About South Australia


South Australia is home to long summers, stunning beaches and award-winning wine, events and festivals. It’s the gateway to the unique National Landscapes of the Flinders Ranges and Kangaroo Island.

Find out more about South Australia, take a good look around the website and use the “Search and Book” button to find accommodation, attractions, tours and events.

Scool Eatery and Bar, Glenelg, South Australia

Mediterranean climate

The weather in South Australia has beautiful, long summers and mild winters. In summer, temperatures often soar above 35 degrees Celsius (°C). That’s 95° Fahrenheit! It’s perfect holiday weather but make sure you cover up and wear sunscreen.

For wine lovers

If you drink wine, you’ll love South Australia. There are sixteen wine regions to choose from and you won’t have to travel far to enjoy them. Adelaide city has more than 200 cellar doors on its doorstep, all within an hour’s drive of the city.

Capital city Adelaide

Voted Australia’s most liveable city, there are direct flights to Adelaide from major European, Asian, American and New Zealand airports and all Australian capital cities. Interstate coaches and trains also service Adelaide, including The Ghan transcontinental train which takes you north through the red centre to Darwin.

Stop for some retail therapy in this cosmopolitan city, which is surrounded by parklands. Stroll along the North Terrace boulevard and visit the many art galleries and museums. Visit Wang Wang and Funi the giant pandas at the Adelaide Zoo.

Explore more than 700 restaurants, cafés and pubs, serving food from around the world. The Adelaide Hills and metropolitan beaches are just 20 minutes drive from Adelaide City and are also hubs of great cafés and restaurants.

To get the most out of your time in South Australia spend some time in the city before heading out to the country regions by car or plane. The Barossa, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale are all just a short drive from Adelaide.

Country regions

South Australia is the wine and seafood capital of Australia, where the Murray River meets the sea and the gateway to Outback South Australia. The Flinders Ranges and Kangaroo Island are unique and spectacular. They are on the Australian National Landscapes register as places as of great cultural, natural and spiritual significance. A World Heritage Listed site can be found the Naracoorte Caves National Park on the Limestone Coast.

The South Australian coastline is over 3,800 kilometres long and is punctuated by towns, beaches, cliffs and jetties. Many coastal regions offer a brilliant blend of wine and fresh produce, including local seafood.

The South Australian coastline has fantastic fishing, boating and surfing; head to Kangaroo Island, Fleurieu Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula or Limestone Coast for more brilliant coastal experiences.

The Murray River winds through South Australia, on its way to meet the sea. Kick back and relax on a houseboat, or explore the river towns and wineries along the river.

So now you know a little more about South Australia and you have a good idea how large and diverse it is. Now it’s time to explore the website and book your South Australian holiday. Start with the Regions or Things To Do sections at the top of this page.

South Australia - a brilliant blend of produce, people and places.

South Australia
South Australian regions

Things to do

Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.

What's on

There are plenty of events on in South Australia. Here are some ideas you might like.

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