Monday, March 14, 2016

Your Australian Holiday must include Kangaroo Island!

Imagine a place where the air is so fresh and the beaches are so clean and clear that your jaw may just drop. Kangaroo Island in South Australia is a destination that awakens the senses and makes you appreciate the earth, sea, vines and Australian wildlife in its natural habitat.


Kangaroo Island is home to a diverse range of wildlife. Imagine Seals basking on quiet beaches, Koalas munching unhurriedly on gum trees and Echidnas wandering around without a care. Kangaroos and wallabies hopping and skipping at every turn. Get closer to nature in the wild, or visit the award winning Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, home to over 150 species of Native Australian wildlife and over 600 animals.

You won't believe your eyes when you sight Remarkable Rocks. Over the centuries, the wind and elements have carved out the most awesome sculptures from these ancient, granite boulders.


Nearby is Admirals Arch, from where you descend to the blue waters to see New Zealand Fur Seals frolicking in the waves. Half an hour away is the pristine Seal Bay where you can listen to a large colony of Australian Sea Lions sing as they nurture their young.


Fancy a five star stay? Located at Hanson Bay on the Island’s South West Coast, Southern Ocean Lodge offers 21 luxurious guest suites, each with stylish sunken lounges, glass walled bathrooms and outdoor terraces. Dine at its in-house restaurant and bar where Chef Jack Ingram creates sophisticated fare with the Island’s freshest, local produce. Quality three and four star hotels are also available on the Island.


To arrive at Kangaroo Island, you first fly into Adelaide’s International Airport and take either a short 25 minute flight, or travel for 1.5 hours by road and ferry.


Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is also the country's capital of food, wine and festivals! Voted Australia's most liveable city, Adelaide is well connected with direct international and domestic flights, in addition to interstate coaches and train services.

Adelaide is a well-planned city, easy to explore by foot, embraced by the sea on one side and rolling hills on the other. Base yourself here to explore Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley wine region and of course, Kangaroo Island.


Cricket fans love the charming Adelaide Oval ground, which also houses the Sir Donald Bradman Museum, with the legendary batsman's personal collection of memorabilia.

A new footbridge connects you from Adelaide Oval to the southern side of the picturesque River Torrens to explore the transforming CBD of Adelaide City. Try your luck at the new casino tables of Sky City Adelaide, or meander through the laneways of Leigh and Peel Street to experience the best new cafes and bars.

Shop till you drop in Adelaide's recently upgraded Rundle Mall, with more than 600 shops in its many arcades. The outdoor Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Mall, located just five minutes from Adelaide’s International Airport, is a one-stop destination for designer brands and homewares that are always on SALE.


Adelaide is a Foodie’s Heaven. Over 700 restaurants offer multicultural cuisine with a focus on local produce and value for money dining. Well known for authentic Chinese, Italian, Thai, Australian and Indian cuisines, Adelaide restaurants offer great choices for vegetarians too. Say cheers with delicious South Australian wines.

A twenty minute drive takes you up to Adelaide Hills. Visit quaint towns, full of heritage homes. Explore the historic Hahndorf German village, pick your own fresh strawberries under the sun at Beerenberg Strawberry Farm. At Cleland Wildlife Park, you can cuddle a koala and hand feed kangaroos.


An hour North of Adelaide, you’ll discover the passionately tendered vines of the Barossa Valley. It's the world's most famous Shiraz wine producing region. Over 70 wineries invite you in for wine tasting. Learn about wine-making at the visitor centres of Jacob’s Creek and Wolf Blass. Else, blend your own wine at Penfolds winery and take it home to say cheers with friends on your return.

A holiday to Australia is incomplete without Adelaide and Kangaroo Island…places that are sure to make your family go WOW!

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