The previously little-known charms South Australia are fast turning this state into a favorite destination for visitors to Australia, and for good reason: from charming cities and towns, fantastic food and wine, and renowned cultural festivals, to extraordinarily picturesque scenery ranging from barren outback to lush greenery and the iconic Murray River, there’s truly something for everyone in SA: even one of the world’s greatest fossil sites giving tourists a peek into millions of years of evolution on the most isolated continent!
The flora and fauna are amazing too, with native wildlife only minutes from the city, and if you’re a wine connoisseur, a trip to the world-famous Barossa Valley is a must. There’s also plenty of activities to do in the region: mountain-climbing, bushwalking, and surfing. And no trip to SA would be complete without visiting the intriguing town of Coober Pedy: it’s not only the opal capital of the world, but also an exotic township where much of the population live in caves. Whatever your tastes, you’re bound to have a wonderful holiday in South Australia, with many fond memories of your trip.
Lets explore the best places to visit in South Australia:
With just over a million residents, Adelaide is big enough to be fun but small enough not to have the rushed feeling of larger cities like Melbourne and Sydney.
Adelaide is famous for its cultural festivals, such as the legendary WOMADelaide and the Adelaide Festival of Arts; it’s also known for its funky atmosphere, excellent museums and galleries, the Rundle Mall shopping strip (Australia’s first pedestrian mall), and gorgeous scenery.
There’s also many farmers’ and makers’ markets, and a lovely Botanic Gardens.
Waterfall Gully is well worth a visit, as is the beachside suburb of Glenelg with its famous jetty and trams.
There are also many lovely heritage buildings in the area.
If you have time for a side-trip, check out The Big Rocking Horse an hour out of the city centre for a cute, quirky backdrop to your travel photos!