About South Australia

About South Australia

Panoramic, creative, rugged and innovative!

Out of Australia's six states and two mainland territories, South Australia is the fourth largest, boasting a mighty total land area of almost one million square kilometres of multifaceted scenery. South Australia is surrounded by each and every mainland state in the country along with the Northern Territory. The state's proud origins are that of a freely settled, planned British province instead of a convict settlement and today the state's population is centralised in and around its capital city, Adelaide. The wild and wonderful Great Australian Bight frames the southern coast with its legendary sheer cliffs plunging into the Southern Ocean making it a popular pit-stop for visitors to admire this majestic coastline and watch the whales on their migration as they come in for a frolic.

Visit destinations of fantastic cultural, natural and spiritual significance particularly one of the oldest mountain ranges on earth, the Flinders Ranges and the natural wonders of Kangaroo Island, of which both are listed on the Australian National Landscapes register. Explore the rich fossil history at World Heritage Listed Naracoorte Caves National Park on the Limestone Coast and enjoy every pleasure of brilliant coastal adventures in other regions like Fleurieu Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula and Eyre Peninsula. Take the helm on a houseboat cruising the Murray and exploring river towns or sample the cuisine at any one of the abundance of Adelaide's restaurants where the comparison of restaurants to residents is higher than any other state.

If you enjoy a wine or three, then you are guaranteed to enjoy the wine capital of Australia with over 200 cellar doors just a hop skip and a jump from Adelaide. Pull out the wine map and let your tastebuds lead the way to robust reds in the Coonawarra, Reisling in the Clare Valley and Shiraz in the Barossa. Whether you are visiting for a week or a weekend make sure you get a chance to indulge in Australia's most awarded and loved wines.

Head inland to explore Australia's largest lake, Lake Eyre, hit the waves at Cactus Beach near Ceduna, sleep underground and search for opals in Coober Pedy and take in a performance at the Adelaide Festival of Arts. Maybe you will begin or end your iconic journey across the Nullarbor in South Australia or simply arrive with wine glass in hand, it remains a certainty that with a little exploration you will uncover your own experiences in South Australia.