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Luxury holidays in South Australia
Destinations in South Australia
Once touted as the ‘City of Churches’, Adelaide is making a concerted effort to lose the pious tag and re-express itself as a creative, progressive destination with a kickin’ arts scene, fab restaurants and more bars than you could blitz in a year.
A breezy road-trip north-east of the capital of South Australia (take the scenic route via the Adelaide Hills), the Barossa Valley dukes it out with NSW’s Hunter Valley for bragging rights as the most celebrated grape-growing region in Australia.
Australia’s most accessible outback, the Flinders Ranges – just a five-hour drive from Adelaide – serves up a wildly beautiful landscape that's home to geological wonder Wilpena Pound, aboriginal rock art and native wildlife.
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CheeseFest was founded by Kris Lloyd, of award-winning Woodside Cheese Wrights. Now in its 10th year, it’s inspired by the British Cheese Awards, as well as festivals in Italy and France that Kris encountered on her travels. This year, 25,000 people flocked to Adelaide’s Rymill Park to toast 30 top-notch Australian cheesemakers.
Don’t just take our word for it. We’ve spoken to some super-talented locals – chef Jock Zonfrillo; winemakers Chester Osborn and Natasha Mooney; cheesemaker Kris Lloyd – about what they do, why they do it and what it tastes like. See what they had to say.
Don’t go it alone. Pick from one of South Australia’s famous festivals and meet top producers, chefs, winemakers and locals. Tasting Australia celebrates the state’s bountiful produce, and its journey from paddock to plate. This week-long festival is held every May in Adelaide and surrounding regions.
Fork on the Road, held monthly in Adelaide, champions the city’s food trucks, vans, carts and bikes. It encourages new businesses to try out their recipes on an appreciative public, fostering a community feel and a shared food culture that bodes well for future feasting.