Things to Do in South Australia
South Australia used to have a strange reputation amongst Aussies as home to serial killers and churches. But recent years have seen Adelaide and SA invigorate their image, and the state is now better known for its world class food and wine and under appreciated natural environment. With a growing arts scene and impressive collection of trendy bars, Adelaide is gaining a title of mini-Melbourne (but with better beaches). But don’t think of SA’s capital as the poor cousin of Melbourne, this city has its own interesting character and an array of attractions and places to visit that will blow you away.
Places to Visit in South Australia
Starting in Adelaide, there is a wealth of places to visit that are within a day trip of the city. Wander the streets of charming German settlement Hahndorf, or taste world class wines in the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley or McLaren Vale. Day trips are available from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island, a great place to visit for travellers who love dramatic coastal scenery and native Aussie wildlife. If you have the time to stay on longer, enjoy the two-day tour to discover more of this stunning island gem.
Our extended tours offer more great places to visit, that are worth taking the time to explore. Nature lovers will enjoy a trip to the Eyre Peninsula, with its stunning coastline and abundant sea life including southern right whales and sea lions. If you’re brave enough, you can even cage dive with great white sharks. Just to the north you are the Flinders Ranges, an amazing place to visit for its changing colours as the sun moves across the impressive outback landscape. On the eastern side of Adelaide, visit the Fleurieu Peninsula, your gateway to Kangaroo Island and a spectacular destination in itself.
More Attractions in South Australia
For nature lovers and foodies alike, there are heaps of things to do in SA. The wine regions like Clare Valley, Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale offer the chance to taste some of SA world class wines direct from the wineries that produce them. Fresh local produce is another star attraction of the area, so be sure to hit the restaurants of SA to see for yourself why it is has earned the reputation of a foodie destination.
If your interest lies in wildlife, there are plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s best-known animals in SA. Things to do on the Eyre Peninsula include swimming with sea lions or cage diving with great white sharks. On Kangaroo Island, see if the island lives up to its name as you explore Flinders Chase National Park. Still wondering what to do in SA? Adelaide is a vibrant city that offers an array of cultural entertainment and attractions for all visitors.