South Australia

South Australia is full of surprises. Best known for its internationally famous wine regions, buzzing bar and restaurant scene and easy-going lifestyle, the Festival State is also a place of great natural beauty.

See volcanic cones, craters and caves in the south, the rugged Flinders Ranges in the North and pristine beaches on Yorke Peninsula. From whale watching on the Nullarbor to looking for opal in the desert, South Australia has an adventure for every traveller.

South Australia

South australia faq’s

Best time to visit South Australia ?

South Australia can have very hot summers, temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius are not uncommon. While this is a great time to enjoy the state’s beaches on Eyre and York Peninsula, it is best to avoid the Flinders Ranges and other outback locations between December and March. Autumn and spring are perfect seasons to explore the Adelaide Hills, the south east of the state.

Where should I go?

South Australia is a big state with a wide range of landscapes. The rugged outback beauty of the Flinders Ranges are beautiful. For unspoilt coastal scenery and beaches the check out the isolation of Eyre Peninsula. The farms and forest of Adelaide Hills and the Fleurieu Peninsula are easy day trips from Adelaide. For a mix of all of the above, visit Kangaroo Island.

Discovering SA's Wine Regions

For wine lovers there is a lot more to see than the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. There are 18 wine regions in SA – some hidden secrets, some emerging. Near the city try the Adelaide Hills. Further south there is Langhorne Creek and the Coonawarra. Beyond the Barossa is the Clare Valley and the Riverland. There’s not a bad drop between them!

How long do you need to see SA?

Exploring all the regions in South Australia would take a month. If you only have a week or two you can see the Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island and do some great day trips from Adelaide into the wine regions and some of the state’s best beaches. You’ll need a car to see the state but if you don’t mind a south Australian road trip, you can do a lot in a couple of weeks.

SA Camping

If you are looking for low cost & free camping options in SA, check out this list. Everywhere from the beauty of the Outback and Eyre Peninsula, the beaches on the Limestone Coast and Yorke Peninsula and the waterways of the Riverland.

Along with free camping locations, we have included spots where you’ll pay $20 or less a night per vehicle. There’s a mix of iconic regions like the Coorong and Flinders Ranges along with a few hidden camping spots around South Australia.

A few days in Adelaide? Check out these day trips

Adelaide and its bar and restaurant scene is the perfect base for exploring the region. From wineries and wildlife to national parks and great coastal scenery, you can see some of South Australia’s best attractions on a day trip from Adelaide.

Discover the Adelaide Hills

Just 15 minutes from Adelaide you can be in one of Australia’s best wine regions, exploring historic villages and relaxing in cute little cafes. Whether you relax by a roaring fire or walk amongst the wildflowers, you’ll fall in love with Adelaide Hills.

A South Australian Road Trip?

Put on your favourite playlist and hit the road to discover the beauty of South Australia’s remote coastal and outback regions. From the Flinders Ranges to Whale Watching on the Nullarbor, hitting the road is the only way to see the best of South Australia.

Catch the Ferry to Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is one of those special places, it takes a little extra effort to get there but the reward makes it worthwhile. Visit the most beautiful beaches, see koalas, kangaroos, sea lions, seals and wallabies in the wild. Enjoy the culinary delights of farm gates to cellar doors.

South Australian Adventures…

South Australia might be best known for its food, wine and festivals but there is a lot more to SA than that! From feeding lions, swimming with giant cuttlefish or snorkelling in sinkholes, if you are up for an adventure, South Australia will deliver!

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