Wine and wildlife of Adelaide
The city features lush parklands and sprawling botanic gardens which boasts of some of the largest and oldest glasshouses in the Southern hemisphere
Contrasting with the urban build-up of Australia’s large capitals is the offbeat city of Adelaide, which was once a British colony. It is also known as the ‘City of Churches’ as a church with intricate European interiors, lies at every corner. All major points in the city can be reached within 20 minutes, without even a car. The city features lush parklands and sprawling botanic gardens which boasts of some of the largest and oldest glasshouses in the Southern hemisphere.
The D’Arenberg Cube is a must-visit place in Adelaide. Inspired by the complexities and puzzles of wine-making, it is a cube-shaped winery renowned for offering unique wine tasting experiences with over 60 wines made from more than 25 grape varieties. Each of the five levels of the cube entice and excite your different senses. The top level comprises D’Arenberg cellar door and private tasting areas offering the opportunity to blend and bottle your own wine.
Another prominent attraction around Adelaide is the grand Kangaroo Island. A half an hour drive from the city, Kangaroo Island is seven times the size of Singapore, and serves as a natural habitat for seals, birds, dolphins, echidnas and (of course) kangaroos. Surfing, fishing, swimming, bushwalking and canoeing are popular activities on the island. Honey produced by Ligurian bees brought to the place in the 1880s, high-quality handmade yoghurts and cheeses made by local artisans are the island’s best takeaways.