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Occupying the south center of Australia, SA is a place of lush farmlands, great wine growing regions and blessed with abundant minerals and natural resources, including Opal. See South Australia Attractions - South Australia Museums.

To the west and north west there are the arid regions of the Nullarbor Plains and the Victoria desert. The beautiful Kimberleys lie to the south east for enjoyable camping, hiking and trekking experiences and the southern coastline affords both sheltered beaches and excellent surfing spots.

South Australia Places to Visit

Adelaide Australia - Friendly, attractive city and state capital of SA. The city has been known in the past for being somewhat quiet and conservative, now, it has developed culture and the arts. It offers much to those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of places like Sydney and Melbourne:

Capital of SA, with Tourist Map Adelaide Australia

Only a short drive from the city, the Adelaide Hills are renowned for their beauty. Even the drive there affords great scenery:

Adelaide Hills South Australia

Scenic Hills of Adelaide Adelaide Hills

The Barossa Valley South Australia offers great wining and dining! Only an hour drive north east from Adelaide, one could easily spend a number of days exploring what Barossa Valley has to offer:

Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley Barossa Valley

The scenic Clare Valley Wine Growing Region has many historic townships such as Auburn, Minto, Watervale and Clare:

Clare Valley South Australia

Clare Valley Clare Valley

Eyre Peninsula has some of the most beautiful and accessible coastal scenery of the state. Crystal clear lagoons with white sandy beaches backed by huge sand dunes:

Eyre Peninsula South Australia

Eyre Peninsula Eyre Peninsula

Fleurieu Peninsula, to the south east of Adelaide is a favourite with Australians. With its many wineries, beautiful rugged coastline and pounding surf. See more:

Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia

Fleurieu Peninsula Fleurieu Peninsula

The Flinders Ranges is a three hour drive from Adelaide. In The Outback, there are chances to fossick for opals, explore abandoned mines, see aboriginal sites dating back thousands of years. Journey through this timeless landscape by rail, on foot or 4WD:

Flinders Ranges and The Outback

Flinders Flinders Ranges

Kangaroo island, covering over 4,500 sq. kms., is a beautiful natural place with diverse flora and fauna that had escaped the ravages of the fox, rabbit and human population since the 1800s:

Kangaroo Island South Australia

Kangaroo Island Kangaroo Island

The Limestone Coast offers much to the visitor, great wines are grown here and the white sandy beaches, coastal scenery of cliffs and sheltered bays are delightful:

Limestone Coast South Australia

Limestone Coast Limestone Coast

The Murray River meanders to the ocean through splendid Australian scenery, filling beautiful lakes, billabongs and lush wetlands along the way. Take a cruise, hire a houseboat, or take a paddle steamer ride:

Murraylands Riverlands

Murraylands Riverlands Murraylands Riverlands

Where sheer cliffs meet the ocean! But a lot more as the Yorke Peninsula is also a place to explore Australia’s Mining Boom and Bust history, deep sea fishing, and white swimming and surfing sandy beaches tucked away amongst the cliffs:

Yorke Peninsula South Australia

Yorke Peninsula Yorke Peninsula

There are wonderful national parks and state reserves in the state of South Australia, in fact, over 300 that you can visit. Wildlife and plant life are protected here, as are the unique and special landscapes:

National Parks in South Australia

National Parks of SA National Parks

Collection of tourist maps of the state. Map of South Australia showing cities, towns, national parks and places to visit:

South Australia Map

Maps of SA South Australia Map

Things To Do in South Australia

Looking for a city with a lot to offer, Adelaide is a great choice. It has a vibrant arts and culture scene, a diverse range of restaurants and plenty of things to do outdoors. If you are looking for a more relaxed vacation, consider visiting one of the many wine regions in South Australia. The Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley are all home to world-class wineries and stunning scenery.

Favourite South Australian Activities:

  • South Australian Museum, They have diverse collections from around the state as well as far away as Egypt and even outer space. South Australia Museum
  • Murraylands, the Murray river meanders to the ocean through splendid Australian scenery, filling beautiful lakes, billabongs and lush wetlands. Murraylands South Australia
  • Visit the South Australian Museum, which has a collection of over 1 million objects from around the world. Flinders Ranges<
  • Glenelg Beach,Within easy reach of the city centre of Adelaide, a favourite place to visit for tourists and locals alike is the pretty beach of Glenelg. Glenelg Beach
  • Visit the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, where you can see kangaroos, koalas and other Australian animals up close. Kangaroo Island
  • Go hiking in the Flinders Ranges, a mountain range that is home to stunning scenery and abundant wildlife. Flinders Ranges
  • No matter what you are looking for in a vacation, South Australia has much to offer. Considering a trip to Australia? Be sure to add South Australia to your list.

    Things to Do

    Take an idyllic river cruise on a paddle steamer or take a wilderness tour. Take the ferry to Kangaroo island with its strange rock formations, even wine taste your way across the myriad of wineries in Coonawarra, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and the Limestone Coast.

    There is lots to do in South Australia, and not enough time...

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