With the June long weekend fast approaching we thought we’d share a series of experiences with you aimed at getting the most out of your visit to our great state, or even exposing some of the joys of your own backyard! The first in the series focuses on Adelaide as a great base from which to explore the delights.
Set aside 4 to 5 days based in Adelaide and combine the joys of discovering this unique city with an exploration of some of Australia’s most famous wine regions. Whether you are at the Inter-continental, Hilton, Crowne Plaza or a number of other conveniently located hotels in Adelaide’s CBD key attractions are never far away. From the flavoursome tempting hallways of the Central Market, to the insipring and provocative hallways of the Art Gallery, or the hallowed grounds of the Adelaide Oval there are myriad discoveries to be made in the city.
Great restaurants line the streets with concentrations along Hutt St, Waymouth St, Gouger St, Rundle St and O’Connell St. Try T-Chow, Georges, Press, Concubine, The Lion, Chianti Classico to name but a few.
Allocate a full day to the Barossa and its rich Germanic heritage and powerful Shiraz. Lunch at Fermentasia or Vintners, wines at Yalumba, Rockford or Kaesler and views from Mengler’s Hill are all not to be missed.
The hills surrounding Adelaide make for a refined alternative. Crisp Sauvignon Blanc and fine Chardonnay define the region, with great venues such as The Lane and Shaw & Smith offering unique expressions. There is so much more to discover, so extend you stay or come again to Australia’s wine capital.
McLaren Vale‘s history (the birthplace of the SA wine industry) coast line, hills and vineyards are a unique combination, spend a day exploring its many secrets. Taste the region at Coriole, Olivers Taranga, Star of Greece, Fino or the Currant Shed amongst others. Walk the beaches and the national parks.