Bunyeroo Valley, Flinders Ranges, SA
Vast swathes of ochre outback, dramatic coastline, world-class wineries and historic towns and cities – you’ll find it all in South Australia.
South Australia has made a name for itself as a relaxed region full of wine, wildlife and natural wonder. Its capital of Adelaide is home to a sophisticated art and dining scene, and the ‘Festival City’ knows how to celebrate, with a calendar full to the brim with events. Beyond the capital city, undulating wine regions produce classic Australian drops, migrating whales glide along rugged coastline and koalas snooze among the treetops on wind-swept islands.
Top things to do
South Australia is a wonderful medley of lush green vineyards, dramatic coastline, craggy mountain ranges and tasty local produce. Begin in Adelaide – wandering to laneway bars and strolling through fresh food markets – before exploring the state’s other incredible destinations. Taste impossibly fresh oysters on the Eyre Peninsula, marvel at a landscape more than 600 million years old in the Flinders Ranges, and unearth hidden attractions in Australia’s underground town of Coober Pedy. When it’s time to unwind, head to one of several stunning wine regions, including the lesser-known vineyards of the Clare Valley and Coonawarra, and let migrating whales hypnotise you as they swim gently along the coast of the Nullarbor. South Australia is overflowing with adventure experiences – all you have to do is choose one.
Adelaide is the most accessible hub to explore South Australia’s diverse regions. You can fly to Adelaide from many international destinations, as well as all Australian capital cities. If you’re coming from Melbourne, don’t miss the opportunity to traverse one of Australia’s most famous road trips – the Great Ocean Road.