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South Australia

Barossa Valley is the wine capital of South Australia

South Australia is known as a state of festivals and fine wine. More than half of Australia's wines are produced here, predominately in the Barossa and Clare Valley regions. South Australia has something for everyone from wildlife on Kangaroo Island, to 4 wheel driving the Flinders Ranges. Experience the coastal lifestyle of the Fleurieu Peninsula, cruise in a houseboat down the beautiful Murray River, or visit one of the many festivals and events happening around the State.

General Information: 
Summer Temperature: 
16-28C
Winter Temperature: 
8-16C
Population: 
1.7M
South Australia State Map
Regions within South Australia
Visit one of the oldest landscapes in the world - the Flinders Ranges
Swimming with Sea Lions at Baird Bay
The Simpson Desert lies across 3 different states
Hiking in the Murraylands
Hire your own personal houseboat on the Murray River
Cool-climate wines from Adelaide Hills vineyards
Catch your own fresh seafood on the Yorke Peninsula
Yorke Peninsula
Renowned for their cruisy atmosphere and laidback lifestyle, the beaches of Yorke Peninsula are great places to go swimming, surfing, fishing or on a family picnic.
Enjoy views of the Murray River as you hike the Murraylands
Murray River
South Australia's section of the beautiful Murray River contains plenty of water for you to enjoy a river holiday, despite current low rainfalls throughout Australia.
The Limestone Coast - 26 million years in the making
Limestone Coast
Forged over 26 million years by the primal forces of the ocean and the movement of tectonic plates, the Limestone Coast has been perfectly sculpted into a natural holiday playground.
Stunning scenery from rugged coastlines to deserted beaches
Kangaroo Island
An island 155km wide from east to west coast with over 500km of beautiful coastline. It's a microcosm of different landscapes and environments, with desert dunes, stunning beaches, forests, farmlands, and native wildlife in the wild.
A true Australian Outback Adventure in the Flinders Ranges
Flinders Ranges & Outback
The Flinders Ranges and Outback provide a dramatic departure from the hectic pace of big cities, but it's surprisingly accessible. And once there, you'll experience things that make home look boring.
Whale watching season on the Peninsula is from July to September
Fleurieu Peninsula
It's a paradise for divers and snorkellers, with dramatic shipwrecks and stunning marine life, including the famed Leafy Seadragon. And it's alive with vibrant and creative festivals, events and art.
Game Fishin and shark cage diving on the Eyre-Peninsula
Eyre Peninsula
Along this coastal expanse, you'll see sheltered coves and bays that are perfect for fishing, secluded beaches, and stunning cliff faces that provide the perfect vantage point for spotting giant whales as they undertake their annual migration through the Southern Ocean
Walk or cycle along a wine trail in the Clare Valley
Clare Valley
If you're after an authentic slice of country Australia, look no further than the Clare Valley. This place is home to a working rural community, who uphold traditions that have been passed down through the generations
Barossa Valley - World-class food and wine in an idyllic setting
Barossa Valley
It's the wine capital of Australia, a place where you can get a real taste for the finer things in life. But if you're thinking that it all sounds a bit highbrow, think again.
Adelaide Hills countryside is a great place to cycle
Adelaide Hills
Located only 20 minutes from Adelaide's central business district, the Adelaide Hills provide a wonderfully refreshing change from the pace of the city
Adelaide's cafe culture and laidback lifestyle
Adelaide
Festivals and food. Arts and culture. Shopping and sports. This is Adelaide - the city where there's always something on. Explore Glenelg beach, Adelaide central markets and the shopping hub of Norwood. Visit the Adelaide Botanic Gardens to see the only giant panda's in the Southern Hemisphere, or start with the perfect introduction to wine at the National Wine Centre of Australia. Adelaide's location makes it a great base for your South Australian holiday as many of the key destinations and wine regions are easily accessible from the city. It is a center for art, festivals and wine and provides a brilliant blend of things to see and do.