If you're thinking you need a mini break away, looking in our very own backyard could be the answer to your destination desires!
South Australia offers so much to those who wander amongst it.
From the incredible Fringe Festival in March to the delicious cheese and wine from the Adelaide Hills through to the truly Instagram worthy street art, hidden in the city laneways.
But if you're thinking, how on earth can I see everything I want to see without travelling for hours? Well in SA, generally the locals go by the rule of 20 minutes. 20 minutes to the beach, 20 minutes to wine, 20 minutes to the airport.
Here are our tips on how to plan your perfect getaway to one of Australia's hidden gems!
While you may think of wine and cheese and lazy days in wineries when it comes to Adelaide (and yes, you can still do all of that), the city is actually a rich hub of art, dining, adventure and culture. (article continues below)
One thing South Australia seems to be getting SO right are the laneway bars that are popping up all over the city. The balmy Adelaide nights make for the perfect setting. Glass of local wine in hand, great chat and sampling some tasty morsels of food from the many bars, restaurants and cafes that have made places like Leigh Street their home.
Pink Moon Saloon is an absolute stand out with a great story. The chalet style bar is nestled in a small laneway, formally home to bins. Yes, BINS! This laneway has been transformed into one of the cosiest and most talked about locations in the city!
March is an incredible time to visit the region with the Adelaide Fringe Festival that always delivers when it comes to informative talks, spectacular shows, side splitting stand up and mouth watering food. Running up until the 18th March, there's still time to squeeze in a visit!
How about tip toeing into the Garden Of Unearthly Delights for a fairy lit evening of shows, food and excitement?
The Parade Of Light is another highlight, a relaxing stroll along a visual explosion of lights projected onto buildings along North Terrace.
If you're looking for a location to fill your tummy with some of the most INCREDIBLE lamb and potatoes you've ever eaten, head to 2KW. If you chat to the staff, they will confidently tell you their salt and vinegar potatoes are the most popular item on the menu... but there's SO much more to choose from. If it's all a little bit too much, you can put down your menu and even get the Chef to select your courses for you... a recommended must!
People don't just flock here for the food, the view from the rooftop terrace is truly amazing. We recommend watching the sun set as you enjoy a local drop.
Want to inject a little adventure into your trip? How about heading along to the Commonwealth Bank Roof Climb at Adelaide Oval! Drink in the view as you step along the shells of the oval, hearing about the history of the location, eventually making your way to the viewing platform, 53 metres off the ground! Pose for photos and imagine what it's like watching your favourite sporting game from this incredible view point... which you can actually do! The knowledgable roof climbers will take you on a fun and informative adventure across one of Adelaide's most iconic structures.
Need to grab some pics for your Insta feed to show everyone just how amazing your trip to SA was? Jump on board an Eco-Caddy!
These guys will take you on a tour of the best street art in the laneways of Adelaide and once you spot one mural, you see the city is FULL of incredible artwork, all with their own story. If you truly want to see a large part of the city without walking your little feet off, this is the way to do it.
It's a given if you go to Adelaide you're going to get great wine, right? But did you know there are SO many other options when it comes to your liquor of choice? How about making your way to the scenic location of Hahndorf and dropping in to see Trudy, Steve and Matt, the owners of Ambleside Distillers? They have 3 distinct gin creations on offer, all carefully developed by each of the three owners (you might want to ask who's is the most popular!). The team will take you through the notes in each gin and the process of distilling and how their local surroundings play a huge part in the creation of the drink.
Adelaide is just a two hour flight from Sydney. For more information on accomodation, dining, experiences and more, click here.