I have to say I haven't really made to much effort to see Adelaide! The first day I spent in Adelaide I went shopping down the main street of Rundle Mall and on the second day I went to Glenelg which is the closest beach from the city centre and spent a few hours there before it started to rain.
After 2 fairly quiet and unadventurous days I had my 2 day trip to Kangaroo Island. We got picked up at 6:15am (I have decided I hate early mornings!) and drove a couple of hours to get the ferry across to the island.
The first stop on the island was a eucalyptus distillery called Emu Lodge which was quite interesting.
After this we had an awesome lunch before heading to see the Australian sea lions. We have a guided walk down to the beach with a National Park ranger and it was amazing - we got to get really close (we had to stay at least 10m away) to the sea lions and there were loads of them including some little ones that were really cute!
After the sea lions we went to Little Sahara for some sandboarding which was good but as the sand was a bit damp it wasn't too quick (not that that is a bad thing!).
We then headed back to the cottage where we were staying for the night which was set in 200 acres full of kangaroo's and wallaby's.
We had a BBQ for dinner including some kangaroo burgers and then we went in search of some penguins (we didn't see very many). After the penguin hunt we made a camp fire and sat around for a few hours chatting before bed.
Whales (our tour guide) woke us at sun rise and we had pancales for breakfast cooked on the BBQ. We then went on a drive in search of koalas (we got to see a few but not many) and then headed to Remarkable Rocks. These were quite cool and have been worn into some strange shapes by the sea meaning you could climb in and out of some of them.
After the Remarkable Rocks we went to Admirals Arch where we saw New Zealand fur seals, although not as close as we got to see the Australian seal lions the day before.
After lunch we made a stop at Prospect Hill which is at the narrowest point of the Island and we climbed to the top for some good views (this involved 512 steps - which I didn't count, but thats what we were told).
It was then time to head for the ferry and then back to Adelaide. When I got back I went for dinner with one of the girls from the trip which was a nice end to the 2 days.
Today I have done very little, needing a day off before doing a series of tours that together will last about 2 weeks.
Tomorrow is a trip to Barossa Valley and will update for this at some point.
The Barossa wine tour was really good. We visited 4 wineries (Wolf Blass, Vine Crest, Grant Burge and Kies Family Wines) and had a 3 course dinner at a really nice pub!
We also got to visit the largest rocking horse in the world (along with its baby!) and also the whispering wall which was amazing - you have someone at each end and talk along the wall and you can here each other perfectly!!
Was a really good day trip and I managed to resist buying any of the wine, although I do have a few notes for suture reference!