Savor South Australia
Savor the incredible delights of South Australia with this 10 night journey Down Under. With bustling markets, bountiful wineries and diverse wildlife, South Australia is its own haven within this vast country. Head north to the Flinders Ranges for some safari sightseeing exploring the local outback scenery. After the natural adventure explore the Barossa Valley and its many wineries producing some of the country's most diverse blends. Wind up your time on Kangaroo Island at the luxurious Southern Ocean Lodge. Traverse the island with a variety of activities introducing you to the local wildlife, sampling some of the island's best cuisine, and taking in the varying landscapes. Luxury, nature and fine food and wine blend seamlessly on this South Australia adventure.Note: Breakfast with Kangaroos is from October 2020 to April 2021. Your Travel Expert will find a comparable alternative.
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This elegant city is known for its colonial stone architecture, expansive parklands, lively festivals and incredible sense of space. Explore the museums and libraries of North Terrace, dine on dedicated 'eat streets' or picnic in gardens that sprawl over almost half the city. Go bike riding in Botanic Park or row past rose gardens in Rymill Park. Swim with dolphins or learn to sail in Glenelg or fish from the jetty in Henley. Just beyond the city centre you'll find the picturesque Adelaide Hills and the world-class wineries of the Barossa Valley.
Five ways to immerse yourself in Adelaide:
1. Hit the eat streets
Sample everything from Asian fusion to Argentine cuisine in the exotic, bustling foodhalls of Chinatown. Embrace the alfresco ambience of Rundle Street in Adelaide's East End or live it up in one of the city's many elegant wine bars and fashionable restaurants. Enjoy a beach sunset with your meal in the coastal suburbs of Glenelg and Henley Beach or wind down with a wine at the National Wine Centre. If you're a fresh food addict, Adelaide Central Markets offer premium produce from growers across the state.
2. Feel green and serene in Adelaide's parks
Hire paddleboats and bikes in Elder Park or row past formal rose gardens in Rymill Park. Picnic in the local's beloved Botanic Park or cycle from the hills to the coast in River Torrens Linear Park. For serious tranquility, head to the classic Japanese oasis of Adelaide-Himjei Garden. Adelaide's 29 parks take up almost half of the city, and come with walking trails, quiet spaces and sporting fields for everything from football to archery.
3. Head for the coast
Swim with dolphins or learn to sail in Glenelg, which bustles with sidewalk cafes, alfresco dining and summer entertainment. In the beach suburb of Henley, you can fish from the jetty or go on a culinary world tour at the ethnic food stores and eateries. Explore the museums, markets and historic harbour of Port Adelaide, the city's maritime heart. Or see heritage buildings and colourful summer sideshows in family-friendly Semaphore. Further along the spectacular Le Fevre Peninsula, you can swim on protected beaches and walk one of the state's few heritage-listed jetties at Largs Bay.
4. Soak up Aboriginal and European heritage
Do a cultural tour of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens with traditional custodians the Kaurna people. You'll learn how native plants have been used for sustenance, shelter, ceremonies and medicines for thousands of years. Browse the world's largest collection of Aboriginal antiquities at the Aboriginal Cultures Gallery at the South Australian Museum and visit Tandanya, the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. Adelaide also has a proud European heritage for you to explore -in the museums and libraries of North Terrace, in Adelaide Town Hall and in Port Adelaide, the state's first declared heritage area.
5. Escape to the hills
Drive to the Adelaide Hills, where the picturesque farmlands and charming villages have inspired many generations of artists. Stay in Bavarian-inspired chalets and browse the bakeries, craft shops and galleries of Hahndorf, Australia's oldest surviving German village. Visit The Cedars, once the gracious old home and studio of famous landscape artists Sir Hans Heysen. Then hit the markets of Lobethal, a fairytale town which celebrates Christmas with metres and metres of colourful lights.
Enjoy one of the world's most beautiful and unique wilderness holiday destinations in which the locals include wallabies, goannas, koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, dolphins,
sea lions, penguins, fur seals, eagles, whales and ospreys.
Share with them the pure air and clean water that makes Kangaroo Island one
of the last unspoiled wonders of the world. The people of Kangaroo Island see prosperity in tourism but know the value
of what they have and are working hard to find the right balance between development
An iconic amphitheater, Flinders Ranges is South Australia's largest mountain range in Wilpena Pound. For over 10,000 years, the Adnyamathanha aborigines tells of ancient serpents and giants shaping the lands. For the aborigines or the "rock people" it is a meeting place among tribes, however for travelers, Flinder Ranges is an Australian outback waiting to be explored. Travelers can take a scenic drive along Moralana, climb Sacred Canyon, or relax at Stokes Hill Lookout with a panoramic view of Flinder Ranges.
The Barossa Valley is located in South Australia, approximately 70 km from Adelaide, the state’s capital city. The Barossa Valley has something to do for everyone – trails for cycling and walking, shopping, galleries and museums, golf, and a range of enjoyable options for families. The Barossa is world-famous for its wine culture and rich food heritage, and the valley is said to hold some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world.
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