Welcome to Adelaide, the city that’s both the capital of, and the gateway to, South Australia.
Hiring a motorhome in Adelaide
Adelaide is Australia’s fifth largest city, and is home to approximately 1.3 million people. The city is known for its fantastic museums and gorgeous coastal scenery, but there’s plenty to see with your Adelaide motorhome rental when you leave the city, too. With 12 fleets to choose from with Motorhome Republic, you’ll have no problems finding a campervan or RV to suit your needs. There are several fantastic trips you can take from Adelaide if you’ve only got a few days to spare, and endless possibilities if you’re heading away for a longer trip of several weeks.
What to do with your Adelaide motorhome
Before you drive too far from Adelaide, head just south of the city to the Fleurieu Peninsula. The McLaren Vale is renowned for its divine wines, and Victor Harbour (just under 200 kilometres from Adelaide) is a cute seaside town well worth a visit.
Baird Bay is approximately 700 kilometres from Adelaide, and is one of the most popular places in South Australia. This coastal town is all about the ocean, with opportunities to swim with dolphins and sea lions, go boating, diving and fishing.
The Flinders Ranges National Park is a quintessential Australian destination roughly 5 hours north of Adelaide. It is the country’s largest mountain range, and is where you can hunt for opals, take scenic flights and bike tours, and learn about the rich Aboriginal history in the area.
It’s a 750 kilometre trip from Adelaide to Lake Eyre, but this natural wonder is worth making the effort. It’s Australia’s lowest point at 15 metres below sea level, and when it fills up on occasion, it becomes the largest lake in the country at more than a million square kilometres.
One of the most famous wine-producing regions in Australia is just an hour out of Adelaide in your Australia motorhome rental
. The Barossa Valley is dotted with vineyards, as well as craft beer breweries, food markets and cheesemongers. Be sure to stop here to treat your tastebuds.
Right in the southeast corner of South Australia is Mount Gambier. It will take you approximately 5 hours to drive the 440 kilometres from Adelaide. The volcanic area is known for its mysterious lake on top of the mountain – mysterious as it changes colour throughout the year from stormy grey to azure blue. If you make it here, also check out the Tantanoola Caves for an enchanting underground tour.
Best times of year to hire an Australia motorhome rental in Adelaide
Being in Australia, Adelaide has a highly agreeable climate throughout the year. Being in South Australia, it’s hard to find a more idyllic spot as each month passes.
Even in winter, the temperature drops to the mid to late teens (degrees Celsius), with some rain.
Spring and autumn, from September to November and March to May respectively, are great times to visit. The city erupts in colour and the mercury sits in the low-20s for comfortable days.
Come summer, the city average highs are around 28 degrees Celsius. Just remember to wear your sunscreen!
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