Sea lion at Seal Bay

Kangaroo Island

Hop on a short ferry ride from Cape Jervis (1.5 hour from Adelaide) to one of the world’s most breath-taking wilderness – Kangaroo Island. Massing 7 times larger than Singapore, discovering and exploration of the diverse landscapes and environments with stunning beaches, scenic treasures, amazing native wildlife in the wild, desert dunes and farmland are endless!  Common feedback from travellers is that their time spent on Kangaroo Island was their most memorable in their whole Australian experience.

Top 5 Must Dos :

  • Seal Bay – Seal Bay is the only place in Australia where you can walk on the beach amongst a colony of endangered Australian sea lions. Join a guided beach tour for the experience of a lifetime as you walk among a colony of 600 sea lions. A boardwalk and lookout provide great opportunities to linger and view the stunning coastal landscape and observe the wildlife.
  • Remarkable Rocks – Be awestruck by the spectacular beauty of Mother Nature’s finest masterpiece, the Remarkable Rocks that provides a spectacular photo backdrop at any time of the day.
  • Admirals Arch – Witness the amazing wild forces of nature. A viewing platform and boardwalk around the cliff face leads visitors to the spectacular natural arch sculptured by the sea, where New Zealand fur seals can be seen frolicking in the surf or resting on the rocks.
  • Local Produce Trail – Get the best produces and seafood from Mother Nature. Honey from pure strain Ligurian bees at Clifford’s Honey Farm, Marron at Andermel Marron Farm, regional cheeses and yoghurts, native jams, wine, fresh oysters, prawns, crayfish, whiting and snapper.  The scrumptious savory list just goes on and on!
  • Little Sahara & Quad Biking – Sand board down Little Sahara’s vast thrilling white sand dunes amidst lush bush vegetation for the slide of your life! Discover the beautiful wilderness of the island with amazing views of the Southern Ocean on a quad bike with Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action.
Beerenberg Farm

Adelaide Hills

Just 20 minutes from Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills is filled with hidden secrets. You can cuddle koalas, eat locally-produced food, and more! It’s high-quality local produce and outstanding natural beauty makes dining in the Adelaide Hills a memorable experience. Try gourmet pizza in a village café or silver service in front of an open fire.

Top 5 Must Dos :

  • Hold a Koala, Cleland Wildlife Park – Immerse yourself in the natural habitats of the state’s most iconic animals
  • Hahndorf – Experience the rustic charm and hospitality of Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement.
  • Pick Your Own Fruit – The Adelaide Hills grows an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables while artisan producers make everything from cheeses to jams, olive oil, ciders and authentic German breads and cakes. Stock up at a roadside stall or farm gate, visit a farmers market or drop into one of the many providores in the region.
  • Mt Lofty Summit – Be swept away by the stunning views of Adelaide at The Summit Restaurant as you dine to your heart’s content.
  • Chocolate Trail – For all chocolate lovers out there, this trail is a must experience!
Jacob's Creek Visit Centre

Barossa

A little over a pleasant one-hour drive from Adelaide, the Barossa – wine capital of Australia is a centre of culinary excellence and a gourmet paradise.  It is home to big brands like Jacob’s Creek, Penfolds and Wolf Blass.  And there is more to the Barossa than just wine.  It’s also a place with a natural romance, rich heritage, and scenic vistas.  Ideal for a day trip, or better still, a few days of pure indulgence.

Top 5 Must Dos :

  • Penfolds – Make Your Own Blend Tour – Be a wine maker for the day as you create your own award-winning blend as part of Penfold’s famous winemaking team! Bottle your masterpiece and seal it with your graduate title – Assistant Winemaker.
  • Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre – Sample Jacob’s Creek wines with a casual or structured wine tasting, learn about the region’s history and heritage in the interpretive gallery or enjoy a lunch at Jacob’s Restaurant which offers contemporary Australian food. Tour the vineyard with 14 different grapes varieties to learn more about how wine is made, take a walk or bike ride through the picturesque grounds which are home to a wealth of native flora and fauna along the banks of Jacob’s Creek or simply enjoy the views from the deck surrounded by the native garden.
  • Also embark on a cooking class at the outdoor kitchen at historic Jacob’s Estate cottages with hands on cooking experience from picking fresh produce in the Kitchen Garden to preparing a gourmet meal.
  • Trike Tours – For an alternative tour of the Barossa region, you can hop onto a trike tour with Barossa Unique Tours and cruise the region’s scenic spots, attractions and wineries in style.
  • Lyndoch Lavender Farm – Stroll through more than 2.5 hectares of lavender at the multi-award winning Lyndoch Lavender Farm. Touch and smell more than 90 different varieties.  It provides scenic walks and gourmet food tasting at its café, and a shop with a fantastic range of lavender products.
  • Modern delights at historic Seppeltsfield Winery and Village – No visit to the Barossa is complete without discovering the great experiences at one of the Barossa’s oldest sites (Est. 1851). From the Jam Factory’s satellite glass art workshop and gallery to the Cooperage for a lesson in the production of small oak barrels, Seppeltsfield is a must see.  You can choose to picnic within the vast gardens or dine at the new FINO re Top it off by treating yourself to a sampling of port from your birth year, an experience unique to this recently reinvigorated site.
Horse Drawn Tram, Victor Harbor

Fleurieu Peninsula

Fleurieu Peninsula is less than 40 minutes drive from Adelaide.  This adventure playground is famed for its coastal thrills, secluded beaches, adventurous tours and unspoilt wildlife.  It is also home to some of the best produce and vineyards in the country, including McLaren Vale.  So hit the road and explore the beautiful scenery and hidden delights of the Fleurieu Peninsula where playtime is endless.

Top 5 Must Dos :

  • Off Piste 4WD Adventure Tour – Experience the ultimate 4WD adventure that takes you to private vineyards, breath taking coastlines and secluded beaches. Enjoy world-class food and wine whilst discovering the natural unspoilt beauty of Fleurieu Peninsula.  Tours depart from Adelaide.
  • Big Duck Boat Tour – Embark on an exciting boat ride with The Big Duck Boat Tour at Victor Harbor through an exhilarating journey to some of South Australia’s most stunning reefs and landscapes. Look out for seals, sea lions, seabirds, dolphins and whales (Jun to Sep) in their natural environment.
  • Horse Drawn Tram – Hop on the double-storey horse-drawn tram for the 20 minute ride from Victor Harbor to Granite Island. On Granite Island, check out the many walking trails or visit the Penguin Centre to learn more and get close encounter with these cute little creature.
  • Food and Wine – Drink award-winning wines at some of the 74 cellar doors in McLaren Vale wine region, the Fleurieu Peninsula’s largest wine region. Indulge in fresh local produce at the region’s restaurants and cafes for a food and wine experience to remember.
  • Blending Bench at d’Arenberg – The Blending Bench is a 90-minute session hands on, interactive experience where you play winemaker by creating a wine that is truly unique. You then bottle a 750ml sample to take home and show off to your friends.
Great Australia Bight, Eyre Peninsula

Eyre Peninsula & Port Lincoln

The Eyre Peninsula is nature’s playground with a wide variety of wildlife attractions, sensational landscapes, fishing activities and seafood experiences. Known as the Seafood Capital of Australia, Port Lincoln in the Eyre Peninsula is a 50 minute flight or a 7 hour drive from Adelaide.  It is also home to Australia’s only Seafood Trail.  This seafood frontier contributes to nearly 70 per cent of Australia’s seafood fresh from surrounding pristine waters.  From dining on the best seafood to shark cage diving, the nature’s coastal playground has it all.

Shark Cage Diving & Seafood trail

Top 5 Must Dos :

  • Oysters Fit For A King At Sarin’s (ONLY IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA!) – Exclusively to the Eyre Peninsula, the fresh King Coffin Bay Oyster is the ultimate oyster experience at Port Lincoln Hotel’s iconic restaurant, Sarin’s. At AUD100 a pop, you’ll be blown away by the aromatic flavour and firm texture of this ocean delight, and even more so with its size.
  • Diving with Great Whites – Experience the thrill of cage diving with Great White sharks in their natural habitat or see the Great Whites from the comfort of the boat. Best seasons to visit are from August to November and January to March each year.
  • Swim with Sea Lions and Dolphins – It’s the swim of a lifetime! Frolic with these beautiful creatures in the shallow, sheltered waters of Baird Bay or Port Lincoln.  Tours are available from September to the end of May.
  • Seafood – These famous waters yield such quality and diverse seafood that even international markets pay a high price for its supply. Taste the fresh oysters, blue swimmer crabs, King fish, Southern Bluefin tuna and more with local wine at cafes and restaurants.
  • Seafood Frontier Touring Route (ONLY IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA!) – A truly unique experience showcasing seafood, aquaculture and dining experiences of the region. The touring route guides you to the best restaurants around the region, cruise through the fishing fleet at Port Lincoln Marina, learn how an oyster is shucked and also take some tours.
West Beach, Limestone Coast

Limestone Coast

Limestone Coast, an idyllic combination of succulent seafood and stunning coastal scenery. Take your time and drive down the scenic beachside roads, stopping along the way in towns that specialise in seafood, and pretty wine region of the Coonawarra. Unwind, indulge and breathe the clean ocean air.

Delicious produce including fresh seafood can be found all along the coast. Take a pit stop at a local restaurant or café with great views, feel the sand between your toes at a local beach, or paddle in the shallows in the ocean.