South Australia (SA) is a state defined by extreme wilderness. It’s home to the 100km-long Bunda Cliffs facing the Great Australian Bight, the empty expanse of the arid Nullarbor Plain and the red dunes of the Simpson Desert. Its capital, Adelaide, nicknamed “City of Churches” and known for its rich culture, is neighboured by Barossa Valley vineyards and sheltered beaches of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Adelaide and is a great base for exploring the Barossa wineries, the Flinders Ranges and Kangaroo Island. South Australia has a thriving arts scene and is known as the ‘Festival State’, with more than 500 events and festivals taking place there each year. (southaustralia.com)
Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia. Once considered a sleepy city, Adelaide is undergoing a rapid transformation with a burgeoning small-bar scene, world-class art and music, and a festival calendar to rival that of any other Australian city. Discover its laneway secrets, take in the stunning flora at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, and find delicious treats around every bend.
Discover a vibrant food, bar and cultural scene in the gracious sandstone city of Adelaide, the gateway to Australia’s finest wine regions, Head to Kangaroo island just off the South Australian coast where you can tour wineries, taste great local produce, or hit the ocean in search of the elusive King George whiting – a local fish that can grow up to 60 centimetres, Travel through the vast outback from the south to the north of Australia (or vice versa) on the world’s longest north-south train journey.
Kangaroo Island is a treasure island of renowned natural beauty. After your sea voyage across the Backstairs Passage from spectacular Cape Jervis, you’ll discover its awesome beauty, rugged unspoilt wilderness and abundance of marine wildlife and seabirds as well as wallaby, goanna, echidna, koala and kangaroo. Walk in the wild with seals on the beach. You will never forget Kangaroo Island’s natural beauty.
Pass through the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula on our way to Cape Jervis, Cruise across Backstairs Passage to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island, Walk amongst wild Seals as they laze on the beach and surf the waves into shore, Seal Bay is home to over 500 Australian Sea Lions, Enjoy an Aussie style lunch in a charming country setting, Lookout for Koalas and Echidnas in their natural habitat, The unspoilt wilderness of Flinders Chase National Park, Astounding rock formations at Remarkable Rocks, Discover the popular haven for New Zealand Fur Seals and soaring seabirds at Admirals Arch.
Experience the diversity of the Fleurieu Peninsula playground of wineries, the holiday seaside resort of Victor Harbor and where Australia’s greatest river system meets the lakes and sea at the old paddlesteamer port of Goolwa
Tour through scenic Mt Lofty Ranges dotted with small villages and spectacular views, Discover historic Strathalbyn on the Angas River – perhaps enjoy morning tea (own expense), The river Port of Goolwa where the Murray River meets the lakes and sea, Picturesque coastal towns including Port Elliot and stunning Horseshoe Bay, Delightful Victor Harbor on Encounter Bay, Enjoy a delicious three course carvery lunch on the shorefront in Victor Harbor , Free time to explore the town, Take in the dramatic views from The Bluff , McLaren Vale wine region with its vineyards, leafy olive and almond groves and old stone wineries, Visit McLaren Vale and perhaps taste top local wines at Hardys Tintara Cellar Door, Opportunity to sample produce at Medlows Confectionary and the Almond Train.
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