Experts in Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific

South Australia Holidays

From the brilliant white beaches of the Limestone coast to the world famous wineries of the Barossa Valley, South Australia is definitely a destination for those with a taste for the finer things in life. Its elegant city Adelaide is a convenient base to explore from, and due south of the city lies Kangaroo Island, a microcosm of the exotic flora and fauna of Australia and home to one of Australia’s most luxurious hotels - Southern Ocean Lodge.

Any South Australia holiday will perfectly demonstrate how many varied experiences you can have in just one area of the country. Starting at the state capital of Adelaide, the arty city with a cultured vibe and a liking for the good life, good food and wine.

South Australia Highlights

To escape to more peaceful and tranquil settings locals pack their cool boxes and head over on the ferry to Kangaroo Island for wildlife encounters and the chance to see not only kangaroos, but seals and dolphins and a wide variety of exotic fauna and flora.

The fine sandy beaches on this accessible island are complimented by awe-inspiring geological rock formations such as Admiral’s Arch and the granite outcrop simply called the Remarkable Rocks, shaped over hundreds of millions of years by the forces of wind and water to become just one of the islands signature landmarks.

Back on the mainland, another of South Australia’s state treasures is located 60 kilometres north of Adelaide: Barossa Valley, the major wine-growing region. Since the region was first settled in 1842 the vineyards have grown to international acclaim and now there are over 150 wineries. Barossa Valley is also famed for its artisan food experiences and there are many top quality restaurants for you to visit when you explore this fertile province.

Be sure to embark on wine and food tours and drop into craft shops on one of the many heritage trails that criss-cross the region. Indeed there are so many different ways of discovering South Australia; why not explore this region by balloon safari for an aerial adventure that will leave you spellbound by the beauty and vast expanse of nature laid out below.

Iconic landscapes

If it’s dramatic landscapes you’re after then South Australia does not disappoint. The Flinders Ranges and Outback, boasting rugged mountain ranges, spectacular gorges and sheltered creeks is one of the greatest natural regions of South Australia. It is also your opportunity to become acquainted with the Aboriginal culture. 

The Flinders Ranges are of immense cultural significance to the Adnyamathanha people. Here you can visit the Yourambulla Caves, Sacred Canyon and Chambers Gorge for rock art that dates back tens of thousands of years.

South Australia has many highlights offering everything from beautiful coastline to long sandy shores and cosmopolitan cities. It can take lifetime to explore and unlock its full potential but with a little perfect planning it will also make the perfect journey and a fascinating snap-shot of life Down Under.

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The best advice? Eat out! If you're holidaying in South Australia, the restaurants in Adelaide, the Barossa Valley and even Kangaroo Island, have some of the best food and wine in the country.
Paul, Travel Designer

What to do in South Australia

Take a look at all the escorted tours and excursions on offer for your next trip to South Australia.

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Places to stay in South Australia

From self-catered apartments to all-inclusive luxury hotels, find the ideal accommodation for your South Australia holiday.

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Where to go

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

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Adelaide

Adelaide

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Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley

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Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges

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Adelaide

Eyre Peninsula

Recommended experiences

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Darwin, Red Centre and Kangaroo Island Explorer

19 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £4,549 per person

Embark on an epic journey from coastal Darwin, through the Red Centre to the cosmopolitan city of Adelaide to discover the essence of Australia.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Culture & history
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Explorers Way Self-drive Adventure

20 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £3,999 per person

Trail blaze your way through the heart of Australia on this adventurous self-drive itinerary showcasing authentic Australia.

Australia on foot

Australia on Foot

17 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £5,349 per person

Experience unique retreats and city boutiques and explore some of Australia's most scenic and secluded routes the best way you can, on foot.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • City sights
  • Culture & history
  • Wildlife & nature
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Flinders Ranges & Explorers Way

20 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £4,199 per person

This epic journey from the Southern Ocean to the Timor Sea in the north takes you through the heart of Australia.

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