SOUTH AUSTRALIA TRAVEL GUIDE

From the ancient outback to the pristine South Australian coast, you'll find solace, respite, and oodles of adventure.

Not to mention fabulous food and wine - South Australia is the best producer of food in the country!

Sadly, we have not explored South Australia as in depth as the other states. But we loved what we saw and share the best below.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA NATURAL BEAUTY

You want the Galapagos of Australia? What about the best oysters in the country? Or how about swimming with sharks or seals (check!)?

Or walks with Indigenous guides through ancient lands?

Here are your bucket list South Australia moments.

Remarkable Rocks in the Flinders Chase National Park is a highlight of Kangaroo Island. Click to read more things to do on a Kangaroo Island road trip

Highlights of 4 Day Kangaroo Island Road Trip

Kangaroo Island is full of adventure, stunning scenery and wild Australian animals. We’re sharing our highlights of a 4 day Kangaroo Island road trip.

Wangarra Lookout is a great hike to do with kids in Wilpena Pound. The Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park is one of the best places to visit in Australia. It has plenty of great hikes for kids. Click to read more about this beautiful region to visit in South Australia.

A visit to Flinders Ranges National Park (ancient Ikara)

We’re on our way out. A kangaroo just bounced across the road in a fitting farewell. They’ve been outnumbered this time by the emus. It’s the most I’ve seen in Australia. The Pappas roam camouflaged […]

Coffin Bay National Park near Port Lincoln and is a must have experience on your road trip with kids in South Australia. Click to read more tips on things to do on the Eyre Peninsula

Things to do in Eyre Peninsula, South Australia (road trip itinerary)

Swimming with sea lions, the best oysters in Australia, and stunning coastline – why wouldn’t you want to visit the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia?

Wow. Thank you so much for highlighting this place. Beyond the normal Outback sights and Alice Springs I didn’t visit anything else though found so much beauty in looking out on the red land from the Ghan. Looking forward to adding this to my Australia itinerary next year. Underground living, such a different experience!

Dan

QUIRKY SOUTH AUSTRALIA

There is no place on earth like Coober Pedy. 

Don't be surprised if you see zombies walking out of the opal mines! 

Well worth a stop for its quirkiness. (It also has exquisite desert beauty. )

Coober Pedy South Australia

The quirky jewel of the Outback: Coober Pedy, South Australia

There’s an eerie air in Coober Pedy, South Australia. Hot, dry, desolate, quiet, dusty and burnt orange. You’re surrounded by scrap metal, rotting cars, and mounds of orange dirt with doors tucked into the side […]

WORLD CLASS WINE REGION IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

If you're looking for a glass of wine that has a story to tell, then the Barossa Valley is the place for you.

It produces world class wine in a setting that is serene and beautiful. It also has the most beautiful gum trees I've ever seen.

The nearby Adelaide Hills also offer great wine, beautiful scenery and landscape and lots of koalas!

Bike and picnic in the Barossa Valley, South Australia

7 romantic ideas for Barossa Valley & Adelaide Hills

Do you love wine tasting? Come and check out Australia’s best wine region at the Barossa Valley. Here are 7 ways to Relax and be Romantic in the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills in South Australia

Jacob's Creek Winery, Barossa Valley, South Australia

11 Amazing Food & Wine Experiences at Barossa Valley Wineries & Adelaide Hills

I’ve just sat down to a glass of Jacob’s Creek Reserve Barossa Shiraz. I take my first sip and am floating around in the essence […]

Port Willunga in Adelaide, South Australia

12 Ways to Experience the Natural Beauty of Barossa Valley & Adelaide Hills

I thought I’d leave the Barossa Valley in love with the wine. (I did.) I wasn’t expecting to leave so in love with the natural […]

AMAZING ADELAIDE

Adelaide has a slow ambling pace.

It's a city where you can walk everywhere, traffic is not unbearable and streets were wide and filled with people quietly moving about their day in the sunshine.

It's also an amazing foodie city since its surrounded by the food bowl of Australia.

 

bike riding Adelaide

8 reasons to visit Adelaide on a city getaway

My father is probably not going to speak to me for letting the cat out of the bag – Adelaide is Australia’s new must-do city […]

chocolate strawberries Adelaide central market

Experiencing Food Heaven in Adelaide

I was hooked on the wide streets. It was dark, the street lights were twinkling and I couldn’t see a lot. But I saw the […]

Things to Do in Adelaide

Things to Do in Adelaide – city guide

Looking for tips on things to do in Adelaide South Australia? As part of our city guides series, we interviewed Nicole Smith from Bitten by the Travel […]

FEATURED VIDEO: Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park is one of our favorites in the country. It's an ancient land full of mystery and striking beauty.

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ALL SOUTH AUSTRALIA ARTICLES

Browse through all of our South Australia content to see what amazing experiences are on offer. 

Remarkable Rocks in the Flinders Chase National Park is a highlight of Kangaroo Island. Click to read more things to do on a Kangaroo Island road trip

Highlights of 4 Day Kangaroo Island Road Trip

Kangaroo Island is full of adventure, stunning scenery and wild Australian animals. We’re sharing our highlights of a 4 day Kangaroo Island road trip.

Wangarra Lookout is a great hike to do with kids in Wilpena Pound. The Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park is one of the best places to visit in Australia. It has plenty of great hikes for kids. Click to read more about this beautiful region to visit in South Australia.

A visit to Flinders Ranges National Park (ancient Ikara)

We’re on our way out. A kangaroo just bounced across the road in a fitting farewell. They’ve been outnumbered this time by the emus. It’s the most I’ve seen in Australia. The Pappas roam camouflaged […]

Coffin Bay National Park near Port Lincoln and is a must have experience on your road trip with kids in South Australia. Click to read more tips on things to do on the Eyre Peninsula

Things to do in Eyre Peninsula, South Australia (road trip itinerary)

Swimming with sea lions, the best oysters in Australia, and stunning coastline – why wouldn’t you want to visit the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia?

Coober Pedy South Australia

The quirky jewel of the Outback: Coober Pedy, South Australia

There’s an eerie air in Coober Pedy, South Australia. Hot, dry, desolate, quiet, dusty and burnt orange. You’re surrounded by scrap metal, rotting cars, and mounds of orange dirt with doors tucked into the side […]

Bike and picnic in the Barossa Valley, South Australia

7 romantic ideas for Barossa Valley & Adelaide Hills

Do you love wine tasting? Come and check out Australia’s best wine region at the Barossa Valley. Here are 7 ways to Relax and be Romantic in the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills in South Australia

Jacob's Creek Winery, Barossa Valley, South Australia

11 Amazing Food & Wine Experiences at Barossa Valley Wineries & Adelaide Hills

I’ve just sat down to a glass of Jacob’s Creek Reserve Barossa Shiraz. I take my first sip and am floating around in the essence of one of Australia’s best wine regions. “Oh wow that […]

Port Willunga in Adelaide, South Australia

12 Ways to Experience the Natural Beauty of Barossa Valley & Adelaide Hills

I thought I’d leave the Barossa Valley in love with the wine. (I did.) I wasn’t expecting to leave so in love with the natural beauty of the Barossa and nearby Adelaide Hills. There’s a […]

bike riding Adelaide

8 reasons to visit Adelaide on a city getaway

My father is probably not going to speak to me for letting the cat out of the bag – Adelaide is Australia’s new must-do city break. Adelaide in South Australia is his slice of heaven […]

chocolate strawberries Adelaide central market

Experiencing Food Heaven in Adelaide

I was hooked on the wide streets. It was dark, the street lights were twinkling and I couldn’t see a lot. But I saw the wide streets and thought of my Dad. “It’s just like […]

Things to Do in Adelaide

Things to Do in Adelaide – city guide

Looking for tips on things to do in Adelaide South Australia? As part of our city guides series, we interviewed Nicole Smith from Bitten by the Travel Bug who is an Adelaide native. Nicole shares with us […]

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