South Australia is brilliant in every direction
From Kangaroo Island to the Murray River and Adelaide’s food and wine regions, South Australia will surprise you at every turn.
The lead-up to a holiday is exciting as you count down the days until you pack your bags and head out on your next adventure.
While everyone loves exploring somewhere new, and the planning stage is part of the excitement leading up to your holiday, it can sometimes be stressful especially when there are so many options to choose from when creating the ideal itinerary. Where to stay, what to see and do, how to get around, the amount of time you need to spend in each part of your itinerary can make it difficult to know, particularly if you’re planning to spend time in more than one location.
For those wanting a convenient, hassle-free and value-for-money holiday, talking to an experienced local travel consultant and choosing a ready-made holiday package is a great solution to make sure you get to experience the best of South Australia. All the hard work is done for you by our experts who have an intimate knowledge of the best things to see and do, and they will also get you the best prices.
Our Brilliant Travels team are experienced travel consultants who have specialist access to inside knowledge of the different tourism operators and experiences to enhance your next brilliant holiday. As we are Adelaide based, we know South Australia like the back of our hand and have created packages that showcase the best of each region.
To whet your appetite, take a look at some of our most popular ready-made package holidays in and around Adelaide, on the stunning Kangaroo Island, along the majestic Murray River, or around the food and wine mecca regions of McLaren Vale and The Barossa.
If you’d like an aspect of these packages changed, no problem! Our travel consultants are here to help create a tailor-made package to suit you.
See the best of Adelaide
You’ll be captivated by Adelaide’s historic and unique charm. Surrounded by parklands and with numerous historic buildings in and around the city, it’s the perfect location to explore on foot. Adelaide is renowned for its exceptional cuisine and premium wines and is also famous for its array of music, art, galleries, multicultural experiences, and sporting events.
A short journey to the Adelaide Hills takes you past lush green vineyards and farmlands. There are many day trips to choose from. Popular spots to visit include the charming German village of Hahndorf, the coastal town of Victor Harbour on the Fleurieu Peninsula where a Clydesdale-drawn coach takes you across to see Granite Island and if you are fortunate a chance to see the little penguin colony. Don’t miss out on visiting the delectable Barossa Valley famous for its award-winning vineyards, or the amazing McLaren Vale region.
Enjoy a combination of the city of Adelaide and the country in one of Australia’s premium wine regions, The Barossa. The 3 night, 4 day Adelaide and Barossa Getaway is the perfect package to ensure you experience the best of this picturesque parkland city and one of the premium wine and food regions in South Australia. This package includes 3 nights accommodation, buffet breakfast daily, a full day on a Barossa food and wine Experience, the ultimate Adelaide experience and Hahndorf tour.
Explore the wildlife and landscapes on Kangaroo Island
Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island (or KI as locals call it) has a diversity of landscapes, amazing wildlife and local produce.
You’re in for a real treat if you’re a food and wine lover! KI is famous for its honey, fresh seafood, and selection of unique gins and premium wines. Kangaroo Island is also well-known for its most unique natural attractions, Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase National Park, Admirals Arch and Seal Bay Conservation Park.
Don’t be fooled – while the island may look small in fact it is Australia’s third largest island and to the surprise of many, it is a similar size to Long Island New York or even Bali! It’s packed with things to see and do, so the best way to experience the best of KI is to join a fully inclusive and escorted 4 day Kangaroo Island Experience tour. This amazing package includes return coach and ferry travel from Adelaide to KI, air-conditioned coach travel on the island, 3 nights accommodation at American River, full breakfasts daily, 3 lunches and 3 dinners and all tour entry fees, guided tours and tastings. Select dates apply.
Cruise along the mighty Murray River
PS Murray Princess paddle wheeler
Cruising along the Murray River – Australia’s outback river highway - is a brilliant way to view the diverse landscape of South Australia. It’s also on many peoples’ bucket list items as a must do – so make sure you do.
Pass towering sandstone cliffs, giant redgum trees, historic ports, local vineyards, nature trails and vast wetlands on a a magical journey made even more special when you’re cruising on the PS Murray Princess paddle wheeler. Your comfort is assured with your own private ensuite and air conditioned cabin. Let’s not forget about the food!!
If you’re an avid birdwatcher keep an eye out for darters, herons and egrets feeding along the river’s edges. Enjoy the colourful sunsets and magnificent star gazing opportunities once the vessel has moored for the night. Take advantage of the guided nature walks and fun activities when the Murray Princess docks along the journey.
For the ultimate Murray River experience that includes 3 nights in Adelaide, a city highlights tour, wine tasting in McLaren Vale with a visit to the unique d’Arenburg Cube including lunch, followed by 3 nights cruising aboard the PS Murray Princess paddle wheeler along the Murray River, join the extensive 7 day / 6 night Adelaide and Mighty Murray tour.
The ultimate indulgence in premium wine and food
d'Arenburg Cube, McLaren Vale
Grape vines were first planted in The Barossa in the 1840s, and this region has become home to some of the world’s most famous and respected winemakers and chefs. If award-winning wine, gourmet food and indulgent rich chocolates are on your menu, visiting this region of South Australia is an absolute must.
On the Ultimate SA Food and Wine Experience, you’ll explore three of South Australia’s famous food and wine regions over 6 brilliant days. You’ll visit Kangaroo Island, McLaren Vale as well as The Barossa. On each tour, you will enjoy sightseeing, lunch and tastings at a selection of South Australia's best wineries, including False Cape Wines, the d’Arenberg Cube, Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop and Pindarie being just a few of the highlights. This ultimate South Australian package includes 5 nights accommodation, buffet breakfast daily, various tours and experiences as well as some meals.
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