South Australia is home to some long, hot summers, stunning beaches, and some of the best wine regions in the world, The Festival State is well known for it’s Tour Down Under, Clipsal V8 Supercars, Comedy Festival, Fringe Festival, WomAdelaide, and many other events. it’s the gateway to the unique national landscapes of the Flinders Ranges and picturesque Kangaroo Island.
Oh yes, the Adealide Hills, it’s the talk of everyone who has ever been to Adelaide and we believe the most revisited by return tourists.
Visit award-winning wineries, like Lane Winery, Nepenthe, Shaw + Smith, and Hahndorf Hill Winery with their all NEW Choco Vino; tasting wines and the chocolate together, mmm to die for.
Buy home-made apple pies and fresh fruit at The Old Apple Shed. If you can stand the pain, try Melba’s chocolate factory. Sample cheese at Woodside Cheese Wrights.Eat lunch and drink award-winning beer at Lobethal Bierhaus.
Buy art and produce at Lobethal’s Adelaide Hills Market. Climb Gumeracha’s Big Rocking Horse, the biggest in the world! See old cars and more at Birdwood’s National Motor Museum.
Barossa Valley (Wine Region)
The world famous Barossa Valley is only a 50 minute drive northeast of Adelaide. Some must see stops include Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, Steiny’s Traditional Mettwurst and Barossa Cheese.
Hanhdorf is a small town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. Currently an important tourism spot, it has previously been a centre for farming and services. It is accessible from Adelaide, the South Australian capital, via the South Eastern Freeway.
The town was settled by Lutheran migrants largely from in and around a small village then named Kay in Prussia and now known as Kije, Lubusz Voivodeship in Poland. Many settlers arrived aboard the Zebra on 28 December 1838. The town is named after the Danish Dirk Meinhertz Hahn, capital of the Zebra. It is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement.
Kangaroo Island is a pristine wilderness – a place that has offered protection to substantial populations of native Australian animals, a place of beauty and a place of escape.
Kangaroo Island (or ‘KI’ as the locals call it) is also big and surprisingly diverse. If you traverse its 155km length you’ll find soaring cliffs, dense forest, towering sand dunes, wetlands, and massive arcs of bone white beach.
Some 4,400 folk live here, most of them primary producers, many of them descended from islanders who have farmed the land and fished the seas for generations.
Naturally enough, being surrounded by fertile lands and rich waters, Kangaroo Island produces some of Australia’s finest gourmet foods. Gastronomic adventurers should get ready to be amazed by the likes of freshly caught King George Whiting, sheep’s cheese, marron, a unique variety of honey, and an exciting range of varietal wines.You’ll also find rich histories, a thriving arts community, and a range of accommodation options ranging from outdoor swags to lighthouse keeper’s cottages to super-chic retreats.
Brisbane is a popular tourist destination. Major landmarks and attractions include South Bank Parklands, the City Botanic Gardens, King George Square and City Hall, the Story Bridge, the Mount Coot-the Botanic Gardens and Lookout and the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. It is capital city of the Australian state of Queensland, and it is the third largest city in Australia. Boasting over 2.54 million people, Brisbane offers all the infrastructure and facilities of a global hub for technology and tourism and comes with the sunshine and warm weather we all love to enjoy!
Brisbane is well known for its spring jacaranda blossoms, being the holder of multiple commonwealth games, G20 Summit and World Expo 88. It is a city set close to the Pacific Ocean, and is situated beside the Brisbane River on plains between Moreton Bay and the Great Dividing Range in south-eastern Queensland.
The Moreton Bay penal settlement was founded in 1824 at Redcliffe as a place for secondary offenders from the Sydney colony, and soon moved to North Quay in 1825 on the banks of the Brisbane River, so named for Sir Thomas Brisbane. the governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825. The name is derived from the Scottish Gaelic “bris“, meaning “to break or smash” and the Old English word “ban” meaning “bone“.
German Lutherans established the first free settlement of Zion Hill at Nundah in 1838, and in 1859 Brisbane was chosen as Queensland’s capital when the state separated from New South Wales. By the late 19th century, the city had grown into a major port and centre of immigration. During World War II, the Allied command in the South West Pacific was based in the city, along with the headquarters for General Douglas MacArthur of the United States Army.
Aboriginal groups claiming traditional ownership of the area include the Yugara, Jagera, Turrbal and Quandamooka peoples. Brisbane is the homeland of a number of Aboriginal language groups, primarily the Yugara language group which includes the Turrbal language. The area of the city is also referred to as ‘Meanjin’, the Turrbal name referring to land on which parts of the city are built.
Experience sun, sand, and surf along Australia’s Gold Coast! This Queensland gem is ideal for picture-perfect beach holidays and sightseeing tours. Just south of Brisbane, you’ll also find amusement and theme parks here as well as plenty of hiking trails for the outdoor enthusiast.
From beautiful sandy beaches to pristine national parks, seaside resorts to charming hinterland towns, there’s a holiday in the Sunshine Coast for everyone.Over 100 kilometres of sandy beaches stretch from family-friendly Caloundra to the pristine Cooloola Coast.
You could fall in love with vibrant Mooloolaba, sophisticated Noosa or rub shoulders with the international golfing jetset at Coolum.Be enchanted by the magic of the hinterland where magnificent coastal views, galleries, craft communities, and friendly country towns can be visited in the Glass House Mountains, Blackall Range, Noosa Hinterland, and lush Mary Valleys.
New South Wales
Sun, surf, relaxation, and creativity – a laid-back tourist mecca that’s one of Australia’s top destinations for local and overseas visitors looking to experience a heady mix of beachy indulgences, cultural intrigue, and some of the best nightlife our vast country has to offer. Captain Cook thought it was worthy of a visit way back in 1770 and for decades now many writers, artists, filmmakers, and other creative individuals have made Byron Bay their home.
Byron Bay may have a population of around 30,000, but in summertime you’ll be forgiven for thinking that it’s twice that. While relatively balmy enough all year around, Holidaymakers include couples looking for a romantic getaway, friends, and groups looking for sun fun and adventure have found it here, the location that pleases and surprises everyone.
A life-changing amusement park, Byron Bay offers not only sights and activities galore, but an array of pristine beaches lapped by rolling waves, the arcing tails of huge whales, the lush and fragrant local flora, and the binocular-worthy native fauna. The day will pass quickly with surfing, swimming, diving, and cycling, while arts and culture lovers find themselves thumbing through thick lists outlining the array of festivals, events, retreats, and exhibitions that occur in Byron Bay throughout the year.
Food comes to mind when talking Byron Bay wining, dining, and eyes wide open as the large slab if sticky date reaches the table (twisted sister cafe), Byron Bay doesn’t disappoint. This on-the-pulse city boasts an impressive array of global eats ranging from cheap snacks to fine dining, to your casual and familiar corner pub to up-market lounges serving up some of Australia’s best vino and brews. Accommodation options abound, whether you’re in need of somewhere to pitch your tent or a luxury suite, you’ll find it in Byron Bay.
Byron Bay might be positioned about as far east as it’s possible to get while still being on Australian shores, but it’s not difficult to reach.
With the Gold Coast International Airport and the Ballina Byron Gateway just 40 minutes away, and the trip from Brisbane International taking just under an hour and a half, Byron Bay’s famous lighthouse will be in sight before anyone gets around to saying, “Great Day Tours?”