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Kate Ritchie reveals why the Barossa is perfect for a lastminute getaway

October 24, 2013 OTA News No Comments Email Email

Looking for inspiration for your next quick getaway? According to leading travel and lifestyle website lastminute.com.au, South Australia is the place to be.

image008Flight bookings to Adelaide are up 20 per cent[1] year-on-year to this gourmet destination, proving Aussies already know what Tourism Australia is beginning to tell overseas travellers: Australia is home to great food and wine.

Of these bookings, lastminute.com.au Head of Marketing Communications, Kirsty La Bruniy said the spontaneous South Australian escape is proving popular.

“With 43 per cent of lastminute.com.au flight bookings to Adelaide made within a week of travel[2], South Australia is firmly establishing itself as a desirable short-break destination for those looking for a lastminute getaway,” said Kirsty.

“We’re all for embracing spontaneity. If life throws you the chance for a quick getaway and you catch yourself looking longingly at your overnight bag, don’t ignore it. Give that bag what it wants, loads of clothes, and head South Australia’s way,

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“If you only have a few days, we recommend ‘getting your wine on’ in the Barossa Valley. Enjoy strolling through gorgeous countryside, swilling award winning wines and indulging in delicious local produce – all only 45 minutes drive from Adelaide,” Kirsty added.

Much loved Australian TV and radio star, Kate Ritchie agrees. Having recently ventured to the region with her husband Stuart thanks to lastminute.com.au and South Australia Tourism, Kate believes SA is sure to please and perhaps surprise even the most seasoned traveller.

image014“Like many people, for me it’s always a matter of not only trying to find time to squeeze in a quick getaway but also making the most of a destination once I’m there! I loved that I was able to tick so many boxes in just a few days in the Barossa, with loads still to look forward to on my next trip. The incredible wine was expected but it was the food and the landscape that really blew me away. I’m already dreaming of my next visit,” said Kate.  

Want to indulge in South Australia like Kate? Live every lastminute of your next Barossa Valley getaway, withlastminute.com.au. From hotels to holidays, wine tours to car hire, flights to facials, lastminute.com.au is here to help, from six months out right up until the lastminute.

Read all about Kate’s adventure in South Australia here: http://www.liveeverylastminute.com.au/celeb-travel-kate-ritchie-does-adelaide-and-the-barossa

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