South Australia is home to long summers, stunning beaches and award-winning wine, events and festivals. It’s the gateway to the Barossa, Flinders Ranges & the Outback and Kangaroo Island.
Kangaroo Island is the jewel in our tourism crown and is our premier “eco-tourism” destination. It has pristine beaches, unique wildlife, awesome sunsets and a “drop” of wine. Don’t miss this iconic destination, just two hours’ drive and a short ferry ride south of Adelaide.
Lovingly called the "festival state", South Australia prides itself on art and culture.
The weather in South Australia is beautiful, with long summers and mild winters. In summer (December, January & February), temperatures often soar above 35 degrees celsius (°c). That’s 95° fahrenheit! It’s perfect holiday weather but make sure you cover up and wear sunscreen.
A must before planning your stay is to visit the South Australia Tourism Commission website. We are sure you will love your stay!
Capital City Adelaide
Voted Australia’s most liveable city, Adelaide is the "perfect host city" and is "ready to be uncorked"...so says Lonely Planet which named the South Australian capital as one of the top 10 must visit cities for 2014.
The city centre is surrounded by parklands and is a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, parklands, cafes and restaurants. Adelaide is easy to get around with rolling hills to the east and beaches to the west.
With a population of slightly more than one million, Adelaide is the “20 minute city”. The airport is only seven kilometres from the CBD. The Adelaide Hills and major beaches are less than half an hour away by car. When Colonel Light founded Adelaide in 1836, he had a simple plan: a one square mile city centre and lots of open space. He laid out the streets in a grid, surrounded by a ring of what are now state heritage listed parklands.
For Wine Lovers
If you drink wine, you’ll love South Australia – which is the wine capital of Australia. There are 18 wine regions to choose from and you won’t have to travel far to enjoy them. Adelaide has more than 200 cellar doors on its doorstep, all within an hour’s drive of the city.
Here are some top wine regions to explore while you're visiting South Australia:
Things to do
South Australia is a diverse and plentiful state with a plethora of activities available to play and explore: