Cold weather no problem
Wednesday, 30th June, 2010
The recent cold weather would be enough to keep most travellers indoors, but it hasn't been a problem for the Bloch family from Melbourne.
Despite yesterday's maximum reaching just 13 degrees, Adrian and Kylie Bloch and their children were rugged up and visiting a number of the city's sites including the Miners' Memorial and the sculptures.
"It's been fantastic so far, even though it has been very cold," said Mrs Bloch.
"But it's not too different to what we get in Melbourne."
The family are visiting the city as part of a trip that will take them through Innamincka and the Flinders Ranges, and said they have found their stay enjoyable.
"We've only been in town since yesterday but we've had a chance to have a good look around and we'll be going out to the sculptures next," said Mrs Bloch.
"There's a lot of fabulous architecture - wonderful old buildings that have been preserved, the wide streets - the city has kept a lot of its past mining history.
"We came here once before and visited all the galleries. That was probably around ten years ago, and we hope to come back again.
"It really is a wonderful place to come and visit, it's very unique. And we've met a lot of great people, everyone has been really helpful and hospitable."
Locals and visitors alike can expect more cold weather in the coming week, with temperatures set to drop as low as five degrees tomorrow and rain forecast for Friday.