It might surprise you just how much you’ll enjoy acting like a tourist in your own state. Make the most of the South Australian summer at these picturesque and fun filled locations.
Adventures close to home – Glenelg
Snap up the last tickets to some incredible beachside concerts this summer – you’ll be dancing the night away at Castaway Festival With RÜFÜS DU SOL on January 3, By the C with Cold Chisel and Paul Kelly on January 4, Fat Boy Slim on February 1.
For a slower paced escape, enjoy a European-inspired open-air bar and casual dining service at the ever popular Moseley Beach Club. With day beds and sun lounges on the sand, live acoustic music on week nights and DJs on the weekend, it’s the spot to be.
Running Monday 9 December to Sunday 15 March, entry is free.
Enjoy endless market days with views of the foreshore and stalls celebrating local makers & creatives at the Glenelg Sunset Markets on January 12, February 9 and March 8 as well as the Marina Pier Markets on January 5 and February 2.
Get out of town – Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers, Barossa Valley
Award Winning. Handmade. Barossa Valley Gin.
Only an hour out of Adelaide, find their distillery and tasing room along the palm lined Seppeltsfield Road. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a small-batch, Barossa Valley gin tasting or relax with a snack from their gourmet providore. For a unique experience, book ahead and enjoy a behind the scenes tour, group tastings or personalised experiences.
Find Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers at 436 Seppeltsfield Road, Marananga
(08) 8166 7557
Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers
Your weekend escape – Kangaroo Island
A microcosm of the best parts of South Australia, Kangaroo Island boasts vast natural beauty, fresh produce, a supportive community of small business, and that good old local-loving South Australian spirit.
One of the islands yearly highlights is the Sealink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival. Held annually each February, the event welcomes racing enthusiasts, appreciators of good old country events, and everyone in-between. The Carnival kicks off at the Cygnet River Racecourse on Thursday 20 February with ‘Racing at the Cygnet’ and continues over the course of the weekend with events, parties and activations, with the big race day being Saturday 22 February.
Getting there and back is simple with SeaLink travel packages – excluding adds ons like tickets to the Long Lunch etc, these packages include General Admission to the Kangaroo Island Cup on Saturday 22 February and return transfers to the Racecourse and ferry travel.
Departing Adelaide via bus – Adult $189, child $86 or departing Cape Jervis – Adult $141, child $62
While you’re there be sure to do a little exploring visit these island favourites.
KI Spirits Lovers of gin, this is your place. Visit Australia’s first dedicated gin distillery to do a tasting, a tour, learn how to blend your own gin, or just sit back with a gin and some nibbles.
Find KI Spirits at 856 Playford Hwy, Cygnet River
Cactus Enjoy a hearty brunch at Cactus Café, where they make it a priority to use local ingredients. Their go-to brekkie dish is the golden sweetcorn fritters with Mexican attitude!
Find Cactus at 59 Dauncey St, Kingscote
Swim with dolphins Treat yourself to a three hour marine experience that includes swimming with?wild bottlenose dolphins?in shallow and?protected waters, seeing?seals,?sea eagles?and?osprey, viewing a 540 million year old fossil bed and, relaxing with morning tea on a?remote beach.
Book your experience at kimarineadventures.com.au