South Australia’s cosmopolitan capital city boasts a geographically-blessed position, within easy reach of eye-bogglingly beautiful beaches and bucolic hills.

Spread across the plains between hills and sea, Adelaide is deceptively big – more than a million Aussies live here, sustaining a hyperactive artistic calendar, a slew of characterful bars and world-class restaurants. Highlights of your visit should include a day trip plundering the foodie haunts of the Adelaide Hills, a tram ride down to beachy Glenelg, a morning detour through Central Market, and a few well-chosen bottles of vino from the surrounding wine regions. Nature-lovers will fall for nearby, unspoiled Kangaroo Island, home to abundant wildlife, and the Fleurieu Peninsula’s colourful coastal playground.

Miranda Krestovnikoff is a British radio and TV presenter specialising in nature. She is a qualified scuba diver, a wandering gourmet and an accomplished musician. We sent her to Adelaide to report back on her adventures; you can watch her video from Adelaide above

Miranda says: ‘The stunning Fleurieu Peninsula, just south of Adelaide in South Australia, is well known for its vineyards, wildlife and 250km-plus of dramatic coastline – a perfect combination for a holiday! On to Kangaroo Island, where I witnessed a magical sunrise over the grasslands before coming face to face with Australia’s most iconic animal and the island’s namesake: the kangaroo.’

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Getting There with Singapore Airlines

Begin your Australian adventure in style with Singapore Airlines, the world’s most awarded airline. Flying four times daily from London Heathrow, and 5 times weekly from Manchester to Singapore, Singapore Airlines offers spacious cabins, delicious food, plenty of entertainment and top-notch service. Fly via Singapore and connect to key destinations across Australia, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Darwin, Cairns and Canberra.