Best Day Trips from Adelaide

Best Day Trips from Adelaide

Best Day Trips from Adelaide

Adelaide may not be the most popular city in Australia, but this “Big small town” boasts an art scene of young creatives, vibrant enough to call this city Radelaide! The rad capital of South Australia is a hot bursting place both in terms of weather and hip culture. Replete with culture, entertainment, great events, tranced wines, sun-soaked beaches, green parklands, and ancient buildings, you will never stop at one place, as this city has so much into it that’s blasting with energy. Not only this, even the day trip destinations from Adelaide are some truly worth visiting places in South Australia. Here are some of the best day trips from Adelaide to check out:

1. Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo gives you perfect opportunities to talk shop with animals without being eaten up! The animals you may encounter here are – giraffes, meerkats, zebras, chimpanzees, lions, rhino and cheetahs. While in the vicinity of the zoo, you can take the safari bus rides to every corner of the zoo. Also, the zoo allows you to stroll through the land on pre-determined trails for some amazing views. You can enjoy the zoo by driving or renting the taxi or taking the 1-hour bus journey.

2. Glenelg

Glenelg is a quiet and calm place to relax away from the noisy tourist crowds of city. If lucky, you can spot the dolphins in the water of Glenelg Beach while swimming. Go out shopping and eating on Jetty Road or check out some other beaches like Brighton, Semaphore and Largs Bay. The city’s only 20 minutes away from the main city of Adelaide. Rented taxis and local buses are easily available to get your foot in the city.

3. Barossa

The spiritual home of wine lovers is Barossa Valley! This picturesque place hosts some good number of events and the flavors of food from local produce here are world-class. The remarkable Shiraz of the valley and its wine is famous all over Australia! There is a number of vineyards offering tours and wine tasting with some delicious food! Barossa is a 1 hour trip from Adelaide via car or taxi. Also, there are many tour operators offering tour packages to Barossa.

4. Hahndorf

The oldest German settlement in Adelaide is this town of Hahndorf. The city hasn't changed much from its first day of settlements- quaint cobblestoned cottages; aroma of German bakeries, oomph bands in every inn, a full lager stein, shops showcasing skills in leather, wood or fabrics,; the smell of hot cooked sausages and at last, yum sweet fudge! Hahndorf boasts its old architecture and colonial vibes and the city is worth a visit for a stroll, shop and dine in the past! Buses commute daily for Hahndorf taking 20 minutes to reach the destination. You can also rent a taxi for self-drive or with the driver to reach the location at same time.

5. Victor Harbor

The lovely morning breeze and sunrise of Victor Harbor are worth a watch! The place is best known for the display of marine life, mainly dolphins and whales, with one of the best views in Adelaide! The place is fenced by the national park and if you go to Granite Island by horse-drawn tram, you might get lucky to see the colony of penguins! The place is also famous for the cockle train or Steam Ranger Heritage Railway which runs from Victor Harbor to Goolwa, the nearby town. Victor Harbor is 1 hour 10 minutes journey from Adelaide via taxi, or you can commute through regular local buses or even get on the train.

6. Fleurieu Peninsula

This place of South Australia offers some of the best-tasted food, wines, rich wildlife and wonderful events! Being the part of the peninsula, the water here is amazing to try out some adventurous sports like surfing, jet skiing, kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Apart from sports, the place offers some rugged hillscapes for trekking, infinite golden beaches for a stroll and mysterious coves to explore. It takes 1hour 20mins from Adelaide to reach the Fleurieu peninsula. You can reach via train which will drop you at seafood and from there, hire a taxi to reach the destination. For a direct route, you can take a bus or rent a taxi which will drop you a little early.

Adelaide is all set to take you deep inside its coasts, on the surface of beaches and on the lane of past while you still crave for them!
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