Road trip: Top 5 South Australia Must-See Locations
South-Australia is often overlooked as a travel destination compared to other states and cities, however, it has a lot to offer. Superb arts and culture, an abundance of wildlife, and epic road trip experiences make it an attractive destination. And did we mention it’s one of the greatest wine capitals in the world?! Escape the chaos of Australia’s east coast for a week or two, and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature in South Australia. Here are 5 of our favourite picks for those travelling to South Australia.
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The metropolitan capital city of South Australia is a great starting destination. An attractive year-round destination, Adelaide offers exceptional food and wine, art, shopping, and entertainment. Adelaide is the fifth largest city in Australia and is seen as an up and coming hot-spot of Australian and international travellers alike. Located on a plain between a rolling hill backdrop and many great wine regions, Adelaide is the first must-visit destination on any South Australia trip.
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From Cape Jervis, you can take a ferry across to Kangaroo Island and experience a complete change of scenery compared to the city. The island attracts lovers of wilderness and wildlife, offering some of the best nature experiences in Australia. From native bushland, pristine beaches, beautiful sunsets, and an abundance of wildlife – Kangaroo Island has it all.
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South Australia offers an abundance of fantastic wine regions, and Barossa Valley is one of the best. Located about an hours drive from Adelaide, is it definitely worth the trip for lovers of wine. The stunning landscape, laidback culture, and fantastic hospitality make it a welcoming destination. Famous especially for its Shiraz blends, there are over 50 great wineries to visit in the region.
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Enjoy the stunning national parks, tour experiences, and “Seafood Capital of Australia” at Port Lincoln. The coastal township offers some amazing dining experiences and even better wildlife experiences. You can come face-to-face with some of Australia’s most impressive and terrifying sealife, with a cage diving experience off the coast. Port Lincoln is the only place in Australia where you can cage dive with Great White Sharks. So if you love the thrill of adrenaline – this one is definitely a must do in South Australia!
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Is South Australia on your bucket list? A road trip is an ideal way to get around the state and visit all the amazing locations it has to offer. If you are travelling from the West Coast to the East Coast of Australia, factor in some decent time to explore Australia’s southern state. Alternatively, a road trip from Melbourne to Adelaide takes around 8 hours, with some amazing stops along the way.
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