In a sentence: Incorporating revered wineries of the Barossa and Eden valleys dotted around heritage towns, Australia’s premier wine region dishes up an unforgettable escape.
The drive: Choose between a 75km route that cuts through the city’s northern suburbs or a path of a similar distance that incorporates the Adelaide Hills.
Top attractions in The Barossa
What’s nearby: Marvel at the quirky acoustic effects derived by Barossa Reservoir’s Whispering Wall, located about 25-30km from the main townships.
Stay at: BIG4 Barossa Tourist Park.
In a sentence: A small coastal town spotted at the top of Yorke Peninsula, Port Hughes is the perfect place to unwind for a weekend…or longer.
The drive: A relatively straight 170km northwest journey along Port Wakefield Hwy before veering to the western side of the peninsula.
Top attractions in Port Hughes and surrounds
What’s nearby: Crisscross the peninsula and visit the charming heritage town of Ardrossan, 60km away. Expect vibrant red coastal cliffs, a long jetty, museum, and more.
Stay at: BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks - Port Hughes.
In a sentence: The charming small town allows an easy escape from the hustle and bustle with its prime location along the Murray River.
The drive: Choose from two routes of roughly 255km: one heads slightly downwards and passes Monarto Safari Park and Murray Bridge; the other veers a tad upwards and encompasses the Barossa, a tempting pitstop.
Top attractions in Loxton
What’s nearby: Scenic strolls and tasty vino combine at Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre.
Stay at: BIG4 Loxton Riverfront Holiday Park.
In a sentence: This pleasant coastal township affords the simplest of city escapes, yet its positioning between beautiful beach and world-class wine region feels a world away from it.
The drive: A simple 45km trip from Adelaide’s heart, largely incorporating the Southern Expressway, leads to the top of the Fleurieu Peninsula. No need for stops when the journey is this short and sweet.
Top attractions in Port Willunga
What’s nearby: Renowned McLaren Vale wine region is ‘just up the road’ and more beautiful beaches are within grasp. And that’s just for starters!
Stay at: BIG4 Port Willunga Tourist Park.