Check out this hidden Australian gem: Just 27 miles south of Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia, is a little-known Mediterranean-style region called the Fleurieu Peninsula with world-class wines, local produce and passionate growers, stellar beaches and small towns with a thriving cuisine scene.

Little-known Fleurieu Peninsula, Australia, is heavy with local culture and light on commercialism

Check out this hidden Australian gem: Just 27 miles south of Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia, is a little-known Mediterranean-style region called the Fleurieu Peninsula with world-class wines, local produce and passionate growers, stellar beaches and small towns with a thriving cuisine scene.

Times reader Lauren Coulter snapped this photo of Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island in Australia.

Your Scene: Readers' travel photos

Times reader Lauren Coulter snapped this photo of Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island in Australia.

On the Overland Track through Pinestone Valley on Tasmania, one can see Cathedral Mountain through a eucalyptus forest.

On the Overland Track through Pinestone Valley on Tasmania, one can see Cathedral Mountain through a eucalyptus forest.

The top of Mt. Ossa offers spectacular views of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair region of Tasmania.

The top of Mt. Ossa offers spectacular views of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair region of Tasmania.

Hikers rest at the summit of Mt. Ossa, Tasmania's highest peak.

Hikers rest at the summit of Mt. Ossa, Tasmania's highest peak.

The only luxury lodging on Tasmania, Saffire Lodge sits alone in the wilderness of Freycinet National Park on a sweeping bay of white sand.

14 luxury vacations for 2014

The only luxury lodging on Tasmania, Saffire Lodge sits alone in the wilderness of Freycinet National Park on a sweeping bay of white sand.

Love this eerie Your Scene photo of the Big Island of Hawaii, by Times reader Nancy Johnson.

Your Scene: Readers' travel photos

Love this eerie Your Scene photo of the Big Island of Hawaii, by Times reader Nancy Johnson.

Way to go: Bike rider conquers cancer and Maui's Haleakala with tough uphill ride.

Cancer survivor conquers 37-mile bike ride up Maui volcano

Way to go: Bike rider conquers cancer and Maui's Haleakala with tough uphill ride.

There's more room for sunbathing and building sandcastles on a stretch of Waikiki Beach.

After a spruce-up, Waikiki Beach looks even better

There's more room for sunbathing and building sandcastles on a stretch of Waikiki Beach.

Love this modern Hawaiian look at the Aston Waikiki.

Eat and sleep on the cheap in Waikiki

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