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South Australia is home to award-winning wine, events and festivals. It's also the gateway to world-famous wine regions such as the Barossa and McLaren Vale, and Adelaide has been listed as one of the Great Wine Capitals of the World.


South Australia: a one-stop destination for world-class wine, unbeatable gourmet produce and unique native wildlife. South Australia - Lonely Planet's 5th best region to visit in 2017 - also boasts iconic destinations like the Flinders Ranges and Outback and Kangaroo Island - our very own island paradise. 

Adelaide is our capital city which itself is a hub for gourmet food and wine experiences and a vibrant bar scene; art, music, culture and world-class sporting events at the iconic Adelaide Oval. Adelaide has also been listed as one of the Great Wine Capitals of the World.

Brochures and maps

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The best of South Australia

Escape to a land where wildlife reigns supreme. Trek through an ancient landscape, or be consumed by a world of flavour. Start your holiday in Adelaide, and get closer to the real Australia.

Adelaide, our capital city
Adelaide combines exceptional food and wine, art, shopping, a bustling bar scene and world-class events. We’ve also been award as a great wine capital of the world. No matter what season you visit, Adelaide and its regions allow you to sample the best of Australia.

There are direct flights to Adelaide from major Asian airports and all Australian capital cities including Qatar Airways' flights directly between Adelaide and Doha and China Southern Airlines flying between Adelaide and Guangzhou three times a week..

Indulge in some retail therapy while in Adelaide, a cosmopolitan city surrounded by parklands. Stroll along the North Terrace boulevard and visit the many art galleries and museums. Visit giant pandas Wang Wang and Fu Ni at the Adelaide Zoo.

You won't go hungry in Adelaide with more than 700 restaurants, pubs, cafés and eat streets serving food from around the world. The Adelaide Hills and metropolitan beaches are just 20 minutes’ drive from the heart of Adelaide and are also hubs of great cafés and restaurants. 

Peel Street, Adealide

Picture location: Peel Street, Adelaide, which is home to bustling bars and restaurants.

For wine lovers

If you drink wine, you’ll love South Australia. There are 18 wine regions to choose from and you won’t have to travel far to enjoy them - that's why Adelaide has been listed as one of the Great Wine Capitals of the World, alongside Bordeaux in France, Napa Valley in the US and Bilbao Rioja in Spain. The network of global wine capitals share a common asset: their internationally renowned wine regions. 

There are more than 200 cellar doors on Adelaide's doorstop, all within an hour’s drive of the city including the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek. Within a few hour's drive is the Clare Valley and Coonawarra wine regions.

Adelaide Hills winery, South Australia

Picture location: Shaw & Smith Winery in the Adelaide of 18 wine regions in South Australia.

South Australia's regions

The Flinders Ranges and Outback and Kangaroo Island are unique, spectacular places of great cultural, natural and spiritual significance. World Heritage-listed caves can be found at Naracoorte on the Limestone Coast. The Murray River winds through South Australia from the Riverland, through the Coorong

The South Australian coastline is more than 3,800 kilometres long and is punctuated by towns, beaches, cliffs and jetties. There's fantastic fantastic fishing, boating and surfing on the Yorke Peninsula and Eyre Peninsula. Head to Fleurieu Peninsula or Limestone Coast for more brilliant coastal experiences. Be consumed by the food and wine in the Barossa, visit the Clare Valley to taste Australia's best Riesling wines and enjoy a long lunch in the Adelaide Hills.

Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Picture location: The Arkaba Walk, at the southern edge of Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges.

Now start planning your journey

It's time to explore the website and book your next South Australian holiday! South Australia is easily accessed from Australian airports and international gateways. Want to take the scenic route? Hire a car or take the train.

If you are taking the self-drive option, check out our Melbourne to Adelaide driving guide or road trips. Download regional guides, maps and brochures before you travel.

Looking for somewhere to stay? Choose from hotels, serviced apartments, motels, house boats, hostels, caravan parks, bed and breakfasts.

Things to do? There's so much to see and do in South Australia. Check our what's on guide for this next weekend, next month or next year. Thrill-seekers will love our adventure travel ideas - take a climb on the high-side at the iconic Adelaide Oval or go cage-diving with great white sharks. Indulge yourself at a five-star retreat or restaurant; relax on our best beaches and explore our unique regions and experiences. 

Adelaide Oval RoofClimb

Picture location: Adelaide Oval where you can experience this magnificent stadium on a roof climb tour.

Events, festivals and fun things to do in South Australia

Open your eyes, your ears and your mind to the festivals of Adelaide. Eat, drink laugh and live in the fast lane – step out and step into the fun.

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