South Australia

Come for the wine, stay for the outback. Or stay for Kangaroo Island. Either way, the wine is only the first of a few outstanding reasons to visit.

Start in Adelaide, “the 20 minute city.” No matter where you go in Aussie’s charming 3rd largest city, it won’t take long to get there. The town is friendly and walkable.

Not far are the Barossa and Clare valleys — the country’s oldest, most popular and most prolific wine region. If you’ve had an Australian Shiraz, you’ve likely tasted the area’s products. Head to any number of terrific vineyards and wineries including Penfolds, where you can blend their varietals for your own custom bottle. Then stop at our favorite restaurant in the region, Appellation, for a meal hand-crafted to pair with your personalized vino.

A bit farther up the road lies the country’s most accessible section of the Outback. You’ll find rugged, majestic gorges, tree-lined creeks, a huge natural amphitheater and a unique underground hotel — the better to beat the heat.

Offshore is Kangaroo Island, Australia’s answer to the Galapagos. Stunning sea cliffs and amazing wildlife are a photographer’s dream.

South Australia – Top Activities

Taste a custom crafted wine in the Barossa or Clare Valleys
Visit the wild “bush” outback
Snap photos at Kangaroo Island cavorting in the forest with local wildlife

 

Port Lincoln, South Australia. Image: Tourism South Australia
Starting at $2,299

Best of Australia: Western Australia and South Australia Vacation

Discover unique flavors and hidden gems in Western Australia and South Australia. This vacation features beautiful beaches, delicious food and wine, and up-close wildlife encounters!

Trip Type: Cities, Food and Wine, Wildlife & Wilderness

Starting at $4,699

Tennis Australia Package: 2019 Australian Open and Great Ocean Road

Savor the thrills and excitement of seeing the world’s top tennis players compete for the champions’ trophies at the 2019 Australian Open! Be amazed by the skill and stamina of the superstars of world tennis when they line up for the first Grand Slam of the year. This is one of only 4 tournaments each year Read More…

Trip Type: Sports and Events

Sydney, New South Wales
Starting at $4,699

Australia Island Vacation: Reef, Wildlife, and Sydney

Hit the highlights of Australia in style. A local lunch cruise in Sydney, an exclusive retreat on the Great Barrier Reef, and an expertly guided wildlife tour on Kangaroo Island will make your Australia Island Vacation one to remember!

Trip Type: Highlights, Islands, Beaches & Reefs, Wildlife & Wilderness, Family Travel

New South Wales Golf Club. Image: Great Golf Courses of Australia
Starting at $5,099

Getaways Australia: Great Golf Courses of Australia

Enjoy a true taste of Australia with this magnificent golf vacation. Play some of the Great Golf Courses of Australia, from Royal Melbourne to Barnbougle Dunes, and discover country highlights, including the Great Barrier Reef, Tasmanian wilderness, and sunny Sydney.

Trip Type: Golf

Wine Tasting in South Australia. Image: Tourism Australia
Starting at $7,499

Spoil the Senses: Essential Australian Luxury Package

From awe-inspiring sights to fresh regional flavors, this 5-star vacation showcases Australia’s most indulgent highlights. Soak up the vastness of the remote outback, sample fine food and wine in the Barossa Valley, uncover Melbourne’s hidden gems, and unwind in serene spa country.

Trip Type: Highlights, Romantic Getaways, Food and Wine, Spa & Relaxation

Starting at $9,399

Australia Honeymoons: Epicurean Journey

This Honeymoon South Australia package was designed for a couple, he is a chef and she is an accountant. This was their post tax day Australia vacation. He wanted to taste all of the local cuisine; she needed a place to unwind and relax. They started their Australia vacation with a few days on luxurious Lizard Read More…

Trip Type: Food and Wine, Romantic Getaways

Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania. Image: Luxury Lodges of Australia
Starting at $9,699

South Australia and Fiji Luxury Travel Package: Food, Wine, and Beaches

Indulge in a feast of the senses in Australia, visiting some of the most scenic and delicious regions of the country. End your getaway at a unique luxury resort in Fiji. This itinerary features spectacular boutique accommodations where gourmet meals, beverages, and selected activities are all included.

Trip Type: Food and Wine, Romantic Getaways, Islands, Beaches & Reefs

qualia resort, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland. Image: Luxury Lodges of Australia
Starting at $11,499

Australia Luxury Lodges: Reef, Wildlife, and Wilderness

Experience the true heart of Australia with some of the most immersive and luxurious lodges in the country. From the Great Barrier Reef to Kangaroo Island, you’ll get a unique “sense of place” in each destination you visit.

Trip Type: Highlights, Islands, Beaches & Reefs, Outdoor Adventure, Romantic Getaways, Spa & Relaxation, Wildlife & Wilderness

Aboriginal Rock Art in the Kimberley. Image: Tourism Western Australia
Starting at $17,399

Escorted Australia Vacation Packages: Outback Culture Tour

Travel by private aircraft to some of the remote regions of outback Australia. See the Mary River Wetlands teeming with wildlife, meet the locals on the remote Tiwi Islands, explore a half-million-acre cattle ranch, fly over breathtaking Kimberley waterfalls, and much more.

Trip Type: Escorted Journeys, Heritage and Culture, Wildlife & Wilderness, Family Travel