The best of 'Down Under' can be found in South Australia. Internationally renowned wines and fantastic food throughout the State. Kangaroo Island houses diverse wildlife in an unspolit environment. The Barossa Valley is home to vineyards and a distinctive German heritage. The Flinders Ranges are another area of outstanding beauty this State has to offer.
Grand Mercure Mount Lofty House
Grand Mercure Mount Lofty House is superbly positioned overlooking the Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills wine region, which is only 20 minutes from the Adelaide central business district. The property is an historic country house that has been renovated to produce a distinct boutique hotel where guests can relax, swin, walk, or play. The hotel's 29 comfortable guestrooms are well equipped and reflect the ambience of the house and its surroundings.
From £32 per person per night
Novotel Barossa Valley Resort
The Novotel Barossa Valley Resort is located within the Barossa Valley District with vineyards, historic towns, restaurants, walking trails and conservation parks nearby. The hotel features 140 apartments, incorporating 116 studio rooms and 24 two-bedroom apartments, which are equipped with kitchenettes and private balconies. Nine of the apartments have private spas. This resort offers a host of activities for guests to enjoy, as well as being a wonderful place to sit back and relax and enjoy taking in the ambience of the Barossa Valley Region.
From £36 per person per night
Ozone Seafront Hotel
The "Ozone" is located right on the seafront on the foreshore of Nepean Bay at Kangaroo Island's capital, Kingscote, South Australia. The hotel was first opened in 1907 and by the mid 1930s it had become the chosen holiday resort of South Australians. Recently the hotel has extended to create 26 new rooms which have been built to blend in with the Ozone Hotel's Victorian look facade.
From £35 per person per night
Beyond Adelaide Tours & Excursions
Australia's third largest island is a paradise for wildlife, and the must-see attraction of South Australia. It measures nearly 320 miles around its coastline and is a fabulous place to explore, whether you visit for a day, overnight or even longer.
Kangaroo Island Highlights Tour (16 hours) - Overland and sea
Kangaroo Island Highlights Tour (9.5 hours) - By plane
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Safari 2day/1night tour - Overland and sea
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Experience 2day/1night tour - By plane
All tours listed depart from Adelaide
16 hour day trip overland/sea From £93 per person
9.5 hour day trip by plane From £166 per person
2 day/1 night overland/sea From £231 per person
2 day/1 night by plane From £329 per person
Wine & Wilderness Self-Drive
Day 1: Adelaide to Wilpena Pound
Pick up your car then drive to Wilpena Pound, in the heart of the Flinders Ranges. Two nights at Wilpena Pound Resort.
Day 2: Wilpena Pound
Day at leisure at Wilpena Pound covering 83 square kilometres in the more remote, undeveloped northern section of the Flinders Ranges, 400 kilometres north of Adelaide. Wilpena Pound rises as an immense, crater-like fusion of stark purple ridges and overhanging bluffs, strewn with tough and colourful vegetation, in jarring contrast to the flatness of the surrounding plains. The interior of the Pound has been a stamping-ground for hiking enthusiasts for decades. The kangaroos and euros (small wallaby-like marsupials) bound between rampantly yellow wattle trees (in spring). Pampas grass, wildflowers (the best blooming season is spring) and other flora making for a scene reminiscent of the 'lost world'. In season you?ll find the brilliant reds and pinks of Sturt's Desert Pea, Flinders Ranges Bottlebrush, Hopbush and Sturt's Desert Rose.
Day 3: Wilpena Pound to Parachilna
Depart Wilpena today and head north to the small outback town of Parachilna, about one and a half hours away. Parachilna has an official population of just seven but its remoteness adds to the pleasure of its one and only hotel. The Prairie Hotel is truly an oasis on the plains of the Flinders Ranges, some of the most ancient and fascinating formations on earth. From the hotel, you can enjoy magnificent views of both the Ranges and the vast red desert plains sweeping toward Lake Torrens. Inside the hotel, you?ll find great character, charm and creature comforts ? topped off with superb cuisine. All this is only 30 minutes drive from the famous Parachilna and Brachina Gorges of the Flinders Ranges National Park. Overnight in Prairie Hotel.
Day 4: Parachilna to Clare Valley
Leave the lovely town of Parachilna this morning and head south to the Clare Valley. Irish immigrants originally settled the area, and today it is the centre for an important pastoral industry and home to many acclaimed cool climate wines. The region consists of seven small valleys, which are the northern section of the Mt. Lofty Ranges. Overnight in Clare Country Club.
Day 5: Clare Valley to Adelaide
Enjoy visiting the wineries of the Clare Valley before heading back to Adelaide, take a detour and stop in for more wine tasting or a lovely lunch in the Barossa Valley. Leave your self drive tour here.
Hotel accommodation is subject to change. Itinerary is also available in reverse.
Co-Pilot Kit, 4 nights accommodation, 5 days Group C Hertz car rental, self-drive kit, 4WD tour and scenic flight at Wilpena Pound.
Peak season supplements apply.
From £479 per person