Adelaide is the capital of the state of South Australia and the fifth largest city in the country. It also happens to be home to over 1.67 million people as well as vast landscapes of lush greenery, vineyards and beautiful beaches, making Adelaide an all round amazing area to travel around. The capital and its surroundings are extremely accessible via car and with an East Coast Car Rentals branch in the city itself as well as Adelaide Airport, booking the best vehicle for your travels couldn’t be easier. For a little road trip inspiration, we’ve rounded up five of the best destinations worth visiting around Adelaide. 1. Barossa Valley Adelaide is famed for being the wine capital of Australia and it’s no surprise as to why. With 18 world renowned wine regions, 150 wineries and 80 cellar doors spanning the area, it makes for some of the best wine tasting opportunities in the country. The Barossa Valley is one of the most iconic wine regions housing one of the most well known wine brands in the world – Jacob’s Creek. Along with the more popular vineyards, Barossa is also home to incredible boutique varieties too. The Barossa Valley is just over an hour’s drive from the Adelaide CBD and makes for an amazing day trip out of the city. However, to truly explore what the region has to offer is best spread out over a number of days. This also allows for driving around the vineyards to be shared out fairly between passengers so that there isn’t just one designated driver the entire time!
2. Flinders Ranges Australia is famous for its vast landscapes and amazing vistas. Adelaide certainly helps the country live up to its reputation in the form of Flinders Range. Over 540 million years old and spanning an impressive 400  km, this rugged outback scenery comprises of colourful mountains, rolling terrain and ample photo opportunities. With so much land to explore, you can bet that there are many walking trails to discover, all ranging in lengths and ability. Be aware, getting to Flinders Ranges isn’t a ten minute journey, instead, there’s about 500 km separating it from Adelaide, however, it’s certainly a recommended road trip to make. Simply break up your drive with regular stop offs and always rest when tired.
3. Yorke Peninsula If you enjoy sensational seafood, Yorke Peninsula is the place you’ll want to be. On the west coast, about a two hour drive away from Adelaide, are an array of secluded and unspoilt beaches around every turn. Enjoy beach hopping, strolling coastal towns and of course, sampling the freshest seafood around. Fishing is a popular activity here so try your hand at catching your own supper, or leave it to the professionals as you dine on crab, scallops and other local seafood.

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4. Oodnatta Track With your trusted vehicle hire at hand, be sure to drive along one of Australia’s most iconic stretches of land – Oodnatta Track. This 620 km stretch of road may sound daunting, but of course, you don’t have to travel the entire length. Learn about the Aboriginal history, soak in the sights and be sure to stop off at Lake Eyre for a quick detour before getting back on your road trip.

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5. Fleurieu Peninsula A little closer to the centre of Adelaide yet still boasting incredible things to do is the Fleurieu Peninsula. About an hour drive away, visitors of the area can enjoy pristine beaches, explore surrounding caves and take the time to fish, relax and stroll the neighbouring towns.
With so many incredible areas to explore, it’s only right to do so in the comfort of the top rental cars around. Give East Coast Car Rentals a call to find out how we can make your trip to Adelaide the best yet.