South Australia

South Australia - a place for the curious at heart

See South Australia through our eyes. Let us take you on a journey that will surprise and delight you.

City, Coast, Country and Outback

Discover South Australia’s incredible variety of natural landscapes. Everything you’ve been looking for in your Australian vacation can be found in South Australia. 

Our capital city of Adelaide is an explosion of cultures, flavors, events, entertainment and experiences. It’s a pleasant mix of perfect weather; amazing food and wine; beaches within easy reach; a wealth of street art; a deep sense of culture and entertainment; and festivals and events all year round.

The rugged coastline gives way in places to secluded coves and protected white-sand beaches. This is where Australian beach culture takes over – lounge in the sand, swim in the blue waters of the Southern Ocean and lay out a picnic with the best fish and chips.

Bordering Adelaide to the north, east and south, you’ll find rolling hills, green plains and vineyards aplenty. Here you’ll discover some of the best wine in the world – we produce more than half of all the wine in Australia, and we’re proud of it!

In the outback in the State’s north, venture along red dirt roads bordered by towering ancient rock formations in the Flinders Ranges. Explore the creeks, gullies, canyons and desert plains, where Australian animals outnumber people. Take a scenic flight to fully appreciate the sheer size and scale of the mountain ranges, created by massive upheavals in the earth, in what was once an ancient inland sea.

Wildlife Abounds on Land and Sea

Escape the throngs of people in the cities for more lovable wildlife. Hopping wallabies replace bustling commuters. Instead of frantic shoppers, you’ll find lazy sea lions and pottering wombats. Cuddle koalas and feed kangaroos at a number of wildlife parks close to Adelaide.

Whales and dolphins play in crystal-clear swells along our coast. Swap your shoes for flippers and swim with dolphins and sea lions – or great white sharks if you’re a little more adventurous. Dive into an underwater world and join our aquatic friends in their natural habitat.

Exceptional Wine and Unbeatable Food

Our State is home to more than 200 cellar doors where we make some of the world’s best wine. Our wine regions have different terroirs and microclimates, each lending a uniquely South Australian flavor to the wine.

Go wine-tasting at cellar doors, try wine made in the year of your birth, join a tour of the vineyard and cellars, or pair your tastings with some local cheese.

If you’re lingering in Adelaide, you can sample this and more at any restaurant or bar, where South Australian-made food and wine of exceptional quality are served with a smile.

In South Australia, delicious food crafted with care and passion is a way of life. Find locally grown fruit and vegetables, mouthwatering seafood, and regional artisan produce all over the State. You’ll find exceptional produce in Adelaide restaurants, along the coast, in the hills and even in the most rural of outback towns.

When you taste South Australia, you taste Australia’s best.

Perfect Holiday Weather

We hate to brag, but our Mediterranean climate means perfect holiday weather all year-round.

Our summers are long, hot, and pleasantly dry. Spend an afternoon lazing at one of our city beaches. As evening approaches, dine alfresco in the cool summer breeze.

Even in winter, our weather is mild. Cooler months are perfect for escaping the city and driving through our wine regions. Sip rich reds while enjoying a hearty, warming meal by the fire at any number of cellar doors, country pubs or restaurants.

See, Do and experience a world of difference in South Australia

South Australia is a state full of wildlife experiences, beautiful landscapes and coastlines, exceptional food and wine, and friendly locals who will make you feel right at home.