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Adelaide is the 5th largest state capital in Australia so the pace of life here is not as frenetic as cities like Melbourne and Sydney. The friendliness of the locals and the quiet ambience of the city makes it a favorite for those who want to meet Australians in a more natural and quieter setting. The people of Adelaide love good food and wine as well as their sport. It was home for Australia's greatest ever cricket batsman Sir Donald Bradman (1908-2001), without doubt the most admired Australian sporting hero in their history. As a gateway, the city offers access to some of the best scenery and wildlife available in Australia.
This price is based on two persons sharing a room for 3-nights in a centrally located 3-star hotel in Adelaide. It includes a transfer to your hotel on arrival at Adelaide. Prices for a single room and a longer stay in Adelaide or the state of South Australia are also available. To add sightseeing options, either create a Wish List by selecting from the attractions below, or if you don't have the time to complete a Wish List, click for a free custom itinerary, based on your planned traveling dates. Prices are subject to future changes in US$ and AU$ currency exchange rates.
Visitors fall in love with Adelaide! It's also the gateway to the vineyards of the Barossa Valley, some of the most spectacular Outback scenery in Australia and to the south, the wildlife island refuge of Kangaroo Island. Within the city are great dining out experiences, museums, galleries and user friendly cycleways. As an added bonus, in Adelaide and the rest of South Australia you will find some of the friendliest Australians you will ever meet.
Our team will work with you to help you decide what your next vacation stop is going to be. Either in Australia or perhaps flying to New Zealand for the next stage of your travel adventure. If your visit comes at the end of your vacation, today you will return to the USA. Re-cross the International Dateline and arrive on the same date that you leave Australia.
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Driving through the Flinders Ranges and Outback, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were navigating the unexplored face of Mars. You’ll find dusty red roads bordered by towering ancient cliffs and deep craters. Take an aerial tour of Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre or drive yourself along the Aboriginal Dreaming Trail. Marvel at Wilpena Pound, a shockingly large amphitheater, created through erosion over millions of years. It is surrounded by ancient mountain ranges, spectacular gorges and sheltered creeks.
South Australia's Eyre Peninsula is one of the undisputed most beautiful coastal regions in Australia. Ikara-Flinders Ranges was the Adnyamathanha work which means 'meeting place'. Head south to the Eyre Peninsula and experience some truly breathtaking experiences like swimming with sea life, including whales and sea lions colonies..
The ancient red cliffs and craters make for a stunning backdrop to the outback setting.
The Arkaba walk through Flinders Ranges is a popular way to see the landscape.
Iconic pub food and unique cuisine as well as local wine at Flinders Range and Outback.
Lake Eyre or Kati Thanda is a salt lake situated at the lowest point of Australia, its beauty is well worth the visit.
On the rare occasion, approx every 8 years, that the lake fills its becomes the largest lake in Australia covering 3,668 sq mi.
The Dreaming trail leads you through the dramatic and ancient landscape to key Aboriginal sites and special places.
The triangular shaped peninsula is named after Edward John Eyre who explored the region's magnificent beauty from 1839-1841.
Swimming with one of Australia's top 5 animals, the sea lions is an amazing experience.
As is taking part in a swimming safari with Ningaloo's whale sharks, true gentle giants.
Just a 20-minute flight from Adelaide (ferry transfers are also available), Kangaroo Island is a pristine wilderness - a place that offers protection to substantial populations of native Australian animals, a place of beauty and a place of escape. Kangaroo Island (or ‘KI' as the locals call it) is also big and surprisingly diverse. You'll find soaring cliffs, dense bushland, towering sand dunes, wetlands and massive arcs of pure white sand beaches. At 96-miles long and up to 35 miles wide, it covers an area of over 1700-Square miles, making it the third largest island off the coast of mainland Australia.
More than anything, it's the fascinating array of wildlife found here that makes KI so special - There are thousands of kangaroos everywhere, together with koalas, echidnas, platypuses and other native species. More than a third of the island is given over to nature reserves and these fascinating creatures are in their natural habitat, free to roam anywhere on the island.
The stunning scenery and chance to see native wildlife make for an unforgettable visit.
A visit wouldn't be complete without a visit to the island's signature landmark,the 'Remarkable Rocks'.
Beach, hill and bush walks are all on offer on this vast island.
An aerial view of Hanson Bay wildlife sanctuary on the western end of the island.
The protected nature reserves on the Island allow for wildlife such as these seal colonies to thrive.
Early morning pick up from your Adelaide hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis taking in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills. Board the SeaLink Kangaroo Island ferry for the 45-minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.
On arrival at Penneshaw you will be met by your Kangaroo Island Odyssey’s guide and your island nature experience begins with an introduction to Kangaroo Island. Tour through several island habitats and see wildlife in their natural environments.
As you travel the island keep an eye out for echidnas, wallabies, reptiles and wildflowers. At the spectacular Seal Bay Conservation Park, your guide will escort you on a memorable walk along the beach. This bay is home to a healthy Australian sea lion colony. Walk among the sea lions as they bask on the beach or among the sand dunes after their extensive fishing expedition. With your guide you are able to stand at a safe distance to these wonderful endangered creatures and hear them sigh and watch them at play. This is a truly unforgettable experience — one that you will treasure forever.
Afterwards, enter our exclusive Heritage-listed natural bush property to enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic style lunch with South Australian wine. Follow your lunch with a pleasant bushwalk or a stroll along the beach.
You will then travel through the island’s interior keeping an eye out for koalas and echidnas. Explore the spectacular beaches of the north coast and enjoy a bushwalk. Listen for Australia’s rarest cockatoo, the Kangaroo Island glossy black cockatoo and watch out for the Tammar wallaby, with its small fine features, in its natural habitat.
Later in the afternoon, as the day draws to a close, see the kangaroos leave the safety of the bush to begin grazing on the open pastures.
Your tour concludes at Penneshaw in time for the return ferry to the mainland and coach transfer to Adelaide.
Please Note: Itinerary is subject to change as the touring is flexible and can be adapted to the client’s interests and weather conditions on the day.
Just an hour's drive north of Adelaide is Australia's oldest and most well known wine growing region, The Barossa Valley. There's an array of high-profile wineries offering tours and cellar-door tastings with Shiraz grapes established as the local speciality. The stone cottages and Lutheran churches throughout the region are testament to a 19th-century wave of German settlers that give The Barossa it's distinct and attractive appeal.
Your coach tour starts the day with a sightseeing visit through the city of Adelaide and then travels north to the world-renowned Barossa wine region.
Your first stop is at the multi-award-winning Jacobs Creek Visitor Centre where you will have the opportunity to sample their famous wines in a structured tasting. Enjoy morning tea with views over the vineyards providing a nice backdrop.
Leaving the Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre, travel to Mengler Hill Lookout for sweeping views over the valley and then onto Saltram Wine Estate at Angaston. Here you will learn about Saltram’s 150-year history and taste some of the wide selection of quality wines from their cellar door.
After a memorable cellar door experience, journey to the South Australian Company Store and Kitchen for a delicious lunch. The Company Kitchen draws on ingredients and traditions that are distinctly from the Barossa regional producers. You will enjoy a scrumptious 2 course lunch (including a tasting plate) along with wine tastings from two boutique Barossa wineries.
Leaving the Barossa, stop at the Herbig Family Tree at Springton. This hollow tree trunk provided a ‘home’ for Friedrich & Caroline Herbig and two of their 16 children until 1860.
Finally, visit the picturesque Adelaide Hills and on arrival into Hahndorf (Adelaide’s oldest German settlement), you will have free time to explore Hahndorf’s main street with many shops and galleries offering local arts, crafts and produce.
Barossa Valley, one of Australia's oldest and most highly renowned wine regions with over 150 vineyards and cellar doors.
First stop, the Jacobs Creek Vistor Centre.
Jacobs Creek Shop, within the visitor center, perfect for picking up some bottles to enjoy later.
Morning tea at Jacobs Creek, not complete without sampling some of their award winning wine.
A walk on Mengler Hill lookout offers picturesque views of the surrounding region and a sculpture park.
Saltram Wine Estate with its stone cottage and beautiful garden, it's clear to see why its so popular for weddings and events.
A unique experience trying wines from Saltram's cellar door.
The South Australian Company Store and Kitchen with it's locally grown produce and boutique wines is the perfect spot for lunch.
The Herbig family tree at Springton, this historic site is a large, hollow red gum tree.
One of the Adelaide Hills cellar doors with its stunning views of the Barossa Valley.
An arts and crafts gallery in the quaint village of Hahndorf with its very German roots.
One of Hahndorf's popular shops, homemade ice cream, the village also offers souvenir shopping, arts and local produce.
Explore the magnificent Fleurieu Peninsula with Off Piste 4WD Tours!
This is an exclusive and exciting one-day adventure that introduces the visitor to the hidden delights of a spectacular wine and food province set in a pristine pocket of South Australian bushland and coast.
We drive off the tourist routes in a custom-built 4WD vehicle to discover exclusive locations made accessible to tour guide and passionate Fleurieu local Ben Neville.
This exhilarating off-road adventure embraces sprawling vineyards with a dramatic backdrop of rolling hills, local flora and fauna, a spectacular beach drive and a glimpse into indigenous history.
It includes a relaxed, mid-morning refreshment stop of handmade cheese and local wines and a specially-prepared outdoor lunch experience.
Afterwards, visit the world-acclaimed McLaren Vale wine region and enjoy a wine tasting at a local family vineyard.
Throughout the tour Ben shares his knowledge of and passion for the region, stopping at intervals to allow you to soak in the breathtaking views of rocky headlands, the Great Southern Ocean and Kangaroo Island.
Handmade cheese and local wine to enjoy as you enjoy the stunning scenery.
The beach drive along the peninsula.
The same stretch of beach seen from above.
The Piste 4 wheel drive vehicles are the perfect way to get off-road.
The tour leaves the shoreline behind for the Mclaren wine region where wine tasting and lunch awaits.
Stunning scenery, typical of the diverse experiences enjoyed on this full day adventure.