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Travel guide South Australia for Wine Appreciation


Port Lincoln
By Kylie Jane Degeling

Matthew Flinders knew he was onto something when he discovered Port Lincoln. In February 1802, he sailed into Boston Bay where he found beautiful beaches, bountiful seafood, and fascinating flora and fauna all around. It must have been tough to continue his job of charting unexplored coastline, when he knew he had already found paradise. Secretly he fantasised about leaving Port Lincoln off the charts altogether so that he could sneak back, pitch his hammock, and lead a life of pure contentment while feasting on the gifts of the land and sea around him. But alas, he charted this oceanfront jewel of the Eyre Peninsula ensuring we could all discover her beauty for ourselves. Sunshine in the south: Considered to be the driest state in the driest continent in the world (well…other... Read more

Touring Routes Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island
By Tourism Australia

Some of Australia’s finest wine valleys and wildlife wonderlands are just a stone’s throw from Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Historic architecture, fine food and a friendly welcome just add to the mood. Among the first travellers to cruise South Australia’s coast was explorers Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin. Although their respective nations, England and France, were at war at the time of their encounter in 1802, the pair swapped notes before peacefully going about their business to map the southern coast of Australia. It’s thanks to Baudin that today we have the Fleurieu Peninsula (honouring French politician, Comte de Fleurieu). This route takes you from Adelaide down through the scenic Fleurieu Peninsula and across to Kangaroo Island, a haven for wildl... Read more

Adelaide Accessible Day Trips
By Tourism Australia

We’ve made planning your accessible day trips easy. We have highlighted a variety of wonderful day trips with specific information about the many accessible options that can assist in making touring easier for people with disabilities. Whether it is marvelling at the landscape, visiting the vibrant cities, trying the local produce, or meeting the characters and experiencing the unique Australian way of life en route – these trips will leave you feeling inspired. And no matter whether you pack up a car, board a plane, jump on a train or float on a boat, the stories you’ll bring back will stay with you forever. Clare Valley Set amongst eucalypt hills, Clare Valley is another of South Australia’s beautiful wine regions and is famous for its Riesling. The region&rsquo... Read more

Fleurieu Peninsula
By Kylie Jane Degeling

To the south of Adelaide is a beautiful peninsula with dozens of towns scattered along hills, coasts, and vineyards. Stretching from Aldinga to Delamere, and all the way across to Strathalbyn and Goolwa – Fleurieu covers a massive area and has plenty of holiday options for everyone. Whether you are after a quiet retreat to get away by yourself, or want an action-packed holiday with friends, you’ll be sure to find the perfect break. Wine and dine The region is famous for its excellent produce, world-class wines, and gourmet restaurants. With more than 75 different vineyards, there are many boutique wines and emerging vineyards to sample – you may find a new favourite. Tours are available, or you can drive to the different vineyards for tastings on your own. Getting back... Read more

Safety tips for travelling in Australia
By Lisa Monk

Those of us who live in Australia grow up understanding the joys, dangers and safety rules that make it such a great place.  However, many visitors to our country find Australia an alien, but starkly beautiful country, and they have little or no understanding of the best way to stay safe and enjoy their time here. A few very simple rules can help to make a visit to Australia a safe and pleasurable experience, and Tourism Australia has a brochure available for download that lists safety tips in a variety of languages. Driving tips One of the first things to remember is that speed limits are strictly enforced in Australia, more so than in many countries overseas.  Generally, when driving in urban and suburban areas, the speed limit is between 50 and 60 kilometres per hour. When ... Read more

Encounter Adelaide Hills
By Kylie Jane Degeling

As you drive the winding roads away from Adelaide, you may find yourself in a paradise of sweeping hills, forests, stone cottages, and historic towns. Look closely and you might encounter a koala peacefully munching a leaf. In contrast, you might wonder if you’ve been transported into 19th century Germany, as you wander through the picturesque and historic town of Hahndorf.   The Adelaide Hills are perfect for romantic retreats. Couples who want to connect can share excellent food and wine, gentle strolls around towns that are rich in character, or go for a quiet trek through the native bush. Friends and families will have a blast at the many festivals and celebrations held each year. In addition to the many historic towns, and fun attractions of the Adelaide Hills, you’... Read more

Riverland, South Australia
By Kylie Jane Degeling

It can seem like a contradiction in terms – a holiday destination that is perfect for families in search of fun yet also perfect for couples looking for a quiet, romantic break. However South Australia’s Riverland is just that – a place where couples can connect and relax, enjoying fine wine and food, strolls along the river bank, candlelight picnics and a quiet federation-style floating cottage built for two. Families, in contrast, can have fun at an adventure park, zip about in watercraft, try their luck at fishing, rent a paddle steamer, and frolic along the river in a manner normally reserved for nostalgic American movies. Riverland, the stretch of the Murray River between Renmark and Waikerie, is beautiful… with limestone cliffs, vineyards, art galleries, ... Read more

Clare Valley and surrounds
By Lisa Monk

The Clare Valley is a slice of heaven on earth and you don’t have to be a wine lover to fall in love with this beautiful remnant of the way Australia used to be. Yet it is thoroughly modern in the wealth it produces for South Australia and the number of tourists who travel to the region, be they day-trippers, interstate travellers or visitors from overseas. Around every bend in the road is another sight to take your breath away. From grand old properties to the stone cottages that are reminders of the days when bullocks transported the grapes, to the historic church (and winery) at Sevenhill - which is an amazing amalgam of living history and great wine. The valley lies around 130 kilometres north of Adelaide and enjoys the fertile soil and climate of the Mount Lofty Ranges in whic... Read more

The Barossa Valley
By Kylie Jane Degeling

To many throughout the world, it must seem unfair that – in addition to having beautiful beaches and scenery, a warm hospitable climate and adorable fuzzy animals with pouches, Australia also has the best wines. In any country where reds or whites are appreciated, you are bound to encounter Aussie wines proudly adorning the shelves of the best shops, or prominently listed on the menus in fine restaurants. The reason – our wines are truly special. And many of the best Australian wines call The Barossa Valley home. The Barossa Valley is made up of several small towns, villages, and hamlets, each with their own unique character and historical significance. A short drive from Adelaide, the region is approximately 40km long by 40km wide and consists of such historic towns as Betha... Read more

Amazing Adelaide
By Kylie Jane Degeling

If you are after a holiday with absolutely everything – beaches, rolling hills, museums, art galleries, fantastic entertainment and food – then head for Adelaide. History Founded in 1836 and named after Queen Adelaide (wife of King William IV), the city was meticulously planned by Colonel William Light. His attention to detail resulted in a beautiful city with ocean on one side, rolling hills on the other, and the River Torrens running through. The city centre is completely surrounded by lush parkland, and boasts an easy-to-navigate grid system of exceptionally wide roads. Adelaide began as a centre for civil and religious freedom during the convict era and was entirely built using paid settlers rather than convict labour. Festivals Adelaide is most famous for The Ade... Read more

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