Adelaide is known for its accessibility and the brief distance it takes to travel from the city to one of its surrounding destinations. You can reach beaches, vineyards, peaceful rural retreats or relaxing fishing spots without having to drive even an hour away from the city. As a result, there are plenty of fun activities and days out for everyone in the region, including some exciting excursions designed to give you a break from everyday living.
- Barossa Wine Tours
Groove Grape offers a truly tasty Barossa wine tours through that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. You’ll travel from Adelaide in the morning and head through the beautiful scenery of Barossa Valley, stopping off at the world-famous Jacob’s Creek winery, spending time at Gumeracha with some very friendly kangaroos, and munching on gourmet pizza at Saltram’s. This tour is definitely a must-do day out for anyone who loves good wine and yummy food. Contact them today to get prices, dates, and to book your tour.
- Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is just a quick day trip away from Adelaide city centre. You can travel by coach, then hop on a ferry for a short ride, and find yourself on Australia’s third largest island. It’s a gorgeous spot full of wildlife, stunning coastlines and luxury hotels, as well as lower priced hostels for the traveller on a budget. It’s close enough that you can see the sites and go for some walks and then travel back by sunset, but we would recommend staying the night and going for a hike to really make the most of this Australian gem.
- Fleurieu Peninsula
If you’re after a peaceful day of tranquillity and relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Fleurieu Peninsula is just an hour south of Adelaide and offers all of the calm beauty you need. The Peninsula offers some lovely quiet fishing spots for people who like to spend their day in quite contemplation while catching some fish, as well as great restaurants to feast on the famous and fresh local seafood. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, head up to Second Valley on the Peninsula to explore the caves along the coastline.
- Glenelg Beach
When the sun is shining, sometimes we all just want a proper day out on the beach. Glenelg Beach is easily reached from Adelaide by the cheap and cheerful tramline – it’ll only take you 20 minutes, and you’ll soon be lounging on your towel on Adelaide’s favourite beachfront. There’s a pier where strong swimmers can dive into the sea, as well as hotspot Jetty Beach, where you’ll find tasty eats and fun shops to explore.
Port Adelaide is a suburb of the main city, and it’s a definite must-visit for tourists looking for a day out with plenty of culture. There are plenty of museums in this area for families and couples who want to learn a little while they holiday, including the fascinating maritime and railway museums. If you’re more interested in experiencing some contemporary culture than exploring the region’s history then make sure you check out renowned theatre company Vitalstatistix, currently based in Port Adelaide.