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Move Over Byron Bay. Zac Efron And Other Hollywood Stars Are Flocking To South Australia

Sarah Wilson's Travel Tips
Sarah Wilson enjoys a sunset stroll at Hallett Cove boardwalk in South Australia

With international travel not happening at present, there is more focus on discovering more about our nearby states. And it’s not just the locals clamouring to see what this majestic state has to offer – there’s also been Hollywood actors iZac Efron, Jamie Dornan and Teresa Palmer. Australia’s most popular influencers such as Martha Kalifatidis, Bella Vaerlis and Pia Muehlenbeck and Kane Vato have also been quick to flock to this beautiful part of the world.

Whether it’s discovering one of the many awe-inspiring pink lakes and incredible Umpherston and Kilsby sinkholes, to venturing underground in Coober Pedy, South Australia is the star-studded paradise for those who want a little more. 

Here is a roundup of celebrities who’ve recently visited Adelaide, Kangaroo Island and the world-class wine regions of Barossa and Adelaide Hills.

Zac Efron

He’s the adopted Aussie we’ve loved keeping an eye on over the past few months and sure enough he’s hit South Australian shores. Zac stopped by Kangaroo Island (KI), known for its wildlife and natural, rugged beauty. Follow the road less travelled and discover unique wildlife, mouth-watering food and wine, breath-taking scenery and a laid-back lifestyle on KI. 

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Jamie Dornan

The Fifty Shades of Grey star has landed in South Australia as he explores the state during filming for the upcoming Stan thriller series, The Tourist. Sure enough, he too made his way to discover the natural beauty of Kangaroo Island

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Teresa Palmer

South Australia’s very own home grown star has just touched down in Australia again this week for the birth of her fifth baby. They say locals know all of the hidden gems, so it’s no surprise to see Teresa on Kangaroo Island

Martha Kalifatidis

In her recent visit, Martha hit Adelaide – the gateway to South Australia. The city is bursting with culture, flavours, events and entertainment. Join the party at festivals and events, or spend the night exploring Adelaide’s attractions and a thriving restaurant and bar scene.

Bella Vaerlis

Just a 45-minute drive south of Adelaide in the heart of one of Australia’s oldest and most acclaimed wine regions, Bella spent some time in McLaren Vale, a wine lover and foodie’s paradise. Boasting more than 80 vineyards and with incredible culinary offerings around every corner, you’ll be making your way through iconic wineries in no time. 

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Pia Muehlenbeck

Among various locations, Pia was spotted in the Adelaide Hills. Not only is the region brimming with wildlife encounters and cultural discoveries, but the Hills are home to some of South Australia’s best food, wine and scenery.

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Kane Vato

Pia and Kane were also spotted exploring the Barossa Valley, the internationally-acclaimed wine region just a 50 minute drive from Adelaide. From sipping a local drop that’s as old as you or soaring over some of the oldest vines in the world, there’s plenty to discover in the Barossa.

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Written by Robyn Foyster

With over 30 years experience as a journalist and TV producer, Robyn Foyster is the owner and publisher of the lifestyle websites TheCarousel.com, GameChangers.com.au and WomenLoveTech.com.

Robyn was voted one of the 30 most powerful women in media at the 2015 B&T Women In Media Awards.

Previously, Robyn was the Publisher and Editor of Australia's three biggest flagship magazine brands - The Australian Women's Weekly, Woman's Day and New Idea.

Robyn won Editor of the Year at the 2007 Magazine of the Year Award and under her helm The Australian Women's Weekly won the inaugural 2008 Australian Magazine Award for Australia's best mass market magazine and New Idea won the MPA's coveted Magazine of the Year award.

She can be contacted on Robyn@TheCarousel.com.

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