South Australia is sometimes forgotten on an Australian holiday itinerary, but it’s well worth making time for this beautiful and historic region. As well as incredible wildlife and a thriving cultural scene, the state is famous for the best wine in the country.
Kangaroo Island Tour
Kangaroo Island is one of the most popular destinations in South Australia and is sure to delight nature lovers. A one-day tour via ferry from the mainland is the perfect way to experience the island, with the opportunity to get up close to the seals at Seal Bay Conservation Park, meet kangaroos and koalas at the wildlife park, and wonder at the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.
Barossa Valley Wine Tasting
The Barossa Valley is world famous for its amazing wine, especially Shiraz grapes. Explore the area on a guided or self-guided tour and visit some of the many high-profile wineries. Meet local winemakers and taste their drops straight from the cellar door. The region is also well known for the nineteenth century stone cottages and Lutheran churches dotted through the landscape, which were built by early German settlers.
Adelaide City Tour
Short on time in Adelaide? Luckily, it won’t take you too long to see the South Australian capital – it is known as the ’20 minute city’ because of its small geographic footprint. But to ensure you don’t miss the best the city has to offer, take a guided walking tour to experience Adelaide’s highlights. Learn about the history of the city, check out the gallery, library and museum in the cultural precinct, and taste chocolates in the famous Haigh’s factory.
Adelaide Oval Tour
Adelaide Oval is one of the city’s most historically important venues. Go behind the scenes on a guided tour that includes captivating tales from a local guide, access to restricted areas, and a viewing of the famous Bradman Collection, showcasing Sir Donald Bradman’s progress from club cricketer to the international stage.
Mount Lofty Bike Tour
Located 15 kilometres east of Adelaide city centre, Mount Lofty is the highest point in the Mount Lofty Ranges. The peak boasts panoramic views of the city and Adelaide plains. The best way to enjoy a trip to Mount Lofty is via bicycle. Cycle off road down Mount Lofty and through Cleland Conservation Park, stopping to feed kangaroos at Cleland Wildlife Park. Operators offer tours that include quality mountain bikes and qualified guides.
Cleland Wildlife Park Tour
Less than 20 minutes from the city, Cleland Wildlife Park is a favourite destination for nature lovers. The animals live in their natural habitats instead of enclosures, and are friendly enough for a pat and a cuddle. A guided tour of the park includes visits to park highlights like the Tasmanian Devils, hand-feeding wallabies and emus, and walking through the bird aviaries.
Adelaide Hills Tour
The Adelaide Hills is a rugged area east of Adelaide. You can find beautiful wineries here, as well as a gourmet selection of restaurants and pubs. The area was once popular with German settlers – make sure you visit the town of Hahndorf, where traditional German produce and souvenirs are available. While you’re there, stop by the Beerenberg Farm to pick and eat your own fresh strawberries.