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With more than 4,000 delegates and their partners expected to attend the IAC2017, there is plenty to keep you busy in Adelaide and across the state.

Here are 10 exceptional experiences not to be missed.


Year of birth wine tasting, Barossa

Visit a historic winery in the heart of the Barossa, famous for its fortified wines.  Let the winemakers escort you to a private barrel hall where they will locate and allow you to taste a wine from the year of your birth. You may take home a bottle of your birth wine in a personalised presentation case.

The Barossa Valley
Flinders Range

Explore the Outback, Flinders Rangers

Experience this ancient landscape, including the breathtaking Wilpena Pound, by plane, hot air balloon or four-wheel drive. Guests can explore from a base of luxury eco-villas found in the heart of the Flinders Ranges.


Marine adrenaline in Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula

Under the guidance of experienced dive operators, cage dive with Great White sharks in Port Lincoln – the only place in Australia where this is possible! Another exciting option is to swim with energetic Blue Fin Tuna and you can even feed them their lunch!

Eyre Peninsula
Kangaroo Island

Luxury escape, Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is described by National Geographic Traveller as ‘the most unspoilt wilderness in the Asia Pacific’. After getting up close and personal with wildlife, including seals, penguins, koalas and kangaroos, delegates can embark on a food safari discovering fresh Kangaroo Island produce. You may choose to stay in a six-star luxury lodge or at the Island’s newly refurbished hotel... both facing the ocean.


Adelaide Central Market interactive gourmet tour, Adelaide

Embark on a sensory and interactive gourmet walking tour, with a local chef and food expert, through the Adelaide Central Market. This is the largest fresh produce market in the Southern Hemisphere and a window into the South Australian food industry. Visit stallholders, taste many foods and experience the exciting buzz of the market.

Adelaide Central Markets
Murray River

Private houseboat experience, The River Murray

Guests can take the short transfer from Adelaide to Mannum on Australia’s famous Murray River. Here you board your accommodation, a luxury houseboat. You meet your skipper and private chef and enjoy a relaxing day of breathtaking sights, South Australian cuisine, fine wine and, should you wish, jet skiing and fishing. Dinner is a gourmet Aussie BBQ under a private canopy on the banks of the river. In the evening lie back and wonder at the southern skies including the Milky Way and the Southern Cross.


Grange tasting at the home of Penfolds, Adelaide

Just a short 15-minute drive from Adelaide city centre is Penfold’s Magill Estate, the original home of Australia’s most prized wine, the Grange. It was here that esteemed winemaker Max Schubert developed the first Vintage of Penfolds Grange in 1951, and Magill Estate offers a unique insight into the history of this famous wine. Guests are greeted by the winemaker and taken into a private cellar for a structured tasting experience of Grange and other iconic wines. An experience not to be missed!

Penfolds Wines

Germany heritage, Hahndorf

One of the Adelaide Hills’ most famous towns, Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Old and new combine to present you a brilliant blend of activities. There is still a strong German flavour in Hahndorf, most evident in the small goods outlets and German bakeries that line the bustling main street.


Wine discovery journey, Adelaide

Enjoy an outstanding Australian wine industry experience at the National Wine Centre of Australia. There is so much to see and do throughout the three interactive areas of the Wine Discovery Journey. Examine everything from the challenges of wine-making, to the pure joy of drinking good wine. You will mingle with virtual winemakers, tasters and chefs who will advise you on everything from the best wine to have with the right food, to blending your own virtual wine.

Barossa Vallery Wineries
Mount Lofty

Mount Lofty Summit, Adelaide

Mount Lofty Summit is a “must see” destination for any visitor to South Australia. Each year more than 350,000 people visit the peak which rises 710 metres above sea level. The summit landing provides breathtaking panoramic views across Adelaide’s city skyline to the coast, with visibility extending as far as Kangaroo Island on clear days.

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