A state of rolling hills, lush greenery and natural beauty, the food and drink experiences in South Australia are as good as they are because of the fresh and local produce grown here. Don’t believe us? Let us take you on a journey through the state, by the end of which your tastebuds will be begging for the flavours of the south.
Sometimes its not always explosive adventure that exists the masses, and if you are looking to switch up the vibe this is a perfect way to finish off your Perth to Adelaide Tours and have time to rest whilst exploring something new.
Explore 18 Wine Regions
Yes, there really are 18 wine regions in South Australia, all providing unforgettable wine experiences whether you’d like to share a Shiraz with a loved one in the Barossa Valley or sip on a bold red in Coonawarra. With over 200 cellar doors right on the doorstep of Adelaide city, you’re never far from a tempting glass of vino. As a result, there are many tour companies that can take you on a winery experience for a full day of tasting, so you don’t have to worry about getting home! If you’d rather immerse yourself in the beauty of the valleys and vineyards, you can spend a weekend soaking it all up in countryside accommodation.
Embark On A Cheese Feast
South Australia’s great wines can be accompanied by a variety of different foods, but no better than the locally produced cheeses. A match made in heaven, cheese and wine tours are in abundance, including the Cheese and Wine Trail that begins at Blessed Cheese café in McLaren Vale. Serving delicious platters with artisan cheeses, you can also enjoy a cheese and wine matching experience in-house. In the Barossa Valley, the Barossa Valley Cheese Company in Angaston provides a hamper and map for you to travel around the region in search of beautiful wines for your selection of cheeses.
With a dramatic coastline, South Australia also sells and serves some of the country’s freshest seafood. Renowned for oysters, prawns, tuna and rock lobster, the Eyre Peninsular’s seafood trail is particularly special with tours providing an insight into the fishing fleet of Port Lincoln Marina and even giving lessons in how to shuck an oyster. You’ll also get to visit the best seafood restaurants and outlets, whether you prefer to dine out or cook your own.
Grow A Pear
Due to the long, warm summers of inland South Australia, a multitude of fruits can be grown. From peaches and cherries to pears and avocado, and of course, grapes, whatever your preference, you can probably find it grown locally here. Not only does the production provide fresh fruit for locals and visitors, it also provides thousands of jobs for fruit pickers – particularly popular for those seeking regional work for their second year working holiday visa.
A Melting Pot of Markets
Of course, all of this food and wine needs to be sold, and the best places to find it all is at the many markets. Full of life, vibrant colours and fresh aromas, Adelaide Central Market is most popular for city dwellers with everything you could possibly need including fruit, veg, meat, cheese, bread, nuts and more, and is open from Tuesday to Saturday. Of course, there’s also an abundance of Farmers’ Markets for extreme food lovers, selling regional produce for the freshest of ingredients.