South Australia

A brilliant blend of contrasts.

South Australia offers the visitor rugged outback wilderness and scenic mountain ranges, extensive coastline, offshore islands and a large, meandering river.

Boasting a multitude of festivals and a vibrant music and art scene, the state is dotted with galleries, design and fashion events, theatres and a combination of historic and modern architecture.

Adelaide, the capital city, is known as a wine and food hub with 13 wine regions and a National Wine Centre offering the complete wine experience. Tour tempting food and wine trails and be sure to visit the world famous Barossa, Coonawarra and the Clare Valley wine areas.

Boasting a climate with cool wet winters and hot dry summers, South Australia features thousands of kilometres of coastline and is a place for ocean lovers. Surf on the Fleurieu Peninsula, swim with sea lions on Eyre Peninsula or enjoy long lazy days of fishing on the Yorke Peninsula.

Journey to the outback and see the inspiring Flinders Ranges or travel iconic outback roads like the Oodnadatta, Strzelecki and Birdsville tracks. Head south to Kangaroo Island and visit Seal Bay, explore fascinating landscapes like Remarkable Rocks, or watch whales along the Great Australian Bight. Â

With national parks and world heritage listed areas to explore, there is an outdoor adventure to suit everyone.

Come to South Australia for unforgettable adventures, close encounters with nature, exciting events and outback landscapes.

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