Adelaide Junior Self-Drive: The unbeatable southeast coastline, straight to Melbourne

"Wine country" South Australia, where wine is intoxicating. Here, there are contrasting scenery of beaches, fields, and wilderness, coupled with the slow life of the capital city Adelaide, which will surely bring you a different surprise. And compared to the various restrictions of trains and long-distance buses, self-driving is the best choice for exploring South Australia.

McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is the birthplace of South Australian wine, with approximately 270 wineries of various sizes. Here you can indulge in wine tasting, fresh bread, cheese... Roaming in McLaren Vale, you can experience the idyllic scenery of the wineries.

d'Arenberg Winery

d'Arenberg Winery was established in 1912 and still uses traditional family winemaking techniques that have been passed down for over a century. It produces up to 35 different wines from 25 different grape varieties. In addition to fine wines, d'Arenberg's D'Arry's Verandah Restaurant has also won multiple awards for being the best restaurant in South Australia.

Kangaroo Island

Continuing south from McLaren Vale, you can reach Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Here, both people and cars can take the ferry to Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is renowned for its native environment, with kangaroos visible everywhere. Classic attractions include Admiral's Arch, Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, Vivonne Bay, and Remarkable Rocks.


If you visit South Australia between June and October, you can spot whales in Victor Harbor without going out to sea. On days without whales, you can take the Big Duck boat from the Granite Island jetty to search for seals. Near Victor Harbor, Waitpinga and Boomer are also great places for surfing.
Coorong National Park is one of the major attractions along the Limestone Coast. The park's high sand dunes, shallow lagoons, and narrow wetlands create a picturesque landscape. Hiking, camping, or boating are some of the park's featured activities.

Robe Obelisk

Robe is a fishing town known for its South Australian lobsters, making it a great place for food lovers. The Robe Obelisk is a local landmark.

Naracoorte Caves National Park

A one-hour drive inland east of Robe will take you to Naracoorte Caves National Park. This is a paradise for archaeology enthusiasts, with the park's giant animal skeletal fossils being the crown jewels.

Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier is known for its Blue Lake and Umpherston Sinkhole. The Blue Lake is a volcanic lake, and the best time to visit is from early November to the end of February. During this period, the lake's originally gray-blue water turns into a vibrant cobalt blue, which is how it got its name. The Umpherston Sinkhole, located near the Blue Lake, is a natural sinkhole that has been transformed into a garden-like environment due to its natural water source.