Have you visited South Australia? If not, time to take a visit to a beautiful state of Australia. Beach, wineries, charming seaside towns. Areas such as the Adelaide Hills, Yorke and Eyre Peninsula, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Limestone Coast, Flinders Ranges and the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula… Oh, and last but not least, Kangaroo Island.
Here are 5 reasons you should make South Australia your next holiday.
1. Adelaide Hills
You can rent a car, and within an hour, you are in the Adelaide Hills. So much to do in the Adelaide Hills. Everyone needs to visit the town of Hahndorf. You can lose yourself in this town for the whole day with shops, food and the diversity of this little town makes it a must-see. The Cleland wildlife park is perfect for the family. You can see the Australian wildlife in their natural habit and if you are looking to hold some of the beautiful Australian Natives, you can for a small fee. For the shopping enthusiast, there is so much to do from wines, boutique farmers markets and local produce to keep you busy for another day.
From Go Travel Centre point of view, on the way home or to start your day, we love going to Ruby’s Organic Cafe. Great coffee and a chilled vibe. (No, we do not own the place, we just love the place :))
2. Southern Fleurieu Peninsula
Keep the car you hired to visit the Adelaide Hills and head off to the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula. You can make it a round trip, going through Victor Harbor, Deep Creek Conversation Park and head along the coast and visit Normanville. Victor Harbour you can spend a few days here exploring places like the Bluff, get out to Granite Island by the famous horse and tram, and then onto the Murray Mouth. Stop off at Port Elliot and visit the famous (and our favourite) Port Elliot Bakery
Drive back to Adelaide via the ‘long way’ and visit Deep Creek Conversation Park. Yes, you could stop here for another few days. Right on the edge of the Southern Ocean, you can take in the views of Kangaroo Island and enjoy a quiet part of this magnificent area. When you decide to leave, you will come home along the coast drive and onto the towns of Carrickalinga and Normanville. The beach here is a summer paradise with people enjoying the quiet beach all year round.
Pic: The steam train runs from Victor Harbour to Goolwa.
3. Yorke and the Eyre Peninsula
To the west of Adelaide, you will find the Yorke and Eyre Peninsula. The Yorke Peninsula is claimed to be ‘The Leg Australia Stands-on’. It has one of the most beautiful places in Australia, Innes National Park. Innes has something for everyone. Fishing, Camping, Surfing, Hiking, Nature, Safe Beaches, and at night time, you can see the sky as you have never seen it before. You can also visit the Moonta Mine and Museum, Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum and take in the perfect view of the Gulf St Vincent at Ardrossan lookout.
No visit to the Eyre is without going to the seafood capital of the world at Port Lincoln. You can use Port Lincoln as your base to travel right through to Ceduna. Port Lincoln has many attractions, and if you are game, you can get on the great white shark diving tours and see these fabulous creatures in nature. The remote coastline of the Eyre will blow you away.
Pic: Innes National Park
4. Barossa Valley
This world-renowned wine region is only a 90-minute drive from Adelaide, so rent a car and even book a hotel with gotravelcentre.com and stay a few days. There are many cellar doors you can visit to try the wines of the region. If you are not sure where to start, visit the Barossa Vistors centre in Tanunda. One of our favourite places is Hentley Farm, with great food and wine along with a relaxing atmosphere. If wine is not you speed, then maybe a round of golf at Barossa Valley Golf Club.
5. Limestone Coast
The Naracoorte Caves National Park offers tours to the underground world and is an adventure for both adults and kids alike. You can do an effortless tour, or get your adventure on and take the adventure tour through the tight underground maze. Drive onto Mount Gambier and take a relaxing exploration of the Umpherston Sinkhole. The Blue Lake is a must-see when visiting this area of South Australia. Created by an extinct volcano, early each November, the lake’s sombre blue, which is in evidence during the winter months, mysteriously changes to an intense deep turquoise blue almost overnight. Drive the ‘coast road’ back to Adelaide, and you will come across some picture-perfect town such as Robe and Kingston.
Adelaide is central to the State of South Australia and a perfect location to explore and visit this quiet part of the world. GoTravelCentre.com can assist you in finding the hotel to suit your needs along with the lowest airfare and car hire. The places we have mentioned here have no affiliation with GoTravelCentre.com, we simply pass on own and our valued customer’s experience, as we want you to have the best experience possible 🙂