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Queen Mary 2, docked in Adelaide

Shore excursion ideas in South Australia

International and domestic cruises berth in South Australia on a range of vessels, from smaller boutique ships to mega-liners.

South Australian cruises

There are two berths; one at Port Adelaide-Outer Harbor and the other on the Eyre Peninsula at Port Lincoln. There are also two anchorages, one at Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island and the other at Robe on the Limestone Coast


Each cruise ship docking in South Australia offers a range of unique and memorable experiences. Take a tour of our world class wine regions – Barossa, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and the Adelaide Hills

Crystal Serenity at Outer Harbor, South Australia

The iconic Crystal Serenity cruise ship, docked at Outer Harbor, South Australia.

Explore
See the sights near your port-of-call by taking either half-day or full-day shore excursions. You can also choose to sight-see independently using the information available from our Meet and Greet volunteers at each port. You'll find them easy to spot in their distinctive uniforms. They can advise you about things to see and do, public transport and what’s on when you arrive in port.

South Australia is renowned for many things including food and wine, our natural environment and fantastic wildlife experiences. Get out there and experience it!

Visit the heritage village of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills or enjoy a native wildlife experience at Cleland Wildlife Park. In Port Lincoln, experience the adrenaline rush of cage-diving with sharks or explore the stunning coastal scenery. 

On Kangaroo Island, see native wildlife in a pristine natural habitat, try unique local food and wines, or visit natural and spectacular rock formations formed by the sea over thousands of years.
 
Shopping
Take advantage of your time ashore in Adelaide and visit a local market, including the vibrant Adelaide Central Market. It is full of buzzing characters and brimming with the fresh produce South Australia is so justifiably proud of. Close-by is our city's main shopping precinct, Rundle Mall, for some serious retail therapy. 
 
Things to do see and do
South Australia is a fantastic place to visit. Every port of call offers something unique and memorable. There are a variety of events throughout the year to appeal to every interest – from food and wine to theatre, arts and comedy, car racing and world-class cycling. Check out our Events pages to see what is on while you’re visiting South Australia.

The best of South Australia

Step into our backyard where wildlife reigns supreme. Walk our city laneways or pluck oysters fresh from the sea. Start your holiday in Adelaide, and get closer to the real Australia.

Events, festivals and fun things to do in South Australia

Open your eyes, your ears and your mind to the festivals of Adelaide. Eat, drink laugh and live in the fast lane – step out and step into the fun.

To and from the Port Adelaide passenger terminal

Embarking and disembarking in South Australia is through the Port Adelaide Passenger Terminal at Outer Harbor.

South Australia maps and brochures

Plan your trip to the diverse regions in South Australia with our tourism maps and brochures. Read regional guides and print off maps.