Discover Adelaide, a thoughtfully planned capital city encircled by leafy parklands, and the Barossa Valley, a lush region offering some of the country’s best-known vineyards.
Unusual for an Australian city in that it was created as a colony for free settlers rather than convicts, Adelaide’s genteel beginnings are reflected in its tidy, grid-like centre, wide streets and stately Victorian architecture. The sprawling Adelaide Parklands and Botanic Gardens are two further enduring legacies of clever town planning, providing welcome peace and greenery in an otherwise concrete urban environment. Famed for religious tolerance, the South Australian capital was known as “The City of Churches” for decades.
The world-renowned vineyards of the Barossa Valley are just 70 minutes outside Adelaide. Unique in that it was settled by a mix of both English and German pioneers, the region features continental elements in the local language, architecture and cuisine. Incredible wines are part of this special heritage – the product of generations of winemakers whose knowledge of soil, grapes and conditions is second to none in Australia.