Adelaide Shores is a fantastic base to explore all that Adelaide and South Australia has to offer. There are so many more, but we think these should definitely be on your list of day trips when visiting this fantastic state.
North East of Adelaide lies the Barossa Valley. With over 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries in the region it is easy to spend a day or even the weekend in the Barossa Valley.
There’s something very special about the Barossa. You can feel it in the landscape, in the people, the food and the wine. It’s a beautiful region, with villages, vineyards and farms dotting a patchwork vista. Barossans are famous for their generous hospitality, their love of a shared table and their passion for local food and wine. Festivals, celebrations, markets and music thrive here. Barossa is life’s great pleasures, in one unique place.
Just 40 minutes south of Adelaide Shores, the McLaren Vale offers some of the best wines in the world, a superb climate, outstanding regional produce and warm hospitality. With beautiful scenery, cellar doors, amazing wineries and cafes, it is easy to get lost in the atmosphere of McLaren Vale.
Best known for Shiraz, McLaren Vale also excels in the production of ultra-premium Grenache and Cabernet. Mediterranean varieties such as Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo and Sangiovese are also very well suited climatically and provide wine lovers with yet another layer of discovery.
Sprawling sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, are safe, clean and open to the public year-round. A number of the beaches surrounding McLaren Vale allow vehicles to drive onto the sand – so pack up the car and stay for just an hour or the whole day!
Whether you want to relax and escape the rush of everyday life, or experience a holiday filled with adventure, the region has an abundance of activities and attractions for you.
Including towns such as: Victor Harbour, Cape Jervis, Goolwa, Second Valley and Yankalilla, the Fleurieu Pensiula is one of South Australia’s finest regions. With its stunning landscape of rolling hills, farmland, national parks and vineyards, fringed in the west by pristine sandy beaches and rugged coastlines, the Fleurieu Peninsula is the place which offers the perfect blend of indulgence, culture and outdoor adventure.
Located 45 minutes south of Adelaide Shores, with more than 100 cellar door wineries, many with restaurants attached, offer the opportunity to taste some of Australia’s most exciting wines and regional cuisine. Roadside stalls offer the freshest seasonal produce for your picnic baskets, lose yourself in this great region of outback and coast.
Just 30 minutes from the Adelaide CBD, Hahndorf brings Germany to South Australia. Stroll down the beautiful main street, check out the boutique shops, stop for lunch at the many restaurants or pubs. We reccommend stopping in and trying the local delights at Udder Delights, Gulf Brewery and the Cellar Doors.
Around 90 minutes drive from Adelaide CBD. A great trip for a sunny day you can be running around on the beaches of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Jump on the horsedrawn tram to Granite Island, visit the whale centre or visit on Saturday to check out the Farmers Markets.
At Cleland you can see over 130 species with no boundaries! Get up-close to kangaroos, koalas and reptiles less than an hour’s drive away from Adelaide. Head to the Adelaide Hills, just 20 minutes up the freeway and venture into Cleland Wildlife Park. Animals roam freely across the park’s 35 hectares of native bushland. Feed a kangaroo or hold a koala and have your photo taken. It is a truly fantastic experience.
Monarto is a 1,000 hectare open range zoo just 50 minutes from Adelaide CBD and is home to animals from all over the world. Stroll around the park on the walking trails or take the Zu-Loop Shuttle, which is a free hop-off, hop-on service to all wildlife viewing platforms. See lions, cheetahs, giraffe, African wild dogs and more.