Adelaide’s wine region produces more than 50% of Australia’s wine and the Barossa Valley is well worth a visit and it is only 50km outside of Adelaide. With over 150 wineries, it’s the perfect destination to book a wine tour and tasting, famous for Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling and Grenache.
Adelaide is a vibrant and lively city full of bars and restaurants, try one of the many roof top bars or one of the hidden bars. With so many restaurants to choose from, ranging from Arabic, Italian to African food, you can experience the distinct flavours inspired by the diverse residents in Adelaide. Be sure to try the Australian dish, Pie Floater which is very popular in Adelaide and consists of a meat pie upside down in pea soup!
In the heart of the city lies Adelaide Botanic Gardens which spans over 50 hectares of lush parkland. Full of rich history to discover since its opening in 1857 and with incredible fauna in the multiple gardens, consisting of an Australian rainforest, rose garden, Amazonian water lilies, Wetlands and more.
Himeji, the Japanese City, is the Sister City of Adelaide and is celebrated by the Himeji Garden. The Garden opened in 1985 and was designed on Japanese Garden principles. Bonsai trees, a sea of sand and a lake are just some of the highlights paying respect to the heritage and Japanese culture. Entry to the Garden is free and it has been hailed as a beautiful and peaceful sanctuary to relax and contemplate.
Just a 45-minute boat ride away is Kangaroo Island, one of the most unique attractions. With its beautiful vast beaches, you can enjoy snorkelling, sailing or surfing. Alternatively head inland and explore the wilderness while you seek out the wildlife, keep an eye out for kangaroos, koalas and wallabies.