A Gal's Weekend Away: What to do With the Girls in South Australia

Jan 21, 2022
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Wine tours, pristine beaches, an escape to nature. Is there anything that South Australia doesn’t offer? The state offers pure white shores, world-class wines and leafy outlooks from the hills. Isn’t it time you and your gals packed up a car or jumped on the next flight straight to Adelaide?

We’ve put together an itinerary a little more ‘off the grid’ that will guarantee to keep you well-fed, well hydrated and well…. Doin’ it for the ‘gram.

McLaren Vale Wine Tour

McLaren Vale is a town just 35km out of Adelaide. Just between the rolling Mount Lofty Ranges and the Gulf St Vincent Beach, the town boasts some of the country’s best wines and food. It's also home to some of the oldest grape varieties around the world.

Booking a private tour is the best way to see the area. Private tours are available for large or small groups. Why not join Diva Tours for your gal’s weekend? The locals will take you for the best food before luxurious bed ‘n breakfasts to rest after a long day soaking in the sun and pristine outlook.

Kangaroo Island

It might be just a short trip across the water but Kangaroo Island feels like a world away. With 509km of coastline, the idyllic island is home to a vast array of local flora and fauna.

Located on the island is Flinders Chase National Park, home to picturesque Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and the Cape du Couedic Lighthouse. 

On the agenda, you can get up close and personal with some cuddly koalas or sample the produce from the fertile land. Kangaroo Island produces some of Australia’s best honey, seafood, olives, and wine.

Lake MacDonnell

So beautiful and luminescent you’d think that it was photoshopped. Until you get there, of course. Lake MacDonnell is famous the world over. Because there’s something a little bit different about this lake. It’s bright pink.

On the Western Eyre Peninsula near the Nullarbor Plain, it might not be in every girl’s weekend agenda, but it is worth the extra effort. Once the site of a salt mine, the salty flats created a bright pink effect in the water.

Although it isn’t pink all year round, it is worth it to see when it is. Too salty to take a dip in, it’s worth the trip just to see the unnatural looking colour in a natural setting. With desert to one side and stretches of ocean to the other, it is a celebration of uniquely Australian landscape.

Coffin Bay 

Known for its remote coastal scenery, Coffin Bay is South Australia’s home of the freshest and most exquisite seafood. Boasting a massive oyster farm that stretches into the ocean, guests can shuck and prepare their own fresh oysters on sight.

Not into shellfish? How about a walk along the beach with emus. The native birds traipse across the white sand, like it was sketched from a postcard.