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.
- FEBRUARY -
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: 14 Feb to 15 Mar 2020
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Head for the hills:
- MARCH -
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: 6 to 9 March 2020
After the frenetic excitement of this popular festival, escape to the serenity of Kangaroo Island – regarded as the best location to see Australian wildlife in the wild. 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).
Southern Ocean Lodge
Set atop limestone cliffs, Southern Ocean Lodge blends pristine nature with superb fine dining and a tailored itinerary of exhilarating adventures. Contemporary suites cantilever along the curve of the coast offering spectacular views of the Southern Ocean, while myriad thoughtful details create a feeling of relaxed luxury.
- APRIL -
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: 27 March – 5 April 2020
What better way to recover from the excesses of this gastronomic festival than on one of South Australia’s iconic walks.
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.
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.