Discover the joys of wine, wildlife and Outback

With its rolling emerald hills and valleys dotted with historic churches and charming cellar doors, Adelaide and its stunning wine regions offer a peaceful escape and the chance to indulge in a rich epicurean culture flavoured by the best of Australian food and wine. Enjoy a scenic cruise along Australia’s most famous river, explore wild Kangaroo Island and sample some of the world’s finest wines in this enchanting region of South Australia.

  • A real wine-lovers paradise - Adelaide is Australia's wine capital and the Barossa and Clare Valleys' are the country's most famous wine regions
  • Explore Kangaroo Island, traversing wilderness tracks and indulging in some of Australia's finest local produce
  • Visit the Flinders Ranges to see the sunburnt, empty landscape of ochre-coloured mountains by day and specatacular star-gazing by night
  • From Adelaide take the train along The Ghan route to the mining town of Coober Pedy where around half the population live underground
  • Book a wild luxury escape on Kangaroo Island or in the Southern Outback

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +9½ hours

Capital:

Adelaide

Currency:

Australian Dollar

Flying time to destination:

Adelaide: 20 hours

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When to visit Adelaide & South Australia

Jan

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Feb

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Mar

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Apr

Recommended

Good time to escape

May

Recommended

Good time to escape

Jun

Recommended

Good time to escape

Jul

Recommended

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Aug

Recommended

Good time to escape

Sep

Recommended

Good time to escape

Oct

Recommended

Good time to escape

Nov

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Dec

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

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Suggested Adelaide & South Australia Tours

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Kuoni Insider

If you’re driving from Melbourne to Adelaide then the route along the Murray River provides a great alternative to the Great Ocean Road.

You’ll discover lots of sleepy towns such as Echuca which is famous for its paddlesteamers and also features 19th Century architecture and a picturesque setting on the river bank. It is worth spending a night or two here to explore the town’s food and wine trail, museums, cafés and antique shops. Then continue through Swan Hill and the Barossa Valley, stopping to visit some of the wineries on your way to Adelaide.

Steve Yates