Accor is bringing some of Australia’s favourite holiday locations to your home, so you can time-out and be mesmerised by the iconic views and soothing sounds that make these destinations so famous.
While holidaying from home might not be your dream destination, taking time to connect and relax with places you love fuels wellbeing, resilience and calm.
Mount Lofty Sunrise Views
Southern Australia is home to some of the most beautiful scenery, kilometres of jaw-dropping coasts and produces several of the best wines the country has to offer.
Visiting this part of the country is always a pleasure, whether if it is an adventure that you’re looking for or a culinary feast is what you’re after. From the spectacular views of the Murray River to the vineyards in Barossa Valley, you are sure to find something that will keep you wanting more.
A sunrise view from the highest point in the southern Mount Lofty Ranges is something you won’t want to miss. Watching the vibrant hues change as the sun rises in the horizon is worth the trip to Adelaide alone.
Alight with vibrant street art, hidden pocket bars and dreamy beaches, Adelaide delivers so much more than its historic name, catering to a wide variety of visitors and interests. With festivals and events aplenty, stunning beaches and landscapes, buzzing bars, great shopping, fun for families plus food and wine galore – could you ask for anything more?
If you’re headed to Adelaide for your next Aussie adventure here’s some itinerary inspiration to set you off on the right foot.
World-Class Wine Regions
Adelaide and surrounds are home to some of the best wine regions in Australia. There are hundreds of award-winning wineries and cellar doors close to the city, located in famous winemaking regions including the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and Coonawarra. With so many spots to choose from your main challenge will be deciding which direction to head in first!
To make the most of your visit and enjoy the tastings on offer book a guided wine tour or arrange alternative transport like a minibus, private limousine or a bike.
Along with the world-class wine scene, Adelaide is also celebrated for its top quality food offering, making it a popular destination for lovers of fine foods.
One great way to sample the local produce is to visit one of the famous Adelaide food markets, with the Adelaide Central Market being the main drawcard. Opened 140 years ago and boasting more than 80 stalls selling local produce, specialty goods, artisan wares, gifts and more, you’re bound to find some of the state’s best eats, ingredients and creations here.
Beautiful Local Beaches
Many great South Australian beaches are located under an hour, or even under 30 minutes from Adelaide, meaning you can enjoy the perks of the city while still being in close proximity to the ocean.
For easy access Glenelg is a great option, with a tram running from the city to the waterfront. If you want to snorkel visit Christie’s beach or for surfing and body boarding check out Moana, about 40 minutes from the city.
Festivals for all Ages and Interests
Regardless of your hobbies and interests you’re bound to find a festival in Adelaide to suit, from larger annual affairs right through to niche and specialised events. Here are a few of the top Adelaide events to look forward to next year:
Adelaide Fringe Festival – February – March
The Adelaide Fringe Festival is the largest ‘open-access’ arts festival in Australia. The festival is celebrated for welcoming artists near and far to get involved and it certainly attracts the crowds because of it. The Fringe Festival sprawls across Adelaide, with performances and pop-ups taking place across the city, from theatre to comedy, film to cabaret, art, design and more. Expect your visit to the Fringe to be diverse and possibly like no other major arts event you’ve been to before.
WOMADelaide – March
WOMADelaide or WOMAD for short stands for World of Music, Arts and Dance. It’s a four day festival held each year that’s part of the Adelaide Festival. Hundreds of artists from around the world flock to Adelaide for this special event, ranging from music performances to multicultural cooking demonstrations, educational ‘Planet talks’ covering environmental issues, workshops and yoga to name but a few of the highlights.
Royal Adelaide Show – September
Combine a carnival with the best of agriculture and a celebration of all things local and you get the Royal Adelaide Show. Kicking off on the first weekend of September each year, this annual agricultural event is loved by locals and visitors alike. Visit the learning centre with the family for interactive and immersive experiences such as science activities and feeding baby animals, get your heart rate up on one of the carnival rides and sample gourmet food from exhibitors.
Whether you are a local or heading to Adelaide for a family getaway, Accor offers a range of Adelaide accommodation to suit all budgets and needs.
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