Brimming with world-class wine, charming towns and natural splendour, South Australia invites you to raise a glass to the finer things in life.
Producers of over half the country’s wine, boasting more than 200 wineries, and home to the Barossa, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills and internationally renowned Fleurieu Peninsula, wine regions are just a taste of the drink scene here – there are award-winning distilleries and microbreweries just waiting to be discovered.
South Australia prefers its produce fresh and local, indulging discerning foodies with the highest restaurant-to-resident ratio in the country. The home of sustainable wine production, world-renowned labels and unparalleled gastronomic experiences, McLaren Vale in the Fleurieu Peninsula is unmissable. Sip renowned wine in a giant Rubik's Cube or head Down The Rabbit Hole for a tasting in a double-decker bus.
Wind through Adelaide’s many laneways to find hidden eateries, cafés and bars. Despite its urban appeal, Adelaide maintains small-town charm, a strong community spirit and leafy respite across 700 hectares of CBD parklands. It’s never far to nature either, with 350 statewide conservation parks and reserves to explore.
Take a road trip through the outback to the Flinders Ranges, rich with towering ancient cliffs and deep craters, spectacular gorges and sheltered creeks. Or discover the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong, bursting with Aboriginal history, native produce, breathtaking scenery and Australian wildlife.
The Limestone Coast is home to some of South Australia’s most spectacular natural wonders. In the heart of Mount Gambier you can discover the aptly-named Blue Lake, the underground oasis, Umpherston Sinkhole, snorkel or dive the crystal-clear waters of the Kilsby Sinkhole or Piccaninnie Ponds. Top it off with wine from over 40 cellar stunning cellar doors steeped in Coonawarra history, and taste the flavours of Mayura Station Australia’s premium boutique beef producer.
The Eyre Peninsula boasts fantastic food and wine, luxury accommodation and abundant wildlife, plus countless aquatic activities such as shark cage dives and swimming with sea lions off the coast of Port Lincoln. Visit Yorke Peninsula for soft, white-sand beaches which are perfect for bushwalking, surfing, swimming, boating and fishing.
With its raw and rugged coastline, impeccably clear waters, natural wonders and wildlife, Kangaroo Island is known as nature’s playground. Follow the road less travelled and discover unique wildlife, mouth-watering food and drink, breathtaking scenery and a laidback lifestyle.
Take the road less travelled or closer to home for a uniquely beautiful feast for the senses, where the escapes are wondrous. Feed your curiousity, brave the unfamiliar (or rediscover old favourites) and experience places for the curious of mind and adventurous in spirit. Whatever escape you desire, South Australia is perfect for those who want a little more.