Adelaide, Wine Region & Kangaroo Island with Optional Extensions to Cage Dive with Sharks or journey through Great Ocean Road
The city of Adelaide lies between the sea and the gentle, rolling hills of the Mount Lofty Ranges. On the doorstep are three of the major wine-producing regions in South Australia, and fascinating Kangaroo Island, home to many species of Australia’s unique and unusual wild life.
Choose South Australia because you can get the WOW factor of Wildlife-Outback-Wine: Savor delicious food and wine in regions such as The Barossa Valley, Get a culture fix in the vibrant city of Adelaide, Experience a ‘zoo without fences’ on Kangaroo Island, Explore the beautiful outback in regions such as the Flinders Ranges
4-nights Package this package was designed to give you a taste of three of South Australia’s most beloved features – Adelaide city, Barossa Valley wine region and an up close wildlife experience on Kangaroo Island. Optional extensions to Shark Cage Dive, journey into the coastal beaches, other beautiful South Australia wine regions or the breathtaking scenic coastal drive through the Great Ocean Road can easily be added to your custom itinerary.
Recommended Hotel Selections**
Mayfair Hotel – The newest Luxury Hotel in the heart of the CBD opposite the Rundle Mall
Stamford Grand Adelaide – at Glenelg a delightful beach location 20 minutes by Tram to city
Adelaide Hilton – located next to Central Markets
Sage Hotel Adelaide – overlooking south parklands
**For a more exclusive experience on Kangaroo Island, suggest a 2-3 night stay at the breathtaking and stunning coastal lodge – Southern Ocean Lodge – enjoy the lodge and all the inclusive signature experience guided adventures and gourmet meals. Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, the lodge commands peerless views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness. Sensitive, intimate and sophisticated, Southern Ocean Lodge is a sanctuary of refined comfort and luxe, Kangaroo Island style.
Adelaide: Optional Tours to Enhance your City Stay
- Dawn Central Market Guided tour, enjoy a traditional Market breakfast
- Cheese & Wine Trail, McLaren Vale guided day tour with light lunch
- Connoisseur’s Choice Guided day tour combines Adelaide Central Market & Barossa Valley with lunch
- Morning Dolphin Cruise & Swim including City Hotel Pickup
- River Boats on the Murray River Highlights
- Full Day 4WD Flinders Chase National Park fly / cruise with lunch
- 3 day/2 night Great Ocean Road Adelaide to Melbourne
Shark Cage Diving
All you need is 2 nights to experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure of viewing Great White Sharks in their natural habitat. NO diver qualification or previous experience needed!
Peruse through our suggested itinerary:ADL-Port Lincoln 1-day SHARK CAGE Diving Charters – MV Calypso Star II – 2 night -3 day web package
Suggest a 2 or 3 night Extended Stay in these beautiful seaside resort towns, wine regions and/or the Great Ocean Road–
The beaches and wine country that surround Adelaide are beautiful and easily accessible. If you have the time, we recommend you pick up a rental car and take several days driving around the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Fleurieu Peninsula and along the Coast starting at the nearby quaint town of Glenelg to The Great Ocean Road.
Located only 10 kilometers from the heart of Adelaide City, Glenelg is a charming seaside resort set on the long sandy white shores of Holdfast Bay, the site of South Australia’s original mainland settlement in 1836. It is Adelaide’s most popular coastal region with outdoor cafe’s, restaurants, galleries, museums and vibrant nightlife and stylish accommodations. Glenelg is not only the place to see wild dolphins, but you can swim with them and it’s a must do whilst in Adelaide.
A short 25 minute trip, on a tram departing from the centre of Glenelg – Moseley Square, takes you into Victoria Square in the heart of Adelaide. So you can base yourself at seaside Glenelg, but you are just a short trip away from the lights of the big city!
Australia’s wine capital features more than 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries, less than two hours’ drive from Adelaide where you can immerse yourself in a place where luxury retreats offer award-winning wines, world-class cuisine and panoramic views.
First settled in 1842 by European immigrants, it still retains its old-world charm. The Barossa Valley is also renowned for its fresh seasonal produce, artisan food producers and award-winning restaurants. Drive the Barossa’s food and wine trails or explore the countryside by bicycle. You can also tour the region by motorbike, vintage car, hot air balloon or helicopter. Unwind in a day spa or play golf on one of the championship courses.
Situated just 45 minutes south of Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula offers a tapestry of experiences showcasing the best of South Australia with some of the best food, wine, wildlife and events in the State. The region is made up of rolling green hills, dairy pastures, orchards, farms and vineyards all bounded by picturesque beaches and rugged coastlines. With over 100 cellar doors featuring wines from 4 distinct wine regions, combined with cafes & restaurants offering tasty flavors of regional produce & seafood, the Fleurieu Peninsula is the place to indulge in the culture of South Australia. Set amongst charming communities that celebrate with festivals and events, there are a number of galleries, studios and boutique shops that highlight the history and heritage of this region.
As a peninsula, water plays a major part in the recreational activities with long sandy beaches, rugged cliff-scapes and sheltered coves introduce a range of year round holiday activities that include fishing, surfing, scuba and snorkeling, sailing and swimming.
Coonawarra is located approximately 380 klometers south of Adelaide, 424 kilometers west of Melbourne and only 10 kilometers from the historic town of Penola. Coonawarra Australia’s “other red center” is renowned as one of Australia’s finest wine regions and is particularly known for producing world class red wines especially Cabernet Sauvignon. A small region, only 20 kilometers in length and two kilometers in diameter and home to more than 24 cellar doors all close together and well signposted, so you’ll find them easily. The region, first established in 1890, boasts many great cellar door sales outlets, fantastic food experiences and vineyard accommodations. A busy calendar of festivals, events and wine tastings create a colourful scene throughout the year in Coonawarra.
Adelaide~Melbourne via The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most breathtaking scenic coastal drives, linking Melbourne and South Australia. The landscape is diverse from the rainforest area of Otway Ranges to the coast. The spectacular limestone cliffs, are the Twelve Apostles and the Loch Ard Gorge. From the Bay of Islands to the historic and charming Port Fairy. The South East corner will reveal an incredible diversity of natural features; rugged coastline and wide sandy beaches; lush wetland areas, pine forests and vineyards. The area also incorporates the Coonawarra and Padthaway wine growing districts, producing some of Australia’s finest table wines.
Spend some time exploring Mt Gambier the ‘Blue Lake City’ and surrounds before travelling onto the seaside town of Robe. From here explore through the internationally significant wetland areas of the Coorong before journeying into Adelaide.
There are plenty of touring ‘add-ons’ to expand the Great Ocean Road experience whether traveling around Port Phillip Bay in the east taking in the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas or further inland to the Grampians National Park and the Goldfields, across Victoria’s western border to south east South Australia’s boutique wine regions or Kangaroo Island.
Phone one of our Aussie Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your South Australia Holiday now!