Murraylands, Big Bend, Murray River

Houseboating, Murraylands

Big Bend, Murray River

Kangaroos at Deep Creek

Kangaroos at Deep Creek

Fleurieu Peninsula


Award Winning Vineyards


1,685,700 (2014)
Area Size:
984 377 km2
Longitude / Latitude:
138.29°E / 34.47°S
Time Zone:
UTC+9.5 (+10.5 DST)


Never under-estimate South Australia! Often described as the coast with the most, it is situated on the South Ocean in the Bite, & it has a coastline that takes your breath away!

Located on the Southern Ocean side of Australia is South Australia. Great giants of the seas adhorn the coast, where you can watch Southern Right and Humpbacks Whales play with their young beneath towering cliffs at the Head of Bight.

South Australia shares borders with all of the other mainland states, and with the Northern Territory; it is bordered to the west by Western Australia, to the north by the Northern Territory, to the north-east by Queensland, to the east by New South Wales, to the south-east by Victoria, and to the south by the Great Australian Bight and the Indian Ocean.

The terrain consists largely of arid and semi-arid rangelands, with several low mountain ranges. The highest point, Mount Woodroffe (1,435 metres (4,708 ft)), is in the Musgrave Ranges in the extreme northwest of the state. The south-western portion of the state consists of the sparsely inhabited Nullarbor Plain, fronted by the cliffs of the Great Australian Bight & surrounded by the Spencer Gulf and the Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas.

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South Australians have a great diverse state, packed with natural attractions, deserted beaches, outback deserts, rolling rural countryside and world-class wine regions. Venture further inland, and back in time you go to a lifestyle of yesterday, where things move a little slower, but can be some of the most productive. Or you can check out the town where most people live in underground houses, and some of the most beautiful opals in the world originate.

Adelaide is surrounded by parklands, sports fields, a top-class golf course, walking and cycling tracks and beautiful gardens. Adelaide is often referred to as a 'city within a park', because its surrounded by 29 parks (930 hectares) which is 45% of the city area.

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South Australia is Australia's fourth largest state, and only slightly smaller than Texas. Because of its geographical location, you can witness everything synonymous with Australia and easily accessible. Adelaide is the capital of South Australia and has long been known as the City of Churches. It boasts an architectual gallery of church buildings, and many restored Victorian and Edwardian buildings scattered throughout the city, that when lit at night can transform you into fantasy land. It is one of those cities where walking around can be entertainment in itself. Rundle Mall, in the CBD, has an international and national array of stores and boutiques, local institutions and specialty shops, cafes, arcades, flower stalls, buskers, some exquisite sculpture and is open for seven-day trading.

Society & Culture

South Australia prides itself on art and culture from its Aboriginal history to the modern city of Adelaide. Venture inside Adelaide and discover vibrant places to live, work, play and visit. South Australia has a unique insight into one of the world's oldest living cultures, with some great opportunities to learn about Aboriginal culture and beliefs.

The Adelaide lifestyle, which provides the opportunity to enjoy a great work-life balance, is just one of the attractions of living in South Australia. South Australia is it one of the most affordable states in Australia. The Adelaide lifestyle is widely envied. People from Adelaide are known as Adelaideans, and many have achieved renown, especially in music. Adelaide has gained itself an international reputation for its great hospitality and fine wines.

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Adelaide is the wine and festival capital of Australia! South Australia boasts 70% of the nation's wine exports, and the famous Barossa wine growing region. The Adelaide Central Market is the National Wine Centre of Australia. The city's nearest winery cellar doors are on the plains or nestled in the foothills. Fifteen minutes east of the General Post Office in Adelaide, is the Penfolds Magill Estate which is the birthplace of Australia's most famous wine, the 'Grange'. Northeast is Angove's Winery at Tea Tree Gully which is still owned and operated by the Angove family. Venture north and you will find Joseph and Dina Grilli's Primo Estate cellar door, which offers tastings of their varietal wines and award-winning olive oils and aged vinegars.

Travel through South Australia and you can go swimming in the pristine waters of the underground lake in the Nullabor Caves. The South Australian coastline will keep you entertained for months, so take plenty of time out when visiting. There are some of the best surfing beaches in Australia, with kilometers of white beaches stretching along the coastline. Venture further on to the great ocean cliffs and enjoy the splendour of whales migrating or dolphins playing close to the coast. Take to the ocean and you can either swim with white pointer sharks, or try your hand at big game fishing.

Surrounded by parklands, it is a charming blend of historic buildings, numerous shops, wide streets decorated with street cafes and restaurants which has preserved its heritage and links with the past. Here you can experience the excitement, culture and convenience of a city without the frustrations.

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Emergency:     000
Police:     000
Country Code:     +61
Area Code:     8

Roadside Assistance:     RAA
Rail & Bus:     Australia Rail & Adelaide Metro

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