Bakery bags make SA tourists hungry for more

Bakery bags make SA tourists hungry for more

Road trips across South Australia just got sweeter, with new bakery bags dropping state-wide over the coming weeks to inspire visitors to explore more of regional SA.

More than 50 bakeries across 10 South Australian tourism regions will be serving up their pastries in bakery bags being distributed as part of an ongoing road trips marketing campaign by the South Australian Tourism Commission.

The special bakery bags feature along popular road trip routes and iconic destinations across the state and will be hitting bakeries as the Santos Tour Down Under races through regional SA, including the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Barossa and Murray River, Lakes and Coorong.

The bakery bags encourage potential road trippers to plan their itinerary using the South Australia tourism website, which also includes maps and itineraries of the state’s six iconic road trips that highlight the best of South Australia and suggest local products and experiences.

Road trips include the Mighty Murray Way, Epicurean Way, Seafood Frontier, Explorers Way, Coastal Way, and Southern Ocean Drive.

The creative marketing initiative aims to promote the scenic drives on offer across regional South Australia and further drive visitation and expenditure to local businesses.

South Australian Minister for Tourism Zoe Bettison said everyone loves a bakery stop, and what better way to discover the incredible road trip routes and iconic destinations regional South Australia has to offer than while enjoying a treat from one of the state’s many delicious bakeries.

“This initiative builds on an existing campaign that aims to support regional businesses and capitalises on the peak summer season, school holidays, and the thousands of cycling fans flocking to regional SA to watch the Santos Tour Down Under,” Ms Bettison said.

“Visitor expenditure in regional South Australia has reached a record-high $4.7 billion, with 10 of the 11 tourism regions already surpassing their 2025 targets.

“This is another way we are showing visitors how they can make the most of our state’s diverse regions with a road trip everyone will love while supporting regional South Australian businesses.”
The Uraidla Hotel and Uraidla Republic Café, Bakery & Brewery proprietor Julie Peter said this is a very exciting time of year.

“Fortunately for us, we are right on the TDU race circuits, and we love that the teams, cycling enthusiasts and spectators pop in for a locally-roasted coffee or a quick bite before heading off for their next ride or to watch the race,” Ms Peter said.

“We’ll be filling our new bakery bags with delicious, fresh, home-spun breads, pastries, and our take on the typically-Aussie hot goods such as meat pies, sausage rolls and pasties – including vegan options.

“We’re thrilled that more people on their road trips will be calling into Uraidla – and that people calling into our bakery will be tempted to go see more of SA.”

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