Honeymoon Ideas from South Australia

Travel News Asia Thursday, 23 August 2007

Just married? Planning a honeymoon destination? Just need to get away? South Australia has a multitude of attractions to help persuade those still considering where to travel to for that special occasion. Below are just a few suggestions of things to do in South Australia.

Kangaroo Island is a stones throw from the coast of South Australia, a place where sea lions bask in the sun on the beaches and koalas munch on gum trees shared by kangaroos, wallabies, penguins, and birds who call it home. The island features a microcosm of different landscapes and environments from desert dunes, stunning beaches, forests, and farmlands. In the pasture lands of the island, local farmers produce wine, sheep's milk, cheese, and the best Ligurian honey.

For a unique accommodation experience, treat yourselves to an exclusive, private level at LifeTime Private Retreats where guests can enjoy a personal chef creating a private lunch set under a 150-year-old fig tree or in a private boat shed metres from the sea. Alternatively, enjoy the fine balance between nature, comfort and contemporary style at Southern Ocean Lodge, which will be officially opened in March 2008.

Fancy a honeymoon or break built around food, wine and a fun time? Make a trip to the Barossa, the centre of Australias wine country, and just an hour's drive from capital city Adelaide. Once you've satisfied your taste buds at the many cellar doors there, take the opportunity to enjoy a blend of experiences. Get in touch with nature with a hiking adventure in national parks. You can also go on a hot air balloon for a picturesque view of the Barossa, enjoy a cup of lavender tea at Lyndoch Lavender Farm, smell the roses at the 12-hectare rose garden of Chateau Barrosa or simply indulge in a luxury vineyard retreat at Peppers The Louise. Theres always something to do in the Barossa, home to a variety of festivals.

Home to the Gawler Ranges, the Eyre Peninsula is one of South Australias most remote tourist regions. Scenery varies from red outback to towering limestone cliffs to dramatic coves and beaches. Trips to this region typically combine wildlife bush safari with water activities, such as swimming with the dolphins and sea lions. The Eyre Peninsula is also home to national parks and ancient caves. Theres a wide variety of affordably priced accommodation on the Eyre Peninsula.

The Eyre Peninsula is the perfect place for seafood lovers and also home to Australia's Seafood and Aquaculture Trail. The Trail brings together seafood, dining and aquaculture experiences to help travellers chart the journey of Australia's delicious seafood from the sea to restaurant plates. Watch seafood being farmed and processed. The industries included in the trail vary from multi-million dollar operations to small experimental breeding programs and family-run businesses. And you dont have to ogle at all the delights as you can taste oysters, smoked and pickled fish or shellfish and buy fresh ocean catch after the tours. 

 If you are planning your honeymoon or trip during Christmas time, then make a trip to Lobethal, a town located in the Adelaide Hills and a favourite Christmas destination. The whole town gets into the spirit and decorates homes and businesses with a myriad of coloured lights to celebrate the festive season. Travellers can spend a nice afternoon visiting the Fairyland Village, which depicts fairy tales in life-sized displays, and the National Costume Museum, which holds an amazing collection of clothing and accessories from the past two centuries.

Also, visit the Lobethal Bierhaus, a small all-grain micro brewery with accompanying cellar door tasting facilities, off-license bottle sales and a restaurant with matching beer themed foods built around unique local produce. Currently there are three beers on tap German Wheat Beer, a Pale Ale and a Porter.

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