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South Australia: Summer in the State of Wonder

10th December 2019

There is so much more to South Australia than its well-known food and wine scene. Home to Australia’s best beach bar, surprising undiscovered swimming holes, award-winning luxury accommodation and internationally renowned events, this state will really leave you in a State of Wonder.

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Greenly Beach, Eyre Peninsula
Greenly Beach, Eyre Peninsula

 

- FEBRUARY -

GO FOR

Adelaide Fringe Festival
Adelaide Fringe is the party that defines this city. It is the largest open-access festival in the southern hemisphere, bursting at the seams with local, interstate and international five-star acts that transform the state for 31 wonderful days and balmy nights.
The Adelaide Fringe Festival is the world’s second largest and in 2019, there were 1326 registered shows playing in 500 venues scattered around South Australia. Whether you’re a cabaret connoisseur, comedy king or queen, theatre lover or just want to sit back and enjoy the atmosphere, there’s something for you at Adelaide Fringe.
Dates: 12 February – 14 March 2021

 

WE RECOMMEND

Stay in the city:

  • The Playford Adelaide
  • Mayfair Hotel

Head for the hills:

  • Mount Lofty House

 

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Fringe Festival, Adelaide
Fringe Festival, Adelaide

 

- MARCH -

GO FOR

WOMADelaide
Adelaide has a proud musical heritage and is Australia’s only designated UNESCO City of Music. The most prestigious event in the city’s musical calendar is WOMADelaide, a four-day festival of Music, Arts and Dance. Every year, around 500 artists from 30+ countries flock to perform at this iconic open-air festival set in Adelaide’s stunning Botanic Park.
Dates: 5 to 8 March 2021

 

STAY FOR

Kangaroo Island
After the frenetic excitement of this popular festival, escape to the serenity of Kangaroo Island. After the recent summer bushfires, this beautiful spot really deserves your visit. It is a destination of stunning dramatic coastal scenery, secluded pristine beaches, premium quality wine, spirits, seafood and local produce.
Get there: 30-minute flight from Adelaide or a 2-hour drive from Adelaide (including a 45-minute ferry from Cape Jervis).

 

WE RECOMMEND

Sea Dragon Lodge
Located on Kangaroo Island, the third-largest island in Australia which is just 16kms from the mainland, Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas is a boutique, adults only, eco-friendly retreat, where you can enjoy romantic sunsets with spectacular ocean views, farm-fresh local produce, your very own secluded beach and an abundance of wildlife.

 

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WOMADelaide, Adelaide
WOMADelaide, Adelaide

 

- APRIL -

GO FOR

Tasting Australia
For 10 days, Tasting Australia is your passport to premium eating and drinking experiences that only South Australia can offer. Enjoy long lunches, exclusive dinners, farm tours and masterclasses as well as collaborations between world-class chefs, beer, wine or spirit tastings, and evenings soaking up the flavours and aromas of Town Square.
Dates: Spring 2020 - Dates TBA

 

STAY FOR

What better way to recover from the excesses of this gastronomic festival than on one of South Australia’s iconic walks.

 

WE RECOMMEND

Southern Ocean Walk
Just a 90-minute drive from Adelaide, immerse yourself in a pristine coastal wilderness and explore its ever-changing landscape. Take in the outstanding scenery from the iconic Heysen Trail, which stretches along a rugged coastline that never fails to inspire.

Arkaba Walk
Just a one-hour flight from Adelaide, discover one of the most exclusive stays in Australia – a wild bush luxury property in the Flinders Ranges. Just 10 guests at a time share this remote 60,000-acre private wildlife conservancy home to abundant wildlife. Enjoy camping safaris through spectacular ancient landscapes with expert field guides.

 

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Arkaba Walk, South Australia (image courtesy of Great Walks of Australia)
Arkaba Walk, South Australia (image courtesy of Great Walks of Australia)

 

Discover the State of Wonder, South Australia. Talk to your local Travel Associates adviser about planning you next visit.