Adelaide city skyline viewed across Elder Park.

Adelaide Plains

Home to the capital city of South Australia and the location of some of the states most productive agricultural & market garden land.

The Adelaide Plains of South Australia is an area filled with lush green fields and rolling hills. It is one of the most picturesque regions in the state, covering an area of over 5,000 square miles. From hiking trails to wildlife reserves, there's something for everyone in this beautiful region. Let's take a closer look at all the things you can do when exploring the Adelaide Plains!

Experience Local Culture

The Adelaide Plains region is home to some of South Australia’s most vibrant towns and cities. Spend your days exploring local markets, art galleries, and museums - such as the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide or the Jam Factory contemporary craft centre in Glenelg - or simply stroll through one of the many quaint villages located throughout the area. You can also experience some of South Australia's unique wildlife by visiting Cleland Wildlife Park or Kuitpo Forest Conservation Park.

Enjoy Nature-Based Activities

The Adelaide Plains are perfect for outdoor activities like fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. The nearby ranges provide excellent opportunities for mountain biking and hiking trails - perfect for those looking for a bit of adventure! For something more relaxed, try taking a scenic drive through one of South Australia’s many wine regions, where you can sample world-class wines from some of Australia’s most renowned wineries. And don't forget about Sturt National Park – with its beautiful landscapes and diverse range of animals – which is always worth a visit!

Experience Local Cuisine

The Adelaide Plains offer visitors some of the best culinary experiences in South Australia. Enjoy fresh seafood caught right off the coast or sample some of the finest produce grown locally on nearby farms. There are also plenty of restaurants serving up delicious meals made with locally sourced ingredients - so you can be sure you're getting nothing but quality food! And don't forget to stop by one (or more!) of the many wineries scattered around the region – they make great companions to any meal!

Hiking Trails

The Adelaide Plains are home to numerous hiking trails that will take you through spectacular landscapes and give you a chance to experience nature like never before. The popular Heysen Trail is located here, which extends from Cape Jervis to Parachilna Gorge along a variety of terrain. This trail offers stunning views of some of the most beautiful parts of South Australia, so don't forget your camera!

Wildlife Reserves

The Adelaide Plains are also home to a number of wildlife reserves where visitors can explore and appreciate native flora and fauna. Visitors can spot kangaroos, koalas, emus, and a variety of other animals while wandering the grounds. You can also check out some of the many bird watching hides located throughout the region.

Wine Tasting

The Adelaide Hills wine region is located within close proximity to the Adelaide Plains, making it easy for visitors to enjoy some wine tasting during their stay in this beautiful part of South Australia. There are numerous wineries offering tastings as well as cellar doors with locally-produced wines available for purchase. The area is known for its excellent quality wines such as shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, semillon and more!

The Adelaide Plains offer something for everyone; from scenic hikes to wildlife reserves or even wine tasting - there’s plenty on offer if you’re looking to explore this breath-taking part of South Australia. With its vast landscape and abundance of activities there's something new around every corner! So if you're looking for an adventure getaway then be sure to add the Adelaide Plains onto your list!

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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.

Wines of Adelaide Hills
Wines of Adelaide Hills

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

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.

Clare Valley Wines
Clare Valley Wines

The Clare Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regions, dating back 150 years, and home to some of the best Riesling wines in the country.

South Australia - Overview
About South Australia

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

Border Village
Border Village - Nullarbor

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

Alligator Gorge
Alligator Gorge

Alligator Gorge is within the scenic Mount Remarkable National Park, in the Southern Flinders Ranges, just 10km south of Wilmington.


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