Known for its fine wines and numerous cultural festivals, South Australia provides the perfect getaway for the weary, overworked soul.
You know you knead it
Book yourself a private cottage at Welcome Springs and spend a couple of days relaxing to its natural spring water spa bath and massage packages. Suitable for couples, friends and families, this bed & breakfast provides guests with linen, towels and most toiletries. You can even cook up your own meals in the fully equipped kitchen!
For more details on Welcome Springs, visit http://www.welcomesprings.com.au
Get the spa treatment
An hour’s drive south of Adelaide, South Australia’s capital city, will take you to Authenticity Health & Wellness Retreat, a health retreat that has everything you need to rebalance and rejuvenate yourself. You’ll find no lack of things to do – from spa treatments to personal training, from yoga to psychotherapy. The inhouse vegetarian café uses fresh local and organic produce.
Check out Authenticity Health & Wellness Retreat’s range of treatments. Visit http://www.authenticity.com.au/
Hop onto the cleansing bandwagon
Find Australia’s finest detoxification programmes at the Kangaroo Island Health Retreat. The facility is built for up to eight guests and has programmes designed for cleansing, rejuvenation, weight loss, and de-stressing. All rooms in the California bungalow style building overlook the magnificent Emu Bay, Shoal Bay, and the countryside of Kangaroo Island.
Visit http://www.kihealthretreat.com/ for more details.
Get your groove on
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, held every June, is the world’s most comprehensive caberet festival. Catch your fill of comedy, dance, music, theatre and exhibitions during this 15-day period. If you feel you’ve lost your soul and creativity to the urban jungle, you’ll be sure to find it here.
To learn more about The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, visit http://www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/adelaide-cabaret-festival
Drink, eat and chill out!
Now in its 23rd year, the McClaren Vale BackSA Sea & Vines Festival celebrates the winemaking and culinary traditions with a beach lifestyle. Expect to find lots of food, wine, beer and cider over this 3-day long weekend. There is even a bus tour that’ll take you to three wineries and a two-course lunch.
Details over at http://seaandvines.com.au/
Feed your soul
This year, the Barossa Gourmet Weekend celebrates its 30th anniversary. If you are a foodie, you’ll have to attend this event! Renowned for its sumptuous spread of wine and fresh seasonal produce, this festival will have you leaving it well-fed and feeling all warm and fuzzy.
You can get more information at http://www.barossagourmet.com/