Nature lovers, South Australia is an eco tourism playground!
While Kangaroo Island and the Flinders Ranges are rich in eco tourism destinations, there are lots of attractions closer to Adelaide.
Cleland Wildlife Park
In the Adelaide Hills, wildlife sanctuaries and national parks boast a diverse range of native animals and plants. Jump in the car and in less than an hour, you could be hopping on to a catamaran to swim with playful bottlenose dolphins.
At Norton Summit in the Adelaide Hills, you'll find Sinclair's Gully - the hills' only eco-certified winery and cellar door and State Tourism Award winner.
Visit the Eyre Peninsula, where there are sea lions and dolphins to swim with.
Travel to the outback and Flinders Ranges or the Limestone Coast to see eco tourism that is millions of years old.
Stay in wilderness retreats on Kangaroo Island and enjoy guided tours to Seal Bay. You’ll be within touching distance. See the island’s unspoilt beauty from the water.
Go on an outback safari on the back of a camel or jump in a 4WD for a first-hand look at Aboriginal culture.
Take one of our “wild west” safaris to take in breathtaking views of the arid interior and remote coastlines that dominate the Nullarbor Plain, the “Bight” (Great Australian Bight) and Gawler Ranges.
Take to the water
The Murray River and neighbouring wetlands are thriving. Meander along a walking trail, book a houseboat or take a cruise to experience the mighty Murray River.
Eco tourism doesn’t get much better than the Coorong National Park. Here, special cruise boats take you to areas inaccessible to normal vessels.
You’ve got a lot of choice for your “eco” holiday - just look for the “eco-certified” logo when you book.
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Things to do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.
There are plenty of events on in South Australia. Here are some ideas you might like.