Adelaide is getting attention around the globe as a boutique metropolis of tiny wine bars, experimental menus and destination-worthy hotels. With a food scene likened to San Sebastian, picturesque seaside promenades pulsing with life, world-famous wine regions on its doorstep and Illuminate Adelaide, a winter event featuring art, light and sound - Adelaide is a modern playground set against a backdrop of grand architecture and Aboriginal history.
The Eyre Peninsula boasts fantastic food and wine, luxury accommodation and abundant wildlife, but it’s best known for its world-famous aquatic activities. Come nose-to-tooth with an apex predator on a shark cage dive or swim and play with the sea lions off the cost of Port Lincoln. Watch whales and their calves frolic under towering, wave-ravaged cliffs and explore the vibrant dreamlike hues of Lake MacDonnell. Sink your teeth into the Eyre Peninsula’s legendary oysters and freshly-caught seafood at the local fish mongers, then wash it down at one of the region’s signature wineries perched on the coast.
The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to some of South Australia’s very best beaches, just minutes away from world famous restaurants and multi-award winning wineries. Soak up South Australia’s sun, surf and sauv blanc, in one of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s biggest draw cards; the McLaren Vale wine region, the home of sustainable wine production, world-renowned labels and unparalleled gastronomic experiences. Sip local McLaren Vale wine in a giant rubik's cube or head down the rabbit hole for a tasting in a double-decker bus and embark on the ultimate foodie adventure along the Epicurean Way road trip.
A sanctuary for wildlife, and features both natural and rugged beauty. With its raw and rugged coastline, perfectly clear waters, natural wonders and abundant wildlife, Kangaroo Island is known as nature’s playground, and Australia’s zoo without the fences. Visit the Remarkable Rocks, a geological phenomenon crafted by wind, sea and rain for over 500 million years. Further down the road, a masterpiece awaits; the Admirals Arch, a natural rock arch overlooking fur seals from New Zealand in the haven of water below. For an unforgettable wildlife experience, take a guided walk at Seal Bay Conservation Park, where you can see Australian sea-lions lazing on the beach or taking shelter in the dunes. For those who like adventure, try sandboarding at the Little Sahara, then slow down to enjoy the islands spectacular local produce and boutique cottage industries.
With more than 50 cellar doors, five-star wineries are scattered throughout the Clare Valley; its signature wine, Riesling, among the world’s best. When exploring the region, search for awarded cellar doors, visit the towns of Clare, Sevenhill, Watervale, Mintaro, Auburn and Polish Hill River. Pick up a gourmet picnic basket from one of the many wineries, or stop at a farm-gate store and purchase direct from the producer. Top it off with lunch at one of the many restaurants enjoying views over the valley.
Drink in historic cellars, dine in the company of some of the oldest vines in the world and stay a few nights in the heart of the Barossa Valley. With some 150 wineries and 80 cellar doors dotted across the region, it is no surprise that some of the best drinking and dining experiences in the world can be found on Adelaide's culinary doorstep. Meet industry heavyweights and sink your teeth into mouthwatering food and wine, before slipping away to your unique Barossa Valley accommodation.
Flinders Ranges and Outback
Driving through the Flinders Ranges and outback, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were navigating the unexplored face of Mars. Towering ancient cliffs and deep craters border dusty red roads. Take an aerial tour of Kati Thanda, Lake Eyre, or drive along the Aboriginal Dreaming Trail. Marvel at Wilpena Pound, a large amphitheatre, created through erosion over millions of years, or look up at night for a sky show like never before. Be surrounded by ancient mountain ranges, spectacular gorges and sheltered creeks, only five hours drive from Adelaide.
Kilometres of picture-perfect coast, rugged outback and lush, rolling wine country awaits in South Australia. Think leisurely ocean drives along the Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island and the Limestone Coast – you’ll have plenty of options to choose from on the Southern Ocean Drive. Or for those who want a slower pace, relax and unwind while you cruise Australia’s greatest waterway – The Murray River. With breathtaking scenery, the Explorer's Way of the Clare Valley en-route to the Flinders Ranges and outback steeped in Aboriginal history, jaw dropping mountain ranges, deep craters and towering clifftops will leave you in awe. Meet all of your wining and dining needs along the Epicurean Way, and sip through world renowned wine regions in the Barossa, Clare Valley and leafy Adelaide Hills. Discover the ultimate seafood safari on the Eyre Peninsula, plucking oysters straight from the sea, or for those more adventurous, swim with sea lions or dive into the shark cage with great whites. The possibilities are endless on the Seafood Frontier Road Trip.
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