Mar 19, 2021

Driving the Future of Wine Tourism

With many planes grounded and international borders closed, Australian's have taken to exploring their own back yard. In a place like South Australia, the best way to do that is by car. Adelaide, South Australia has 18 picturesque wine regions, 3250 vineyards, 680 wineries, and over 340 cellar doors, 200 of which are only an hours drive from the CBD.

With so much to explore, www.southaustralia.com has created some amazing drive routes to guide you to the best hidden secrets and out of the way spots.

The Epicurean Way

Grab your picnic basket and esky and journey through the iconic wine regions of McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Barossa and Clare Valley. Let your taste buds lead the way along the Epicurean Way road trip as you sip and dine your way through South Australia’s best wineries, restaurants and artisan produce. Download the Epicurean Way road trip map and take yourself on a deliciously decadent drive. Here’s our guide to the best things to see, do and most importantly taste along the way.

Southern Ocean Drive 

Stunning cliff faces, roaring waves and spectacular beaches are just some of the highlights of the Southern Ocean Drive. Not to mention the Coonawarra wine region, the Naracoorte Caves and Victor Harbor – the perfect spot to take in some whale watching during the winter months. Four-wheel drive along pristine beaches or kayak along the still waterways of the Coorong and explore Kangaroo Island.

Explorers Way 

The breathtaking scenery of the Outback is beautifully entwined with the history of our state along the Explorers Way. The 3000 kilometre journey from Adelaide to Darwin takes you through one of South Australia’s famous wine regions – the Clare Valley – before making its way to the spectacular Flinders Ranges and Outback.

Mighty Murray Way

The Murray River flows more than 2500 kilometres from the Snowy Mountains to the Southern Ocean in South Australia. Discover the Mighty Murray Way and follow the laid back rhythm of one of the world’s longest rivers. Uncover the lifeblood of industry, nature and lifestyle that is the Murray River.

 

With many thousands of kilometres of roads to explore, a vineyard at every turn, and world class food, winery and cellar door experiences to enjoy, why would you need to go anywhere else? Just jump in the car and away you go.