Looking for some options for day trips or a reason to extend your stay in South Australia?
South Australia offers visitors the best of Australia: friendly people, unspoilt nature, gourmet food and wine, and an unhurried pace of life.
The state is the wine and seafood capital of Australia. It’s where the Murray River meets the sea and features everything from ancient limestone caves to jaw-dropping outback vistas. Enjoy amazing wildlife experiences, including the chance to cuddle a koala or swim with dolphins just 20 minutes from the centre of Adelaide.
Within an hour’s drive of the capital you can find the Barossa, a world-famous wine region whose fertile soil also nourishes an impressive range of fruit and vegetables. Sample local treasures at the weekly farmers’ market and unwind in a cosy bed and breakfast overlooking the vines.
Head south from the city and you’ll reach the Fleurieu Peninsula. Its green hills are bordered by clifftops, beaches, coves and the spectacular Coorong. In summer it’s Adelaide’s playground – popular with families and surfers – while in winter you can spot whales and unwind next to the fire in your favourite cellar door.
The Adelaide Hills encourages visitors to linger. It’s home to some of the nation’s best cool-climate wines – not to mention strawberries, apples and cherries – and is made up of charming towns linked by scenic roads.
Those with a little more time can explore Kangaroo Island, a sanctuary for native animals and home to sumptuous produce and beautifully rugged beaches. Exquisite seafood is to be found on the Eyre Peninsula, while the Flinders Ranges and Outback offers unparalleled adventure across ancient landscapes.
Easy to travel around and with an array of experiences on offer, South Australia is the perfect destination for visitors to broaden their travel horizons and create lifelong memories.
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