Welcome to South Australia

In South Australia, one of the states of Australia, there are many areas which are commonly known by regional names. Regions are areas that share similar characteristics. These characteristics may be natural such as the Murray River, the coastline, desert or mountains. Alternatively, the characteristics may be cultural, such as common land use. South Australia is divided by numerous sets of regional boundaries, based on different characteristics. In many cases boundaries defined by different agencies are coterminous.

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Adelaide

World Class Experiences

Adelaide is bursting with culture, flavours, events and entertainment. Taste your way through world-famous wine regions only minutes away from the city or indulge in some of Australia’s most award-winning restaurants in the heart of Adelaide. Join the party at our immersive festivals and events or spend the night exploring Adelaide attractions and a thriving restaurant and bar scene. Adelaide is a gateway to some of Australia’s best wine country and is home to Australia’s official best restaurant, hotel, wine, gin and beach, Adelaide punches well above its weight when it comes to dishing up the best but don’t take our word for it; you be the judge.

Adelaide Hills

A Picture Perfect Escape

Wind your way down leafy lanes, stopping at villages dappled in light. The towns of Aldgate, Stirling, Oakbank, Birdwood, Crafers, Mount Barker and Hahndorf are all within an hour’s drive away from Adelaide and are brimming with wildlife encounters and cultural discoveries. You’ll find restaurants serving South Australia’s best produce, while wineries beckon from leafy groves, eager for you to sample one of their cool climate drops. The Adelaide Hills are home to some of South Australia’s best food, wine and scenery; it’s all so easy to access.

Barossa

One of The World’s Best Wine Regions

Just 50 minutes’ drive north east of Adelaide, the Barossa is an internationally acclaimed wine region encompassing the towns of Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa. Wander into over 80 cellar doors, tasting some of the most awarded wines in the world and digging into sumptuous local produce. Meet winemakers, chat with passionate staff and mingle with proud locals.

From tasting the official best wine in the world, to sipping a local drop that’s as old as you or soaring over some of the oldest vines in the world.

Clare Valley

The Land of Unbelievable Riesling

You’ll find more than 50 cellar doors between the towns of Auburn and Clare, along a stunning 40km corridor. Five-star wineries are scattered throughout the Clare Valley; its signature wine, Riesling, is among the world’s best. Pick up a gourmet picnic basket from one of many wineries or stop at a farm gate store and buy direct from the producer.

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Eyre Peninsula

World Famous Aquatic Activities

The Eyre Peninsula boasts fantastic food and wine, luxury accommodation and abundant wildlife, but it’s best known for its world-famous aquatic activities. Stop in Port Lincoln where you can hop aboard a shark cage dive or swim and play with sea lions off the coast of Port Lincoln. Dive-into a dolphin and sea lion swimming tour at Baird Bay or watch whales and their calves frolic under towering, wave-ravaged cliffs. Sink your teeth into the Eyre Peninsula’s legendary oysters and freshly caught seafood at the local fish mongers, pubs, restaurants and bars, then wash it down at the region’s signature wineries.

Fleurieu Peninsula

A Coastal Paradise

Located forty minutes South of Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula offers some of South Australia’s finest coastal, scenic and culinary experiences. Spend quality time in nature’s playground discovering charming towns including Victor Harbor, Willunga, Normanville, Goolwa, Yankalilla and Rapid Bay. The region is home to the internationally renowned McLaren Vale – the home of sustainable wine production, world-renowned labels and unparalleled gastronomic experiences.

Flinders Ranges and Outback

An Ancient Land

You’d be forgiven for thinking you were navigating the unexplored face of Mars. Towering ancient cliffs and deep craters border dusty red roads. Marvel at Wilpena Pound, a shockingly large amphitheatre, created through erosion over millions of years, or look up at night for a sky show like never before. Be surrounded by ancient mountain ranges, spectacular gorges and sheltered creeks.

Kangaroo Island

A Sanctuary for Wide Life and Natural, Rugged Beauty

There’s an unmistakable sanctity about Kangaroo Island.  Fly from Adelaide or take your car on the Sealink Ferry or travel with KI Connect As you step off onto the island, it’s impossible not to relax. Kangaroo Island is known as nature’s playground. Hit the road and you’ll find out why. Wildlife abounds as friendly pubs, accommodation and restaurants give-way to towering cliffs, wild plains and impeccably clear waters. Follow the road less traveled and discover unique wildlife, mouth-watering food and wine, breathtaking scenery and a laid-back lifestyle.

Limestone Coast

The Most Spectacular Natural Wonders

The Limestone Coast is home to some of South Australia’s most spectacular natural wonders and world-famous wagyu beef. In the heart of Mount Gambier discover the aptly named Blue Lake, the underground oasis or the Umpherston Sinkhole. Snorkel or dive the crystal-clear waters of the Kilsby Sinkhole or Piccaninnie Ponds or snuggle up glamping under a blanket full of stars. Top it off with wine from over 40 cellar stunning cellar doors steeped in history.

Murray River, Lakes and Coorong

Natural Beauty and Native Produce

The region embodies natural beauty and boasts a wealth of native produce, breathtaking scenery and Australian wildlife. The Murray River flows more than 2500 kilometres from the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, through the Riverland, down to Murray Bridge and onto the Lakes and Coorong in South Australia. The River is around 130 million years old and is rich with Aboriginal history, culture and heritage. Its time you went on a journey into history and explored Australia’s greatest waterway – The Murray River.

Riverland

A Thriving Fruit Industry

Stunning conservation parks, a thriving fruit industry and the beautiful Murray make the Riverland a great place for a family holiday, but you be the judge. Captain your own houseboat and cruise past ochre-coloured cliffs or hire a canoe or kayak and paddle your way through the secluded backwaters of the Murray River.

Yorke Peninsula

Pristine Coastline

Fishing, boating, surfing, swimming, camping, bushwalking and wildlife; there’s so much to see and do along kilometres of pristine coast on the Yorke Peninsula. Just over an hour’s drive away from Adelaide and home to a whopping 700 kilometres of pristine coast. One of South Australia’s most accessible seaside escapes; spend your days lounging on sandy-white shores and cooling off at one of the local breweries before retreating to you chic Hamptons-style cottage just minutes from the breathtaking Innes National Park.

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