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Published January 23rd 2019
Adelaide may be low on your radar for Australian Summer spots, but Adelaide is alive with activity. Whether you are looking to soak up those summer rays in stunning scenery, or prefer a day jam-packed with exciting activities, Adelaide has you covered. A bustling region with exceptional attractions both in and out of the central hub, giving you a taste of the city life and the natural wonders. Start your planning for your next adventure for Adelaide for a blissed-out break with your partner or posse.
Attractions Not Worth Missing
Adelaide can be a big place to cover in only a few days, so making sure you know all the best spots to visit first is always a good move. From food and wine to wildlife and natural splendours, the city promises iconic spots to check out. Here are just a few of the exceptional attractions worth visiting.
Victoria Square, also known as Tarntanyangga, lies in the very heart of the city. The centre of the grid-like set up of Adelaide, the square acts host to numerous events, nearby shops, and an array of business, university, and housing buildings.
Visit this centre hub and see both tourists and locals coming together, shopping at boutique stores, tucking into a late lunch or hot coffee, or simply heading through to their next destination. Check out the squares calendar to see which event is taking place during your holiday dates, with the square hosting a different festival or event each week, including recent ones such as the Vegan festival and the African festival.
Step outside the city lines to explore the picturesque valley of the Barossa. Tucked between lush green farming fields and charming towns lies the region's renowned wineries. Barossa wines are famous throughout the world for their unique and exceptional taste. With the wine's birthing place promising a jam-packed day of hopping from one winery to the next. Kick back and relax within this stunning scenery as you sample the famous flavours and tuck into the local fare.
Seal bay lies in the pristine paradise of Kangaroo Island. Just west of the Cape Gantheaume conservation park, the area is made up of a white sandy beach litter with large rocks. The reason for this attraction's popularity is due to it being home to the largest colony of Australian sea lions in the entire world. The adorable seals can be recognised by their stocky bodies, yellow-brown and silver fur (depending on their gender), large flippers, and long whiskers. Seal Bay isn't an enclosure or fenced area as these animals are completely wild and come and go as they please. But due to the continuous human visits, the seals are very relaxed around visitors. Guests are able to roam freely around the area, wandering down the beach and rocks as the seals play, snooze, or sunbake nearby. It is an unforgettable experience for travellers, and sometimes the highlight on their Adelaide holiday for many.
Last Minute Day Tours offer exceptional Adelaide city tours that promise one jam-packed day within the bustling city of Adelaide. Visitors will get to wander through the city, making stops at iconic and popular attractions throughout. While learning about the city's history, architecture, and culture along the way.
Starting off with a bang, the tour will head to the famous Victoria Square. Here you can marvel at the surrounding architecture and history before heading to the Chinatown on the cosmopolitan street of Gouger. Moving on to King William Street and the iconic and historic crook named Beehive Corner. Then it's on to the lush greenery of the botanic gardens as well as River Torrens. Seeing where nature meets the city. Lastly learning more about the city's history and culture at Adelaide's parliament house, State Library, and Trinity Church. Ending the tour by refuelling at Haigh's Chocolates for a complimentary coffee and a wide selection of sweets.
Discover the region of Barossa when you join 'Barossa Wine Tours'! Explore the rich bounty of Barossa as you visit the stunning attractions and boutique wineries along the way. The tour begins and ends in Adelaide's city centre, giving a convenient one-day trip out to the Barossa for tourists and city dwellers.
Barossa Valley Winery Tour consists of five separate wine tasting sessions throughout the day, each held at a different winery. The schedule of wineries is everchanging but promises a selection of both popular and boutique brands.
Simply hop on and off the bus as your trudge through the lush greenery, stopping off at attractions as well as wineries such as the famous Whispering Wall. Refuel during the day at the complimentary Gourmet pizza lunch. And finish off the day by kicking back and relaxing on the bus as you slowly make your way back to the city before the sun goes down.
Most people visit Kangaroo Island for the wildlife, but they stay for the rest! With unspoilt landscapes with exceptional attractions, why not spend the weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax amidst the enchanting Australian land? Kangaroo Island Tours Australia offers a stunning two days at sprawling beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush bushland.
The first day is chock-full of attractions, including Seal Bay, Flinders Chase National Park, and the Remarkable Rocks. All these attractions are breathtaking and perfectly display the natural beauty this island possesses. See the famous seals at seal bay, discover the native plants in the national park, and witness the glory of natural architecture at the Remarkable Rocks.
The night will be spent at a sprawling farm within the national park. Where guests can tuck into an Aussie BBQ style dinner before marvelling at the stars above.
The second day will consist of hiking, snorkelling, suntanning, and sandboarding. Giving you both adrenaline rushes and cool relaxing moments amidst the stunning scenery of Kangaroo Island. Before taking you back to the city where sadly the tour ends.