South Australian Short Breaks
Take control from the driver's seat and discover a range of exciting getaway options just a short drive from Adelaide. Take in the picturesque scenery of rolling hills, woodland and fields of vines and discover historic villages and cellar doors along the wine trail, all the while enjoying delicious food washed down by renowned wines.
1) Clare Valley Heartland Heritage Trail
Take a 300km circle drive through one of Australia's premium wine-growing regions, exploring historic towns that were once the lifeblood of South Australia. Sample fine wines at some of the numerous cellar doors, all within a 15-minute drive of each other, and taste local produce from their fine restaurants. Discover remnants of the region's copper mining heritage in the historic towns of Kapunda and Burra, step back in time in the Heritage-listed towns of Auburn and Mintaro, enjoy panoramic views over vineyards and woods in the Skilly Hills and browse numerous galleries and antique shops found along the route. Explore Clare Valley Heartland Heritage Trail >>> Read more on Clare Valley Heartland Heritage Trail....
2) Barossa Valley Wine Trail
Enjoy a few days of pure indulgence in one of the world's greatest wine producing areas, only an hour's drive north of Adelaide. Comprising the Barossa and Eden valleys, the Barossa's 20km by 30km wine region is home to a rich European culture with German and English-style villages and churches. Enjoy wine tastings at the cellar doors of some of the 50-odd wineries, dine on gourmet regional cuisine at local restaurants and cafes and enjoy traditional wursts, breads and cakes of local butchers and bakers. Explore the Barossa countryside on foot, test your golfing skills, browse the thriving arts culture that stretches back more than 160 years and don't miss the famous Barossa Farmers Markets. Be pampered at any one of the Barossa’s accommodation choices, ranging from luxury resorts to the relaxing ambience of lovingly restored Barossa cottages or farmhouses. Visit Barossa Valley Wine Trail >>> Find out more on Barossa Valley Wine Trail....
3) The Fleurieu Way
Experience a drive that brings together all of the best elements of southern Australia, from the world-renowned McLaren Vale winemaking region, nestled between gently rolling hills and the sea, to peaceful little coastal hamlets and sandy beaches that stretch all the way to Cape Jervis. While inland, explore winding roads that cross rivers and take you past gorgeous scenery into pristine conservation parks. Look out for seasonal specialist nurseries offering displays of roses, begonias and native flora. Savour fabulous seafood, gourmet produce and premium wine from the more than 75 wineries and cellar doors found along the way. Enjoy a range of exciting possibilities for fun and adventure, from scuba diving and surfing to game fishing and the discovery of championship golf courses, spectacular natural attractions, picnic spots, walking trails and fascinating wildlife - all within two hours drive from Adelaide. Discover The Fleurieu Way >>> Learn more about The Fleurieu Way...
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