I recently visited South Australia for the first time with a trip to Adelaide! Luckily, my friend James (co-founder of Black and White Gourmet) is from Adelaide and also in the travel business. He organised the entire trip for us which I am so grateful for!
We based ourselves in the city and did a couple of wine tours from there. We stayed in Hotel Grand Chancellor which was so central, comfortable rooms with outdoor pool and gym. The food in Adelaide completely blew me away. From their amazing markets, gourmet cheeses in the vineyard areas, to the most amazing restaurants.
Below are some reviews of my favourite things to do in Adelaide!
Barossa Valley Wine Tour
This was my favourite of the tours we did. We stopped at some amazing local vineyards including the famous Peter Lehmanns. Here we had a gourmet cheese board for lunch over a bottle of white.
Adelaide Hills Wine Tour
This tour was a lot smaller and went to more boutique vineyards. The highlight of this trip is stopping off at a quant little german town called Hahndorf. With big leafy streets and gorgeous cafes and restuarants, it is perfect for an afternoon wander. Definitely stop into the cheese shop for some tastings!
Stamford Grand High Tea
The Stamford Grand is located on the water at Glenelg, the quite beach town about 20 minutes outside Adelaide. We had the South Australia High Tea and it was a lovely way to spend the afternoon!
This Italian restaurant was very homely and warming. The type of place you go and feel full and comforted. Home made pastas, beautiful seafood dishes, it was hard to just pick one thing from the menu! I would highly recommend.
If you are anything like me, then you love markets! This one was so lovely, stalls and stall of fresh produce, cheeses, food stalls, it has such a lovely ambience. There is a great Italin deli and restaurant there called Lucias. Very reasonable, no bookings, pull up a plastic seat outside and dig into and crusty roll with bocconcini, tomato & basil or a lasagne. Note: the pizzas are not the best, so make sure to go with the pastas or sandwiches and pastries from the deli!