When most people think of a holiday to Australia they picture the iconic Sydney Opera House, sunset over Ayers Rock and the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, plus the unique native wildlife such as koalas and kangaroos. That's fantastic of course and these are key elements of an amazing holiday, but we think it's time to unveil Australia's rolling ancient vineyards and its flourishing food scene too.
Discover the food and wine of Victoria & South Australia on a drive along the Great Ocean Road to taste the freshest seafood en route, or sample the local Pinot Noir on a cellar door tour around Tasmania; it is the combination of all these ingredients that makes Australia one of the best countries in the world for an incredible tailor-made holiday. Like 80% of its mammals, reptiles and flowers, we're confident you'll find nowhere else on earth with such fine dining and superior wines amidst such natural splendors.
Take a gourmet's holiday to Australia and you'll be the envy of all your friends back home!
We'll show you around South Australia
With ancient outback landscapes such as the Flinders or Gawler Ranges, rolling vineyards home to world famous wineries, and a cosmopolitan state capital with a vibrant cultural scene, there's something on the menu for everyone in South Australia.
You'll also discover miles of spectacular coastline off which lies Kangaroo Island, renowned as Australia's Galapagos and a sanctuary for indigenous wildlife. There's also glorious Eyre Peninsula where you can swim with sea lions or tuna - something you can not do anywhere else in the world - or head out for some spectacular game fishing or adrenalin charged shark cage diving.
We've cherry picked the best guides in the region and are able to offer a holiday to Australia with a difference, and you can start building your dream trip now by speaking to of the most knowledgeable travel teams there is. So, whether it's a self drive holiday, a family adventure or a gourmet getaway, Exsus can create your dream trip to South Australia and beyond.
What can you do in South Australia?
Adelaide boasts wide leafy streets, an elegant mix of old and new architecture and a plethora of restaurants, wine and dessert bars waiting to discovered on foot or by bike. Within striking distance of the city are the hills of the Mt Lofty Ranges and 20 miles of golden beaches and sun-kissed coast.
Nearby at McLaren Vale, the Barossa and Clare Valley, you'll discover winemakers sharing their vintages at the cellar door and gourmet food producers supplying locally grown produce to a raft of inspired chefs creating amazing dining experiences.
The Flinders Ranges National Park is an 800 million year old outcrop in the heart of the South Australia Outback where you can discover ancient fossilized remains of dinosaurs, Aboriginal sacred sites and ancient rock art. The region's most well known landmark is Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheatre waiting to be explored. It's a wildlife and bird watching haven where-emus, wedge-tailed eagles, bee-eaters, parrots and kangaroos abound. However, a scenic flight at daybreak or sunset are a must in order to truly appreciate its grandeur. The Arkaba Walk is a classic Aussie 'bush walk', adding luxury touches to a four-day private hike in the Flinders Ranges.
Kangaroo Island, within easy access of the mainland by short flight or ferry, is home to an abundance of native wildlife including sea lions, koalas, kangaroos, Cape Barren geese, wallabies, pelicans, platypus and echidna. Equally spectacular is the dramatic natural scenery including Admirals Arch, the Remarkable Rocks, Cape du Couedic and Vivonne Bay. The magnificent Flerieu Peninsula is just a stone's throw from Adelaide and an exhilarating way to explore it is on an Off Piste 4 Wheel Drive journey that allows you to get off the beaten track.
When you discover South Australia on a self-drive holiday it's a feast for all the senses!
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Hire a car! A self-drive holiday offers you a way to travel at your own pace with the freedom to explore the places you're most interested in. You will have a chance to admire the stunning scenery at leisure and with countless amazing photo opportunities. Oh...and did we mention that driving down under is a breeze?