Did you know that Anzac Highway is one of the most historic roads in Adelaide?
It started life as a track made by the pioneer James Chambers from Holdfast Bay, the first governor’s landing site, to what became the City of Adelaide.
In 1938 it was renamed and reconstructed as a dual carriageway. Road crews worked a little differently back then, as you can see in these images from the South Australian State Library!
Originally called Bay Road, it was renamed to Anzac Highway to honour the contribution of the Anzacs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) in World War I.
From 2007 to 2009 major work was undertaken at the intersection of Anzac Highway and South Road to create an underpass which transformed South Road into a non-stop north-south route. Named the Gallipoli Underpass, in keeping with the Anzac theme, each corner of the intersection contains a display commemorating those who fought in the war.
These days Anzac Highway stretches 8.7km from the City of Adelaide to the popular beachside suburb of Glenelg with multiple transport options including buses and trams to get you to your destination quickly and comfortably at low cost.
METRO425 apartments at 425 Anzac Highway, Camden Park, are just a hop and a skip to markets and shopping. The nearby tram will take you to Glenelg, Adelaide’s best seaside precinct, or into the Adelaide CBD with its globally recognised universities, eclectic mix of cafes and restaurants, and numerous art galleries.