The Beauty of South Australia

South Australia is captivating and tantalising with its breathtaking beauty. Hailed as Australia’s food and wine capital, there is so much for you to explore. Take our tour through the best that South Australia has to offer.

 

Kangaroo Island – Wildlife Sanctuary

Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary for wildlife and natural rugged beauty. In fact, it’s one of the best places to see Australian wildlife. More than a third of the island is made up of national parks, making it ideal for hiking and camping. The food is local, seasonal, always close to its source, and artisan. Getting there is easy, as you can either hop on a ferry or take a 30-minute flight from Adelaide airport. The island is fast becoming Australia’s most popular wine region. Many come here for the day and then return back to Adelaide.

 

Flinders Ranges – An Ancient Landscape

Step back in time to a 540-million-year-old landscape that is rich in geological and archaeological history. It’s a haven for bushwalkers, campers and caravans.  Native animals, along with hundreds of bird species, call the ranges home. It’s characterised by rugged mountains, towering granite peaks and ancient gorges where you can experience blazing orange sunrises and sunsets. With no air pollution, the stars are at their brightest and you can see the Milky Way.

 

The Fleurieu Peninsula – Nature’s Playground

With activities like surfing, snorkelling, sailing and whale watching, this is nature’s playground. It’s also the perfect spot to slow down, relax, and spend some time by the sea. Tantalise your tastebuds with gastronomic delights in food and wine. The Fleurieu is home to numerous events and festivals, including the Sea and Vines Festival. If your stay is short, consider taking a scenic helicopter ride, going on a coastal walk or taking a winery tour.

 

Adelaide Hills – A Green Paradise

Just a 42-minute drive from the Adelaide CBD, the hills are alive with music, food and wine. They make an ideal spot for a picnic or a leisurely stroll in one of their picturesque towns. The town of Hahndorf is a must to visit. Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement, founded in 1839, still retains many of its original buildings. The pace of life is slower and more relaxed, so a visit will leave you feeling refreshed and recharged.

 

Our Famous Wineries

No piece on South Australia is complete without a mention of the wineries. After all, it’s the wine capital of Australia. Many are within short distances of the Adelaide CBD, such as Penfolds Magill Estate. Others like the Barossa Valley are further out; however, they are still worth a visit if you have the time. The Barossa is internationally renowned for its wines.

 

Visit South Australia and book your stay at InterContinental Adelaide. Contact us today and we promise you an unforgettable experience.