If you’re looking for a nice drive from Adelaide and want to see the beaches of South Australia, take a drive from Adelaide in your Hertz Adelaide Airport car rental to the beautiful Aldinga Beach.
Located less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide, Aldinga Beach and the seaside town of Aldinga are fantastic places to spend the day on your trip to South Australia.There is plenty to do and see in the area including surfing and even diving on the off-shore reef.
The beach itself is a beautiful place to enjoy the ocean. It’s one of the few beaches in Australia where cars are permitted to drive on the sand. Take your hire car across the dunes for easy access to the water. The beach is a great place to go scuba diving or snorkeling. There is an aquatic reserve which was established to protect a rare reef formation.There’s also an underwater trail with a spectacular underwater cliff.
The town of Aldinga is a charming seaside town, filled with plenty to do and see including cafes, accommodation if you want to stay more than one day, a major shopping centre and vineyards. There are also events held in Aldinga at various times of the year, such as the markets, the Aldinga Folk Music Festival and the Tour Down Under. There’s also an airfield in Aldinga from which scenic flights depart.
Another place worthy of a visit if you are in the region, is the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park.The Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park houses a range of diverse plants and works to protect the flora of the region.Set against a stunning backdrop of sand dunes, mallee scrub and remnant red gum forests, the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park is a beautiful place to visit and see the natural offerings of South Australia. There are several walking trails so you can meander through the park and enjoy the surroundings.You’ll see some rare plant species including lacy coral lichen, rare species of orchid, nardoo and hairy sedge. You might also see some of the native animals that live in the park including brush-tailed possums, echidnas, bats and geckos.
Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, which includes other stunning beaches, great spots for fishing and fascinating shipwrecks. There’s also McLaren Vale, one of the most prestigious wine regions in Australia. There are also national parks, golf courses and restaurants to suit a broad range of taste buds.