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Cleland Wildlife Park in the Adelaide Hills

Ecotourism in South Australia: for nature lovers

Kangaroo Island and the Flinders Ranges are rich ecotourism destinations. There are lots of attractions closer to Adelaide you'll love as well.

Enjoy nature
At Norton Summit in the Adelaide Hills, you'll find Sinclair's Gully  the Hills' only eco-certified winery, cellar door and State Tourism Award winner.

Visit the Eyre Peninsula, where there are sea lions and dolphins to swim with. Travel to the outback and Flinders Ranges or the Limestone Coast to experience landscapes that are millions of years old. 

Discover the Yorke Peninsula’s spectacular coastline as you “Walk the Yorke” along 500 kilometres of shared walking and cycling leisure trails. Download the Walk the Yorke trail map for more information.

Swim with sea lions on the Eyre Peninsula

Swimming with sea lions is one of the Eyre Peninsula's unique wildlife experiences.

Go wild
Stay in wilderness retreats on Kangaroo Island and enjoy guided tours to Seal Bay, home of a colony of Australian sea lions. See the Island’s unspoiled beauty from the water.

Go on an outback safari on the back of a camel or jump in a four-wheel drive for a first-hand look at Aboriginal culture.

Take one of our “wild west” safaris and experience breathtaking views of the arid interior and remote coastlines that dominate the Nullarbor Plain, the “Bight” (Great Australian Bight) and Gawler Ranges.
Take to the water

The Murray River and neighbouring wetlands are thriving. Meander along a walking trail, paddle a kayak, book a houseboat or take a cruise to experience the mighty Murray River.

Ecotourism doesn’t get much better than the Coorong National Park. Here, special cruise boats take you to areas inaccessible to normal vessels.

You’ve got a lot of choice on your eco holiday  just look for the “eco-certified” logo when you book. 

A guide to caving and rock climbing in South Australia

Beneath South Australia lies vast a network of underground caves. Above ground see epic cliffs, carved by the wind.

Looking for a great holiday package in South Australia?

Whether it's cruising down the Murray River or indulging in Barossa's gourmet produce, NRMA Travel has the perfect holiday package for you.

Bird watching: see more than 450 species

Take a birdwatching tour around Adelaide or explore regional birdwatching spots such as Bool Lagoon and Hacks Lagoon. Learn more here.