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There’s so much to enjoy about South Australia with The Travel Junction

If quality produce and postcard scenery is your cup of tea, a South Australian driving holiday will quench any thirst.

"A bottle of red, a bottle of white, it all depends on your apetite."

Billy Joel’s famous lyrics to ‘Scenes from an Italian restaurant’ may just as easily sum up the viticulture scene that quite literally surrounds Adelaide.

If you’re in the mood for a crisp Riesling that will dance on your palate, a short drive north along the Horrocks Highway brings you to the Clare Valley, where the elevation and the various micro-climates ripen the grapes a little more slowly to lock in a full flavour.

Explore McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide.

Head in the opposite direction to the south and in forty-five minutes, you’ll find yourself in the McLaren Vale stomping ground, an apt term, where full-bodied Shiraz and Cabernets are harvested under a full early-year sun, creating a rich, deep purple wine. Blends grown here can last decades uncorked and are perfect for your home cellar.

Of course, look to the north-east and a short drive through the Adelaide Hills will see you enveloped in the lush greenery of the Barossa, arguably Australia’s premiere wine and produce region, known the world over for its German influence and reds, some with a curious chocolatey spice thrown in for good measure.

The South Australian coast is worth exploring in its own right.

Undoubtedly, the best way to holiday in South Australia’s numerous wine regions is with the backing of car hire. How else will all but one of you (take pity on the designated driver) move merrily between the endless menagerie of scenic wineries and cellar doors, each more inviting than the last.

Making things even more tempting is the suite of car hire deals currently available with The Travel Junction, which easily tick one box in your South Australia holiday planning and allow you more time to plot your daily adventures.

Adelaide is famous for its festivals and riverside entertainment.

Travel advisors can quickly package up itineraries featuring car hire in Adelaide through HELiO, The Travel Junction‘s comprehensive booking engine.

Couple that with wholesale domestic airfares with no ticketing or credit card fees and you've got yourself one handy holiday in a matter of minutes.

The ‘City, Wine and Wildlife’ itinerary features eight days of car hire and accommodation across the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island and more, priced from $1,405 per person twin share.

Alternatively, the Flinders Ranges and Clare Valley can be explored along with the capital, with a five-day package available from $1,139 per person twin share.

Explore the geological richness of the Flinders Ranges

If you’d rather base yourself in the capital but don’t want to miss out on any of the exciting wineries, there’s also the four-day ‘Adelaide with Barossa Wine Tour’ which includes a one-day escorted tour to the famed region, priced all up from $1,115 per person twin share.

There’s another good reason to call your clients to tell them about South Australia. Top-selling agents during this campaign can go into the draw to win a wine fridge packed with a variety of South Australia’s finest chilled labels.

Agents will also earn maximum points towards The Travel Junction's annual incentive, with the top 15 sellers being whisked off on a reward trip later this year.

Of course, South Australia is far more than just wineries. More than a thousand kilometres of undulating coastline make a day at the beach easier than…well, a day at the beach.

Pack up the car and head out for a day exploring South Australia.

The vibrancy of Glenelg in Adelaide’s inner west is a perennial attraction, but venture further along the coastline and you’ll encounter similar enticing vibes in Henley Beach or the mesmerising Brighton, where you’ll want to time your visit with dinner and the many exciting restaurants that sit nearby.

Speaking of food, if you’re in the mood for a longer drive, visit the Eyre Peninsula which is renowned for delectable seafood (think fresh oysters and tuna!) that will pair perfectly with one of the many white wines you’ve probably collected on your travels.

Regardless of your direction, you can’t put a wheel wrong whichever way you go in South Australia. Hit the open road and see what you find. Cheers to that!


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Written by: Sponsored by The Travel Junction
Published: 19 March 2023

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