

In Australia (and in New Zealand) there are numerous streets called parades. A parade is a public promenade or roadway with good pedestrian facilities along the side.


  1. ^ 2003 Adelaide Street Directory, 41st Edition. UBD (A Division of Universal Press Pty Ltd). 2003. ISBN 0-7319-1441-4. 
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