Head 90-minutes northwest from Adelaide to reach Clare Valley, a region rich in geological wonders, quaint farm towns, and an abundance of 5-star wineries.
Bike the 33-kilometre Riesling Trail to sample Clare Valley’s most famous export. Visit Sevenhills Cellar, Clare Valley’s oldest winery with vineyards planted in 1851 by Jesuit priests. Head on a tour of Martindale Hall, a totally unique experience of a living museum, a step back in time to the days of gracious living on a large pastoral estate late in the 1800's to early 1900's (there’s even a cellar door spanning some seven rooms).
Alternatively, in the heart of Clare Valley, the Spring Gully Conservation Park is filled with native flora and fauna, including echidnas, kangaroos, wallabies, and more.
On your drive back to Adelaide, travel via the bubble-gum pink waters of Lake Bumbunga. The salinity alters the colour of the lake, and when it’s at its pinkest, it’s a rare sight and worthy of the detour.
Impressive Kangaroo Island offers sweeping white-sand beaches, spectacular landscape, and enchanting wildlife encounters. And it’s only a hop from mainland Australia, reachable by a short 45-minute ferry ride!
As Australia’s third-largest island, Karta Pintingga (Kangaroo Island) isn’t short on attractions – most gifts from Mother Nature. Like the Flinders Chase National Park, filled with hiking trails to see ancient geological wonders, like the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.
Kangaroo Island’s 540-kilometres of stunning coastal beauty leaves you awestruck. Seal Bay Conservation Park is a gorgeous natural bay that Australian sea lions call home. In fact, it’s the only place in the world where you can observe sea lions this close! The squeaky white sands and clear aquamarine waters of Vivionne Bay also impress, as do the two kilometres of dunes here.
Out on the water, adventure awaits in the form of kayak trips, snorkelling, scuba diving, and cruising to see wild bottlenose dolphins. Watch out for fur seals, sea lions, and stingrays while on the water.
With many gin distilleries, breweries, and wineries, as well as a world-class dining scene, Kangaroo Island is spoilt for local, seasonal, boutique produce that is always close to the source it came from. Indulge in luxurious seafood such as oysters, marron, abalone, and King George whiting while you sip on local wines and take in the relaxing coastal views.