Visit South Australia for its spectacular scenery, fishing, flora, fauna and the national, conservation, recreation parks that make up over 20% of the state and legendary wineries. Names like Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra are recognised internationally. read more
The Adelaide Hills region in South Australia, South of Adelaide is the states oldest wine region dating back to the first vintage in 1841. The Adelaide Hills region of South Australia offers visitors historic townships, heritage accommodation properties with stunning gardens. click for more
Yorke Peninsula, South Australia with more than 600 kilometres of coastline and a host of sunny seaside towns, "Yorkes" is much loved by local South Australians. Popular towns in the stunning Yorke Peninsula include Maitland, Kadina and Moonta. click for more
The Clare Valley is known for food and wine, hotels, history, arts and festivals. Explore the pretty churches and vineyards along the Clare Valley between Auburn and Clare, including Leasingham, Watervale, Penwortham and Sevenhill. click for more
The city of Adelaide is positioned on the banks of the picturesque River Torrens, among superb gardens, with the Adelaide Hills as a backdrop, giving it a relaxed atmosphere. Explore the Botanic Gardens, be inspired by diverse music and arts festivals. click for more
Australia's mighty Murray River winds its way through the heart of the Murraylands, carving out steep sandstone cliffs that turn deep orange at sunset; winding past giant red gums and weeping willows; and spilling its banks to create wide, wild lagoons. click for more
While the Barossa Valley boasts more than 50 wineries, ranging from household names such as Penfolds to boutique wineries like Charles Melton and Grant Burge Wines, the region also offers lots of other attractions, including its history and scenery. click for more
There's 2000 kilometres of coastline to explore on Eyre Peninsula, and rarely will there be another boat bobbing on the best patch; tourists blocking your camera lense; or even footprints in the sand. Eyre Peninsula offers a holiday without the holiday crowds... click for more
Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia with its close proximity to Adelaide and outstanding combination of seaside resorts surrounded by idyllic rural townships, set among rolling hills and vineyards, make the Fleurieu Peninsula an ideal holiday destination. click for more
Flinders Ranges in Australia's Outback, renowned for its rugged mountain scenery, deep gorges and tranquil valleys, this is a land of legends and South Australian 4x4 adventure holidays. Most visitors are drawn to the National Parks and the opal mining town of Coober Pedy. click for more
Kangaroo Island, South Australia is the third largest island off the Australian coastline. Kangaroo Island is 155km long and 55km at its widest point, many visitors are surprised by its large size and its scenic beauty. Its reputation as a haven for wildlife and flora is well deserved. click for more
The Limestone Coast, in the south-east corner of South Australia, is rich in natural attractions, with an arc of beaches and lobster-fishing ports stretching along the coastline to the Victorian border. There is no shortage of accommodation and attractions for travellers. click for more
The Murray Riverland produces close to half of South Australia's wine grapes and is becoming increasingly known as a wine area in its own right. Murray Riverland is the heart of the fruit bowl of South Australia, where most of the state's citrus, stone fruit and nuts are grown. click for more
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South Australia (SA) the fourth largest state (including the Northern Territory) and the driest in Australia is a place of contrasts. In the unique position of bordering all the other mainland states, two-thirds of South Australia is dominated by a near-desert environment. Although conditions here are harsh and unrelenting, the varied landscapes of immense deserts, rugged mountains and dry lakes entice many visitors.
In contrast to the arid lands of the north and west are the gulf lands, which include the Eyre, Yorke and Fleurieu peninsulas, fringed by quiet beaches and fishing towns; the rolling hills of the Mount Lofty Ranges; and the dry south-east plains watered by the mighty Murray River, Australia's longest, as it flows to the sea. The extensive 3700km South Australian coastline offers scenic driving and walking routes along its many indentations as well as offshore islands to explore, the largest being Kangaroo Island.
Touring South Australia by car is generally easy. From the state's sophisticated capital, Adelaide, there are links to the Barrier, Sturt, Ouyen, Dukes and Princes hwys to the eastern states; the Stuart Hwy, which crosses the continent to Darwin and the Eyre Hwy, which traverses the virtually treeless Nullarbor Plain to Western Australia.
There are many reasons to visit South Australia, including the spectacular scenery, fishing, flora, fauna and the national, conservation and recreation parks that make up over 20% of the state. However, wine is usually top of the list. South Australia's wineries are legendary - the names Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra are recognised by most Australians and overseas visitors. Four out of every ten glasses of Australian wine are produced from vineyards in the south-east corner of South Australia.
The South Australian Regions include: Adelaide Hills, Yorke Peninsula, Clare Valley, the City of Adelaide, the Barossa, Eyre Peninsula, Fleurieu Peninsula, Flinders Ranges and Outback, Kangaroo Island, Limestone Coast and the Murray Riverland.
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AFCSophie | 2009-11-28 | Home of festivals, Adelaide Festival Centre is pleased to announce its year-long festival for 2010. With a mix of Australian and international entertainment, Adelaide Festival Centre will present an eclectic program of theatre, dance, music, visual arts and exhibitions, along with its three festivals, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, OzAsia Festival and Adelaide International Guitar Festival. | read more
SouthAustralia | 2009-09-29 | There are three national parks in the Flinders Ranges. There's a great selection accommodation and many things to see and do for the visiting traveller to the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. | read more
SouthAustralia | 2009-09-29 | There are three national parks in the Flinders Ranges. They are Mount Remarkable National Park, Flinders Ranges National Park and Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park. Together they cover 95,000 hectares, popular accommodation options include the tourist town of Hawker, SA. | read more
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1 Victor Harbor
Only an hour's drive from Adelaide, Victor Harbor is one of the state's major tourist destinations. On the Fleurieu Peninsula, it nestles in a sandy curve of Encounter Bay. Because of its accessibility, the population swells on weekends and can incre ... more
2 McLaren Vale
Best known for its wineries and welcoming cellar doors, McLaren Vale also produces fruits and is an extensive almond growing region. Little wonder that it has an abundance of cafes and restaurants whose chefs happily showcase local produce. ... more
South Australia's largest regional city, Whyalla is located near the top of Spencer Gulf. It prospered on iron ore discovered at nearby Iron Knob in the late 1880s. A rapid period of expansion followed when BHP set up their fully integrated steelwork ... more
In the 1830s this small coastal town was a whaling station that also serviced rural land opened up by the Henty brothers. Agriculture is still one of the district's sustaining industries but lobster fishing has taken over from whaling. Forestry, vine ... more
Today, Marree is the starting point for outback adventures, including trips up the Birdsville and Oodnadatta Tracks. Visit Marree's replica mosque - all that remains of 'Ghantown' whcih was once home to more than 60 cameleers, their families and 1500 ... more
Built on land reclaimed from swamp, Millicent is a busy rural centre in the south-east corner of the state. The drainage scheme begun in 1863 transformed the marsh into arable land that today supports pasture and seed crops. Pine forests maintain a p ... more
8 Lake Eyre National Park
Lake Eyre NP covers 12 250km and is located 760km north of Adelaide. The park comprises Lake Eyre and the Tirari Desert, noted for its sand dunes and salt lakes. ... more
9 Coober Pedy
Coober Pedy, known as the last frontier and 'Australia's opal mining capital', is a modern mining town. Well-known for its unusual 'dugouts'; underground accommodation which enables the inhabitants to escape scorching summer heat. The Aboriginal name ... more