July 20, 2017

South Australia

Here attraction is just another word for adventure

South Australia is associated with it’s huge semi-desert areas in the far-flung Outback. It is very dry, but also the most urbanised.

Adelaide, the capital, is rightly called ‘the city of churches.’

Best travel time:
June – August are peak tourism months here.
On the other hand, Australia’s summer is also a nice time to visit.
In winters, temperatures rarely dip below freezing, and snow falls only in the ski-fields of Victoria, and the Snowy Mountains of southern New South Wales.
So, its an all time destination!!!!

Things of attraction:
Barossa Valley – Chill out in the gum covered valleys, steep hills, wildlife sanctuaries and apple and pear orchards.
Kangaroo Island – Sea lions are the main attraction here, and can be clearly viewed from Seal Bay where you can walk close to them. Kangaroos are found at the Flinders Chase national park, along with Cape Barren geese, koalas, possums and wallabies.

Naracoorte – The Naracoorte Caves Conservation Park is famous for its limestone caves. Fossil cave has one of the richest fossil deposits in the world including specimens of animals of the Ice Age.
Port Lincoln – The reef here attracts the white pointer shark. There is an underwater observatory and viewing platform for visitors to enjoy these delights.
Tumby Bay – Interesting spots here are the beaches of Poonta and Cowley, with good swimming and fishing opportunities.
Tantanoola – A visit to this region is incomplete without a visit to the Tiger Hotel to see the ‘Tantanoola Tiger’ – the story is folklore and the remains of the tiger remain to this day. Another spot is the Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park.
Coonalpyn – Interesting wildlife including kangaroos, echidnas, emus and mallee fowl found here.

Dining out:
There’s a restaurant to suit every palate.
Sample fusion menu at The Grange in the Adelaide Hilton or blend Petaluma wines with your meal at Bridgewater Mill in the Adelaide Hills.
Try regional cheeses and freshwater marron at the Ozone Seafront Hotel on Kangaroo Island.
The recent evolution of passionate regional food groups means you’ll never be short of mouth-watering local dishes to accompany you.
Local delicacies are mainly German food in the Barossa region; on the coast – crabs, crayfish and other seafood. Kangaroo steak is a specialty of the region.
Nightlife:
Adelaide has an amazing nightlife. The Adelaide Casino is a haven for baccarat and roulette players amid its magnificent Corinthian columns.
There is also a concentration of nightclubs and discos on Hindley Street in the heart of the city. Large crowds visit the pubs and cafes in Rundle Street.

Transportation:
South Australia has a lot of distance between places of interest.
– The best way to see it is by car, though a limited rail service connects Adelaide with some areas.
– Adelaide’s public bus network is divided into three zones, the city centre classed as Zone 1.
– The CityLoop bus operates free bus service every 15 minutes around the city centre.
– Another free bus, the Bee Line runs along North Terrace, down King William Street to Victoria Street.
– All city free buses are wheelchair-accessible