Wine Country to the Coast

Embrace the Good Life

One of the most amazing things about South Australia is its natural diversity and the variety of experiences it offers holidaymakers - a fact that is never more obvious than on a tour of the state from its sparkling coastline to its verdant vineyards.

Renowned worldwide for its wine, you can taste South Australia's award-winning tipples around the globe, but in South Australia you can tour the cellar doors, see the grapes on the vine and chat to celebrated wine-makers about their passion for the craft. South Australia knows that every good wine should be accompanied by a gourmet meal, so as you tour the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and Coonawarra regions, you'll find a delicious dish for every decadent drop.

With so many fabulous food and wine trails to follow and local produce to feast on, a trip to South Australia's wine country is nothing short of gastronomic heaven. You can work off its effects on your waistline with the endless stream of activities available on the nearby coastline. Snorkelling and diving is exceptional off the Fleurieu Peninsula, fishing is among the best in the country on the Yorke Peninsula, where even the locals holiday, and the 2000 kilometres of coastline of the Eyre Peninsula offer endless opportunities for surfing, sailing, whale watching or exploring secluded coves, not to mention the awe-inspiring scenery on the Limestone Coast.

Insider's Tips

  1. Taste the Barossa: There are over 160 wineries in the Barossa Valley, and most of them have cellar doors (tasting rooms).
  2. Follow the Art Trails: Showcasing 62 top art sports and 5 different trails, the Fleurieu Peninsula Art Trails shows the depth and breadth of artistic talent in South Australia.
  3. Naracoorte World Heritage Fossil Site: At Naracoorte on the Limestone Coast, you can see 500,000 years of history at Wonambi Fossil Centre.

More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Wine Country to the Coast chapter in our online South Australia brochure. Click here.

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