Amazing experiences beyond the beach
76% of Singaporeans think Australia is all about amazing beaches.
Home to easily accessible islands and sandy coasts, South Australia boasts a huge number of beaches. But beyond the beach you’ll find wine regions with rolling hills, an underground oasis with a sunken garden and spectacular lakes showing off vibrant shades of pink.
Marvel at Lake MacDonnell
Pink lakes have become a must-see for photographers, nature-lovers and adventurers alike. In South Australia, you can visit vibrant pink lakes across the state. Located on the Eyre Peninsula, a short flight and drive from Adelaide, Lake MacDonnell boasts a bright pink hue due to a high salt concentration. The drive to Lake Macdonnell is unlike any other, with the dirt road splitting the lake’s pink water on one side and green water on the other. At the end of the road, you’ll find the beautiful Cactus Beach, known for powerful waves and picturesque coastline. Lake Macdonnell isn’t the only pink lake you’ll find in South Australia. Tick off a pink lake bucket list when you visit the Clare Valley’s Lake Bumbunga, the Fleurieu Peninsula’s Lake Albert or the outback’s Lake Hart and Lake Eyre, all of which show off impressive shades of pink.
Lose yourself in Umpherston Sinkhole
Deep beneath the ground in Mount Gambier - located in southeastern South Australia - lies an other-worldly natural attraction. Umpherston Sinkhole used to be an underground limestone cave, which has transformed into a striking sunken landscape. Marvel at the size and depth of the stunning garden from the viewing platforms at the top of the sinkhole before descending along terraces and behind hanging vines. Within Umpherston Sinkhole, you’ll find manicured gardens and pathways that allow you to explore the underground wonder on your own, or embark on a tour with local guides, available each day at 10am and 5pm. Just a short drive away you’ll find the Kilsby Sinkhole. Unlike Umpherston, Kilsby Sinkhole is filled with perfectly clear water. View the sinkhole from the viewing platform, or plunge into the glass-like waters on a snorkel tour unlike any other.
Adelaide's rooftop bars
Join the party in Adelaide on one of our many rooftop bars. Soak in the balmy summer nights, sipping on world-renowned wine and spirits. Our rooftop bar picks for the summer season in Adelaide include Rocket Rooftop Bar with its vibrant party lights and tropical decor; 2KW Bar and Restaurant which overlooks the iconic Adelaide Oval and North Adelaide precinct; Hennessy Bar which sits atop the luxurious Mayfair hotel, oozing class and sophistication; and Gallery Adelaide where you will find a top selection of local labels for the perfect start to your night out with friends.
Experience eating at d’Arenberg Cube
A trip to McLaren Vale is sure to serve up fine wines, but you’ll soon discover much more than the region’s top drops. The d’Arenberg Cube, an architectural anomaly and restaurant built in the shape of a twisting cube, sits tall among the vines by day and glows atop the McLaren Vale wine region by night. Each of the five levels have been designed to entice and excite the senses with truly unique experiences like a wine sensory room and virtual fermenter. Choose from an impressive selection of over 400 world-class wines before tasting the degustation-only menu, which changes daily and serves as an ode to all things local and seasonal. Afterwards, ascend to the top floor for post-prandial reinforcement and views of the surrounding area.