1 Adelaide Festival of Arts

The country’s best-known and most innovative arts festival.

2 Barossa Valley

A day-trip from Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is home to some of Australia’s finest wineries.

3 Kangaroo Island

Spectacular scenery and wildlife are found across Australia’s third largest island.

4 Murray River

Stay in a houseboat on the beautiful Murray River, lined with majestic river red gums.

5 The Nullarbor Plain

Drive or catch a train across the plain and appreciate just how vast Australia actually is.

6 Coober Pedy

Gape at the underground homes of the residents of scorching Coober Pedy.

7 Wilpena Pound

The main attraction of the Flinders Ranges National Park is the enormous natural basin of Wilpena Pound.

8 The Strzelecki, Birdsville and Oodnadatta tracks

Fill up your tank and head off into the Outback on one of Australia’s fabled journeys.

9 Lake Eyre

This colossal salt lake periodically fills with water, creating a dramatic inland sea.

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