South Australia is perhaps best known for its lush, fertile winelands and its world famous fine wines. Home to the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley, these vineyards make up a rich wine heritage close to South Australia’s charming capital, Adelaide. In contrast to the sophistication of this region, you will find the desolate beauty of the Flinders Ranges and Coober Pedy truly inspiring.
Adelaide enjoys an elegant and refined atmosphere, reflected in its love of food and wine and its chic café culture. Designed by Colonel William Light in 1836, it is considered Australia’s best-preserved capital city, with wide streets lined with elegant trees setting the tone for relaxing days and romantic evenings. 1,700 acres of tailored gardens surround the heart of the city and create an elegant backdrop.
Adelaide is bliss for shopaholics, browse the shops of Adelaide’s Rundle Mall and discover a variety of top-class department stores, boutiques, specialty shops and malls. While the 125-year-old Adelaide Central Market provides an atmospheric meeting place with its multi-cultural traders noisily exchanging goods in this colourful, aromatic and lively market place.
If you want to indulge in the fun of wine-tasting we have a selection of great value day tours and excursions which showcase the best of South Australia’s vineyards.
Explore the Barossa Valley, a wine lover’s paradise with a rich and bountiful tradition and discover McLaren Vale, home to some of the best wine grapes in the country. Both of these areas are less than an hour from Adelaide and make for a truly splendid day out. If you would like to explore the area in more depth we have a selection of top-class accommodation options in these regions to ensure you have a truly memorable stay.
For an unforgettable wildlife experience, visit Kangaroo Island, one of the world’s finest natural habitats. Australia’s third largest island, it has some spectacular natural coastal scenery and shelters a host of native wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies and koalas. Experience fresh air, pristine beaches and dramatic scenery.
From the wilds of the Flinders Ranges to the weird wonders of Coober Pedy you will find a range of unique experiences to engage you in South Australia.