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Welcome to Adelaide, where the weather is good, the wine is tasty, and the landscapes are incredible. A lively city with a great bar and restaurant scene, laid back lifestyle, and culture hub, you'll soon understand why the locals dub it 'Radelaide'.

Places you don't want to miss in Adelaide and South Australia

  • Adelaide's central market
    Adelaide is well-known for being a foodie haven, and the Central Market is one not to miss. It's got over 250 stalls with loads of different food and drink options - there's no such thing as too many cheese samples.
  • Coober Pedy
    Welcome to the underground town, aka the Opal capital of the world.  About 60% of the population live in underground dugouts. There are also several underground hotels, B&B’s, gift shops, a casino, museums, and a pub.
  • Peel Street, Adelaide
    Located in the west end of Adelaide, Peel Street is where the locals and backpackers spend their nights. From casual drinks and food at a cutesy wine bar, through to a crazy night that doesn't end til 2am. This place is your go-to for a great evening.
  • Kangaroo Island
    Just off of the coast lies Kangaroo Island, which is over one third nature reserve. The wildlife park is home to loads of native species like sea lions, koalas, birds, and penguins (and kangaroos, believe it or not!).
  • Adelaide Hills
    Get into the hills for a day trip, or even stop off in the towns for a night or two! Hop from town to town, visiting quaint places like the town of 'Hahndorf' while passing wineries and beautiful scenery. 
  • Flinders Ranges
    Flinders is a place you'd probably picture if someone was to ask you what rural Australia looks like: long stretches of empty road, mountains, beautiful and varied colours, cattle stations, country pubs, and even emus. The Adnyamathanha people also have sacred caves and rock paintings, so it's a great place to learn about local culture.

How to get to Adelaide

Fly into Adelaide Airport and start your Aussie adventure from there or fly into Melbourne and enjoy the scenic Southern Ocean Drive along the Great Ocean Road and the 12 Apostles to Adelaide. Want to have a full-on outback experience? Drive from Darwin to Adelaide or vice versa and make a pit-stop at Uluru.
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Barossa Valley

It's considered a great wine region, despite the fact it's small in size - because of it's perfect temperature (and of course it's tasty vino!). Barossa Valley produces 21% of Australia's wine, so you know it's a good one to visit. If you take a day trip from Adelaide, you won't be disappointed, because not only will you get to taste some great wine, you'll also see the beautiful surroundings - the surrounding towns all have German heritage. Grab a bike and cycle around... maybe before the wine tasting!
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Barossa Valley Tour
Get groovy in Barossa Valley, Oz's most famous wine region. Swirl, sniff and sip your way around. Check out the home of Jacob's Creek, see the world's largest rocking horse and encounter the whispering wall. Enjoy wine from the cellar door and tuck into a tasty barbecue of steak, chicken and kangaroo.
Full day from £59
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Great Ocean Road Road Trip | 5 days (including accommodation)
This self-drive road trip takes you from Adelaide to Melbourne. Head to Barossa Valley on day one, check out Robe, a fishing port on the Limestone Coast on day two, then kick back and relax on Port Fairy on day three, before going for a spot of surfing in picturesque Anglesea on day four. Don't forget about the amazing sights on the drive too, like the 12 apostles!
5 days from £396
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Adelaide Tours

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Outback to the Red Centre| 9 days
Forego the typical coach tour and get off the beaten track from Adelaide to Alice Springs and explore some of the most remote areas on Earth. From Adelaide, hit the Flinders Ranges and cut through the Outback to the Red Centre. Here youll meet some of the locals, experience the mysteries of Uluru, and gain insight into regional Aboriginal and European history. 
From £989
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Great Ocean Road East - Adelaide to Melbourne | 3 days
Are there two words that go better together than road and trip? We dont think so. On this short and sweet 3-day tour from Adelaide to Melbourne, well drive the Great Ocean Road and take in the highlights. Grampians National Park, the Arch, the 12 Apostles well check em out and get expert guidance from our CEOs along the way.
From £269
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Outback to the Top End | 15 days
You cant get Down Under through a bus window. If youre going to get off the tourist track, youll have to shake things up a bit thats why weve turned to 4x4s, buses, and boats for this itinerary. Starting in charming Adelaide, cut through the Outback and explore the mysteries of Uluru.
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