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South Australia bundles together several quintessentially Australian ingredients: Outback, winelands, an urbane city in Adelaide, beaches, and coastal national parks with celebrated surf breaks. Then there’s Kangaroo Island, a veritable open-air menagerie where endemic wildlife thrives, fearless and untamed, like nowhere else in the country. Through time spent living in South Australia, and thanks to many return trips, our specialists have built up a deep knowledge of the region. They can design you a vacation to South Australia that takes in not only its highlights, but also its not-so-obvious quirks. They’ll also tell you there’s vast potential for some real one-off experiences in this segment of Australia.

You could visit the wine-producing towns of the Barossa Valley, who’ve proudly maintained their German migrant heritage. Glide along the languid Murray River, and spot sea lions on the Eyre Peninsula. Or, go glamping in Gawler Ranges National Park. All our specialists share a passion for Australia’s native species, and they’ll pass on their recommendations for the best tours and guided experiences to help you encounter Kangaroo Island’s inhabitants, including rarer species such as the glossy black cockatoo. And, they’ll point you toward the region’s complex geology and rock formations — exemplified by the Flinders Ranges’ crater-like Wilpena Pound.

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Places to visit in South Australia

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting South Australia, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itineraries featuring South Australia

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in South Australia, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of South Australia

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    Places in and around South Australia

    Accommodation choices for South Australia

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit South Australia. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Tent, Kangaluna Camp, Gawler Ranges

      Kangaluna Camp

      Simple

      Kangaluna Camp is in a lovely setting just outside the Gawler Ranges National Park and is a very welcoming and comfortable place to return to after a days touring in the ranges.

    • Rawnsley Park Station, Flinders Ranges

      Rawnsley Park Station

      First Class

      Nestled at the foot of the majestic Flinders Range is Rawnsley Park Station, an outback resort offering a variety of accommodation options.

    • Thorn Park by the Vines, Clare Valley

      Thorn Park by the Vines

      First Class

      Thorn Park by the Vines offers a high quality dining and accommodation experience within an exquisite private location and stunning bush and vineyard views.

    • The Louise, Barossa Valley

      The Louise

      Deluxe

      The Louise is a luxury five star vineyard retreat surrounded by hundreds of acres of vines overlooking the world renowned Barossa Valley.

    • Stranraer Homestead, Kangaroo Island

      Stranraer Homestead

      First Class

      Stranraer is a handsome country homestead that offers an authentic way to experience the unique wildlife and welcoming hospitality of Kangaroo Island.

    • Standard Suite, Abbotsford House, Barossa Valley

      Abbotsford Country House

      First Class

      Abbotsford Country House sits in the corner of the Barossa Valley surrounded by acres of farmland and offers magnificent views of the vineyards, framed by sun-baked ranges.

    • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, Adelaide

      The Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

      First Class

      This streamlined inner-city hotel is modern and stylish, but also peaceful and welcoming, with an air of relaxed Aussie sophistication.

    • Mayfair Hotel Adelaide

      Mayfair Hotel Adelaide

      Deluxe

      One of Adelaide’s top hotels, the Mayfair is conveniently situated right in the heart of the city and offers contemporary design, modern facilities, a well-respected restaurant and a chic rooftop bar.

    • Buxton Manor, Adelaide

      Buxton Manor

      First Class

      Buxton Manor is located in quiet leafy north Adelaide and features four quality suites set in a beautiful garden.