Reward Your Wonder in South Australia with Singapore Airlines
Explore South Australia’s Beauty Beyond Beaches
Set your coordinates for the otherworldly d’Arenberg Cube in McLaren Vale wine region. Spend a day navigating the five-storey multi-functioning wine centre, featuring a wine sensory room, 360-degree video room and beautiful panoramic tasting area with superb vineyard and ocean views.
Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
Just about 30 minutes’ drive away from Adelaide lies the beautiful Mount Lofty Botanic Garden at Adelaide Hills. Though jaw-dropping all year-round, the best time to roam the garden is during autumn, when canopies explode with vibrant yellows, reds and oranges.
Less than two hours’ drive from Adelaide, Lake Bumbunga’s bubble gum shores draw an eclectic crowd from casual photographers to high-end fashion brands. Located in Lochiel, the lake is known to change colour from pink, to white, to blue, depending on the salinity of the water throughout the year.
Umpherston Sinkhole at Mount Gambier is a beautiful sunken garden, right in the middle of town. Once an underground limestone cave, a giant crater was formed when the chamber’s roof collapsed many years ago. Over time, the sinkhole was transformed into a picturesque garden. It is now blanketed with flowers, plants and lush green grass.
Encounter with South Australia’s Wildlife and Creatures
Swim with Giant Cuttlefish
The annual migration of giant Australian cuttlefish is one of the most spectacular events under the water - and is unique to South Australia. Known as the chameleons of the sea, cuttlefish change their colours and patterns wildly as they swim around, making for an underwater circus that snorkelers and divers won't want to miss.
Wildlife Watching on Kangaroo Island
Wildlife abounds on Kangaroo Island, which is known as a zoo without fences. It's home to plenty of native animals including rare birds, tammar wallabies, short-beaked echidnas and koalas. Walk among a colony of sea lions at Seal Bay and watch migrating southern right whales and calves from the shore in the cooler months.
Swim with Tuna
Don a wetsuit and jump into an undersea aquarium to swim with southern bluefin tuna - known as the Ferraris of the sea. The experience will bring swimmers face-to-face with the tuna as well as a diverse range of fish species. If you don’t want to get wet, you can feed the tuna or venture below the surface in a glass-sided underwater viewing area.
Set-off on an African safari at Monarto Zoo, only within an hour’s drive away from Adelaide. Watch lions, cheetahs and zebras roam over a 1,500 hectare open-range sanctuary. Take your sense of adventure to the next level with the Lions 360 Experience. Enter a giant tooth and claw-proof cage, where you’ll watch lions stalking above you from a preys-eye view!
Indulge in South Australia’s Ultimate Foodie Experiences
Adelaide Central Market
With more than 70 traders under one roof, the Adelaide Central Market is one of the largest undercover fresh produce markets in the southern hemisphere. The Market offers a huge range of fresh food including fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, cheeses, bakery, smallgoods and health foods, along with some of Adelaide’s most popular cafes and eateries.
Oyster Farm Tour
Eyre Peninsula is Australia’s Seafood Frontier and is only less than an hour flight from Adelaide to Port Lincoln. Spend the day learning about the harvesting of world-famous Coffin Bay Oysters, or take an Oyster Farm Tour in Coffin Bay. See how oysters are grown, board the oyster boat, then taste the legends themselves plucked straight the sea.
Uncover the ultimate paddock to plate experience amid the Limestone Coast’s green rolling hills and prized farmland. Mayura Station in Millicent is home to the world’s best Wagyu Beef and the most prized cuts are cooked right before you at The Tasting Room, the station’s on-site restaurant, which was also voted Australia’s top steak restaurant.
A meal at Hentley Farm restaurant, in a historic property built in the 1840s, will have you dining on and drinking in the highest quality produce that the Barossa and surrounding regions have to offer, taking you on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the region’s fascinating culinary history.