South Australia is a big place, but the highlights are impressive and very accessible. The great thing about using Adelaide as a base is that day experiences are possible and there are plenty of options if you have a few days to explore.
To mix and match of some of the touring experiences that you can book directly yourself, please follow this link: www.adelaideconvention.com.au/tour-search/
If you have a few days to explore the city, a good guide is the Best of Adelaide and surrounds itinerary. The itineraries allow for stays of 2, 3, 4 and 5 days and aim to provide the first-time visitor with the best overall combination of seeing and experiencing the most essential things to do in Adelaide and its surrounds.
www.southaustralia.com is a great website with lots of ideas, or for a more self directed adventure download the following self-drive guide of the Best of Adelaide and Surrounds.
If you want a few ideas of where to start, see below:
- Three of Australia’s best wine regions (Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills) are an hour or less from the CBD, while the picturesque Clare Valley is not much further up the road.
- Spend the day in the quintessential beach towns of Victor Harbor and Goolwa, or experience the spectacular Coorong, where the River Murray meets the sea.
- The unique wonders of pristine Kangaroo Island are just a short flight or ferry ride away, while with a little more time you can travel south to the World Heritage listed Naracoorte Caves or north to the Flinders Ranges, the gateway to the great Australian Outback.
- There is also more than 3800 kilometres of spectacular coastline to explore.