Category: ‘South Australia / Adelaide’

Barossa Valley Wine Region

3, September 2015 Posted by Australia_Travel

Australia’s Most Famous Wine Region In South Australia

When travelers consider touring Australia, the scenic iconic sights such as those in Sydney Harbour and The Great Barrier Reef immediately come to mind.  But another beautiful destination increasing in popularity is the Barossa Valley wine region, which is one of the most famous wine regions in Western Australia.

The beautifully scenic rural region of Barossa Valley, located in South Australia just over an hour north of Adelaide, is home to over 20,000 people with the majority working in the wine industry.  Formed by the North Para River and known mainly for red wine, Shiraz to be specific, the Barossa Valley is known for its contribution of Shiraz to Penfolds Grange, Australia’s most famous wine.  Being a relatively warm region, the valley also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and the rich Semillon.  Most of Australia’s largest wineries, including Penfolds are based in Barossa Valley.

Barossa Valley Region

 

The name Barossa Valley was given by Colonel William Light in 1837 in memory of the British victory over the French in the Battle of Barrosa where he fought in 1811.  The misspelling, single r and double s, was due to a clerical error in transcription but remains to this day despite the mistake.

 

Settled in large part by European immigrants and retaining its old-world charm and character, Barossa Valley has become a world renowned wine region.  Generations have produced wine one after another and the valley boasts quaint heritage towns and century old cellars as well as some of the oldest Shiraz vineyards.

 

Take a scenic drive through the countryside on Barossa Valley Way and follow a food and wine trail between boutique producers.  Photograph beautiful old stone churches and visit wineries for tastings and tours.  Along the way, among the 150 wineries and 70 plus cellar door tastings, you’ll find a relaxing spa or two if you’re feeling tired or overwhelmed.

Barossa Valley, SA

 

Many of the cellar doors are open to the public but the rest are by appointment only.  Find out from the locals and other tourists which ones you need to make an appointment for and enjoy the exclusive experience of tastings without a tourist crowd queue.

 

If you prefer walking at your own pace, drinking in the scenery as well as the wines, take the Para Road Wine path.  You’ll visit four acclaimed cellar doors along the river in historic Tanunda.  They are Stanley Lambert Wines, Richmond Grove, Peter Lehmann Wines and Langmeil Winery.

 

Serious wine tasters pack an esky with specialty cheeses and begin the trail of exploration by matching wines along the Barossa Cheese and Wine Trail.   You’ll be fascinated by Barossa’s rich history stretching from Kapunda in the north to Mt. Pleasant in the south.  The road winds it way through the many villages of the region.  Stop along the way to visit museums, pioneer buildings, churches and more.  Notice the rich distinctive heritage from the region’s early German settlers.  If antiques and local art interest you, there is no shortage of antique shops and galleries.

 

If driving yourself or walking doesn’t sound fun, take the daily bus service from Adelaide or join a tour group.  Local companies offer everything from the typical bus tour to personally tailored motorbike, vintage car or even hot air balloon packages.  If your budget allows, try the helicopter tour.  Go for a day or stay overnight.  With the many combinations available, you’re sure to have a fantastic experience in the Barossa Valley.

Lightning storm over the Barossa Valley, SA

 

When touring Australia, Barossa Valley is ideal for unwinding and enjoying beautiful scenery at a quieter pace.  Top off your holiday with a game of golf on one of the region’s championship courses or take a lovely walk through the fragrant lavender farm and end with a day at a spa.  Obviously, you’ll want to see the iconic sights in Sydney and The Great Barrier Reef but don’t forget Barossa Valley for the full flavor of Australia.

 

 

Happy Travelling!!

 

 

Adelaide To Perth Road Trip

6, July 2015 Posted by Australia_Travel

Great Australian Road Trips: Adelaide To Perth Road Trip

An Adelaide to Perth Road Trip has everything, from fluffy and cute animals to majestic sea creatures. The total distance travelled in this road trip will be around 3800 Kms across the Nullabor Plain experiencing the wildlife and the diverse landscapes that satisfies both adventurers and nature lovers alike.

Adelaide is the state capital of South Australia, where one can explore and experience the Barossa Valley and Clare wine regions or jump across the Kangaroos Island. This town is also the gateway to Australia’s outback, including the Flinders Ranges

Adelaide to Perth Road Trip

 

Adelaide to Flinders Ranges:
A road drive from Adelaide to Flinders Ranges may take around 4 hours 15 minutes, which covers a total distance of around 370 Kms. Journeying north towards one of the world’s oldest mountain Ranges, The Flinders Ranges to venture the bottom of Alligator Gorge and walk onto the terraces and through the narrows formed from an ancient sea bed. Even today, the rock has ripples of sand which can be seen and felt by anyone visiting there.

The Flinders Ranges date back as far as a billion years and are a magnet for paleontologists and geologists who are keen to uncover the fossils hidden inside the mountain that may hold the key to human evolution. The seasonal changes in Flinders ranges are magnificent, thus making it a popular place for authors, poets, and artists. Following spring, the rain brings out brightly coloured wildflowers throughout the regions. Concealed within the Flinders Ranges through the gorge, lies a wonderland of wildlife.

Quorn is a home for the Pichi Richi Railway that played a crucial role in linking the different gauges of railway line crossing the continent. Moving towards the eastern edge of the range past Quorn, is the Warren Gorge, which is not only amazing but also has the almost extinct yellow-footed rock wallaby.

 

Flinders ranges to Eyre Peninsula:
The next stop in this long road drive journey is the Eyre Peninsula, which is the home for some great Australia’s wildlife. This place is well worth a stop, because there is incredible scenery and plenty of things to see and watch. The Lincoln National Park, Galwer Ranges National Park, Coffin Bay national Park, and a number of conservational parks and reserves are also there in Eyre Peninsula. You can even do fishing.

Eyre Peninsula is a surprisingly remote location with Port Lincoln as its only sizeable town. Some free camping spots are seen on the eastern side of the Peninsula, and one among them is the Lipson Cove. The beach, the hills and fishing here is really amazing.

Port Lincoln is situated in the Boston Bay and a home for huge tuna farming industry and tuna fleet. The Lincoln national park, located just down the road has abundant birdlife, stunning white beaches, as well as good access to fishing.

Tumby Bay, a seaside town is the best place for car parks, pubs, and fish-and-chip shops. Another tourist attraction, the Coffin Bay which is located little west is equally attractive. It offers some of the spectacular coastal scenery that ranges from sandstone, limestone, ancient limestone cliffs to long beaches.

The western coast of the Eyre Peninsula features wild seas, sheer cliffs, colonies of sea lions, and beautiful beaches. Head up to the Head of Bight near Ceduna, if you are planning to travel between the months of June and October to watch the beautiful Southern Right Whales migrating to warmer waters.

Eyre Peninsula

 

Eyre Peninsula to The Nullabor:
To taste the true West Australian outback, head toward the Nullabor plain. It’s also one of Australia’s best self-ride road trips. Austrians call it as null-boring, and is believed to be a place formed due to dried up sea bed.

If you are travelling in Nullabor in Car, there is nothing to worry about in this desert because every 200 Kms has a roadhouse, where you can get accommodation or free camping. Nullabor has many things to see and do.

Check in to the New Nullabor Links Golf even if you are not interested in golf. The 18 holes span a distance of around 1365 Kms, spread across the Eyre Highway with a hole at every roadhouse and town between Kalgoorie and Ceduna.

Another must see place is the Bunda Cliff, which is still a part of Australian Bight. The cliff offers some magnificent views of the surrounding places, but make sure you don’t get blown off by the strong winds blowing here.

The road signs in Australia are pretty much exciting, at least for a foreigner. Kangaroo, Wombat, and camel crossing signs can be seen frequently on the roads of Nullabor while moving ahead.

Border village between the Southern and Western Australia’s some interesting things to see. A giant Kangaroo statue, the Rooley II Statue is one where you can climb into its pouch and take a funny picture. Just behind the statue is the golf course. Once you cross the border, a big monument or a statue is found having some useful information on tourist attractions, wildlife, etc underneath.
Eucla is one of the best places to relax and take a break. Do not forget to visit the Eucla Telegraph station (not in use any more), which is getting gradually buried into the sand. Climbing on the buried telegraph station is not only fun but also provides a fantastic view of the surrounding places, such as coasts and sand dumes which are well worth to experience and explore.

Nullarbor Plains

 

Nullabor to Esperence:
A bit of a detour to the western side, you can reach Esperence. Since you are heading from deserted Nullobor, Esperence may seem to you like a big town. This place has more than 9 national parks. This is one place where the blue beach mixes with powder white beaches and also you have enough stopways and swims in between.

Experence is a remote beach town, and has some of Australia’s best scenery. It is a blessed place having clean beaches, untouched islands, turquoise waters, and colour filled wildflowers.

Most of Esperence’s attractions are easily accessible for anyone, however having a 4 wheeler is easy to venture off the beaten track. Idyllic spots for swimming and snorkeling are the Twilight Cove and the Blue haven Beach. The lagoon, just east of west beach is also the best for snorkeling, according to local people.

In the town of Espernece, the adventure continues with steam train rides, mini golf, canoeing, sand boarding, abseiling, diving and fishing charters, island cruises, helicopter flights, coach tours, indigenous cultural tours, and self-drive beach safaris. It is also a good choice for motels, hotels, restaurants, backpackers, chalets, and Bed and breakfast.

The art centre, galleries, and Museum in Esperence are other must-see places in this small beach town. Check out the museum to see what is left after the NASA Skylab slammed back to earth neat Belladonia. On the way to Cape le Grand, one can find ancient druid history with a full-size replica of Stonehenge.

 

Esperence to Albany:
Travel through the beautiful national park towards Albany, which is one of the oldest town in Western Australia. It has the oldest river system in the whole world called the “Ancient Kalgan River”, and no trip to Albany Ends without a trip on the local riverboat, the Kalgan Queen to the river. You can also do fishing while travelling in the kalgan queen

Whale watching is very popular in Albany if travelled to this region between July and August. In Australia, Albany was the last mainland Whaling station. It is the Whale world, the building with some of the greatest tale to tell. However, it is not functional now and was closed in the year 1978. Whale watching can be done in almost all beaches in Albany, but start off at the lookouts between the Albany

Esperance, WA

 

Town Centre and the Middleton Beach.
The city of Albany marks its spot where European traveler’s fist set their foot here in Western Australia. Much of the city’s legacy remains even today with 50 colonial buildings standing proudly as restaurants, galleries and museums.

Torndirrup national Park is one of the most scenic coastal are that is perfect for whale watching. Other things to see and do in Albany includes wine tasting, fishing, Old Convict Gaol Museum, King George Sound hub of Albany, natural rock bridge, West cape Howe national Park, York Street in the centre of Albany, and kalgan Cruises.

 

Albany to The Valley Of The Giants, Walpole:
Walpole has a wide range of tourist attractions and activities like fishing, boating, hiking, golf, and bush walking. There are beautiful beaches, islands, and massive cliffs too. Travelling in the town of Walpole makes easy access to Fuel, as it has 2 petrol stations. Apart from this, bakeries, hardware store and few cafés are also there.

The Coalmine caravan park in Walpole has a number of facilities for visitors like toilets, showers and even cooking facilities. Other caravan parks are also there in Walpole that can be utilized. Do not forget to go for fishing in Walpole. Fishes like herring, beam, pink snapper, tailor, Whiting, Flathead, Skippy, and other fishes too. Fishing competitions are held regularly in Walpole due to the great fishing options the city offers.

One of the most popular tourist attraction, the valley of the Giants is just a short drive from Walpole. It is a stunning towering forest around Walpole and a tranquil township. There is something unique about this Walpole; It has giant red tingle trees that grow up to 40 metres. You can get a bird’s eye view of the sky scrapping trees from the valley of Giants treetop walks. Cruise along the Walpole’s inlet and river, and explore the white pristine beaches of the Walpole-Nornalup National park.

Aerial view of Princess Royal Harbour and Middleton Beach, Albany

 

The Valley Of The Giants to Perth:
The distance between The Valley of the Giants and Perth is around 400 Kms that can be travelled in around 5 hours’ time. This was easy enough in my trusty ute. Perth, due to its huge foreign investment and mineral resources, has tall buildings touching the skyline and influx of immigrants, thus giving it a healthy diversity.

A visit to the surfer’s paradise town of Yallingup in the Margaret river is another popular tourist attraction. Apart from surfing caves and wine tasting are other reason why people flood into this tourist location. Visit the caves around Margaret river and watch up close and personal the crystalline features of the stalactites and stalagmites. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this booming town and discover the underwater world at Busselton for the last wild encounter.

Perth has a number of tourist spots. Some of the best places to visit include the Perth Zoo, Perth Mint, Adventure World, AQWA, and the Perth bell tower. The perth zoo is a place for fun and entertainment and can be visited throughout the year. Just take a tour and watch the creatures during their feeing time, and take pictures of your favourite animal or bird.

Perth Mint is one of the biggest gold and silver producers in the world. It is here the Australian gold and silver bullion coins are manufactured, in addition to gold and silver bars. It is a place which offers a combination exhibitions, attractions, and demonstrations to its visitors.

A biggest theme park in WA, is the Adventure park in Perth. It has many attractions and over 23 rides. If you are interested in marine life, then AQWA (The Aquarium of Western Australia) is a must see place, which is an underwater marine attraction showcasing unique and incredible marine life of western Australia.Don’t forget to visit the Perth Bell Tower which is a 271 foot high glass and copper campanile and has 18 below known as swan bells. Every year thousands of people from around the world visit the Perth bell Tower which makes it one of the best tourist attraction in Perth.

Tourist attractions in Perth are not limited to the above but also include Fremantle, Rottnest island, Swan Valley, Lancelin, New Morcia, Mandurah, York, Cottesloe and the Araluen Botanical garden.

 

Conclusion:
The journey between Adelaide to Perth, across the Nullabor Plain is an unforgettable long trip of around 3800 Kms distance. Get prepared earlier for the journey earlier, to make the trip pleasant and rewardable.

 

 

 

 

Happy Travelling!!

 

 

 

Travel in South Australia

2, July 2015 Posted by Australia_Travel

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Campervan Travel in South Australia

When you hire and travel in a Campervan from Campervan Hire Melbourne and drive to South Australia, you will discover many magnificent scenes of Australia that you may not have seen before. Travelling and exploring in a Campervan rental through South Australia is exhilarating, exciting and fun. It also gives you the freedom to stop and stay in places, when you want and for how long you want.

 

Below are just a few of our recommendations to stop at and see a different side of Australia.

 

Penfolds Winery
Penfolds Winery

 

Penfolds Winery is Australia’s most famous and the largest winery. It is located in the piedmont zone of Adelaide and it is seen as the symbol of Australian wine and the aristocrat of the wine industry. Penfolds is a name that most people know and amongst wine drinkers it is one of the most prized wine of Australia and the world.
(Penfolds Grange Hermitage). In addition, it retains its consistently good quality and the philosophy of winemaking for 150 years.

That is why it is still one of the leaders in Australia wine industry. When you arrive at the winery, you can see large areas of vineyards and purple lavender and the winery is surrounded and covered up by the green leaves with red blooms during the warmer months and bare vines during the colder months.
If you are not a wine drinker then even walking during sunset around this long historic winery is a leisurely activity, as the scenery at dusk changes all the colours of the surroundings.

 

Cleland Wildlife Park
Cleland Wildlife Park, which is located on the outskirts of Adelaide, is a typical paradise of Australian Wildlife. Located in the urban fringe, it is a bushy reserve that is just half an hour drive by car from the city centre of Adelaide. The Park is full of a great variety of native wildlife of the region and it is a great place for wildlife and bird lovers to catch site of animals that they may have not seen before. It is also great for bush walkers who want to get out and amongst nature.

The most famous animals of this region are the Australian wild dogs (Dingos), Koalas, Wombats, Emus, Native Bird life and many species of Kangaroos and Wallabies,

Cleland Wildlife Park

 

Coober Pedy
South Australia is one of Australia’s most arid places. Towards the the west of the state is the Great Victorian Desert and towards the east is the Simpson Desert, however in this land of desolation there are some bustling small towns; Coober Pedy being one of them.

It is strange place to visit because you cannot see to much of the city from the surface. There are not many buildings except some parking lots and gas stations. However there are thousands of people living here and there are common buildings like hotels, restaurants, churches and nightclubs.
When you arrive you will get a sense of amazement as you will not be able to see most of the buildings, as the majority of them are built underground. All you can see are mounds of white dirt spread around the place which are the deposits of the underground soil used to dig for opals or to make houses.

Coober Pedy

This small town which is famous for its precious stones (opals), enjoys a number of underground hotels with rooms that are all fully furnished. Although the outside temperature can be as high as 55c degrees, the temperature of the rooms inside are around 20c degrees all year round, making it very cosy and comfortable.

80% of the world’s Opals are produced from this special town in the outback and hundreds of people come here to try their luck at finding that one mine that will change their life forever.

 

Campervan Hire
When you travel around in a Campervan, you get to see a whole different side to this country. If you get a chance to visit the outback, you will be amazed by all the friendly people, local native animals and all the beautiful scenery. You have the freedom to stop and look at things that you would not be able to do on an organised holiday. The outback is the best and most different way to taste Australia.
Camperman has Depots into Townsville, Airlie Beach, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Gold Coast  and Adelaide.

 

 

Happy Travelling!

 

 

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Things To See In Australia

13, May 2015 Posted by Australia_Travel

Some Great Things To Visit in Australia


Things To See In Australia – Viewing all that Australia has got to offer in a few days is unfeasible. Due to the remoteness of the country it’s essential to have lengthy travel plans to visit a lot of the places in Australia. To think about a trip to Australia, you must have a minimum of 15 days. Furthermore, the dimensions of the country, one of the largest in the world, entails thousands of  miles to see everything.

Please check the Australian Visa and passport information before booking your Australian Holiday

 

What ever your sort of holiday, budget, family condition or journey type, your holiday to Australia will full fill all of your travel needs plus more. Visit Australia Holidays or Gold Coast Hotels for over 4000 hotels spread around Australia.

 

 

Most Beneficial and Most Visited Locations in Australia are :

Great Barrier Reef – more than 2,000 km of coral reef off the coast of Queensland, considered one of many major wonders of the world. Might be explored with goggles and flippers, or sailing, scenic flight in a glass bottom boat or staying in certainly one of its many islands surrounded by coral

Things To See in Australia

Whitsunday Islands – Can be enjoyed in some ways: searching at the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea, chill out by the poolside at a luxurious resort, feel like a castaway on a secluded beach, or visit its waters aboard a sail boat.

 

Daintree Rainforest – a historic forest included inside the World Heritage Listing and stuffed with fan palms, ferns, mangroves, birds, bugs and frogs. You may explore on guided walks during the day, evening tours for wildlife viewing, hiking in the mountains, interpretive walks by platforms, walks by way of the treetops, trails and not using a guide, Jeep tours, horseback riding.

 

Lifeguard competitions in Gold Coast surfers – They’re tanned and muscular gods of the ocean and icons Australian seaside culture. In Gold Coast, surfers confronted each other in competitions which are demanding events season where they swim, run and make trainers racing. An extraordinary sporting occasion

 

The Sydney Opera House – one of the important sights of this city. Moreover offering a very good music program, is a building-icon and everybody can go to restaurants and bars or cross it day by day via their circuits. Sydney the Bay Bridge is celebrating its first 80 years

Sydney Harbour

 

Melbourne – well-known for its cosmopolitan nightlife and for its eating places
Finals of the Australian Football League (AFL)- Celebrated in Melbourne in the last weeks in September. It is a perfect day to benefit from the Australian setting in a good pub and have fun with the followers of this sport.

 

Great Ocean Road – The Twelve Apostles are rock formations that emerge from the speeding waters of the sea and is likely one of the most famous sights of Victoria. Along a winding street that crosses beaches, jungles and villages. Later, the Ocean Road takes you to the sea jewel of Port Fairy and Cape Bridgewater isolated. Also stroll ready from the Great Ocean Path Apollo Bay to the Apostles.

The 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, VIC

The 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, VIC

 

 

Wilsons Promontory – Located in Victoria this national park offers among the greatest opportunities to apply sendermismo Australian coast and camping. Hikers must walk the Great Promenade Stroll, three days, one night time will stay in the keeper’s house.

 

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – a spot of pilgrimage within the desert. A whole lot of miles to be traveled to get there. As well as the park has many different factors of interest embody the unbelievable Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), and beautiful sunsets.
Mona- a unique museum located in an incredible place by the river, which can be reached by ferry from the port of Horbart. The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) of the Estate Morella is an modern world-class institution. One of the vital extraordinary inventive experiences of the country.

 

Byron Bay – A small, cozy seaside resort, dynamic, relaxed alternative. It may sound very touristy however is an ideal place for his lengthy, quiet stretches of beach and delightful heart underdeveloped. There are surf, various existence, natural and new age, and all very near Sydney – New South Wales.

Byron Bay

 

 

Meals and wine for “gourmet” – In Australia you could find delicacies to go well with all budgets, wines and cheeses in Tasmania, espresso in Melbourne, Sydney oysters and shellfish, red claw in South Australia, crayfish in Western Australia or the food of the Aborigines in the Northern Territory.

 

Canberra – known for its museums – Essential to the National Gallery of Australia, with its magnificent collection of Australian art, Asian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

 

Cradle Mountain – Crescent-shaped ridge is a steep rock sculpted by ice and wind after millennia of erosion. It is the most recognisable and spectacular peak of Tasmania. To top it takes a whole day however offers incredible panoramic alpine coronary heart of Tasmania.

 

Perth and Fremantle – Perth may be far away, however it will not be a cultural wasteland. Subtle restaurants serve fashionable Australia a brand new collection of elegant cocktail is rising in the most distant alleys. Downstream, the lively port of Fremantle gives a pub on every corner that is not occupied by a hostel and caddied and colonial buildings.

 

Broome and the Kimberley region – a city which is a dynamic mix of contemporary bars, seashores, nature, locals and vacationers of all types. Area is land of camels, baobabs and cave paintings.

 

South west coast of Western Australia – from winery to vineyard country roads shaded by eucalyptus trees. You can too discover caves and historic towns. Surfers flock to benefit from the well-known waves round Margaret River and many visitors come to see humpback whales.

 

Aboriginal Artwork in Western Australia – In this area of 59,000 Aborigines dwell nation of various ethnic groups and with totally different idiom’s. In upstate, the Kimberley region offers the artwork of the Wandjina, Gwion Gwion’s (Bradshaw) and up to date Aboriginal art.

Aboriginal Art

 

Darwin and Kakadu National Park – Located in the Northern Territory and destroyed by bombing through the Second World War and by Cyclone Tracy, Darwin has reinvented itself. This distant town has emerged from the tropical humidity to become a multicultural metropolis and hedonistic. It’s the place to begin for realising the Kakadu National Park. Aboriginal rock artwork, bao sheer cliffs and idyllic ponds fed by enormous waterfalls.

 

Wine regions of South Australia – Adelaide is intoxicated by the success of its three world-well-known wine regions: the Barossa Valley, north, south McLaren Vale space, and the Clare Valley Riesling and their famous bike rides.

 

Fraser Island – an ecological jewel by which dingoes roam and luxurious rainforest grows on sand. A primitive utopian island with plentiful wildlife, together with dingoes, which are native dogs livingthroughout the remote areas.

 

Commentary of wildlife – There’s much to find in Australia: south of the east coast you will see penguins and sea lions, north extraordinary cassowaries and crocodiles that seem dinosaurs. And throughout the country, a lot of animals that can’t be found in some other a part of the world: koalas, kangaroos, wombats and platypus. There are whales on the coast, sea turtles and of course, with its omnipresent kookaburras singing.

Kangaroo

 

 

Tanami Road and Canning Stock Route Western Australia – Right in the outback, a perfect highway to journey in motor homes or the household car. The sky is blue, redder dust and salt lakes whiter than anyplace else on the planet.

 

Birdsville horse racing – It began in 1882 and has now turn into a huge occasion with over 6,000 spectators who flock to this tiny town to take pleasure in four days of dusty race and huge amounts of alcohol. Held in early September.

 

What ever your sort of holiday, budget, family condition or journey type, your holiday to Australia will include all of your needs plus more.

 

 

Happy Travelling!!!!!

Adelaide and South Australia Travel

9, May 2015 Posted by Australia_Travel

Traveling Around Adelaide and South Australia

The Modest Paradise
If you are Traveling around Adelaide and South Australia then here is some useful information that you may like to know. Adelaide is the biggest city and the capital of the state of South Australia. It is a very diverse city that has lots for everyone to do. It is considered a cosmopolitan stylish city with a great cultural scene that includes arts events, a great big range of  restaurants and cuisines and has some popular areas for nightclubs and one of Australia’s best café and coffee spots. It is also a short drive to some world famous wineries. It also offers great shopping and beautiful beaches all around the state.

The sights of the city are magnificent for any city and has lots to offer all ages and budgets. Although it is the capital of SA, Adelaide is small compared to other capital cities in Australia. They have large festivals planned throughout the year. The Festival of Arts and The Adelaide Fringe Festival are visited by international visitors and are among the biggest festivals in the country. There is a place called the Rundle Lantern Light  which display shines every night from the start of the morning to well into the night. As most main cities there is the Adelaide Zoo. It holds most of the popular Australian animals and also has the only giant pandas in Australia.

Adelaide

 

Adelaide
Adelaide is surrounded by the vineyards of McLaren Vale, Claire Valley and Barossa Valley and each area is accessible on a day trip from the city. Adelaide is the most elegant of Australian cities. It surrounded by lush parklands and tree-lined boulevards. Adelaide is also the only capital city in Australia that was not settled by convicts. Although it has has all the things to offer, Adelaide is sometimes called the baby sister or brother  by people who live in Sydney and Melbourne.

People that live in Adelaide enjoy that it is not as big as Melbourne or Sydney as it makes the city more like a big country town and it stays quiet but still elegant. Adelaide is a one of the friendliest cities in Australia where locals still maintain an excellent quality of life and are friendly to any visitors and are eager to help you in anyway they can. Especially if it has something to do with you asking about some of the many places you can visit while you are there.

Swan Valley Wineries

 

The Vineyards
The city is not interested in becoming the next Singapore and is happy to keep in close contact with the local countryside. The Barossa Valley is one of the top wine-producing places in the country and visitors are welcome for wine tasting and food and beer. The main menu item is the old-fashioned sausage, in many forms, brought by the original German settlers.

McLaren Vale is more upscale and is also a world-renowned wine producing area. It has gourmet restaurants and boutiques and is only 45 minutes from Adelaide. For those with a car or campervan, the scenic route to McLaren Vale is nicer that travelling through the suburbs. Drivers can take the main road to Melbourne, Mt. Barker Highway, and leave the highway at Hahndorf and drive to Meadows. From Meadows there are signs to McLaren Vale.

The Clare Valley is not all about wineries. Although it is most popular for its many  top wine producing wineries, but tourists travel there for the great scenic landscapes and the many native animals that populate the area. Situated among the old stone buildings and hills filled with trees, this old wine producing region is one that is renowned all around the world and among the best in Australia. Make sure you find the  Riesling Trail. It offers a nice stroll through several boutique wineries and  the beautiful forest landscape.

Barossa Valley, SA

 

Nearby Attractions
Along one of the main roads out to Melbourne you will come across Lake Albert. It is a large fresh water lake where year round campers enjoy the fruits of the outdoors with  camping spots available. the lake is also well stocked with fish and is frequented by people in boats for fishing and all other water sports. It is also amongst the beautiful local forest where nature lovers can enjoy bush walking and bird watching.

 

Traveling by campervan in Adelaide is one of the most economical and eco-friendly ways of touring Australia and the campervans/motorhomes provides you with both transport and accommodation. The interior has room for cooking and sitting during the day, and quickly converts to a sleeping area with bedding at night.

 

We offer campervan and motorhome rentals on our home page of our website. We have 2 to 6 berth vans and motorhomes at great discounted prices. We have also have over 16 places that you can start and finish your rental at.

So check out all the vehicles that we have for rent and you will discover a great way to see a beautiful state of South Australia. Just save some of your money to purchase some of the beautiful wines that this area has on offer.

 

 

 

Happy Travelling!!!