About South Australia
South Australia is home to long summers, stunning beaches and award-winning wine, events and festivals. It’s the gateway to the Barossa, Flinders Ranges and Outback and Kangaroo Island.
Find out more about South Australia and its 12 distinct regions, take a good look around the website and use the “Search and Book” button to find accommodation, attractions, tours and events.
Host to major events, such as the Santos Tour Down Under, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe and WOMADelaide, South Australia loves a great party. When you visit, you will understand why experienced travellers come back time and time again.
Beautiful, long summers
The weather in South Australia has beautiful, long summers and mild winters. In summer, temperatures often soar above 35 degrees Celsius (°C). That’s 95° Fahrenheit! It’s perfect holiday weather but make sure you cover up and wear sunscreen.
For wine lovers
If you drink wine, you’ll love South Australia. There are 18 wine regions to choose from and you won’t have to travel far to enjoy them. Adelaide City has more than 200 cellar doors on its doorstep, all within an hour’s drive of the city.
Capital city Adelaide
Voted Australia’s most liveable city - and one of Lonely Planet's top 10 must-visit cities for 2014 - there are direct flights to Adelaide from major Asian airports and all Australian capital cities.
Interstate coaches and trains also service Adelaide, including The Ghan transcontinental train which takes you from the south to the north of Australia. The Ghan passes through the red centre, via Alice Springs and onto tropical Darwin in the Northern Territory.
Indulge in some retail therapy while in Adelaide, a cosmopolitan city which is surrounded by parklands. Stroll along the North Terrace boulevard and visit the many art galleries and museums. Visit giant pandas Wang Wang and Funi at the Adelaide Zoo.
Explore more than 700 restaurants, pubs and cafés and eat streets, serving food from around the world.
The Adelaide Hills and metropolitan beaches are just 20 minutes drive from Adelaide City and are also hubs of great cafés and restaurants.
To get the most out of your time in South Australia spend some time in the city before heading out to the country regions by car or plane.
The Barossa, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale and are all just a short drive from Adelaide.
South Australia is the wine and seafood capital of Australia; where the Murray River meets the sea; and the gateway to the South Australian outback. The Flinders Ranges and Outback and Kangaroo Island are unique and spectacular and are places as of great cultural, natural and spiritual significance. World Heritage Listed caves are found at Naracoorte on the Limestone Coast.
The South Australian coastline is more than 3,800 kilometres long and is punctuated by towns, beaches, cliffs and jetties. Many coastal regions offer quality wines and fresh produce, including local seafood.
The South Australian coastline has fantastic fishing, boating and surfing. Head to Kangaroo Island, Fleurieu Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula or Limestone Coast for more brilliant coastal experiences.
The Murray River winds through South Australia from the Riverland through to the Coorong on its way to meet the sea. Kick back and relax on a houseboat, or explore the river towns and wineries along the river.
So now you know a little more about South Australia and you have a good idea how large and diverse it is, it's time to explore the website and book your next South Australian holiday.
Start with the Regions or Things To Do sections for more ideas of places to visit, attractions and events.
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Things to do
There are lots of great places to visit while you're in South Australia.
There are plenty of events on in South Australia. Here are some ideas you might like.