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6 Reasons to Visit South Australia

Posted by Nicole Catabran on 28 June 2020 | Tags: ,

Despite the Victorian Premier's comment about our borders reopening to most states apart from NSW, VIC and ACT, here are 6 reasons why you need to visit South Australia this winter.

1. Pink Salt Lakes

South Australia is lucky to have not one but five pink salt lakes. They are pink due to high salinity levels, algae and halobacteria. The more concentrated the salt and the less water in the lake, the brighter the colour. 
Learn more about these lakes here.

2. Adelaide Hills

The towns of Woodside, Lobethal, Stirling, Oakbank, Birdwood, Crafers, Mount Barker and Hahndorf can be found in the Hills and are brimming with wildlife encounters and cultural discoveries. Only a 20-minute drive from the CBD, the Adelaide Hills are home to world-class restaurants with some of South Australia’s best food & produce, cool climate wines in award-winning wineries and picturesque scenery. It’s all so easy to access.  Learn more about this wine region here.

3. Fleurieu Peninsula
Just 45 minutes from the CBD, the Fleurieu Peninsula is known for its wine regions and lush beaches and sheltered coves. Beaches along the coastline with rugged cliff-scapes include Port Willunga, with an 1800s shipwreck. Water sports play a major part in recreational activities, including scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing and sailing. Learn more about the Fleurieu Peninsula here.

4. Flinders Ranges
Exploring the Flinders Ranges and the outback, you'll find dusty red roads as far as the eye can see, bordered by towering cliffs, gorges, sheltered creeks, deep craters, and of course abundant wildlife. Stop by and marvel at Lake Eyre, drive along the Aboriginal Dreaming Trail or visit the Wilpena Pound, an enormous amphitheatre formed through erosion over millions of years. This region is roughly a 5 hour drive from Adelaide or a short plane ride to Port Augusta, Wilpena Pound and Coober Pedy. Learn more about the Flinders Ranges here.

5. Kangaroo Island
Boasting 509km of coastline, native bushlands, and wildlife such as sea lions, koalas and of course kangaroos, Kangaroo Island is a must-do when in Adelaide. Enjoy the arts and culture, shopping or the outdoor activities, or just sit back and relax on the beaches. Having been devastated by the bushfires earlier this year and of course by the COVID-19 pandemic as well, make sure to check their digital map to find out what's open before travelling. Learn more about Kangaroo Island here.

6. Yorke Peninsula
Yorke Peninsula, approximately 2 and a half hours by car, consists of several towns and is known not only for its various aquatic sports such as surfing, swimming and boating, but also for camping and bushwalking. Each town is a different adventure, with various museums, studios, restaurants, golf clubs and art galleries. Innes National Park is famous for its coastal landscapes, rugged cliffs and white sand beaches. Take a day to explore the various shipwrecks, lighthouses, rock pools and ruins!

(7. Extra reason to visit SA: Glenelg)
With restaurants, pubs and bars now able to offer in-house and outdoor dining, Glenelg is starting to return back to normal. If you haven't already, be sure to check our regularly updated Glenelg Restaurant Guide on who's reopening, who's not yet offering seated dining and who's offering discounted takeaway and/or delivery!

While further restrictions are fantastic news for everyone in SA and other states and territories wanting to travel to SA, we must maintain high standards of hygienic and sanitation practices, in order for everything to stay the same (i.e. so we don't have a second wave of COVID cases), especially as international flights start to come in for Australian citizens stranded overseas.

Additionally, if you're needing a place to stay in Glenelg or generally somewhere near the airport, please don't hesitate to get in touch! We understand that before you book with us, you would want to know what are doing to ensure we are keeping the health of our guests and staff, our number one priority. See our COVID update to see what we've been busy doing!


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