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Day 1 -- Adelaide
There are many touring options in Adelaide.
For an Aboriginal experience visit Tandanya
-- National Aboriginal Cultural Institute -- for
visual art, performances and a shop selling
authentic arts and crafts (see page 58).
The South Australian Museum's Aboriginal
Cultures Gallery is a must-see and features
more than 3,000 Aboriginal artefacts --
guided tours are available.
Take a walking tour with Tourabout Adelaide
(see page 65) along North Terrace,
Adelaide's cultural boulevard, and get
an insider's view of Australia's first 'free
settlement', revealing grand vistas and
hidden charms, national treasures and local
follies and a pioneering history.
Food lovers can explore the Adelaide Central
Market (open Tuesday to Saturday, with
limited stalls open on Wednesdays), just off
Victoria Square in the city centre, founded
in 1869 and considered one of the best in
Australia. Guided tours are recommended.
For wine lovers a visit to Penfolds Magill
Estate (see page 58) is a must. Join one of
the Penfolds team on a personalised and
fascinating journey through the underground
tunnels, Grange cottage, the heritage-listed
bluestone cellars and Still House, before
taste-testing your way through the famous
For a wildlife experience close to the city,
cruise with Temptation Sailing from Glenelg
to watch or swim with dolphins that inhabit
Adelaide waters (see page 59 for further
details). Afterwards swim at Glenelg beach
or enjoy the shopping and dining options
along Jetty Road before catching the tram
back into Adelaide.
Options include a wide variety of
central hotels and charming heritage
accommodation in the nearby North
Adelaide precinct. See pages 52-57 for
Adelaide accommodation listings.
Take a morning flight or ferry to Kangaroo
Island. Alternatively a flight from Adelaide
to Kingscote can be taken with Regional
Express (see regional flight information on
Touring on Kangaroo Island -- options include
self-drive (cars can be hired on the island
or some companies allow their vehicles to
travel on the ferry), coach touring or luxury,
personalised touring in 4WD vehicles. See
pages 113-114 for touring companies --
note that some companies offer packages
ex-Adelaide, incorporating accommodation
and transport to the island (including
ferry/fly, ferry/ferry or fly/fly options).
Highlights on the island include Seal Bay
Conservation Park, Flinders Chase National
Park, Remarkable Rocks, fur seals at Cape
du Couedic's Admiral's Arch, Little Sahara,
pristine beaches and stunning coastline,
local produce including honey, seafood,
Marron (freshwater crayfish) and wine,
friendly and relaxed locals, and abundant
wildlife including koalas, wallabies, echidnas,
kangaroos and Little Penguins. The smaller
the group the more likely visitors are to have
close encounters with the wildlife.
Overnight: Kangaroo Island on Day 2.
The island has a great variety of
accommodation including hosted bed
and breakfast accommodation, hotels,
apartments and luxury retreats. See pages
111-112 for accommodation listings. An
evening penguin tour, if staying by the
coast, is recommended.
On Kangaroo Island there is an abundance of wildlife and amazing scenery. Highlights
include getting up close to sea lions at Seal Bay and walking on Remarkable Rocks.
For a change of pace visit the Barossa, one of Australia's most famous wine regions.
Tour with one of the many specialised local operators for an insight to the region's
superb wines. Stay overnight in the Barossa then travel north to the Flinders Ranges.
Highlights of this region include Wilpena Pound and surrounding ranges, wildlife and
bushwalking opportunities. From the Flinders Ranges travel back to Adelaide via the
picturesque Clare Valley wine region.
Highlights: Wildlife, Outback and Wine
Best suited to: UK, European and North American visitors, particularly first time visitors
Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Barossa, Flinders Ranges, Clare Valley
EXPERIENCE BASED ITINERARIES
Wildlife, Outback and Wine
Cellar Door, Barossa
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