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COVID 19 update for travelers and tourist

Remember what you can do to minimize the risk.

  • Private gatherings should be 75 or less people at any time.
  • Keep 1.5 metres distance from others.
  • 1 person per 4 square metres (density requirement).
  • If you have a cold or flu symptoms, seek testing and stay home until you are well.
  • Wash your hands often, wipe frequently touched surfaces, and cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Vulnerable people like the elderly and people with chronic health conditions should talk to their doctor about what is appropriate for them.

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South Australian Tourist information

The South Australian government has released its Roadmap for Easing of COVID 19 restrictions.  As per this roadmap, Step 3 of easing the coronavirus restrictions has begun from June 29th, 2020.  While physical distancing of 1.5 m is still encouraged, social distancing within venues will be reduced to 2m2 per person.

Eased Incoming Travel Restrictions in South Australia

Some of the eased border restrictions affect travellers from Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, and Western Australia in a favorable manner.  According to these eased restrictions, these travellers are no longer required to quarantine for 14 days.  Anyone currently in quarantine from these states can end their quarantine, regardless of how long they have been in SA.    

Defined Public Activities in South Australia

Onsite Purchase and Consumption of Food and Beverages

Food and drinks (including alcoholic drinks) can be consumed by patrons while seated at tables apart at restaurants, cafes, pubs or cellar doors.  However, the following are to be avoided;

Communal food or drink services such as buffets, salad bars and drink dispensers

Gaming areas or gambling facilities

Shared equipment such as pool tables, darts or game consoles

Reusable equipment such as shisha, hookah, smoking or vaping

Outdoor Sport, Fitness or Recreation Activities

Outdoor sport, training and competition, are permitted provided that sport is non-contact or only involves accidental contact.  Outdoor sport rules are to be relaxed further shortly.  However, the following are to be adhered to;

Sauna or spa facilities must remain closed

No communal showers to be made available

Toilets and change rooms can be used

Swimming Pools South Australia

Swimming pools used by the public are allowed to accommodate swimmers.  However, the following are to be adhered to;

Any pool can accommodate up to 75 people provided that one person gets 4 square meters.  

Any swimmer can have only one non-swimming caregiver.

Toilets and change rooms are allowed to be used, but not communal showers.

South Australia Adelaide Public Entertainment

Entertainment in South Australiar

Entertainment performances are allowed to be held when the following are adhered to;

Maximum occupancy and density requirements should be followed.

Live entertainment performers should follow physical distancing and separate themselves from the public whenever possible.

Contact tracing records should be maintained at the venues.

South Australia Maximum Occupancy and Density Requirements for Defined Public Activities

The density requirement for defined public activity is 4 square meters per person.  However, any room or enclosed area cannot have more than 75 persons in addition to the staff.  A venue that has multiple rooms on enclosed areas can accommodate a maximum of 300 persons apart from the staff.  If adjacent places host two defined public activities, up to 300 persons can be at each one.

Restricted Businesses in SA and Adelaide

The following businesses are not allowed to operate as yet;

Casinos, gaming and gambling venues

Nightclubs

Indoor food courts for onsite dining

Indoor play centers

Amusement parks and arcades

Saunas and bathhouses (including thermal or spa bathing)

Premises that utilize or lend out re-usable equipment such as “hookah”, pipes, tubes etc.

For more information on this matter, please visit;www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/restrictions-and-responsibilities/activities-and-gatherings

Adelaide South Australia

What is Open to the Public in Adelaide?

Stage Two of easing coronavirus in South Australia came into effect as of June 1st, 2020, following the announcements by Federal and State Governments.  As per this stage, the following council services are reopened to the public under very strict conditions;

  • The City of Adelaide Customer Centre is open.
  • The Adelaide Visitor Information Centre is open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Outdoor playgrounds, outdoor gym/exercise equipment, skate parks, BMX track and outdoor BBQs are open.
  • All three Adelaide City Libraries are open for a maximum of 20 guests per facility.
  • All three City of Adelaide Community Centres are open for a maximum of 20 guests per facility, with prior bookings.
  • The City Archives office is open on Wednesdays by appointment only.  For appointments phone 8203 7439.   
  • The Adelaide Central Market and Rundle Mall are open.
  • UPark car parks around the city are open.
  • The North Adelaide Golf Course has reopened under strict safety protocols.

When using these services, the public is requested to follow the health guidelines to help stop the spread of coronavirus.  

Backpacker Tours Departing from Adelaide

As the country makes a slow, but steady progress towards normal life, many tours are upcoming.  The following are some of them that depart from Adelaide, the gateway to Australia’s best wine country with lush parklands and best beaches!

Kangaroo Island Backpacker Tours from Adelaide

KANGAROO ISLAND HIGHLIGHTS

Kangaroo Island, named after its kangaroos, is celebrated for its extraordinary wildlife! Tours to Kangaroo Island provide you with many opportunities to have unique wildlife experiences with the native animals of Australia in their native habitats.  Discover terrestrial parks through walks and hikes and stand in awe at their spectacular views!

To book your tours from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island, please visit;

www.adventuretours.com.au/australia/kangaroo-island-adventure
www.adventuretours.com.au/australia/kangaroo-island-adventure

Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaidesouth australia wine tours

Go on this activity-filled day trip by ferry, flight or both depending on your interest and budget!  Encounter wallabies, echidnas, fur seals, koalas and, most importantly, kangaroos in their natural habitats!  Begin your Kangaroo Island adventure by coach.  The modified tour itinerary covers the following;

  • Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch

Awe at the extraordinary sculpture-like rock formations at the Remarkable Rocks!  Photo capture your amazing tour at the rock archway of Admirals Arch! 

  • Seal Bay Conservation Park

Admire the stunning views of the Australian sea lions lazing on the beach as well as the adjacent coastline!  Take a coastal walk with a National Parks ranger for an up-close look at the sea lion colony.

  • Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Watch kangaroos, wallabies and echidnas roam free and koalas stay lazy in their eucalyptus groves during the guided tours!  In the aftermath of the bushfire damages and COVID-19, the Hanson Bay Wildlife sanctuary will reopen from July 3rd.  

  • Flinders Chase National Park

 

Explore the rugged wilderness of this national park.  The park’s coastal scenery includes Admiral’s Arch, a beautiful natural rock arch shaped by the Southern Ocean. The sculptured granite boulders known as Remarkable Rocks are also found here. The park will reopen to the public on July 4th, following the bushfire and COVID-19.  

For more information on the Flinders Chase National Park, please visit; www.parks.sa.gov.au/find-a-park/Browse_by_region/kangaroo-island/flinders-chase-national-park

Kangaroo Island Parks Open to the Public

Many parks are open to the public at Kangaroo Island after the bushfire and COVID-19.  To find out more information about this matter, please refer the National Parks of Kangaroo Island Visitor Guide at the following website; www.environment.sa.gov.au/files/sharedassets/parks/parks/kangaroo-island/parks-of-kangaroo-island-gen.pdf

I. Baudin Conservation Park South Australia Kangaroo Island

For more information on Baudin Conservation Park at Kangaroo Island, please visit; www.parks.sa.gov.au/find-a-park/Browse_by_region/kangaroo-island/baudin-conservation-park

II. Beyeria Conservation Park South Australia

III. Lashmar Conservation Park South Australia

For more information on Lashmar Conservation Park at Kangaroo Island, please visit; www.parks.sa.gov.au/find-a-park/Browse_by_region/kangaroo-island/lashmar-conservation-park

IV. Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park & Wilderness Protection Area South Australia

For more information on Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park & Wilderness Protection Area at Kangaroo Island, please visit; www.parks.sa.gov.au/find-a-park/Browse_by_region/kangaroo-island/cape-gantheaume-conservation-park-and-wilderness-protection-area

V. Cape Willoughby Conservation Park South Asutralia

For more information on Cape Willoughby Conservation Park at Kangaroo Island, please visit; www.parks.sa.gov.au/find-a-park/Browse_by_region/kangaroo-island/cape-willoughby-conservation-park

VI. Seal Bay Conservation Park South Australia

For more information on the Seal Bay Conservation Park, please visit; www.sealbay.sa.gov.au/

Backpacker Tours from Adelaide to Alice Springs

(Tours starting from September 9th, 2020)

To book your adventure tours from Adelaide to Alice Springs, please visit; www.adventuretours.com.au/australia/adelaide-alice-springs-overland-127137

Adelaide to Alice Springs Adventure Tours

These long, small-group tours explore the fascinating outback regions of Southern and Central Australia!  Mostly hot, dusty and rough with bush camping in a swag around the campfire, these tours are packed with plenty of adventure!   The tours cover many of the following features as you travel from South Australia to the Northern Territory;

  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) Backpacker Adventure Tours From Alice Springs
Uluru is the sacred mountain of the Aboriginal people of Australia.  Though Uluru has closed permanently for climbing on October 26th, 2019, it has many other tourist attractions.  

For more information on Uluru please visit this website; parksaustralia.gov.au/uluru/

The following are some of the best experiences at Uluru;

  1. Uluru Sunsets and Sunrises
  2.  Field of Light Uluru
  3. Interpretive Walks around Uluru – The Mala Walk, Kuniya Walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole, Uluru base walk and Liru walk
  4. Indigenous Cultural Experiences
  5. Aboriginal Art
  6. Camel Rides at Sunrise or Sunset
  7. BBQ Dinner and Star-gazing
  8. Self-guided Bike Ride around Uluru
  9. Dot Painting Workshop
  • Kata Tjuta (The Olgas or Mount Olga)

Kata Tjuta is a group of 500-million-year-old, large, domed rock formations with Mt. Olga at its peak. It is located at about 30 km away from Uluru. These rocks are sacred to the Anangu Aboriginal people. The cultural tour at Kata Tjuta will give you the most incredible indigenous cultural experiences, including viewing boomerang throwing.

For more information on the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, please visit; www.environment.gov.au/topics/national-parks/uluru-kata-tjuta-national-park

  • Watarrka (Kings Canyon)

Kings Canyon is a vast natural red canyon that soars 100m above Kings Creek to a plateau of rocky domes. It is positioned at George Gill Range. The 400-million-year-old canyon is part of Watarrka National Park, 450 km from Alice Springs. The Park is home to over 750 different species of plants, 60 of them being rare and unique to the region. 

For more information of Watarrka National Park, please visit; nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves/find-a-park/find-a-park-to-visit/watarrka-national-park

  • The West McDonnell Ranges

The amazing caterpillar-like MacDonnell Ranges stretch out hundreds of kilometres each side of Alice Springs.  These 800-million-year old landscapes are one of the oldest on earth!  They are full of incredible views of nature, hiking, bush walks, 4 WD tracks, freshwater swimming holes and camping spots.  

For more information on West McDonnell National Park, please visit; nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves/find-a-park/find-a-park-to-visit/tjoritja-west-macdonnell-national-park

  • Coober Pedy                                    

Coober Pedy is where most of the world’s supply of beautiful opals come from.  The drive to Coober Pedy allows you plenty of opportunities to spot kangaroos, emus and eagles.  Enjoy a tour of an opal mine and spend the night in a subterranean bunker in the outback town of Coober Pedy.  

For more information on Coober Pedy, please visit; southaustralia.com/products/flinders-ranges/information-services/coober-pedy-visitor-information-centre

  • Alice Springs

In the heart of Australia lies Alice Springs, a remote town in the Northern Territory.  Alice Springs is the beating heart of Australia’s Red Centre and a popular gateway to exploring the interior desert region.  Making Alice Springs your base, you can explore many of the natural wonders of the Northern Territory on an alternative itinerary.  

For more information on Alice Springs, please visit; alicesprings.nt.gov.au

Alice Springs Tours

The rugged attractions of Central Australia can be toured in an alternative route from Alice Springs too!  Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Daly Waters, Devil’s Marbles, Mataranka Hot Springs and Edith Falls can be covered from Alice Springs.

To book your tours to these destinations from Alice Springs, please visit; www.mulgasadventures.com.au/

Pre-travel Voucher

Book now, travel Central Outback Australia later and save money!  Get an amazing offer of 10% off of 2019 pricing of these tours along with the flexibility of dates up to 2 years!

To purchase this pre-travel booking, please visit; www.mulgasadventures.com.au/pre-travel-voucher-offer

Tours from Adelaide to the Eyre Peninsula

(Tours starting from November 11th, 2020)

To book your adventure tours from Adelaide to the Eyre Peninsula, please visit; www.adventuretours.com.au/australia/eyre-peninsula-overland

Visit the Eyre Peninsula, one of the undisputed most beautiful coastal regions in Australia!  This tour combines perfect amounts of land and ocean, offering you awesome experiences on stunning landscapes and aqua activities with local wildlife.  Sand-board, surf, explore the Great Australian Bight and the caves of Talia.  Sleep in a swag under the stars at the end of the day!  Tour features are;

  • Flinders Ranges National Park South Australia

Stretch your legs and admire some of the most spectacular and colourful rock formations at Alligator Gorge.  Explore the beautiful Warren Gorge as you set up camp.  Spot a yellow-footed rock wallaby that is almost driven to extinction!

For more information on Flinders Ranges National Park, please visit; www.parks.sa.gov.au/find-a-park/Browse_by_region/flinders-ranges-outback/ikara-flinders-ranges-national-park

  • Venus Bay South Australia Adventure Tours

The tranquil Venus Bay, with its island-dotted bay on one side and rugged cliff-tops on the other is a favourite holiday destination.  The calm bay is an excellent spot for water activities such as skiing, wakeboarding, knee-boarding, kayaking, fishing and swimming.  Or simply choose to visit Fox Island and search for cockles.

For more information on Venus Bay Conservation Park, please visit; www.parks.sa.gov.au/find-a-park/Browse_by_region/Eyre_Peninsula/venus-bay-conservation-park

  • Talia Caves South Australia Tours

The Talia Caves, “The Tub” and the “Woolshed” are both beautifully coloured caves by the distinctive limestone and granite formation.  Bush camp on the edge of stunning limestone cliffs, explore the beautiful cave formations and settle down to rock fishing!

For more information on Talia Caves, please visit; www.elliston.sa.gov.au/tourism-information/attractions/talia-caves

For information on Talia Caves’ campground, please visit; www.findacamp.com.au/camp-site

  • Coodlie Park South Australia

Digital detox, stargazing, wildlife, seafood or adventure you are seeking, the options at Coodlie Park are many!  Enjoy the peace and serenity of the Coodlie Park Farm Retreat, a 3000-acre farm stay and bush retreat.  It is located on the coast of the Eyre Peninsula.  Wildlife spotting, bushwalking, swimming with wild sea lions and dolphins or fishing will be your memorable experiences!

Lake Newland Conservation Park South Australian Backpacker Tours

Avid bird watchers are attracted to the Lake Newland Conservation Park as water-fowls and wading birds are abundantly spotted here!  Due to its natural saline lakes and freshwater springs extend 20 km in length, the park provides a suitable habitat for the birds.  Accessed only by 4WD vehicles, the tour provides sand-boarding opportunities at the park.  

For more information on Lake Newland Conservation Park, please visit; www.parks.sa.gov.au/find-a-park/Browse_by_region/Eyre_Peninsula/lake-newland-conservation-park

Baird Bay Backpacker Adventure South Australia

Swim with the playful sea lions and dolphins as they dive, roll and somersault in their efforts to show off!  This amazing experience will stay with you for the rest of your life!  

Mikkira Station Backpacker Camping South Australia

Picnic and enjoy the beautiful natural bushland with the wild koalas!  Camp at Mikkira Station, home to the only wild koala colony near Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula.  

Port Lincoln South Australia Parks and Reserves

Stroll along the foreshore and explore the city of Port Lincoln!  The city contains a diverse range of parks and reserves.  Each park and reserve has a range of facilities available such as BBQ & picnic areas and play equipment.

For more information on the city of Port Lincoln, please visit; www.portlincoln.sa.gov.au/service-and-facilities/points-of-interest 

Lincoln National Park South Australia  Boating Fishing Whale Watching

Overlooking the largest natural harbour of Australia, the Boston Bay, is the Lincoln National Park, spread out grandly.  Granite headlands, sheltered bays, scenic offshore islands, wind-sculpted sand dunes and the surf of the Southern Ocean are its stunning surroundings!  Boating, fishing, beachcombing, swimming, bird watching, whale watching and nature walks are popular.  

For more information on Lincoln National Park, please visit; www.parks.sa.gov.au/find-a-park/Browse_by_region/Eyre_Peninsula/lincoln-national-park

Mt. Remarkable National Park South Australia Bush Walks

Situated within easy reach of Adelaide, Mt. Remarkable National Park offers diverse wildlife, camping facilities and incredible views!  Its mountain biking and bushwalking trails meander through foothills of the Mount Remarkable Range.  The astonishing view from the 960m high Mount Remarkable Summit presides over the Wilochra Plain and looks out to the Spencer Gulf!

For more information on Mt. Remarkable National Park, please visit; www.parks.sa.gov.au/find-a-park/Browse_by_region/flinders-ranges-outback/mount-remarkable-national-park