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
Best time to visit Adelaide & South Australia
The coastal areas of South Australia have a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm dry summers. The centre and northern parts of the state are arid and hot in summer (December to February) and often cold overnight during winter (June to August).
Adelaide & South Australia holiday highlights
Adelaide is Australia's wine capital, a city steeped in arts and culture where festivals – like second largest arts festival, Adelaide Fringe – are easy to find. The countryside is just on your doorstep in Adelaide Hills, where you can visit German-influenced towns and wineries. Some of the world's oldest grapevines are found in the South Australia Wine Regions which include the famed Barossa Valley. Wildlife is easy to find in South Australia – Kangaroo Island is Australia's very own Galapagos with incredible wildlife viewing 45 minutes from the mainland. You can go on an epic train journey on board The Ghan, which runs between Adelaide and Darwin via the Outback.