Adelaide Tours Activities and Sightseeing
Experiences That Will Show You The Best of Australia Activities in Adelaide, Kangaroo Island and the Barossa Valley Wine Area
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Adelaide, Hahndorf and the Adelaide Hills.
Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills around Hahndorf and the coast stretching down the coast to Cape Jervis, the ferry departure point for Kangaroo Island, is an historic and interesting part of Australia. Usually accessed by way of Adelaide, most of the attractions in the area can be visited in day trips from the City. The Map of Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf, Australia will give you a good perspective of the whole area. Our Map of Adelaide Australia will help you discover what is known as "Light's Vision", honouring Colonel William Light who designed the City as surveyor General of Adelaide in the 1830's. Hotels and Accommodation in Adelaide around the North Terrace section of Downtown Adelaide are in the best location in the city. There is also a wide range of accommodation on Kangaroo Island.
Adelaide, with a population of almost one and a half million, is the centre of Government for South Australia and is one hours flight from Melbourne, and about one and a half hours flight from Sydney. It is architecturally a very interesting city, with many of the original buildings intact and renovated. Adelaide was not settled as part of Australia's Convict System, as were Hobart, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney, but rather by free settlers from Europe attracted to the promise of freedom from religious persecution. Adelaide Tours Activities will show you the city centre, the pretty and fashionable inner suburbs, the Beach precinct around Glenelg, and the Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf.
Adelaide Tours Activities and Sightseeing
Tours, Activities, Experiences and Sightseeing In and Around Adelaide, Hahndorf, Kangaroo Island, the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale
Kangaroo Island is larger than it might first appear when viewed on a full map of Australia. It is the third largest island off the coast of Australia (behind Tasmania and Melville Island) and lies to the south of Adelaide by about 112 Kms (70 miles), its closest point to the mainland of Australia being about 13 Kms (8 miles) near Cape Jervis. Kangaroo Island is famous for the wildlife that can be seen in the wild - it is one of the few places in Australia that you can almost be guaranteed seeing a Koala in the wild, along with Kangaroos, Australia Fur Seals, Sea Lions and Wallabies. An interesting, but little known fact is that the Koalas that are so prolific on Kangaroo Island are an introduced species from Mainland Australia. Because they are isolated from the Mainland, they have reached almost plague proportions on Kangaroo Island. Excellent hotels in Kangaroo Island are available if you wish to stay a few days, but if you are short on time in South Australia then the Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide will show you the highlights and the wildlife.
Hahndorf and the Adelaide Hills.
In 1838 the ship "Zebra" arrived in Adelaide with a number of Lutheran migrants looking for a better life and religious freedom. They settled in what is today called Hahndorf, named after the captain of the Zebra, Dirk Hahn. Hahndorf today still displays the German influence of the early settlers, particularly in its architecture. The famous Australian Artist, Hans Heysen lived and worked in Hahndorf and his studio can be visited on the Adelaide Highlights and Hahndorf Afternoon Sightseeing Tour.
The Barossa Valley Wine Region.
Some 69 Kms (40 miles) to the northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is perhaps the most famous of the Australian Wine Areas. Home to the well known Jacob's Creek Label (yes, the Creek exists - you can drive over it while you are in the Barossa), and many other famous vineyards, it is also possible to visit a lot of smaller, boutique wineries if you pick the correct tour. The Barossa Valley with Hahndorf Tour from Adelaide will give you a very good introduction to both the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa Valley.
McLaren and the Southern Vales Wine Region.
To the south of Adelaide, and influenced by the cool coastal climate, McLaren Vale and the Southern Vales wine region will make you think you are in Italy. Wine, olives and fine food are the mark of McLaren Vale, and there is plenty of each to be found. A Victor Harbor with McLaren Vale Wine Region Tour from Adelaide will give you a good look at the scenery and winemaking prowess of this fabulous area. What a way to spend a day!
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