South Australia is a state known for its diversity. Every two years it hosts an arts festival, which attracts world class performers and visitors from around Australia and overseas. South Australia is home to Coober Pedy in the heart of the states outback. Opals were discovered in Coober Pedy in 1911 and the town produces around 90% of Australia’s opals.
Coober Pedy is one of the more unique towns in Australia as most of the population lives in dugouts / houses, which are underground to protect against the heat and cold nights. One of the Small luxury hotels of the World is at Coober Pedy and, as part of that is underground, your clients can try this experience.
South Australia produces some of the world’s best wines and exploring the wine regions of the state is a popular part of tourism. In the Barossa Valley alone there are more than 50 Wineries. German Lutherans originally settled the valley who, as well as planting vineyards, also introduced orchards, and olive groves, introduced their cuisine and built charming towns in their native European style.
Scenically the state has a lot to offer such as the awesome Flinders Ranges, the unspoilt coastline of the Yorke and Eyre Peninsular and the many national parks noted for their wildlife and bird life.
Adelaide is a very well laid out elegant city situated on a narrow coastal plain between the rolling hills of the Mount Lofty Ranges and the waters of Gulf St. Vincent. It is a city of parks, gardens and cathedrals as well as beaches, and offers excellent shopping, ranging from exclusive shops and boutiques through to the Central Market.
Food plays a very important part in the cities culture and Hindley & Gouger Streets are noted for their variety of colourful restaurants. Almost every kind of cuisine can be found in Adelaide – Lebanese, Indian, Asian, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Mexican, Japanese, French – just to name a few.
With South Australia being one of the premier wine producing states, restaurants serve first class wine. The airport is 15 minutes from the CBD.
There are airport shuttle buses into the city as well as taxis and limousines.
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A day in the Barossa Valley
There are full day tours to the Barossa Valley that depart daily. These include a visit to Torrens Gorge, The big rocking horse – the world’s largest rocking horse, 3 winery visits and lunch.
Penguin & Winery tour
This is an afternoon / evening tour that takes you on a guided penguin tour. You will see Granite Island and Encounter Bay, you will visit the penguin interpretive centre, have wine tasting as well as a Victory Harbour town tour.
Northern Highlights tour
This takes you through the picturesque Adelaide hills to Hahndorf, the attractive German township. Perhaps try some of the wonderful cakes at the German Cake Shop before continuing to Melbas Chocolate Factory and The Big Rocking Horse.
Murray River Highlights
This tour operates on Mondays and Fridays and travels through the picturesque Adelaide hills en route to the mighty Murray River – the largest River in Australia.
Cruise for one hour down the Murray on Proud Mary, and enjoy the scenery from the deck as you sit back, relax and have morning tea. Life on the Murray has been the feature of a number of movies and TV series and you will be able to capture some of this atmosphere as you sail past weeping willow trees, red gums and birdlife.
Visit also the Dundee’s Wildlife Park
Kangaroo Island on Emu Airways
This is a tour not to be missed by nature lovers as it travels to Kangaroo Island, renowned worldwide for its natural scenery and wildlife, and of course the famous Remarkable Rocks. You can walk with a Park Ranger through a colony of sea lions; see kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, echidnas and Cape Barren gees all in their native environment.