South Australia. Holidays, Tours and Travel options
A South Australian holiday can be enjoyed at any time of the year. The state has a temperate climate and is famous for travel to its magnificent wine growing regions, hotel accommodation, its tuna fishing industry's and the variety of scenery that you can experience. South Australia has regions that range from total desert in the north to verdant agricultural regions through to the wild and wonderful coastlines of places like Kangaroo Island and the Limestone coast regions. Adelaide is the capital and it is one of Australia's most beautiful cities. It is known locally as the city of churches and its Torrens River and CBD precinct are a great place to visit. The nearest regions to see that will interest the tourist are the Adelaide Hills and the Fleurieu Peninsular. There are many places of interest here and beautiful scenery to be experienced. The Yorke Peninsular is also not far from Adelaide and this region, which lies between the Spencer Gulf and the Gulf of St Vincent is a popular weekend escape destination for the locals. At Spencer Gulf is Port Lincoln, it is a charming seaside town with beautiful beaches.
In the eastern regions of the state you will find one of the worlds most famous wine growing regions. The Barossa Valley and the Clare Valley are home to many of Australia's top winery's. Some of the best known names in the country have their cellars here. Wolff Blass, Hardys, Penfolds, Wynns and many more have wineries in places like Langhorns Creek, McClaren Vale, Coonawarra and many other famous locations. There are many great resorts and hotels to stay at in the region and it is a fantastic place to stay and relax for a while whilst enjoying the local produce. The town of Mt Gambier is close by and this is also a favorite destination for a weekend away. Its coloured lakes are a well known tourist destination.
In north South Australia you will find Whyalla, Port Augusta, the Flinders Ranges - with it's famous Wilpena Pound - and then there is the remote area where Coober Pedy lies. This town is complety underground and known for it's Opal Mines.
Off the South coast of South Australia and separated from the mainland by Backstairs Passage is magnificent Kangaroo Island. This is one of the best destinations in Australia if you want to see the country's unique wildlife. The scenery is magnificent with wild and windswept coastlines and huge granite outcroppings. The forests are alive with kangaroo, seals, wallabys, echidna and koala in an island location with few predators. The island can be accessed by vehicular barge or you can fly in from Adelaide.