Take a few days before or after the Ashes to expand your horizons and get to know our beautiful State.
From the hills, to the city, to the sea, there's so much to love about South Australia. Arrive a few days before the game, or stay a week after and make the most of your trip!
1. Kangaroo Island
Refresh your spirit on Kangaroo Island, where wildlife reigns supreme and incredible scenery abounds. Kangaroo Island is known as nature’s playground. Hit the road and you’ll find out why. Wildlife abounds as friendly pubs, accommodation and restaurants give-way to teetering cliffs, green planes and impeccably clear waters. Discover unique wildlife, mouth-watering food and wine, breathtaking scenery and a laid-back lifestyle.
Kangaroo Island's Remarkable Rocks
2. Eyre Peninsula
The Eyre Peninsula is Australia’s seafood frontier and is renowned as one of the finest fishing areas in Australia. The region boasts plentiful and varied catches, and as a result, mouth-watering seafood is certainly on the menu. Surfers flock to the Eyre Peninsula’s beautiful beaches, while families can relax and splash in calmer waters.
The Eyre Peninsula is also the gateway to the Nullarbor – a vast, treeless desert plain, stretching 720 kilometres to West Australia and Perth, where the next Test will be played.
Swimming with sea lions on the Eyre Peninsula
3. Epicurean Way
If you travel for your taste buds, this culinary adventure through four of Australia’s premier food and wine regions is for you. The Epicurean Way seamlessly links together the four iconic wine regions of McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Barossa and Clare Valley in a journey not available anywhere else in Australia. Sumptuous local produce together with a superb array of wines and spectacular scenery all come together as you discover the Epicurean Way.
Setting off on the Epicurean Way
4. Flinders Ranges
Driving through the Flinders Ranges, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were navigating the unexplored face of Mars. You’ll find silent, dusty red roads bordered by towering ancient cliffs and deep craters. Dawns are metallic grey-blue, and dusks, deep red.
The Flinders Ranges change colour as the sun bakes the land. You can spend hours, even days in the Flinders with parrots, yellow-footed rock wallabies, kangaroos and emus as your only companions.
The Flinders Ranges
5. Limestone Coast
The Limestone Coast often features in self-drive holidays between Melbourne and Adelaide, incorporating Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, but the region is fantastic holiday destination in itself.
In summer months, coastal towns such as Robe and Beachport swell in population as visitors make the most of the stunning beaches and fresh seafood. Winter months are a popular time for the historic towns of Penola and Naracoorte while the Coonawarra wine region is an all-year round favourite.
Umpherston Sinkhole, Limestone Coast
6. Murray River
The Murray River is a beautiful 130 million-year-old river flowing over 2500 kilometres through Australia. Take a houseboat or an escorted cruise down the river, visit river towns, and see Australian wildlife and spectacular scenery.
The Murray River is a natural playground with shimmering pink salt lakes, wildflowers and sandy cliffs rising out of low-lying scrub. It is brimming with things to explore and discover.
Houseboating on the banks of the Murray River
7. Yorke Peninsula
The Yorke Peninsula is one big coastal playground with plenty of things to see and do for every member of the family. Jump in the car, wind down the window, and inhale that ocean air. Spend the day sprawled on your towel at one of the Yorke Peninsula’s countless picture-perfect beaches.
Spend your nights in a holiday home, a caravan park or camping in a national park. You will find accommodation to suit every budget and holiday plan.
Heading to the beach on the Yorke Peninsula