South Australia
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Our most recommended South Australia Day Trips

  • From Adelaide: Hahndorf and Barossa Valley with Winery Lunch

    1. From Adelaide: Hahndorf and Barossa Valley with Winery Lunch

    After morning pickup from Adelaide and Glenelg, head towards the Barossa Valley to discover the region’s charming villages, vineyards, and German heritage.

    Stop in the historic village of Hahndorf, one of the most important German settlements in the region. Wander through the town and be charmed by its quaint 19th-century architecture.

    Afterward, take a scenic drive through the Barossa Valley, where you’ll stop in Lyndoch at the Kies Winery. Famed for its prolific production, enjoy a wine tasting alongside lunch at this family-run vineyard.

    With your palate piqued, head to more wineries and a chocolate factory, capping things off at Maggie Beer's Farm Shop. Return to your accommodation in Adelaide around 5:15 PM, just in time to reflect on the sights and tastes of the day over dinner.

    The driver Peter was very friendy and accommodating. A very knowledgeable and nice man. Loved everything about our tour. Especially the wine tasting, our lunch, the visit to the chocolate shop/cafe and last of all a quick visit to Maggie Beers Farm Shop and cafe. Would definitely recommend this company and this tour to everyone.

  • Adelaide: Glenelg Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Drink

    2. Adelaide: Glenelg Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Drink

    Head down to Glenelg’s Marina Pier where your catamaran for the evening awaits. Enjoy a warm welcome from the friendly crew, then take your seats as you set sail onto the open water. Out on the gulf, admire the picturesque view of Adelaide as night creeps in and the city comes to life with glistening lights. Then soak up the last of the day’s rays and enjoy a refreshing beverage while you watch an unforgettable Australian sunset.  Finally, return to Marina Pier, home to some of Adelaide’s best outdoor dining destinations. 

  • The Barossa Valley: Small-Group Premium Wine Tour with Lunch

    3. The Barossa Valley: Small-Group Premium Wine Tour with Lunch

    Start your day with a convenient pick-up from your accommodation in Glenelg or Adelaide. Make your way through the Adelaide Hills to your first stop at the famous Whispering Wall where you will be fascinated by its famous acoustic qualities. Your first winery is the beautiful and historic Château Yaldara, home to not only some of the finest shirazes in the region but to some of the best-preserved period architecture in the state. Continuing through the picturesque surroundings of the Barossa Valley, you will cross the iconic Jacobs Creek with time to explore the shops and attractions of the beautiful and historic township of Tanunda, or simply relax over a coffee. Lunch is a regional highlight. Indulge yourself with some of the Barossa’s most internationally acclaimed wines at the beautiful Peter Lehmann Winery while a platter of the best meats, cheeses, olives, assorted vegetables, an...

    Hi, the wine tour we did on 29 May 2021, was great. The guide/driver was very knowledgeable and personable, and he drove with excellent safety and care. I enjoyed each of the wineries, the first one was the best (Gomersal Wines) as the owner gave us a great introduction and history of her vineyard and it felt much more personal than the larger wineries. The only real let down for me was the average lunch. I know it was a platter of local produce and it went well with the wine, but in hindsight I would prefer a more sumptuous lunch, maybe a selection of steaks, fish, poultry and pork, cooked to our liking, but then again the price would have to increase. As it was, I had a pleasant day, my co-worker enjoyed his first wine tour and it was with a great bunch of people who all become friends by the end of the day. Thanks heaps, I'd certainly go with you again, maybe to the other wines regions near Adelaide next time I'm in town. Thanks and cheers :)

  • Kangaroo Island Full Day Experience by Ferry Including Lunch

    4. Kangaroo Island Full Day Experience by Ferry Including Lunch

    Explore the highlights of Kangaroo Island on this full-day tour by return ferry and coach from Adelaide. See playful fur seals, the Remarkable Rocks, and Admirals Arch, as well as other native Australian wildlife.  Depart Adelaide and enjoy a scenic coach ride towards the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula south of the city. Admire views of the vineyards, coast, and rolling hills along the way. Upon arrival at Cape Jervis, board the SeaLink ferry for the 45-minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island, where, a local driver/guide will take you on a tour of South Australia’s premier nature-based tourism destination. Go to Seal Bay Conservation Park for a beach walk with an experienced guide. Spend time amongst a colony of rare Australian sea lions. Get up close to the wild creatures as they frolic and laze about. Then, enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch.  Spend the afternoon at Flinde...

    A great sampler of what this amazing island has to offer! It was a very long day but our funny and informative drivers, both from Adelaide to the ferry, and on the island itself, kept the energy high. On the back of this, we are already thinking of booking a longer stay on the island once borders all open again. Would definitely recommend.

  • Adelaide: 3.5-Hour Swimming with Dolphins Experience

    5. Adelaide: 3.5-Hour Swimming with Dolphins Experience

    Spend your vacation doing something unique and unforgettable on an excursion that takes you out into the waters, and swim alongside wild dolphins. On this 3.5-hour tour, you are guaranteed to see dolphins, which are one of the Earth’s most fascinating and curious creatures. Meet at the Holdfast Shores Marina in Glenelg, a mere 15 minutes outside of Adelaide. From there, board the 'Temptation', a 58-foot colossal sailing catamaran. As the boat cruises, experience the beauty of Australia's southern coastline. Eventually, come to rest in the waters where the wild dolphins will come to greet you and play in the waters. Don your wetsuit, mask, and snorkel, and take the plunge into the waters. Experience the breathtaking moment when you see dolphins underwater for the first time. Watch and listen; their grace and playfulness is stunning and the sounds of their whistles and echo location n...

    Really nice trip. Not as cold as expected. There is no messing around. If there is no dolphins at the spot then it's back in the boat and moving on to the next spot. Nice guides that only wants you to get the best experience.

  • McLaren Vale: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with City or Local Pickup

    6. McLaren Vale: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with City or Local Pickup

    Discover South Australia’s popular McLaren Vale wine region just 40 minutes south of Adelaide on a hop-on-hop-off tour. Hop on and off along the trail as you please and visit up to 15 wineries. Tour your way with the help of a comprehensive timetable and info-pack to assist your planning. Set along the Fleurieu coastline, McLaren Vale offers lush rolling vines and hilltop views over the valley and to the sea. During your tour, admire the spectacular vistas from many of the optimally sited wineries, and enjoy the picnic areas and benches suitable for all. Along the trail, take advantage of the chance to taste various wines from McLaren Vale, which is now as much known for its newer wine styles such as Sangiovese and Barbera as it is for the more traditional Shiraz, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Shiraz still accounts for 50% of the crush and for good reason – any fan of big dry reds ...

    Well organised, informative, great selection of wineries. Our driver Bronny was exceptional, funny & very conscientious of keeping everyone safe while not being too serious. Highly recommended Trail Hopper for your winery outings. Can't wait for our return visit. Big Thumbs Up.

  • Kangaroo Island: All Terrain Quad Adventure

    7. Kangaroo Island: All Terrain Quad Adventure

    Get more action on this 2-hour quad bike adventure, designed to give you more time on the quad, and experience a wide variety of terrains, including sand and gravel tracks, open grassland, and winding bush trails. All tours begin with a kit and instruction session, followed by practice on the safe operation of the quad bikes. You will then experience the thrill of riding the latest quads from Yamaha, Suzuki, or Honda. Building up to more technical and challenging tracks, your tour will be customised to your ability. Guides will point out and provide information about the local flora and fauna, and you will often spot some of Australia’s enchanting wildlife. Combine this with spectacular views over Vivonne Bay, and you have an all-terrain quad adventure to remember!

    The activity was great and we saw Koalas. Our guide James was very friendly, informative and ensured we had a great time. He gave us a lot of information on the native plants, how the bushfire has affected the island and would keep checking on us to make sure we enjoyed the activity throughout the 2 hours. Would definitely recommend.

  • Flinders Ranges: Scenic Flight Over National Park

    8. Flinders Ranges: Scenic Flight Over National Park

    Take a scenic flight over the vast landscape of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound and experience the natural beauty in the best way possible. See the Elder Range, Edeowie Gorge, Lake Torrens, the Heysen Range, and St. Mary Peak, as well other stunning natural sites. The scenic flight enables amazing opportunities for photos and is rated in the top scenic flights throughout Australia and New Zealand. To truly understand the scale and beauty of the national park and surrounding area, it needs to be witnessed from above.

    A must do if you’re in the Flinders! Our pilot was very knowledgeable both in the Dreamtime stories of Wilpena and surrounds, and the geological aspects of the area. Was absolutely breathtaking to see the Pound from the air, and an ideal way to understand the various walks/drives before undertaking them on the ground. Would definitely recommend

  • Kangaroo Island: 2-Hour Dolphin, Seal and Snorkeling Tour

    9. Kangaroo Island: 2-Hour Dolphin, Seal and Snorkeling Tour

    Benefit from a safety briefing before climbing aboard a boat to go in search of marine life and the chance to swim and snorkel with lovable sea creatures. Listen to an informative live commentary on the 2-hour ocean safari, and avail of the only opportunity in South Australia to swim with long-nosed fur seals. Snorkel along some of Kangaroo Island’s beautiful coastline and swim alongside dolphins or seals in the wild. Alternatively, join as a spectator and keep dry and watch all the action from the boat. Marvel at seals, dolphins and an abundance of birdlife, including eagles, gulls and cormorants. 

    Lovely informative staff. We were lucky enough to have perfect weather and see two pods of dolphins and swim with two different seals. Fantastic day.

  • Barossa Valley: Hot Air Balloon Flight

    10. Barossa Valley: Hot Air Balloon Flight

    On the day of your flight, your pilot and crew will meet you approximately 2 hours before sunrise - the time varies throughout the year - at the reception center. Once everybody is assembled and signed in, your pilot will give you a briefing before you board a comfortable 4WD towards the best launch site for the morning. Don't forget to bring your cameras as there will be some amazing photo opportunities along the way. The Barossa Valley is famous for having some of the most gorgeous landscapes in all of Adelaide. Once you arrive at the launch site, your pilot and crew will inflate the balloon ready for take-off. You are welcome to join in with the preparation. This whole process takes about 30-40 minutes. Jump on board, and after one last briefing and then it’s up, up and away! Wave goodbye to the crew, they will follow on the ground and meet you when you land. Time to relax and take ...

    Amazing staff and wonderful morning that we will never forget.... If you are in Adelaide must go and do balloon ride

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 265 reviews

A must do if you’re in the Flinders! Our pilot was very knowledgeable both in the Dreamtime stories of Wilpena and surrounds, and the geological aspects of the area. Was absolutely breathtaking to see the Pound from the air, and an ideal way to understand the various walks/drives before undertaking them on the ground. Would definitely recommend

A great sampler of what this amazing island has to offer! It was a very long day but our funny and informative drivers, both from Adelaide to the ferry, and on the island itself, kept the energy high. On the back of this, we are already thinking of booking a longer stay on the island once borders all open again. Would definitely recommend.

The driver Peter was very friendy and accommodating. A very knowledgeable and nice man. Loved everything about our tour. Especially the wine tasting, our lunch, the visit to the chocolate shop/cafe and last of all a quick visit to Maggie Beers Farm Shop and cafe. Would definitely recommend this company and this tour to everyone.

Was a wonderful day out. Bob our guide was fantastic and went out of his way to provide a relaxing exciting tour. All the places we visited were beautiful.

Was a Brilliant experience was well worth the money