It’s the first long weekend for 2019 and we don’t plan on wasting it! From Adelaide Hill’s winery festivals and beach escapes in Yorke Peninsula to tuna tossing in Eyre Peninsula, take a look at our list of things to do that will keep you entertained from Friday to Sunday.
Crush Festival 25-27
The Adelaide Hills wine festival is back for 2019! With 31 Hills wineries hosting a number of unique and wonderful events, such as Prawns on the Lawn at Karrawatta Wines and Sips at Sunset at Artwine, there’s something for everyone.
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CRUSH FAMILY + FUN! 🌿😊 🧺 Rolling lawns, secret gardens to explore and fun kids activities… CRUSH is a lovely way for families to spend a Summer day out in our Hills! NEXT WEEKEND Join @elysianspringsvineyard for Hola Amigos – live kids entertainment included, enjoy a Bohemian picnic with @mainandcherry at the enchanted @themanorbasketrange or settle in with the furry friends for pizza and burgers @andersonhillwines Hill 🍕🍔🐶 #crush19 #crushfestival2019 #adelaidehillswine #kidfriendly #summerfun #adelaidehills #seesouthaustralia
Tunarama Port Lincoln 24th-27th
The annual Tunarama Festival returns to Port Lincoln! Get ready to toss those tuna’s, dig into world-class seafood the Best of Eyre dinner and soak up the atmosphere while spending your Australia Day weekend in one of Australia’s most picturesque regions.
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How far could you throw an artificial giant #tuna? It’s almost time for one of #Australia’s quirkiest festivals – the legendary @tunarama – to hit the Seafood Frontier of @eyrepeninsula! What began in @port_lincoln back in 1962 as a celebration of the country’s largest fishery now combines fishy festivities with other local traditions, from the famed World Championship Tuna Toss and Street Parade to a boatload of live entertainment, market stalls, show rides and fireworks displays, all on the shores of Boston Bay. Hook, line and sinker… we’ll be there from 24-27 January! #SeeSouthAustralia [📍Location: 50 minute flight (or 7hr drive) to from #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia ] #Tunarama #PortLincoln #EyrePeninsula #SeeAustralia
Australia Day in the City 26th
This free event held at Elder Park is a not-to-miss! With performances from the Sundance Kids and Australian pop sensations the Veronica’s, music lovers are set!
OUT AND ABOUT
Looking for a great atmosphere with a classic Aus Day vibe, lucky’s is for you! There will be a bbq, live music, cold stubbies and frozen Farmer’s Union Iced Coffee martinis! It doesn’t get more South Australian than that…
Australia Day at the Cally Robe 26th
Orange Whip and Shaun Brown lead the entertainment while you dig into pork and slaw rolls from the pig on the spit – plus loads of drinks specials!
Pizzateca Takeover 2KW 27th
The popular McLaren Vale eatery heads to 2KW for a day of Pizza, beats and sunshine!
Australia Day Celebrations at the Cradock Hotel 26th
After the mornings breakfast celebrations and raising of the flag, the Cradock in the Flinders Ranges will be putting on a spot of backyard cricket along with drinks and delicious food throughout the day.
A LITTLE MORE RELAXED…
Take it to the Beach
With so many world-class beaches right on our doorstep, a day (or weekend) by the coast should be on every South Australian’s list! Our picks? Head to Port Willunga or Second Valley for the clearest water and the most picturesque surrounds.
Backyard Cricket and BBQ
Is there anything more Australian than a BBQ and backyard cricket on Australia Day? Catch up with your friends and listen to Triple J’s hottest 100 with a couple of snags in hand!
Under the Stars
With three days up your sleeve, discover our states big backyard with a camping trip to one of our National parks! Head to Yorke Peninsula and explore Innes National Park and have a crack at surfing and fishing!