South Australia

Kangaroo standing near vineyards in South Australia
Barossa Valley

The best places to visit in South Australia

South Australia isn’t known as the Festival State for nothing. Here, everything is celebrated: the fabulous food, the fine wines, the warm sunshine and the unspoilt scenery. It’s pretty laid-back too, with lazy days spent eating ice cream on the beach and long summer evenings sipping shiraz in a vineyard being some of its most popular pastimes. So, to help you plan your South Australia holiday, we recommend pouring yourself a glass of white and browsing the following highlights.

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Restaurants along the waterfront in Adelaide Adelaide

Adelaide

Adelaide

Beach & boutiques

South Australia’s state capital is a happening place, filled with boutique stores, cosy cafés and swanky bars. Wander the city’s Eat Streets; entire avenues lined with restaurants and pubs, and you’ll see why the Adelaideans love to eat. Or for something simpler, take the tram down to Glenelg for fish and chips followed by an ice cream on the beach, and you may spot the resident pod of dolphins too.

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Barossa Valley at sunset Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley

Wine country
Blessed with a Mediterranean climate ideal for grape growing, the Barossa Valley produces more than half of all Australia’s wine. When not spending sun-drenched evenings sampling crisp Semillon and full-bodied Shiraz in a boutique winery, take a stroll down to the Whispering Wall of the Barossa Reservoir or simply admire the endless vines.
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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

Koalas & kangaroos
Kangaroo Island most certainly lives up to its name, and is not only home to numerous kangaroos, but also sea lions, koalas, wallabies and echidnas. Wildlife lovers will be in their element here among the 891 species of native plant and 46 endemic animals. Take a day tour or stay overnight and spend the evening watching the penguins returning from their day fishing at sea.
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Plane flying over Wilpena Pound

Wilpena Pound

Wilpena Pound

Spectacular natural amphitheatre
Deep in the Flinders Ranges National Park, a ring of jagged peaks and mountains protrudes from the surrounding landscape, forming Wilpena Pound. Covering 31 square miles, the dramatic scenery is best appreciated from above on a scenic flight or from the ground on a hike along one of the many walking trails, where you might be lucky enough to encounter wallabies and emus.

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Round the World Expert Rachel Graves

Kangaroo Island is such a special part of Australia. I recommend not just visiting but staying overnight at the remote Flinders Chase Farm, cooking a meal around the camp fire and sitting under the stars.

- Rachel Graves, Expert
Emma holding a baby kangaroo in Australia
This is too cute! Our Expert @emmamckelvie got to cuddle an orphaned baby kangaroo while visiting Kangaroo Island in South Australia #expertfinds #kangarooisland #southaustralia #kangaroo #joey