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Overview

While much of Australia’s climate and land lends itself to favourable conditions for producing wine, South Australia really is the wine capital of Australia and one of the nine ‘Great Wine Capitals of the World’.

Barossa Valley is home to some of the world’s best Shiraz while Clare Valley is famous for its Riesling. Spend time exploring these stunning regions before heading to Kangaroo Island, home to koalas, wallabies, sea lions and kangaroos.

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Your Itinerary

DAYS 1&2

The Playford

Arrive into Adelaide, the beautiful capital city of South Australia, a city banked by white-sand beaches to the west and green, rolling hills to the east. Nicknamed the ’20-minute city’ due to its convenient accessibility from the airport and to the surrounding regions, Adelaide is a great starting point for your South Australian adventures.

After a restful night at The Playford, a member of the prestigious MGallery brand, spend the day exploring the hills, wines and vineyards of McLaren Vale by bike. Visit a number of cellar doors to sample the local fare and perhaps purchase some wine to take home. This excursion is the perfect choice for those wanting to combine a classic wine tour with a little adventure.

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DAYS 3&4

Clare Country Club

Today, collect your hire car from Adelaide downtown and drive the 90 minute journey to Clare Valley. Boasting more than 40 wineries, this is an area where wine blends effortlessly with history, art, food and relaxation. Take time to explore The Riesling Trail, a 32km corridor linking quaint towns, restaurants and wineries or step back in time to Burra, a township famed for its mining heritage. Complement your time in the region with a two night stay at Clare Country Club, a boutique property overlooking the lush fairways of the adjacent golf-course.

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DAYS 5&6

The Louise Barossa Valley

Travel on to the Barossa, one of Australia’s most famous wine regions, renowned for its food, cultural experiences, easy-going lifestyle and of course wine. Spend the night at The Louise, in the heart of the Barossa Valley. This stunning property overlooking the vine clad hills boasts a glittering, outdoor infinity pool and award-winning restaurant. The concept of the hotel is centred around sumptuous food and wine pairing with the dining experience at Appellation seen as reason in itself to travel to South Australia.

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DAYS 7-9

Sea Dragon Lodge

It’s an early start today, say goodbye to South Australia’s magnificent wine regions as you travel to Cape Jervis to board the ferry to Kangaroo Island. Discover a rustic, luxury retreat overlooking private Pink Bay with a stay at the Sea Dragon Lodge, your home for the final two nights of your itinerary. The 250-acre seafront estate is the perfect place from which to explore Australia’s bounty of wildlife and nature.

Sunbathe on the private beach with only the kangaroos for company, watch as dolphins and seals play on the ocean waves or take a visit to Flinders Chase National Park, home to the famous Remarkable Rocks, formed over 500 million years of wind, rain and crashing waves. End your trip by catching the ferry from Penneshaw to Cape Jervis and drive back to Adelaide, dropping your hire car at the airport before travelling to your next destination.

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Climate

Average sun hours per day
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
Average daily temp (c)
  January
9
131
23
  February
8
126
23
  March
8
164
22
  April
8
133
19
  May
7
101
16
  June
7
140
14
  July
7
56
13
  August
9
99
14
  September
9
65
16
  October
9
88
18
  November
9
116
20
  December
9
85
22