Get an authentic Australian experience by exploring during your time in Adelaide and South Australia.

Student standing on top of rock in the Flinders Ranges

Peninsulas and Coastline

If fishing is your thing, you can’t beat the Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas for feasting on oysters, catching whiting and wandering along pristine sandy beaches. For an adrenaline-pumping experience, you can even dive with the sharks in Port Lincoln. Closer to Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula a quick weekend getaway will give you time to explore the coastal towns of Victor Harbor, Port Elliot and Goolwa.

People at Second Valley beach

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Adelaide Hills

In the gorgeous Adelaide Hills, you can get up close with Australian wildlife, take in the breathtaking views at the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens and visit Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement where you can pick strawberries and dine on bratwurst, beer and pretzels.

Aerial view of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens

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Wine Regions

With the world-renowned Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale within an hour’s drive from Adelaide and the rolling countryside of the Clare Valley only a little further, you’ve got some of the world’s finest wine regions right at your doorstep.

Two people enjoying the view at a winery in the Barossa Valley

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Kangaroo Island

If there’s one place you must visit while you’re in South Australia, it’s Kangaroo Island. It’s only minutes from the mainland, but it feels a million miles away. Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary for wildlife and features rugged landscapes and pristine beaches.

Kangaroo sitting on green and rocky cliff edge

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Flinders Ranges and Outback

For an authentic outback experience, you can hike in Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges or take a scenic flight for a bird’s-eye view of the 540 million-year-old landscape. After a big rainfall in the north, you might be lucky enough to see the iconic Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre fill with water.

Student standing on top of rock in the Flinders Ranges

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Murray River

Explore Adelaide’s Murray River by houseboat for a tranquil getaway, in easy reach of the centre of Adelaide. If boating’s not your thing, you can camp on the banks of the mighty Murray or book a cabin at a riverside caravan park.

Murray river rock, water and greenery

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More of Australia

Adelaide’s central location makes it easy to city-hop as you explore Down Under. With short, direct and easy to access flights to Brisbane, Sydney, and even Uluru, you’ll be able to see more of Australia from Adelaide.

For more information on South Australian getaways, visit the official South Australia Tourism website.

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