Adelaide, South Australia’s capital, is a city of art, café culture, great restaurants, the iconic Adelaide Oval and the busy Adelaide Central Market.
Named as one of the Great Wine Capitals of the World, Adelaide is the gateway to 18 tantalising wine regions. Within an hour’s drive either north, east or south, you’ll find yourself enjoying a glass
or two of the country’s finest. The iconic Barossa has more than 80 cellar doors and some of the finest regional restaurants in the country; the Adelaide Hills is known for its cool climate varieties, and McLaren Vale produces some of the best dry reds in the world. Further afield you’ll find the Clare Valley for Riesling lovers, and the Coonawarra for its big, hearty reds.
Adelaide is also the gateway to the outback. Five hours’ drive north of Adelaide is the beautiful, ancient rock formation and natural amphitheatre of Wilpena Pound. Further north in the underground town of Coober Pedy, go ‘noodling’ for opals, a beautiful multi- coloured gemstone unique to Australia.
The ultimate island escape can be found on Kangaroo Island where its conservation status means that the native Australian animals including kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, wallabies, sea lions and dolphins can be seen thriving in their island environment.
For a coastal escape, the Eyre Peninsula is a short flight away. Feast on succulent fresh seafood or get close to nature with
one of the many aquatic activities available, such as cage diving with great white sharks, or swimming with friendly sea lions and dolphins. For less open waters, hire a luxury houseboat on the Murray River and relax as you slowly drift past the landscapes teeming with wildlife.
Get closer to the good things in life, and start your Australian holiday in Adelaide, South Australia.
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