If you can drag yourself away from the relaxing beaches and delicious food in Adelaide, you might want to give your fresh new wheels a spin. Whether you’re after a long roadie or a quick day trip, check out some of these popular spots to start planning your adventure.
Victor HarborSpot some migrating whales from your motorhome or campervan hire in Victor HarborSource: australiantraveller.com
Just 80km from the city, Victor Harbor is a popular seaside destination in easy driving distance for a road trip in your motorhome rental from Adelaide. If it’s fresh air and relaxation you’re after, then you’ve come to the right place. This city is a stone’s throw away from some incredible walks, drives, and general beauty spots, like the Deep Creek Conservation Park and Heysen Trail. Victor Harbor is also famous for wildlife spotting, as it’s a great place to see whales as they make their annual migration. You can also visit penguins on Granite Island, or continue your travels to Kangaroo Island to spot some furry creatures in their natural habitats.
Adelaide to Perth
If you’ve got more than a week to enjoy your campervan holiday in South Australia, consider heading on the epic road trip from Adelaide to Perth. This trip can take anything from a week to months, depending on how long you wish to spend in each place, but to really make the most of the journey two weeks would be optimal. The trip is one of the most legendary in Australia, taking in mining towns, caves, bushwalks, the Nullabor Plain with Austrlaia's longest and flatest roads and stunning views of the coastline.
Flinders RangesThe majesty of the Flinders Ranges makes them well worth a visit during your South Australian tripSource: abc.net.au
Discover what the outback is all about with a trip to Flinders Ranges, about 220 km from Adelaide. This area is home to some incredible scenery and wildlife for you to explore, including huge grasslands, deserted mountains, and gorges. Flinders Ranges is an ideal place to come in a campervan or 4 wheel drive rental with plenty of campsites and places to park up, but with more than enough open space for you to enjoy the peace and quiet.
If you didn’t get your fill of wine tastings from the local wineries in the Adelaide Hills, there’s plenty more in store for you. The Barossa Valley is one of the world’s most famous wine regions, an area that produces more than 21% of all of Australia’s wine! The Barossa Valley is just 65km away, making it an ideal day trip from Adelaide. It’s not all about the wine, either, as the stunning surrounding landscape is a reason in itself to visit the area. There are the glorious Barossa Regional Parks, Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, and farmers markets to explore, as well as museums showing off the area’s German heritage.
Here's some suggested itineraries from past travellers and our reservations team to wet your appetite around South Australia or travelling further afield: