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The Gateway to South Australia

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Adelaide acts as the ultimate springboard to South Australia’s picturesque regional neighbourhood.

Four wine regions encompass the city surrounds, showcasing the strengths that have established South Australia as one of the wine centres of the world. The globally-acclaimed Barossa Valley is only one-hour drive from the city centre and home to some of the most prestigious wine producers in Australia including Penfolds and Henschke Cellars. Alongside the Barossa is Clare Valley, renowned for its Riesling, while the Adelaide Hills, twenty minutes from the city centre, is brimming with boutique wineries nestled amongst wildlife and natural beauty. 


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McLaren Vale has become synonymous with a new guard of creative producers, exquisite beaches and inspiring food. Only forty minutes from the city, you’ll find a new wave of dining experiences including the $15 million architectural d’Arenberg Cube. The Rubik’s Cube inspired structure opened its doors in December 2017 and is visited by over one thousand people daily. Nearby, the coastal terrain of the Fleurieu Peninsula is the perfect day-trip destination or overnight stay.


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Just off the coast lies Kangaroo Island, a pristine untouched wealth of breathtaking scenery and serenity. Here visitors will be privy to wildlife and rugged terrain that shows off some of Australia’s best natural beauty, with a plethora of foodie experiences that will delight the fussiest of palettes.


Image: South Australian Tourism Commission

To the north of Adelaide is the rugged landscape of the Flinders Ranges and the outback, giving way to towering ancient cliffs, mountain ranges and spectacular gorges. The winding Murray River and the Riverland provide the perfect excuse for a relaxing weekend exploring the cliffs, or water skiing and paddling along the secluded backwaters.  The Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas offer up fishing, boating and a variety of outdoors activities, topped off with some of the world’s best seafood, legendary oysters and of course South Australia’s world-famous wine!


Image: Jake Wundersitz

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