So you won a Great State Experiences voucher? What’s next?
Oh baby, this is where the fun begins. Firstly, congrats! Now you get to go on a wild adventure in our great state!
So here’s the deal — you’ll either have a $100 experiences voucher OR a whopping $200 voucher to put towards an overnight or multi-day tour. And with sooooo many magnificent and diverse experiences within our twelve regions, you might struggle to pick!
So, I thought I’d play matchmaker and hook you up with your perfect experience. But, just so you know, this is only a teaser, there’s a whole world of Great State Experiences over here.
Are you a wild-animal lover?
$650 per person
Get to know Kangaroo Island on a much deeper level with Kangaroo Island Odyssey’s small group, wildlife and nature based tours. Your guide will take you on a personalised tour of the island where you’ll get to see animals up-close and personal in their natural habitat while also seeing first-hand the regeneration of plants and wildlife after the devastating bushfires in 2019 and 2020.
$190 per person
Want to swim with dolphins? Okay! Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures can tick that off your bucket list. With custom built boats, you’ll get safe and easy access to and from the water and they know all the best dolphin spots in the region.
$120 per person (Temptation Dolphin Swim Cruise)
Temptation is offering an amazing opportunity to swim with Adelaide’s dolphins with their brand new Front Swim Experience. You’ll be able to lay on the boat’s specially designed net while wild dolphins frolic at arm’s length.
$950 per person
A photographer’s dream! You can experience a photography adventure of a lifetime at Monarto Safari park! The tour includes a sunset meal and animal feeding experience, as well as capturing these gorgeous animals and the Murray River Lakes and Coorong region’s famous dark sky.
$1795 per person
Fascinated by sharks? Imagine three days diving and three nights onboard the Rodney Fox. This is the perfect trip for anyone who has ever wanted to jump into the cage and experience the thrill of seeing a Great White up close. If you want to keep your distance, that’s okay too — watching them from the boat is also amazing.
Are you Mr or Mrs Active?
$200 per person (Jetski Tour) or $60 per person (Kayak Tour)
Not familiar with the river? Don’t have a boat or a jet ski? We know someone who does — Freedom Boat Hire! Not only do they hire out all the boating equipment you need to have the best day ever on the river but you can hire a boat AND a driver if you need one! Pick from the awesome jet ski tour or a fun-filled kayak tour and trust us, you’ll have an absolute ball!
$42 per person
Try your hand at TreeClimb’s Grand Course and complete all 52 of the fun and interactive challenges! This course is made for real thrill-seekers.
Photo credit: TreeClimb
$147 per person
Love a sand dune? Why not try Little Sahara’s inland dune field? The tallest dune is around 70 metres above sea level so while you’re having fun on the giant dunes, you can explore the beautiful bushland and river banks of Little Sahara, with loads of wildlife along the way.
$297 per person (Edge of the Earth Quad Adventure) or $177 per person (All Terrain Quad Adventure)
If you love having a big LOL, Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action is your kinda place! Offering exciting, nature-based adventures for all ages, you can experience a two hour quad bike tour on Kangaroo Island, riding through native bush trails and open grassland and I mean, look at these views…
$120 per person
One of the best ways to see our beautiful city and riverbank is on a 90 minute guided kayak tour on the River Torrens! Bring a group of your besties along for the fun, it’s a fab day out.
Photo credit: South Australian Tourism Commission — Josh Geelen
$150 per person
Amongst other things, Barossa Wellness offer transformational wellness retreats, programs, and experiences. Everything these ladies do, is done with kindness. If you’re in need of some self-love, Barossa Wellness might be your perfect match!
$2190 per person
Strap yourselves in for a four day, three night immersive walking experience showcasing some of the most spectacular scenery along the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia.
Are you a wine-guzzling, gin-loving, food-eating Adelady?
$50 per person
What goes best with the Popeye? Gin! Prohibition Liquor and Popeye River Cruises have teamed up to offer an hour and a half Gin Cruise, to champion South Australian Gin paired with local food and of course, good times!
$50 per person
A local foodie tour guide will take you on a delicious and immersive 90 minute tour of Adelaide’s Central Market. You’ll taste artisan cheeses, bush tucker, seasonal produce and plenty of other samples — and it ends with coffee and a chat!
$550 (Highlights of Adelaide City and wine country) or $1900 per person (Ultimate Adelaide City and wine country 3 days) or $500 per person (In-depth dive into Italian wine and food)
What about a wine experience where you match delectable wines and mouth-watering food with hand-crafted itineraries for the ultimate luxury travel experience? “From best-kept secret spots to exclusive tastings, iconic Australian encounters, and authentic experiences, we will arrange the tour of your dreams.”
Are you la-di-da and prefer the fancy things in life?
$40 per person (4 minute flight) or $150 per person (15 minute flight) or $375 per person (4 hour experience)
Without a doubt, the best way to see this gorgeous wine region is from above, right? Sisters, Bridgett and Billie, have a combined 35 years of flying between them and they love nothing more than following in their dad’s footsteps and taking guests on tours of the southern Barossa area. You can opt for the 4 minute flight, the 15 minute flight or go next-level with a four-hour tour where you end up at the stunning Kies Winery for a delicious lunch.
$660 per person (Platinum) or $550 per person (Gold)
This is the most exciting news! The famous Ghan is serving up a bucket list experience from Adelaide to Clare. With both on train and off train excursions, as well as incredible food and wine and exceptional Ghan service, you are in for a real treat if you pick this Great State Experience.
$70 per person
If only we could make our own lip balm… oh wait, we can! In this 45 minute class you’ll discover how to craft two beautiful lip balms in 15g pots and get to take home any extras! You can choose to be Plain Jane with your essence, or add in as much flavour as your heart desires adding aniseed, lavender and orange.
$992 per person
A 2-day tour of Kangaroo Island exploring, drinking, eating and having an excellent time — what’s the catch? There is none! Exceptional Kangaroo Island tour guides know the region like the back of their hand so they will take you to all the best places and you won’t have to lift a finger… unless you want to, of course.
$725 per person
How’s this for fancy pants? On this tour, you’ll take a late-afternoon helicopter flight past Rawnsley Bluff and over Wilpena Pound before landing on the Chace Range. There you’ll watch the sun set over sensational views of the Flinders Ranges and sleep soundly under the star-filled outback sky, at Arkaba Homestead. And that’s just the beginning…
$1385 per person or $1850 per person
What better way to see the Murray than on a three or four night majestic river cruise on-board the southern hemisphere’s largest inland paddle wheeler, the PS Murray Princess. Your unforgettable escape begins with a red carpet roll-out as you board the vessel, and not long after you’ll be sipping on cocktails in the Queen’s Lounge soaking up the stunning Murray views, indulging in amazing breakfasts, lunches and dinners in the grand dining room and hopping off the ship to explore the various townships along the way.
$310 per person
Need some R&R? Ultimate Barossa Retreats are all about reconnecting with yourself and others. With a selection of amazing experiences for you to book, this retreat is ideal for people who never switch off.
Are you an adventure seeker?
$2242 per person
Explore The Flinders Ranges on a magnificent three day / two night personalised tour. With its ancient landscapes, significant aboriginal heritage, and pioneering history, you’ll learn all about SA’s most photographic region.
$180 per person (Dark Sky Gold Stars Sunset Dinner)
What a legend Kelly is! She’s the owner of Juggle House Experiences and might I just say, she’s also an exceptional Tour Guide. She offers all kinds of tours which are super popular — but these two are sensational! The Murray River Lakes and Coorong region is home to some of the darkest places in the world which makes it perfect for star gazing! With dinner, bubbles, a luxury people mover and of course stars, this tour is super fun and romantic.
$3575 per person or $4600 per person
Itching to get away and explore the far ends of our great state? You can put your voucher towards a 6 or 9 day tour exploring the Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre, Coober Pedy, Woomera and outback South Australia.
$70 per person (Oyster Farm & Tasting Tour) or $115 per person (Oyster Farm Tour – Sparkling Package for two)
Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour is the only tour in Australia where you can slip into a pair of sexy overalls, wade out to a working Oyster Farm and sit in the water and taste oysters fresh out of the sea. Oh and of course sip on bubbles at the same time. This is still of one my all-time fave experiences in South Australia.
$685 per person
After a beach adventure? Why not put your voucher towards an Australian Coastal Safaris two-day, fully-guided tour of the famous Eyre peninsula? You’ll get amongst gorgeous scenery, pristine beaches, beautiful wildlife, indulge in Australia’s best and freshest seafood, and sample some incredible wines.
$999 per person
Gear up for a big dose of adrenalin! The Gold Driver Experience features you as the driver of two V8 experience cars on the track, and motorkhana on the skidpan, before following it up with a karting grand prix. Bring a spare pair of undies, if you pick this one. Lols.
So, which experience sounds most like you? Whatever it is, you should get a wriggle on and start booking your next big adventure — and whatever you pick, we know you’ll have an absolute ball doing it!
Just make sure you take lots photos with your eyes, and maybe your phone too!