Wine valley at sunset at Barossa.

South Australia

If you’re looking for a place to explore that offers contrasting landscapes, vibrant culture, and delicious food and wine, then South Australia is the perfect destination.

If you’re looking for a place to explore that offers contrasting landscapes, vibrant culture, and delicious food and wine, then South Australia is the perfect destination. From its stunning coastline to its lush vineyards, South Australia has something for everyone. Let's take a look at why you should plan your next trip to this beautiful region.

From Sea to Desert

South Australia is renowned for its diverse landscape. The state is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the country and those who love spending time outdoors will revel in the opportunity to explore these pristine shores. It’s not just about beaches either; South Australia also offers four desert regions with unique flora and fauna that are sure to impress nature lovers of all ages. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, South Australia has something for everyone.

Vibrant Culture

The capital city of Adelaide is a cultural hub and there are plenty of activities on offer both day and night. Check out the renowned museums and galleries, sample local cuisine at one of the many restaurants or bars, or enjoy a show at one of the city’s many theaters or music venues. There are also plenty of festivals held throughout the year showcasing everything from traditional Aboriginal culture to modern arts and music performances.

Delicious Food & Wine

If you love food and wine then you’ll be in your element in South Australia! The region is known for producing some of the best wines in the world including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir – just to name a few! You can sample these delicious wines at one of dozens of wineries found throughout the region or simply pick up a bottle from your local liquor store. Of course, no visit would be complete without sampling some local produce too; from fresh seafood caught off Kangaroo Island to succulent steaks from Coorong National Park there’s something here for everyone’s palate!

No matter what you're looking for - adventure, culture or good food - South Australia will provide an unforgettable experience like no other state can offer. With its diverse landscape ranging from coastal shores to desert regions plus vibrant culture as well as delicious food & wine offerings; it's definitely worth exploring this beautiful part of Australia! So don't wait any longer - start planning your next trip now! You won't regret it!

SOUTH AUSTRALIA AT A GLANCE

  • 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 adorn 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!

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    Discovering Mount Gambier
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    A Guide to Coonawarra
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  • Alligator Gorge
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    Flavours of the Fleurieu
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  • Clare Valley Wines
    Clare Valley Wines
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  • The Wines of Barossa
    The Wines of Barossa
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  • The River Torrens
    The River Torrens
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  • Yalata [The Nullarbor]
    Yalata [The Nullarbor]
    Yalata is an Aboriginal community located 200 kilometres west of Ceduna on the Great Australian Bight in South Australia.
  • Smoky Bay [The Nullarbor]
    Smoky Bay [The Nullarbor]
    Smoky Bay is a relaxed seaside town located south east of Ceduna, with beautiful beaches ideal for swimming, crabbing and windsurfing.
  • Nullarbor
    Nullarbor
    There is plenty of Australian wildlife to see when crossing the Nullabor. Kangaroos, camels, dingoes and even wombats can be seen.
  • Ceduna [The Nullarbor]
    Ceduna [The Nullarbor]
    Ceduna is a great base for exploring the pristine ocean and rugged coastline of the Great Australia Bight.
  • Border Village - Nullarbor
    Border Village - Nullarbor
    Border Village is located fifty metres east of the Western Australian Agricultural checkpoint, twelve kilometres east of Eucla.
  • The Great Australian Bight
    The Great Australian Bight
    The Great Australian Bight is a very large bight (or bend in the coast that forms an open bay) on the southern edge of the Australian continent.
  • Admirals Arch
    Admirals Arch
    Admirals Arch is an impressive natural rock bridge located on Kangaroo Island, created from thousands of years of erosion.
  • Brighton Beach
    Brighton Beach
    Brighton Beach is a large sandy beach in the coastal suburb of Brighton, Adelaide. It is situated between Seacliff and Glenelg and aside Holdfast Bay.
  • The Pink Roadhouse
    The Pink Roadhouse
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  • Rundle Mall
    Rundle Mall
    The Rundle Mall Precinct is the longest and one of the busiest malls in Australia and is the heart of South Australian retail.
  • State Library of South Australia
    State Library of South Australia
    The State Library of South Australia is French Renaissance in style with a mansard roof, and located on North Terrace, Adelaide.
  • Victoria Square Fountain
    Victoria Square Fountain
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  • Remarkable Rocks
    Remarkable Rocks
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Yalata [The Nullarbor]
Yalata [The Nullarbor]

Yalata is an Aboriginal community located 200 kilometres west of Ceduna on the Great Australian Bight in South Australia.

The River Torrens
The River Torrens

The River Torrens flows 85km from its source in the Adelaide Hills and runs between the city-centre and North Adelaide forming the Torrens Lake.

The Wines of Barossa
The Wines of Barossa

The Barossa Valley is a renowned wine-producing region northeast of Adelaide, and is the main source of employment for many residents.

Border Village
Border Village - Nullarbor

Border Village is located fifty metres east of the Western Australian Agricultural checkpoint, twelve kilometres east of Eucla.

A Guide to Coonawarra
A Guide to Coonawarra

Discover Coonawarra, the "Napa Valley" of Australia, nestled in the picturesque Limestone Coast region of South Australia just a few hours' drive from Adelaide.

Nullarbor
Nullarbor

There is plenty of Australian wildlife to see when crossing the Nullarbor. Kangaroos, camels, dingoes and even wombats can be seen.

South Australia Surf Spots
South Australia Surf Spots

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

Wines of Adelaide Hills
Wines of Adelaide Hills

The Adelaide Hills region is celebrated for its impressive wines, which have achieved significant international recognition.

Spooky Secrets of Adelaide Arcade
Spooky Secrets of Adelaide Arcade

Do you believe in ghosts? Adelaide Arcade in Australia is known for its ghostly sightings and mysterious happening.

The Blue Lake
Discovering Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier is a beautiful destination on Australia's Limestone Coast that has something to offer everyone, from outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs to those looking for a relaxing getaway.



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