14 May 2012

Discover South Australia’s regions

World class food and wine, sophisticated architecture and a jam packed calendar of events, South Australia’s capital has it all. Find sensational fresh produce and gourmet delights at the famous Central Market, and plenty of retail therapy. A short tram ride away is beachside Glenelg. Stroll the jetty, browse the shops or relax in a seaside café. Just a 30 minute drive from Adelaide is the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Discover country markets, galleries, cellar doors, fantastic food experiences and the German heritage town of Hahndorf.

As far as Australian wine regions go, you can’t go past the Barossa. Just an hour out of Adelaide, a world of culinary delights awaits. The region is filled with wineries and cellar doors, roadside stalls, specialty food products, galleries and museums. Chat to winemakers and artisan food producers
about the region they love. Sample a full bodied red straight from the cellar door, or fresh produce from the Barossa Farmers Market. Beyond the vineyards are national parks for getting back to nature and golf courses to test your skills.

Dining in the Barossa
Dining in the Barossa
Clare Valley
Loyal fans of food and wine can continue a culinary love affair in the Clare Valley. Less than a two hour drive from Adelaide, the Clare Valley is renowned for the finer things in life with delicious gourmet food, a rich heritage and world class wines. It’s a little slice of country paradise, with acres of farmland, vineyards and stone ruins dating back to the pioneers. Stroll between cellar doors, dine out at a restaurant or café or cycle along the region’s famous Riesling Trail.

Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is nature’s playground, where sea lions, fur seals and penguins parade the beaches and around a third of the island is national or conservation park, earning it the nickname, the ‘zoo without fences’. The island’s scenery is outstanding and unique; from the natural sculptures of
the Remarkable Rocks to the giant sand dune known as Little Sahara. It’s easy to get a taste for Kangaroo Island’s outstanding produce, try the honey, cheeses, wine, oysters and whiting.

Seals on Kangaroo Island
Seals on Kangaroo Island
Fleurieu Peninsula
The Fleurieu Peninsula ticks all the boxes for the ideal holiday destination. Less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide is stunning coastal scenery, excellent beaches for surf and swimming, and the gourmet food and wine of the McLaren Vale region. Plus there’s the relaxed and friendly lifestyle, whale watching and easy access to Kangaroo Island.

Limestone Coast
With spectacular vistas from start to finish, the Limestone Coast is an ideal self drive holiday destination. The region is dotted with historic towns, lush farming country, coastal villages and beautiful national parks. Explore the World Heritage Listed Naracoorte Caves National Park or sample a glass of red in the Coonawarra wine region.

Eyre Peninsula
For a blend of wildlife, seafood, coast and outback, head to the Eyre Peninsula. Its coastline offers uncrowded beaches, mouth-watering seafood and unique wildlife experiences like swimming with sea lions. Further inland rocky ranges, vast salt lakes and desert plains provide a magical contrast to the coast. To the west, discover the legendary Nullarbor Plain – one of Australia’s great road journeys.

Eyre Peninsula
Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Flinders Ranges
Dramatic mountain peaks, caves, gorges, fossil remains and geological history – discover one of the oldest mountain ranges on Earth. Each region offers something different. Seek out Aboriginal rock art and ruins of early European
settlement or scenic walking and cycling trails. Explore the impressive amphitheatre at Wilpena Pound in the Central Flinders Ranges. Go winery hopping in the south. Further north spot wildlife and witness spectacular starry night skies at Arkaroola.

Lose yourself in outback South Australia with its red dirt, wide open spaces, friendly characters and awe inspiring landscapes. The frontier town of Coober Pedy is world famous for its opals and all things quirky. There’s underground homes plus dugout churches and hotels, working opal mines and historic museums – all surrounded by a lunar landscape. Be a postman for the day and deliver mail to outback stations on the ‘Outback Mail Run’.

Outback South Australia
Outback South Australia
To book your South Australian adventure contact Sunlover Holidays on 
13 88 33  or visit www.sunloverholidays.com.au 

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