We’ve so excited to be heading to South Australia for AusRAIL 2016! Recently named Australia’s Best Event State for the second year in a row at the 2016 Australian Event Awards, we wanted to share some of the State’s infinitely interesting festivals, flavours and celebrated cultural icons.
With so much so close, there’s more than enough to keep you entertained and inspired in Adelaide. Jump on the tram to start the day with a morning frolic with the dolphins at the beachside suburb of Glenelg or just indulge in some retail therapy along Rundle Mall.  There are flagship stores and boutiques to browse, as well as several arcades, including historic Adelaide Arcade, where you’ll find Haigh’s Chocolates, hundreds of eclectic specialty stores and, as legend goes, a few ghosts.

Dining, Rundle Street

Dining, Rundle Street

Design lovers should pop into JamFactory before having lunch at the Adelaide Central Market, with time still to experience the best of Adelaide’s arts scene at the Art Gallery of South Australia, located on Adelaide’s cultural boulevard, North Terrace.Adelaide’s laneway scene is making its mark on the map these days so you’ll be sure to find somewhere to shop, eat or simply rest and people watch.
Sports fans should check out the redeveloped Adelaide Oval.  This cultural icon will host the Australia Vs South Africa Cricket Test Match which starts on the 24th November, the day after AusRAIL 2016- Howzat!
Sevenhill Cellars

Sevenhill Cellars


Looking for a short escape? Then be consumed by gourmet treasures of the BarossaMcLaren Vale, and Adelaide Hills. Taste unique, full-bodied wine and feast on South Australia’s best regional produce at some of the world’s most lauded vineyards. Visit the nearby hills and valleys that have inspired wine makers, purveyors of fine foods, local artists and wine lovers from across the world.
For the more adventurous, take the opportunity to step back in time and explore South Australia’s beautifully rugged, 540 million-year-old landscape.Bush Pilots Scenic Flight of Wilpena Pound

Bush Pilots Scenic Flight of Wilpena Pound
 

Long Beach, Robe

Long Beach, Robe


More of a ‘water’ person? Then between the Limestone Coast, Yorke and Fleurieu Peninsulas, the Murray River, Lakes and Coorang you’ll find a stretch of nature to make you wonder.
 
 
InterContinental-Adelaide-225pxDon’t wait! Now is a great time to take advantage of the SPECIAL $195 p/n rate rate being offered by the Intercontinental in Adelaide for AusRAIL 2016. This rate is valid to the 18th October. BOOK at http://ow.ly/VwY2304Fvfd
To view the other AusRAIL 2016 accommodation deals, go to http://ow.ly/U9Uv304HB3T
For more travel ideas, visit the South Australia Tourism Commission
*All images credit and courtesy of the South Australian Tourism Commission