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ESCAPE: to Adelaide

Newcastle Airport’s newest destination! Fly direct to Adelaide from March 2018

ESCAPE: to Adelaide Image
Newcastle Airport has just added Adelaide to its list of direct destinations, so we thought we should find out why we should all be jumping on a plane to visit!
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With new direct flights from Newcastle Airport, you could be touching down in Adelaide in just over two hours. This southern capital has a burgeoning foodie scene, amazing art galleries and nearby wineries – placing it firmly at the top of our 2018 holiday wish list!

Cafes, Restaurants & Bars

Eating and drinking are always our number 1 priority when planning a holiday! Adelaide is home to an awesome foodie scene, with heaps of hotspots throughout the city, not to mention the surrounding wine districts:
Restaurant Orana – 2018 Gourmet Traveller Restaurant of the Year.
2KW Bar & Restaurant – A rooftop establishment overlooking Adelaide Oval  (Pictured above).
Osteria Oggi – for deliciously fresh modern Italian.

Osteria Oggi
Whistle & Flute – mouth-watering breakfast and superb coffee.
Fairweather – for a cup of seasonal single origin coffee.
Adelaide Central Market – full of fresh produce, cheese, pastries, coffee and seafood.

Adelaide Central Market
Maybe Mae – this speakeasy bar on Peel Street is renowned for its award-winning cocktails and is owned by Novocastrian Ollie Margan.
Ebenezer Place – take a wander through Ebenezer Place in the East End and discover cafes, bars, restaurants and plenty of boutique shops. 

10 Things To Do In Adelaide

  1. Visit the Art Gallery of South Australia, State Library & South Australian Museum. 
  2. State Library
  3. Watch an AFL game. 
  4. Head over to the Jam Factory Gallery and Samstag Museum of Art at the University of SA.  
  5. Do the Roof Climb at the Adelaide Oval.   

  6. Tour the Haigh’s Chocolate Factory.      
  7. Explore the gardens and history of Carrick Hill
  8. Visit the National Wine Centre of Australia and learn about winemaking. 
  9. National Wine Centre
  10. Catch the tram to Glenelg for a swim.      
  11. Take the kids for a walk around the Adelaide Botanic Garden, don’t miss the Museum of Botany.
    Adelaide Botanic Garden
  12. Wander through Stepneys in Thebarton, this furniture store is more like a movie set with life-sized figurines, neon signs and all sorts of weird and wacky things to discover.       


A 30 minute drive South East of Adelaide you’ll find yourself at the gateway to the Adelaide Hills, it’s a Bavarian wonderland. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the German countryside. With Craft Beers, Bratwurst, Strudel and the Beerenberg farm where you can pick your own strawberries and shop the complete Beerenberg range.


Beerenberg Farm

Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra & the Adelaide Hills
Wine, wine and more wine! Hire a car and explore the South Australian wine regions, there are literally hundreds of cellar doors and restaurants to pick from.

Kangaroo Island
A couple hours drive down the coast, and a car ferry later you’ll find yourself on Kangaroo Island. Full of nature reserves, native fauna and flora and those photogenic rock formations.

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island - Remarkable Rocks

Calendar of Events

3 Mar-3 Jun   Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds
31 Mar-2 Apr   Adelaide International Kite Festival
13-22 Apr   Tasting Australia
27 May   Adelaide Marathon
8-23 Jun   Adelaide Cabaret Festival
16 Sep   City-Bay Fun Run
Oct   Adelaide Fashion Festival
14 Dec   Polo In The City


Tasting Australia

Tasting Australia 2017

Better ask the boss for some time off work, so that you can book your Adelaide adventure! Book now.

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