The Starter Guide to South Australia
Jul 2, 2015
About the Guidebook
South Australia usually is not the state high on every Australia traveller's list. That is a big miss because the driest state in the driest continent has so much to offer. From rugged coastlines over massive mountain ranges to red outback, you will find plenty of opportunities to discover and delight in - a perfect place for outdoorsy and foodie people alike.
Local Knowledge & Cool Perks
Now, South Australia has often been overlooked by fellow Australia travellers despite its earned claim as a foodie paradise, a nature lovers retreat and action seekers. Sure, the obvious hot spots are wine valleys, kangaroos on an island or the access route to the outback but there is so much more to it, it would be a shame to neglect it in your travel itinerary. Since the state is so vast, I have taken it upon me to create a 7 day itinerary for you to get a good overview of what is there to see.
But before we go into details on that, I just want to quickly point out, what you should treat your tastebuds to. After all, South Australia is a feast for not only the sense of sight but also for taste as well. If you are into fish and seafood, you will be happy to hear that you can find one major tuna and oyster exporters. What's more, you can delight in fresh local crayfish, snapper and prawns while overlooking the ocean.
For special connoisseurs, wine and cheese will melt on your tongue and blend into precious mixes. Make sure you visit the many cellar doors for free wine tastings. Coffee lovers should try the popular Farmers Union Ice Coffee.
If you have more of a sweet tooth, you should learn about Haigh's Chocolates, a truly unique Australian brand that learned its tricks from the Swiss chocolatier themselves. For a honey that is comes from the purest strain of bee in the world, I recommend Kangaroo Island.
All of these you can find along the itinerary in bigger and little towns, so make sure you stock up before you hit the outback or the local airport. Despite and maybe especially because of the high quality of local produce, you won't find most of the special products anywhere else in the world (such is the case with Haigh's, who are exclusively stocing in Australia).
About the Author
Hi there! I'm Annemarie, full time traveller, serial blogger and chronic foodie on her way through the big wide world. With restless feet and an insatiable curiosity, I want to take you along on my whirlwind romance with the world and inspire you to follow your dreams. After all, if a chaos magnet like me can do it, so can you! #feetfollowheart