South Australia offers the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. With a capital voted "most liveable city in the world", known as the wine and seafood capital of Australia, and framed by 3,800 kilometres of coastline, South Australia is the perfect holiday destination. With long, warm summers and mild winters, any time is a good time to visit South Australia.
With great weather year round, Adelaide is designed to be spent out and about, with plenty of green space and a thriving café culture. South Australia’s famous wines and produce influence the menus of everything from fine dining restaurants right through to pop up bars and food trucks.
Cultural experiences are aplenty in the state’s capital. Peak festival season is known as March Madness, with Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival, WOMADelaide and Clipsal 500 all running simultaneously, creating a buzz thoughout the city. Be sure to book accommodation well in advance and make sure you make reservations with restaurants or risk missing out.
Most beaches are less than 30 minutes away from the city and are enjoyable all year round. Historic Glenelg is a short tram ride and plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, we recommend you take a full day to relax and enjoy it.
South Australia offers great weather year round. Winters are mild with 15 degree days and cool nights, while summers bring everyone to the coast with hot days and balmy evenings. Autumn and Spring are popular for those visiting South Australia as clear, sunny days and temperatures around the low to mid 20s make it perfect for experiencing the state’s natural beauty – this is also the best time to spot wildflowers and wildlife.
South Australian Regions
South Australia is famous for their International standard wine and with over 200 cellar doors, there’s something for every tastebud. While the Barossa is certainly the most famous, you can also find great wineries in Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley, the Fleurieu Peninsula and the Limestone Coast. If wine isn’t your thing, there are still many breweries and boutique food producers throughout the wine region to ensure you’ll go home happy and full.
The Peninsula which stretches from the Great Australian Bight through to Spencer Gulf attracts those seeking a bit of fun and adventure. Swim amongst wild tuna and sea lions, or if you’re brave enough, cage dive with the sharks. During the day, visitors can fish, scuba dive or snorkel, surf or paddle board, then come back to a feast of fresh seafood including tuna, abalone, oysters and lobster for dinner.
Accessible by a short ferry ride from Cape Jervis or a flight from Adelaide, Kangaroo Island is famous for being home to plenty of wildlife, beautiful untouched beaches and bushland, and of course, great gourmet food and wine.
Flinders and the Outback
From the bush, right through to the Australian outback, The Flinders and Outback regions offer a real Australian experience. Mountain bike through the hills and spot wildlife including wedge-tail eagles, emus and kangaroos. Escape the heat and sleep underground at Coober Pedy or join an Aboriginal cultural tour to learn more about the land and history.