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.
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. Innes National Park is an amazing place to visit - serene, yet full of wildlife, with bushland, rugged cliffs and secluded ocean beaches.
The Fleurieu Peninsula is 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. If you continue south-east from there you will reach the Limestone Coast - with picturesque port towns such as Kingston SE, Robe and Beachport, where watersports are the order of the day. Impressive volcanic craters and mountain lakes, such as the Blue Lake at Mount Gambier. And the spectacular caving sites at Naracoorte Caves.
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. Set along the shores of the mighty Murray River, the Murraylands is a favourite South Australian aquatic playground.
There's nothing that quite compares to a holiday on a houseboat, cruising up and down the river at your leisure in your own floating hotel.
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. If you're in the mood for an exhilarating adventure holiday, then venture into the uplifting Outback.
Adelaide is capital of South Australia State, known as a 20 minute city, meaning that all of the main attractions are within close proximity to one another making it simple and easy to explore. 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.
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.Within 90 Minutes of downtown Adelaide you can be enjoying the vinous delights of the Barossa, Clare, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills wine country (a quick 20 minutes from Adelaide). this is just a few of the wine producing areas with vast tracts of land out towards Coonawarra, Padthway and Riverland, and more boutique locations on the Fleurieu zone and even Kangaroo Island has a few vines.