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hop in the Barossa Valley and cycle between vineyards and churches in the Clare
Valley. Lose yourself in Adelaide’s sprawling green parklands and visit the
picturesque German village of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills. Meet native
wildlife on Kangaroo Island and swim with sea lions on the Eyre Peninsula.
Four wheel drive past the deep red gorges of the Flinders Ranges and soar over
majestic Wilpena Pound. Swim, surf and fish on the pristine beaches of the
Fleurieu Peninsula and glide past the willow-fringed banks of the Murray River
on a houseboat. Dive into shipwrecks and Aboriginal history on the Yorke
Peninsula. Explore the fossil-rich Naracoorte Caves on the Limestone Coast.
From historic buildings to pristine islands, you’ll love South Australia’s
rich heritage and spectacular natural attractions.
Admire the elegant
colonial architecture and browse museums and libraries along North Terrace. Shop
up a storm at Rundle Mall or sample the fresh produce from Adelaide Central
Market. Embrace the alfresco ambience of Rundle Street in the East End or
explore the exotic, bustling foodhalls of Chinatown. Swim with dolphins in
vibrant Glenelg and fish from the jetty in Henley.
ride in Elder Park and row past rose gardens in Rymill Park. Picnic in sprawling
Botanic Park, where the international music festival WOMADelaide is held.
Explore the museums, markets and historic harbour of Port Adelaide or see
heritage buildings and colourful summer sideshows in family-friendly Semaphore.
Browse the world's largest collection of Aboriginal antiquities at the
Aboriginal Cultures Gallery or do a cultural tour of Adelaide Botanic Gardens
with a local Kaurna guide.
to the Adelaide Hills, where the picturesque farmlands and charming
villages have inspired many generations of artists. Stay in
Bavarian-inspired chalets and browse the bakeries, craft shops and
galleries of Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German village.
Visit The Cedars, once the gracious old home and studio of famous
landscape artists Sir Hans Heysen.
Sample jams, pickles, chutneys, mustards, marinades and sauces at the Beerenberg
Strawberry Farm. Or buy fresh-fruit and vegetables from a roadside stall.Then
hit the markets of Lobethal, a fairytale town which celebrates Christmas with
metres and metres of colourful lights.
world-famous vineyards such as Yalumba, Seppelts, Penfolds and Two Hands
and sample quality, local produce on the Butcher, Baker, WineMaker Trail.
In the nearby heritage town of Gawler, you’ll find stone churches,
galleries and museums set against rolling hills and manicured vineyards.
Take a tour of historic wineries and boutique breweries. See artisans at
work in one of the many studios or buy some of the region’s famous
course, nothing beats a long lunch under the gum trees with a bottle of one of
the region’s flagship wines, Barossa Shiraz or Eden Valley Riesling.
Walk or cycle the
25-kilometre Riesling Trail between vineyards and restaurants, past green hills,
churches and classic stone buildings. Taste sacramental wine made by Jesuit
priests at the cellar door in Sevenhill. Drive the Heartland Heritage Trail to
lovingly restored heritage towns such as Burra, Kapunda and Mintaro, where you
can tour the stately Georgian mansion of Martindale Hall.
about the region’s pastoral history with a stay at Bungaree Station in Clare.
Explore the Aboriginal history of Two Wells or see old steam trains in Gawler,
South Australia’s oldest country town. Explore the restaurants, cafes and pubs
of the gourmet haven of Auburn. Buy country produce from the colourful
markets in Sevenhill or take a cooking course at Thorn Park.
with sea lions at Baird Bay and snorkel with giant cuttlefish near Whyalla.
For a real adrenalin rush, go cage diving with a Great White Shark south
of Port Lincoln. Spot Southern Right Whales in the Great Australian Bight
Marine Park between May and October and sea-lions on the rocks at Point
Labatt Conservation Park all year round. Visit the natural salt lakes of
Lake Newland Conservation Park, a haven for hundreds of wetland birds.
an oyster farm in Cowell, fish from Ceduna and Coffin Bay or join a deep sea
fishing charter from Whyalla. Head inland for the colourful volcanic rock,
shimmering salt lakes, wildflowers and native wildlife of Gawler Ranges. Four
wheel drive further into the Nullarbor Plain - the vast, treeless plain that
fascinates anyone with an explorer's spirit.
Dive or snorkel with leafy
sea dragons from the jetty at Rapid Bay. Swim through the sunken engine room and
turrets of the ex-HMAS Hobart in a dive off Yankalilla Bay. Watch migrating
whales and waddling little penguins in Victor Harbor. Swim and boogie board from
Horseshoe Bay in Port Elliot, where you can also bike ride or walk the top of
Goolwa, you can chug down the Murray River or canoe past wetland birds in the
Coorong’s shimmering, shallow lagoons. Walk on the white sand of Goolwa, Cape
Jervis, Christies and Middleton Beach, where you’ll also find great fishing
and surf breaks. Visit wineries, almond orchards and art and craft galleries in
the McLaren Vale wine region.
Ranges and Outback
in the outback town of Hawker and spend your days exploring the rugged,
majestic Flinders Ranges. Walk to the rim of Wilpena Pound, a huge natural
amphitheatre, or soar over it on a scenic flight. Hike to the top of
Parachilna Gorge on part of the Heysen Trail. See fossils in ancient sea
beds at Brachina Gorge and Aboriginal art at Arkaroo Rock. Explore the
area’s pastoral past at Wilpena Pound Station.
in the desert, you can fossick for opals in the quirky underground town of
Coober Pedy or in the frontier town of Andamooka. Four wheel drive the
Oodnadatta Track along a traditional Aboriginal trading route and the old Ghan
railway to salty Lake Eyre. Or take the Strzelecki Track past awesome desert
landscapes and scenic wetlands such as Coongie Lakes and Dalhousie Springs. Keep
in mind this is remote country so a four wheel drive and thorough
preparation is essential.
pink pelicans wheeling through the sky at Reeves Point and seals playing
on the rocks at Cape du Couedic. Seal Bay is home to a colony of
Australian sea lions that can be observed from a boardwalk or up close
with a ranger. Watch packs and pairs of little penguins make their nightly
pilgrimage to the shore in Penneshaw or from Kingscote Wharf. Fish from
the historic jetty at Emu Bay or join a fishing tour from American
up on fresh produce - from Ligurian honey to free range chickens and eggs - and
wine produced by 30 growers from Cape Willoughby to Kingscote. Stay in a
restored lighthouse keeper’s cottage at isolated Cape Willoughby on Dudley
Peninsula. Swim on secret beaches at Stokes Bay and surf at Vivonne Bay. Dive
through shipwrecks and with leafy sea dragons from American Beach. Take a scenic
drive to the underground caves of Kelly Hill Conservation Park and the
Remarkable Rocks in Flinders Chase National Park.
at the Blue Lake of Mount Gambier, which in November changes from steel-grey
to a brilliant turquoise blue. Discover the fossil deposits and
spectacular scenery of the World Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves, where
you can view a bat cave under infra-red. Get up close to hundreds of
wetland birds and learn about Aboriginal history as you canoe or sail
along the lagoons and waterways of the Coorong.
and cave-dive in the spring-fed limestone ponds of Ewens Ponds Conservation
Park, or in the crystal-clear water of Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park. Walk
down Australia’s longest jetty and float in the salty Pool of Siloam in the
pretty port of Beachport. You can fish, dive, windsurf and sail from the
picturesque crayfishing town of Kingston and holiday haven of Robe.
a slow-moving houseboat from Mannum or Renmark. Or take in the sandstone
cliffs, giant red gums and weeping willows on a luxury cruiser or historic
paddlesteamer. Stop for a picnic at Sturt Reserve at Murray Bridge or a
pub meal in Tailem Bend or Swan Reach. Go water-skiing, jet-skiing,
canoeing and sailing at Lake Bonney, near Barmera. In Murray River
National Park, you can stay in Berri or Lyrup and canoe through the
bird-filled backwaters of
Luna, Chowilla/Ral and Katarapko Creek. Cycle along the scenic East Front Road
and follow the Rail and River Walk from Murray Bridge. Four wheel drive and spot
endangered malee fowl in Ngarkat Conservation Park. Visit the Loxton Historical
Village, peek into the past at Morgan Wharf or see the birthplace of the Black
Duck Dreaming with a Nganguraku Aboriginal guide.