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Day trips from Adelaide

By Carlton Leisure - 15/09/2015


Adelaide the capital of South Australia is also called ‘City Of Churches’; thanks to various cathedrals and spires dotting city’s landscape. But in recent decades, the city has outgrown its image of sleepy town and now it is bustling with energy giving travellers more reasons to book flights to Adelaide. The South Australian capital is now home to a multiethnic population that gives it a multicultural character. And now we can see instances of this multiculturalism in markets, food, shopping and cultural performances. The streets are squeaky clean, grid patterned and surrounded by parklands that makes it all the more the interesting. Apart from the city, there are more interesting options situated on its outskirts that can be experience on a day trip. Here we give a lowdown on popular day trips from Adelaide.

Glenelg Beach

One of most visited destinations for Adelaide bound tourists, Glenelg Beach throws enough options way that includes swimming, watching marine wildlife or just sit laidback on beaches. Situated on holdfast way at a short drive from the city centre the beach combines the beauty of a beach with a rural charm. Apart from the foreigners, locals too frequent this in order to escape the heat of the city. There are several eating joints in neighbourhood that make your visit more interesting.

Port Adelaide

Situated at distance of 14km to the north-west the city port is a fun excursion you would love to often have. The streets are lined with heritage buildings that make it more interesting. The guests would have options to visit maritime, railway or childhood museums where they can have a better understanding of the area. You can enjoy a boat ride and if lucky you can also spot a dolphin in its natural setting. Additionally you can also watch cultural performances held by a theatre company.


The surroundings of the Adelaide have several regions but Barossa Valley which is situated at a distance of 56km to the north-east holds a great historic importance. The wine region still has footprints of its Prussian and English settlers. There are several eateries and cafes in vicinity to make your experience memorable. The area has around 200 wineries and guests can enjoy wine tasting at some of the wineries.

Adelaide Hills

A short drive from the city takes you to Adelaide Hills which gives an ideal place for vacation in a rural setting. The place has a microclimate of its own, that makes it all the more interesting. The area was inhabited by the Prussian settlers and it is a hot favourite among tourists with varying nationalities. With several wineries and Gorge Wildlife Park in vicinity, the area makes a great place for vacationers.

Fleurieu Peninsula

You need to drive for an hour to reach at this place which is calm and quiet. The place is ideal for fishing where you can catch salmon, trout, bream, mullet and other species of fishes. The area is well known for its spectacular scenery and it has also been filmed in the Clive Owen film The Boys are Back. During your visit to Victor peninsula you can also spot whales close to the shore.