Top three day trips from Adelaide

If you’re dreaming of a personalised Australia holiday, you may be thinking about where you want to go, and how you can make sure you see the best Oz has to offer. If you’re travelling to Adelaide, you’ll be pleased to hear that you can enjoy all kinds of experiences within easy reach of the city centre. Here are just three of the best day trips on offer.

 

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is a beautiful natural haven, which can be reached by boat or plane. Here, as you may expect from the name, you’ll be able to see kangaroos bounding around in the wild, but there are also lots of other wildlife spotting opportunities available.

A tour of Seal Bay Conservation Park is a definite highlight. A guide will walk you through colonies of Australian sea lions, answering your questions and telling you everything you need to know about these magnificent creatures. You can also see koalas and wombats at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. If you’re a keen hiker, take a trip to Flinders Chase National Park, and stretch your legs. Your efforts will be rewarded with incredible views of the famous Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks.

 

Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s premium wine-producing areas. Here, you can take a tour of famous wineries, sample the local produce, and enjoy lunch or a crisp glass of wine with beautiful views of the verdant vineyards and rolling hills for company. If you’re a wine lover, you can learn how to hone your tasting skills, as well as gaining a deeper insight into the wine-making process. You can take a half-day tour or a full-day tour, and if you don’t want to worry about being a designated driver, you can book transfers or a coach tour.

 

Cleland Wildlife Park

Just half an hour’s drive from central Adelaide, Cleland Wildlife Park is home to some of Australia’s most precious and popular residents. You can marvel at the cuteness of the koalas, hand feed wallabies and kangaroos and see dingoes, emu and wombats. Before you enjoy some cuddly encounters, your tour will take you to Mt Lofty, where you’ll be able to head up to the summit to see beautiful vistas of the city lying below. This is the highest point in the Adelaide Hills, standing at approximately 710 metres.

 

If you’re visiting Adelaide, don’t spend all your time in the city centre. There are plenty of fantastic day trips on offer, so you can really explore the region.