South Australian Short Break

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South Australian Short Break

Suggested duration

6 nights. Suggest 2-3 nights at each property for an unforgettable short break. This itinerary works equally well in reverse.  

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With significantly improved air access into Adelaide both domestically and internationally, it has never been easier to combine the best of Australian food and wine with the best of wildlife and wilderness, in South Australia. With less than a half-day to transfer between them, The Louise, Barossa Valley and Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island offer an easy to plan, compelling, uniquely Australian itinerary.

From adelaide airport 30min flight to kingscote kangaroo island airport, 50min hosted drive to southern ocean lodge.

1 Southern Ocean Lodge Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kangaroo Island is renowned as Australia’s Galapagos and nicknamed ‘the zoo without fences’. It brims with diverse wildlife and natural beauty. On the island’s southwest coast, globally celebrated Southern Ocean Lodge offers unrivalled luxury in a uniquely Australian setting. 

A selection of must do’s

  • Wonders of KI – A half-day guided journey into Flinders Chase National Park showcasing natural icons the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, home to a fur seal colony. A spectacular introduction to Kangaroo Island’s wildlife, marine heritage and stunning coastal landscapes.
  • Kangas & Kanapés – Signature sunset drinks experience at nearby Grassdale, a historic island property. Premium South Australian beverages, canapés and kangaroos grazing in the late afternoon sunlight.
  • Dine in privacy within the impressive wine cellar and savour the taste of a degustation menu and each other’s company.
  • Enjoy some unstructured leisure time. Wander down the boardwalk to the beach, hop on a mountain bike or retreat to the Southern Spa. 

1 Southern Ocean Lodge Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kangaroo Island is renowned as Australia’s Galapagos and nicknamed ‘the zoo without fences’. It brims with diverse wildlife and natural beauty. On the island’s southwest coast, globally celebrated Southern Ocean Lodge offers unrivalled luxury in a uniquely Australian setting. 

A selection of must do’s

  • Wonders of KI – A half-day guided journey into Flinders Chase National Park showcasing natural icons the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, home to a fur seal colony. A spectacular introduction to Kangaroo Island’s wildlife, marine heritage and stunning coastal landscapes.
  • Kangas & Kanapés – Signature sunset drinks experience at nearby Grassdale, a historic island property. Premium South Australian beverages, canapés and kangaroos grazing in the late afternoon sunlight.
  • Dine in privacy within the impressive wine cellar and savour the taste of a degustation menu and each other’s company.
  • Enjoy some unstructured leisure time. Wander down the boardwalk to the beach, hop on a mountain bike or retreat to the Southern Spa. 

50min hosted drive to kingscote kangaroo island airport, 30min flight to adelaide airport, 1.5hr drive to the louise.

2 The Louise Barossa Valley, South Australia

The Louise, an idyllic luxury vineyard retreat, encompassing acclaimed restaurant Appellation, is situated on a gentle hill surrounded by hundreds of acres of vines, with breathtaking vistas across the world renowned Barossa Valley. Just fifteen luxuriously appointed, contemporary styled suites, each with its own terrace, are sited to provide guests with complete privacy. 

A selection of must do’s

  • The Most Brilliant Blend with Appellation restaurant and Penfolds – Don a labcoat and enjoy the challenge of being a winemaker for a day in the Penfolds laboratory where many of the iconic Penfold’s wine blends originate. Bring your blended wine back to Appellation to form part of your dining experience that evening.
  • On a Saturday morning join one of Appellation’s chefs at the Barossa Farmer’s Market and share in their delight for the food of the region.
  • Hot Air Ballooning – Float over ancient landscapes, a myriad of vineyards and relish an experience of a lifetime! The flight lasts a breathtaking hour, giving you time to take in the sights and enjoy the serenity. On landing it’s time to indulge some local bubbly and a selection of fine Barossa food. 
  • Spend a day touring a selection of (over 100) wineries that have made the Barossa Australia’s most famous and revered wine region. Or ask The Louise staff for a special introduction to one of their ‘private winemaker’ or ‘food producer’ connections for a very personal connection to the Barossa.

2 The Louise Barossa Valley, South Australia

The Louise, an idyllic luxury vineyard retreat, encompassing acclaimed restaurant Appellation, is situated on a gentle hill surrounded by hundreds of acres of vines, with breathtaking vistas across the world renowned Barossa Valley. Just fifteen luxuriously appointed, contemporary styled suites, each with its own terrace, are sited to provide guests with complete privacy. 

A selection of must do’s

  • The Most Brilliant Blend with Appellation restaurant and Penfolds – Don a labcoat and enjoy the challenge of being a winemaker for a day in the Penfolds laboratory where many of the iconic Penfold’s wine blends originate. Bring your blended wine back to Appellation to form part of your dining experience that evening.
  • On a Saturday morning join one of Appellation’s chefs at the Barossa Farmer’s Market and share in their delight for the food of the region.
  • Hot Air Ballooning – Float over ancient landscapes, a myriad of vineyards and relish an experience of a lifetime! The flight lasts a breathtaking hour, giving you time to take in the sights and enjoy the serenity. On landing it’s time to indulge some local bubbly and a selection of fine Barossa food. 
  • Spend a day touring a selection of (over 100) wineries that have made the Barossa Australia’s most famous and revered wine region. Or ask The Louise staff for a special introduction to one of their ‘private winemaker’ or ‘food producer’ connections for a very personal connection to the Barossa.

This itinerary works equally well in reverse.

from adelaide airport 1.5hr drive to the louise.

from the louise 1.5hr drive to adelaide aiport, 30min flight to kingscote kangaroo island airport, 50min hosted drive to southern ocean lodge.

from southern ocean lodge 50min hosted drive to kingscote kangaroo island airport, 30min flight to adelaide airport.

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