Adelaide 4WD Hire – Places To Go
Adelaide has it all- rolling hills, beautiful beaches and a city centre that’s only a hop skip and a jump from anywhere in your Adelaide 4WD hire. For the holidaymaker it offers gorgeous landscapes, a food and wine scene that’s one of the best in Australia, more festivals than you can poke a stick at and magnificent day trips.
We have outlined the five main areas that attract tourists:
Flinders Ranges and Outback
Tackle the Flinders Rangers in your Adelaide 4WD hire for a real outback experience. You’ll find challenging 4WD tracks, lush green bush, red desert, rocky cliffs, emus, kangaroos and other wildlife all framed by a magnificent mountain backdrop.
Wilpena Pound – A natural amphitheatre, it is a very popular site for travellers to the area as there are plenty of activities on offer including rock climbing, bushwalking and scenic flights. Discover spectacular gorges, lush waterholes and a fascinating indigenous culture in this area.
Lake Eyre – the largest salt lake in Australia. Great for the 4WD enthusiast when dry as it is a vast expanse of white salt plains. Camping here is spectacular and when the water is in the birdlife is incredible
Simpson Desert – You’ll know you’re in the outback when you hit the Simpson Desert as there is beautiful red earth as far as the eye can see. Attractions include: world’s longest parallel sand dunes, Dalhouse Springs, Purnie Bore Wetlands and Poeppel Corner where three states meet.
Coober Pedy – Well known for its opal mines – over 70 in all so a trip to a working opal mine here is a must. Be sure to check out an underground home, visit the historic Old Timer’s Mine, enjoy galleries with opals and indigenous arts and craft and also head to the Breakaways just out of town for one of the best desert views in the outback.
Oodnadatta Track, Birdsville Track and Strzelecki Track – Three of the best 4WD tracks in the region. Oodnadatta is an easy track with highlights including: William Creek, Lake Eyre and mound springs. Strzelecki offers stunning red sand dunes and desert scenery, when you’re travelling the Birdsville track look out for the Lake Harry ruins, the Dingo fence and Mungerannie Gap.
Walks – There are four walks within the Flinders Ranges National Parks that are ideal for all fitness levels- Hills Homestead Walk, Sacred Canyon Walk, Wilpena Solar Power Station Walk and the Living with Land Walk.
Hikes – For those more adventurous types there are some fantastic hikes too including: Wangara Lookout, Trezona, Yuluna, and Drought Busters to name a few.
Brachina Gorge Geological Trail
Brachina Gorge Geological Trail a highlight of the park, a 20km trail that is best tackled from east to west in your Adelaide 4×4 hire. Look out for the yellow footed rock wallaby here.
Arden Hills Self Drive Tour – you can really get off the beaten track here so hop into your Adelaide 4WD hire and head for the hills. Two tracks to choose from – the first is a half day self drive tour while the second is a 60-90 min self drive/ walking tour.
a complete country escape only half an hour from Adelaide’s city centre in your Adelaide 4WD hire. Renowned as the land of the long lunch there is a gourmet food and wine scene not to be missed. There’s walking trails charming picture perfect villages and it’s a great place for cycling as there are several stages for the Tour Down Under located here.
Here is a list of suggested must dos:
4WD Saunders Gorge – Perfect for Adelaide 4×4 rentals! A one-way track that makes a great day trip from Adelaide. Steep ascents and descents and some planning is required.
Historic Hahndorf – is the epicentre of the spectacular Hills area; this early German settlement is only a short drive along the Southern Eastern Freeway in your Adelaide 4WD hire. A b German heritage is evident through the historical buildings and architecture, the authentic food and village atmosphere. There are wineries here and cellar doors as well as the popular Beerenberg where you can pick your own fruit fresh off the tree. A fabulous place to spend a morning, afternoon or even a whole day.
Mt Barker Summit
Mt Barker Summit – Drive nearly to the top with only a five minute walk to see outstanding views over the Adelaide Hills region. Check out the Laratinga wetlands too which are close by.
Wine Region- Adelaide Hills is home to a world class wine region that features over 90 wineries. It stretches from Mount Pleasant in the north to Mount Compass in the south.
Barossa Valley – with over 150 wineries to choose from you will be busy! Ranging from big name brands to small boutique cellar doors- the best in the region are all here. A gourmet food trail and farmers markets showcase the local fresh produce and you can cycle, walk or enjoy a self guided rive in your Adelaide 4WD hire.
It’s also popular for its gourmet food and fresh produce. Take the butcher, baker and winemaker trail.
Barossa Walking Trails: three of the best include:
Altona Landcare Reserve and Walking Trail
Altona Landcare Reserve and Walking Trail– 3-6km requires medium fitness. Features Orlando Viewpoint over Rowland flat and North Para River.
Barossa Goldfields Walking Trail
Barossa Goldfields Walking Trail – Two trails at 1km and 5km. Historic trail from the 1800s gold mining rush.
The Heysen Trail
The Heysen Trail– Not for the faint hearted at 1200km. There are day walk options on offer too. Charming villages, coastal scenery and rugged bushland.
Clare Valley – This picturesque region is known for its wineries and in particular its Rieslings. The beautiful old stone architecture points to a rich heritage and there are grand old houses like Martindale Hall to explore too. Mintaro Maze is a unique way to spend a day and if you can find your way around the 800 conifers you can play a giant game of chess constructed from local slate. Bungaree Station is a working farm that features walking trails and farm activities for tourists, while Dare’s Hill Driving Circuit is a five hour drive featuring old homesteads and ruins, picturesque landscapes and an incredible view that needs to be seen at the summit.
Suggested stop points include:
Located around 45mins south of the Adelaide’s city centre, this fabulous region is well worth a visit. The 100-cellar doors come complete with a first class dining scene attached and the wildlife will leave you in awe. Check out the little penguins on Granite Island or the kangaroos that dwell in the national parks. Stunning beaches lend themselves to any number of water sports while Kangaroo Island on the western tip of the peninsula is a several day stay in itself. Pristine beaches, cellar doors and farm gates are a few things to entice you.
Explore shipwrecks in the underwater heritage trail and take the Fleurieu Way self drive tour in your Adelaide camper hire stopping at the charming coastal towns.
Eyre Peninsula – Framed by Spencer Gulf, the Great Australian Bight and the Gawler Ranges this area of South Australia is a real tourist treasure. The main townships include Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Augusta and Ceduna. There are several national parks here to explore- Lincoln, Coffin Bay and Gawler Ranges. Water sports are big in this triangular peninsula as you would expect. The brave can dive in a shark cage to view a great white shark at Neptune Island, or for those more mild mannered types there is always snorkelling with sea lions and dolphins. Or you can give it all a miss and sit back and watch the waves roll in while devouring some freshly caught seafood delights.
4WD Camping, Travel and Accommodation in South Australia
South Australia boasts of plenty caravan parks and camping grounds where you can choose to stay in a cabin or pitch a tent. There are spa retreats and resorts as well as chalets and cottages. For the upmarket nature lover there is always the glamping option – a stay in a safari style eco tent located on the oceanfront. Adelaide 4WD Rentals will take you to paradise and beyond – your accommodation style is completely up to you!
National Park Camping Sites
National Parks have serviced camp areas, many with onsite rangers, designated generator and non-generator sites, fresh water, toilets and shower facilities. These areas may have restrictions on length of stay and park fees may apply. See the National Parks website for more information about national park camping sites and fees. There can be huge distances between townships so you may have to camp on private properties or Aboriginal lands, make sure you obtain permission and permits before entering the area. Some roads are not suitable for towing a caravan and there are camping restrictions in certain areas. Please check road conditions and permit requirements with the local Visitor Centres before you set off on your journey.
Due to the remoteness you are advised to follow some simple Caravan and Camping Hints and Tips. For more travel advice, see the Parks Safety and Road Safety section. Adelaide 4WD Hire welcomes you to explore one of the most pristine places on the planet.
Adelaide 4WD Hire
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Some sections of roads are suitable for 4WD vehicles only. Take plenty of water on all Outback Trips. Check distances and driving conditions and ensure you have adequate fuel at all times. Remember Outback Rule “Number 1” – if your Vehicle breaks down you MUST stay with your Vehicle for safety reasons. Required driving times for 4WD on unsealed roads are longer, ensure you allow adequate time. During the ‘wet season’ from October to April, vehicles cannot access the 4WD only / unsealed roads. Plan your itinerary in advance to avoid disappointment