We know we’d travel to Australia in a heartbeat. The country is breathtaking in the winter, and as cold as the Gold Coast is at this time of the year, we’ll happily trade in the heat and humidity for an icy-cold nose and numb fingers. In South Australia, between the hills of Adelaide and the wine regions of Barossa, happy and welcoming faces help raise the temperatures when it gets too cold outside. Five reasons you’d want to start the journey in South Australia:
>> You’ll Become Best Buds With the Locals
As you hop from Adelaide to Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island to the Barossa, you will come to realise that South Australia is warm, vibrant and friendly like no other place you’ve ever been to! The company of a smile from another person is something that lights up your moments especially when you travel alone and the locals stick out their neck to make sure you’re having fun.
>> You’ll Have Safe Adventures
While the words ‘safe’ and adventure’ do not belong together, here in South Australia, it’s the closest you can come to having one. Doesn’t matter how well-travelled you are, when you are out in another country alone, ‘safety-first’ is quite the motto. This motto, seems to be well acknowledged here as you feel protected, guarded, and tended to even by strangers while you happily walk the Victorian streets of Adelaide or take a tour of Kangaroo Island.
>> “Never Seen This Before!” Will Be Your Anthem
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to let the adrenaline flow with adventure on Kangaroo Island or looking to dig into the scenic views on the outskirts of Adelaide. As you trudge along from one place to another, an experience of a different kind is sure to spellbound. Make sure you get a taste of the lavish food and wine at the Barossa and sneak a peek at rare Australian wildlife on Kangaroo Island. If you can pack it into your itinerary, get a piece of the adventure only a short drive away in the magnificent Adelaide Hills.
>> You’ll Want to Leave Nothing Out
Get on a hike to scale the roof of Adelaide Oval or go deep-cage diving with great white sharks on the Eyre Peninsula. Jump into the water to swim with wild dolphins at Glenelg or take a walk at Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island (known as the ‘zoo without fences’). If you’d like to put a touch of sophistication, get down to Seppeltsfield just a short drive away from Adelaide to taste wine from the year of your birth.
>> You Will Be Quite Near Salvation:
You are destined to fall into an ocean of peace as you camp outdoors and under the star-studded skies of Deep Creek Conservation Park in the Fleurieu Peninsula. As night falls, you can see the sky as stars churn out some unreal sights. As dawn breaks, you’re treated to a majestic view of the sun rising from beyond the horizon as you soak in all the tranquillity that surrounds you.