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Vineyard in the Barossa Valley

South Australia vacations

Vineyard in the Barossa Valley

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.

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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.