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.
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.