Escape the chaos and discover your own moment of calm surrounded by nature in South Australia.
Get back to basics and appreciate the abundant beauty of our backyard while self-isolating in South Australia. Soak in a sunset spectacular, gaze up at star-filled skies, hike that mountain or stroll along a secluded beach.
If you're unsure about the current travel restrictions and how to travel responsibly in this quickly changing environment, more information is available here. For now, let’s dream together about future adventures and being surrounded by nature with our guide to the best ways to relax in nature in South Australia.
Sit back on the beach, toes in the sand and watch as the sun slips behind the ocean, all without another soul in sight. South Australian skies put on a show come day’s end with collages of blazing red, yellow and orange Mother Nature’s subtle reminder to us all to stop, breathe and take a mental break from all the chaos. From the Riverland to Kangaroo Island, find our top 8 spots to watch the sun set in South Australia and soak in a sunset spectacular in solitude. Talk about inspired isolation!
There’s nothing like gazing up at a star-filled night sky to soothe the soul, so practice self-isolation and hangout with the stars in South Australia. From the Outback to the beach, star-filled skies blanket South Australia come nightfall. The best part? You don’t need to wish upon a star for a secluded twinkling spectacular… You just need our guide to the best spots to stargaze in South Australia, guaranteed to leave stars in your eyes.
3. National Parks
A scenic hike through nature with nothing but the trees, wildlife and birds for company makes practicing social distancing a walk in the (national) park. Meander through bushland dappled in light and abound with wildlife in Belair National Park, wander by waterfalls and along lush Valleys in Morialta Conservation Park, stroll along coastal paths in Hallett Cove Conservation Park or climb to the top of Mount Lofty for a serious workout and epic city views. Escape the city and seek solace in nature at one of the best national parks, right on Adelaide’s doorstep.
Long stretches of powder-white sand, sparkling turquoise water and sunny blue skies… beach paradise is within reach, and it’s right here in South Australia. The best part? Chances are you’ll have the entire beach to yourself. From the sandy shores of Kangaroo Island to the crystal-clear waters of the Eyre Peninsula, you’ll never have to fight for a spot to throw down your towel at these postcard-worthy beaches. Escape the crowds, grab your bathers and discover these dreamy coastal destinations with our top picks of the best beach havens in South Australia and escape to the coast in search of isolation.
Seek isolation with some of South Australia’s feathered locals. Adelaide is the gateway to fantastic, easy-to-reach birdwatching areas near the city and you’ll find more than 250 recorded species within one and a half hours drive of the city centre. Whether you’re an avid birdwatcher or have never heard of twitching (Google it), take some time out to appreciate nature with our guide to the best places for birdwatching in South Australia.
Explore South Australia
Looking for inspiration for your next long weekend getaway? Now is the perfect time to start dreaming of places you’ll visit and planning future adventures. Plan a road trip, embrace the great outdoors at one of South Australia’s best camping spots or in complete luxury on a glamping adventure. Here’s our guide to the top 10 trips in South Australia.