Wine valley at sunset at Barossa.

South Australia

South Australians have a great diverse state, packed with natural attractions, deserted beaches, outback deserts, rolling rural countryside and world-class wine regions.


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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The terrain consists largely of arid and semi-arid rangelands, with several low mountain ranges.
  • The highest point, Mount Woodroffe (1,435m), 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.

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!

South Australia Travel Stories

  • The Ghan - A journey by train

    The Ghan - A journey by train

    The Ghan is an Australian passenger train service that travels between Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin on the Adelaide - Darwin railway.

  • South Australia Surf Spots

    South Australia Surf Spots

    In South Australia & want to find out the best surfing spots? We have them for you.


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Murraylands, Big Bend, Murray River

Houseboating, Murraylands

Big Bend, Murray River

Kangaroos at Deep Creek

Kangaroos at Deep Creek

Fleurieu Peninsula


Award Winning Vineyards


Other Things to See in South Australia