SOUTH AUSTRALIA is the gateway to the unique national landscapes of the Flinders Ranges and iconic Kangaroo Island. The Flinders Ranges is only 400km north of Adelaide, and is a vast extraordinary landscape millions of years old. You can do guided Aboriginal walks, experience rugged 4wd treks, enjoy plenty of bush walks and at the end of the day, camp in luxury safari tents. Kangaroo Island by contrast is an island sanctuary for wildlife and natural rugged beauty. Only 30 minutes by plane from Adelaide, more than one third of the island consists of national parks and conservation areas. Kangaroo Island is a foodie haven as well packing in many animal & nature based experiences such as sea lion, penguin & dolphin viewing.
Not only that, South Australia is home to long hot summers, stunning & accessible beaches and award-winning wineries. Two of the best beaches south of Adelaide are Noarlunga & Aldinga, which happen to be close by the McLaren Vale winery region. This region has over 70 cellar doors to explore alone! The state boasts 18 winery regions in total, and is regarded as one of the great wine capitals of the world. Of course, the most famous of these is the Barossa Valley, which is 1 hour north-east of Adelaide. Here you can enjoy over 80 cellar doors, stay in gorgeous chalets amongst the grapevines, and dine in some magnificent restaurants.
Adelaide is at the centre of it all, and not to be forgotten. It is a city of fine food & wine, numerous events, a burgeoning bar scene, and unique stone architecture. Sample the delights at the Central Market, catch a tram to Glenelg, and head to the Adelaide Hills for a afternoon tea or some wine tasting.
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