10 Must-Visit Places In and Around Adelaide & Barossa - Food, Wine, Scenic Spots & More!

10 Must-Visit Places In and Around Adelaide & Barossa – Food, Wine, Scenic Spots & More!

Taste the freshest produce, imbibe acclaimed wines, take in stunning views and coo at incredible wildlife!

Mention Australia and the first cities that come to mind would probably be Sydney, Melbourne or Gold Coast. But if you’re looking for an alternative Australian experience away from the touristy usuals, why not venture down south and explore the hidden gems of Adelaide and Barossa instead?

Bursting with culture, amazing views, marvellous food and vineyards, South Australia is as majestic as you’d imagine it to be. Here are some places you simply cannot miss visiting!

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Besides exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, you’ll also get ample free time to roam around Adelaide on your own. Sounds like the perfect vacation? Click here to book now!

1. Adelaide Central Market

The Adelaide Central Market is an explosion of brilliant colours and delicious smells originating from their farm-fresh fruit and vegetables, hormone-free and smoked meats, artisanal cheeses, and more!

Baked goods and savoury dishes made from those brilliantly fresh ingredients are also available, so grab a snack or two to munch on as you tour through this foodie paradise!

Address: 44-60 Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

2. Victor Harbor Horse-Drawn Tram

Experience the only horse-drawn tram ride in Australia at the Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram! Hop on one of these quaint trams – a remnant of the city’s distinctive heritage – and be taken across the causeway by a majestic Clydesdale horse. Not only is it an exhilarating and novel ride, you will also be treated to beautiful views of the coastline and Granite Island. The tram service runs on a strict timetable and requires a ticket to ride.

Address: Esplanade, Victor Harbor SA 5211, Australia

3. Big Duck Boat Tour

The Big Duck Boat Tours’ Southern Ocean Adventure is a breathtaking tour on water, showcasing Adelaide’s sublime coastline and abundant marine life! Be prepared to catch sight of anything from the lovable New Zealand fur seals to magnificent humpback whales during whale season, which takes place from June to September.

Be awed by the striking cliffs and other towering granite structures that amalgamate into spectacular vistas in the horizon. The Big Duck Boat Tour is reservation-only and highly popular, so be sure to book your slots way in advance!

Address: Granite Island Causeway, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211

If you hate the hassle of booking your accommodation, transport, and tours all by yourself, why not leave it to the experts at Dynasty Travel? The carefully curated 7D5N Best of Adelaide and Kangaroo Island itinerary guarantees you a spot on the Big Duck Boat Tour out on the sparkling turquoise waters of Adelaide, as well as many other exciting activities!

4. Kangaroo Island

A mammoth island off the southern coast of Australia, Kangaroo Island draws visitors from all over with its stunning natural formations, rich wildlife and delicious food!

Image credit: Seal Bay Instagram

You may have seen sea lions in the zoo but have you seen Australian Sea Lions in their natural habitat? The Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island is the only place on Earth that you can walk amongst this rare species in their natural habitat. Get your cameras ready to snap these adorable animals in action!

Image credit: Stefan Forster Photography (bottom left)

Wander through Flinder’s Chase National Park where you can spot native Australian animals like the echidna, wallaby and of course, kangaroos! While you’re there, marvel at the power of natural elements in shaping the Remarkable Rocks, which stand as natural works of art.

Another architectural wonder in Flinder’s Chase National Park is the Admiral’s Arch, where you can marvel at gorgeous stretches of blue ocean. Don’t miss out on some of the most beautiful sights in the world, here on Kangaroo Island!

In addition, you’ll get a chance to see Australia’s cutest and coolest creatures at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, which has one of the largest sustainable populations of koalas in the wild!

5. Hahndorf

Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement, Hahndorf, is a European village that has maintained its timeless charm and enchanting architecture. Stroll along the streets full of handicraft stores, art and jewellery shops, and delight in an array of local products!

In a place infused with rich heritage and indigenous culture, take the chance to learn more about this unique village when you visit. Then, indulge in some delicious German delicacies and complement it with a glass of wine or German beer!

6. Beerenberg Strawberry Farm

Image credit: Beerenberg Facebook

The family-owned Beerenberg Strawberry Farm is well-known for their sweet, juicy strawberries that are just as good freshly picked as they are in cakes, jams and other concoctions. Learn more about their farm and how these strawberries are grown, before sampling some of this luscious fruit! If you visit from November to April, you’ll even get the exciting opportunity to pick your own strawberries! They also have 90 different kinds of sauces, jams, condiments and dressings, so go wild and purchase some back for your family and friends.

Address: 2106 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf SA 5245, Australia

7. Haigh’s Chocolates

Image credit: Haigh’s Chocolates

Chocolate to die for, anyone? Haigh’s Chocolates is the producer of high quality, fresh chocolates, including chocolate frogs, truffles and other sinful confectionaries! Dynasty Travel’s 7D5N Best of Adelaide and Kangaroo Island itinerary even takes you on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour, granting you access to the process of chocolate-making, down to the confectioners’ careful finishing of these exquisite treats.

Image credit: Haigh’s Chocolates

Learn about how the best cocoa beans are procured and the meticulous attention to detail that goes into perfecting each and every piece of chocolate. Stop by the store to succumb to these mouthwatering divine chocolates, and don’t forget to purchase some of these guilty pleasures back home!

Address: 154 Greenhill Road, Adelaide, South Australia, 5063

Can’t wait to sink your teeth into these delightfully sinful confectioneries? Or freshly plucked strawberries? Dynasty Travel’s 7D5N Best of Adelaide and Kangaroo Island itinerary promises you an unforgettable time, learning about and feasting on local produce. All you have to do, is get your ravenous appetite ready for a feast!

8. Jacob’s Creek Vineyard

Jacob’s Creek is one of the world’s most renowned wineries with multiple vineyards scattered across Australia, ensuring that their grapes are produced in the best conditions available in the country. The vineyard in Barossa Hills is the original birthplace of their famous Shiraz and Riesling wines!

Wine lover or not, you don’t have to be a connoisseur to appreciate the art of winemaking. If you’d like to learn about the entire process, you can go on a tour of a display vineyard, and learn about the various types of grapes grown there. You’ll also be treated to a more hands-on learning experience on wine, with an extensive wine-tasting session comprising of seven different wines!

Address: Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat, South Australia, 5352

9. Mengler Hill Lookout Point

Not a sight to be missed, Mengler’s Hill offers a spectacular panoramic view of the valley below, featuring expansive vineyards and rolling hills that stretch into the horizon. Located in the Barossa Sculpture Park, admire outdoor artworks by local artists and keep your eyes peeled for sightings of local wildlife!  

10. Lyndoch Lavender Farm

Be greeted by the picturesque sight of rows upon rows of lavender at the Lyndoch Lavender Farm! A sprawling compound of over 90 varieties of lavender plants, it makes the perfect backdrop for gorgeous photos.

Relish the opportunity to try lavender biscuits, ice-cream and discover other gourmet condiments that lavender can be used in. You can also choose to purchase body and home products that incorporate lavender as a charming and calming element! Get your wallets ready, because it’s impossible to resist the soothing scent of lavender.

Address: 407 Tweedies Gully Rd, Williamstown SA 5351, Australia

There’s plenty more to do and see in Southern Australia and these are just some of the things that you must experience when you visit! If you’re raring to hit up all these great places but don’t know where to start, don’t worry Dynasty Travel’s 7D5N Best of Adelaide and Kangaroo Island itinerary has got it all planned out for you.

With this package, you can visit these wonderful places in ultimate comfort whilst enjoying the perks of exclusive guided tours. You’ll also get ample free time so that you can explore Adelaide and Barossa to your heart’s content and at your own pace. So what are you waiting for?  

Click here to book the ultimate trip to Adelaide that promises irresistible food, iconic wines, amazing sights and diverse wildlife!


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Chloe Ang
Chloe Ang

Chloe spends her life trying to find the divine balance between eating, reading and travelling. When she’s not bounding off to explore new places, she’s likely slothing it out and stuffing her face. Her dream is to eat and read her way around the world, but her ultimate dream though is to be a cat.

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