DRIVES AND ROAD TRIPS

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Weekenders from Adelaide 

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With our partners at Nissan, we’re highlighting a couple of inviting SA locations that create the ideal weekend road trip from Adelaide.

Majestic McLaren Vale is ripe for exploration. Credit: Trent Martin Photography.

Loxton

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 Zoo and Murray Bridge; the other veers a tad upwards and encompasses the Barossa, a tempting pitstop.

Get away from it all at Loxton.

Top attractions in Loxton

  • The Village – Historic Loxton: Tangible time travelling.
  • Loxton Memorial Gardens: Roses galore.
  • 'Heaven' Clifftop Viewpoint: Admire those river vistas.
  • Loxton Golf Club: Quality country course.

What’s nearby: Scenic strolls and tasty vino combine at Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre.

Stay at: BIG4 Loxton Riverfront Holiday Park.

Day-trip essential: Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre. Credit: Accolade Wines.

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Port Willunga

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.

Port Willunga Beach is a beauty. Credit: Carly Kruger 

Top attractions in Port Willunga

  • Port Willunga Beach: Glittering stretch with historical features.
  • Star of Greece restaurant: Delicious food, excellent views.

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.

World-class: Savour the wines of scenic McLaren Vale. Credit: Isaac Forman/Serio.

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