Top 3 Day Trip Destinations to Check Out from Adelaide, Australia

Barossa Valley in Australia
Barossa Valley in Australia. Photo by Mikael Andreasson on Unsplash

Like most major Australian cities, Adelaide has many amazing attractions in store, but the real magic starts once you explore its surroundings. If you’re staying in this city for long enough to embark on a day trip or two, here are some of the best destinations to take into consideration.

Kangaroo Island

There are ferries taking you from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island and it takes about 2.5 hours to get there, but it’s a ride worth taking. Australia’s third-largest island will win you over with its natural beauty and it’s best known for being home to little penguin colonies.

Fleurieu Peninsula

If you’re exploring Australia by car, your road trip will be incomplete without a ride down the coast from Adelaide to the Fleurieu Peninsula. There are many beautiful beaches scattered along its rugged coastline and the road may take you to some of the most notable wine regions in this area, starting with McLaren Vale.

Barossa Valley

Speaking of day trips every wine lover should take from Adelaide, a visit to Barossa Valley is a must. Beyond its rolling hills and scenic vistas, you’ll stumble upon around 200 wineries, which are known for the local Shiraz grapes. They offer everything from wine tours to cellar-door tastings.