Where the locals holiday

In South Australia, any type of holiday – beachfront, winery, farm stay – is available right in your backyard. Here are some of our favourites.

The Barossa

A renowned wine-producing region north-east of Adelaide, the Barossa, is home to an array of high-profile wineries. Shiraz grapes are the specialty of the region, and many can be tasted in their final form through cellar-door tastings or wineries offering tours. Being a 50-minute drive from the city centre, many can visit within the day and experience what the encompassing towns of Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa have to offer. Alternatively, accommodation packages are easily accessible if experiencing the region’s wine and food is best absorbed over a longer period. Not to mention basking in the relaxing, untouched scenic landscape.

Kangaroo Island

With its location merely off the South Australian shores, Kangaroo Island is the nation’s third largest island. The island is home to numerous species of wildlife including kangaroos, sea lions, koalas, echidnas, wallabies, and goannas making it the perfect destination for wildlife lovers. The wildlife can be spotted from the abundant walking and hiking trails, beaches, and fishing spots. KI features many cellar doors and features SA’s first boutique distillery and they specialise in hand-crafted spirits.

Fleurieu Peninsula

Approximately 45-minutes south of the CBD, surrounded by picturesque coastline, the Fleurieu is a place where simple pleasures are perfected. Food, wine, art, and coastal activities are just some of the simple pleasures the Fleurieu Peninsula has an abundance of. Many beautiful landscapes filled with vast farmland and bordered in SA’s sublime beaches make it for a perfect year-round adventure.