If fishing is your thing, you can’t beat the Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas for feasting on oysters, catching whiting and wandering along pristine sandy beaches. For an adrenaline-pumping experience, you can even dive with the sharks in Port Lincoln. Closer to Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula a quick weekend getaway will give you time to explore the coastal towns of Victor Harbor, Port Elliot and Goolwa.
In the gorgeous Adelaide Hills, you can get up close with Australian wildlife, take in the breathtaking views at the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens and visit Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement where you can pick strawberries and dine on bratwurst, beer and pretzels.
With the world-renowned Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale within an hour’s drive from Adelaide and the rolling countryside of the Clare Valley only a little further, you’ve got some of the world’s finest wine regions right at your doorstep.
If there’s one place you must visit while you’re in South Australia, it’s Kangaroo Island. It’s only minutes from the mainland, but it feels a million miles away. Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary for wildlife and features rugged landscapes and pristine beaches.
For an authentic outback experience, you can hike in Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges or take a scenic flight for a bird’s-eye view of the 540 million-year-old landscape. After a big rainfall in the north, you might be lucky enough to see the iconic Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre fill with water.
Explore Adelaide’s Murray River by houseboat for a tranquil getaway, in easy reach of the centre of Adelaide. If boating’s not your thing, you can camp on the banks of the mighty Murray or book a cabin at a riverside caravan park.
Adelaide’s central location makes it easy to city-hop as you explore Down Under. With short, direct and easy to access flights to Brisbane, Sydney, and even Uluru, you’ll be able to see more of Australia from Adelaide. With border restrictions still in place in parts of Australia, please check if there are restrictions that apply to your destination before you travel.