2 Night ‘Foodie’ Weekender
If you love wine and food, then you’ll know of South Australia. Whether you’re interested in fossicking through markets, tasting produce straight from the producer, or dining in a luxury restaurant – we’ve got you covered. And with more than 200 cellar doors on Adelaide’s doorstep, the hardest part is deciding where to start! Plus, with Air New Zealand flying non-stop from Auckland to Adelaide, it’s never been easier or more affordable to jump the ditch and visit Adelaide for a long weekend!
Welcome to Adelaide! You've just arrived and you're no doubt hungry, so lucky for you the city is a melting pot of fantastic food, markets and restaurants, and on a Saturday afternoon they are all absolutely buzzing! Fancy a taste of South Australia? Head to the Adelaide Central Market. Located next to Chinatown, it boasts more than 550 speciality stores, representing over 60 nationalities. Try the freshly harvested fruit, cheese, meat and seafood. When you've had your fill, head to the nearby laneways and find a seat outside with a glass of South Australian wine in hand. Leigh Street is probably the closest you’ll get to one of Paris’s quaint little laneways in Adelaide and with fantastic bars and eateries found along its cobblestone sidewalk, you could easily spend all evening here soaking in the atmosphere. Overnight Adelaide.
This morning, take a short walk from the city centre to Market Shed on Holland, a brand new organic market held every Sunday from 9am - 3pm. Located at the end of Holland Street, two blocks from central Victoria Square, it’s a great way to start the day! Enjoy the live music with an organic coffee and delicious hot breakfast of corn fritters, organic bacon and egg rolls, tarts, pies or pastries. After brekkie, pick up a rental car and head to the nearby Barossa - a paradise for any true foodie! It's a big region with over 80 cellar doors so why not start on the picturesque Seppeltsfield Road where there are 16 unique cellar doors to peruse. Hentley Farm is an absolute must, not just for their stunning wines, historic cellar door with hidden rooms and a roaring fire, but also for their du Jour lunch menu - an offering of four dishes selected by the chefs, it's a foodie destination in itself and worth allowing at least 2.5 hours to savour. You'll be taken on a gastronomic journey with matching wines and come away talking about 'that meal' for many years to come!
On your last morning in Adelaide why not explore the fantastic shopping that Adelaide is so well known for? Rundle Mall has over 700 stores to explore including retail giants David Jones and Myers. If you're looking for something different that your friends at home won't necessarily have seen, head to boutique shopping strip and 'Eat Street' - Rundle Street. Across town, King William Road at Hyde Park is a popular shopping strip with the locals, and fans of UK based retail chain 'Zara' should head to Burnside Shopping Village to stock up on the latest trends. When you're all shopped out, make your way to the airport and catch your return flight to New Zealand.