Why backpack in South Australia?
If you've climbed the bridge, circled the rock and snorkelled the reef... it's time to see the real Australia. Imagine a wild night in an outback pub, chatting with the townsfolk of Parachilna (population four).
Hike around Kangaroo Island. This amazing wildlife haven is a short trip from mainland South Australia.
Pick grapes during the crazy 'vintage' season in the beautiful Barossa. It’s hard yakka (work), fair pay and a chance to kick back with the locals. Visit our famed wineries in the Barossa, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra.
It’s an adventure
Dive wrecks, go cage diving with sharks, kayak in wetlands, surf sand dunes, camp in the desert and play nine holes over The World's Longest Golf Course (it is 1,300 kilometres long). Stay in an underground hotel in the outback opal mining town of Coober Pedy.
Feeling adventurous? Let us show you what you can do in South Australia.
Make sure you grab a copy of the Backpacker Guide from a visitor information centre, your accommodation or online.
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Things to do
Here are some great ideas and useful links for your South Australia holiday.
There are plenty of events in South Australia. Here are some ideas you might like.