Why are the rocks called Remarkable? Do marsupials live on Kangaroo Island? Can sea lions surf? Does Australia’s best wine really come from a tiny Mclaren Vale vineyard? If you’re naturally curious, you’ll find this region full of surprises.
Adelaide’s graceful boulevards, rich green gardens, museums and libraries tell you much about the history and culture of this pretty South Australian city. And its malls, markets and boutique shops will satisfy the curiosity of anyone in need of retail therapy.
But Adelaide really excels as a gateway to a whole variety of experiences that go towards making up your unforgettable, luxury, tailor-made holiday to Australia. Especially if you appreciate fine wines. The established wine growing regions of Barossa Valley and Clare Valley are close, whilst slightly further afield are the 50 or so small wineries of the Mclaren Vale. Let your palate be the judge of their supreme quality.
Then take a short hop to Kangaroo Island – scene of a dramatically rugged coastline, tucked away beaches and a wide range of indigenous wildlife. Yes, kangaroos do bound through the natural habitat here; sea lions surf onto the beaches of Seal Bay – you can watch them from a coastal boardwalk – and a chorus of birds are a source of vivid colour and noise. In Flinders Chase National Park, one glance at Remarkable Rocks reveals the origin of their names, whilst Admirals Arch is a stunning example of natural sculpture on a grand scale.