Planning on booking a South Australia tour? This Aussie state certainly packs a punch when it comes to things to do and explore. From natural wonders to culture and culinary excellence, and even hosting an entire underground city, here’s a few places you have to visit in South Australia.
MUST VISIT DESTINATIONS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
This large, wild island just off the mainland of South Australia is an outdoor enthusiasts dream. More than a third of Kangaroo Island is set aside as a nature reserve and as such wildlife like koalas and sea lions thrive. Over 20 hiking trails dot the island that can keep you walking from hours to days. Among the weird and wonderful natural attractions to explore are the famous Remarkable Rocks, a group of boulders sculpted by thousands of years of pounding waves and wind. There are many tour operators offering small group tours here from Adelaide just a short distance away.
The Nullarbor Plain
The magic and mystery of this deserted stretch of land towards the western edge of South Australia has been drawing intrepid travellers for years. This treeless, arid land with skies that stretch on forever is a photographer's dream and there is much to see. Kangaroos hang out in their thousands and are easy to spot from the road. The Nullarbor Plain is home to enormous cattle stations and historic homesteads are an interesting diversion and perhaps the least expected attraction of all is Lake Eyre, Australia's largest lake, with white sand beaches and blue waters. It's possible to cross the plain by car but much safer, and more fun, to join a small group tour. Search for tour deals out of Adelaide for the best prices.
The smart and sophisticated capital city of South Australia, Adelaide is packed full of attractions. You can easily spend a few days here exploring the myriad galleries and museums, indulging in some retail therapy, or simply watching the world go by from the window of a coffee house. Natural attractions include the beautiful Botanic Gardens with its iconic palm house, and the gorgeous Glenelg beach just out of the city centre. One of the best ways to explore this little gem, and perfect if you're short on time, is to join a tour offered by one of the many tour operators located around town.
Located just north of Adelaide, but a world away, is the stunning Barossa Valley. This lush green paradise is famous for its countless wineries, quaint European style villages and farms, and restaurants serving up some of the best food in South Australia. But you come here for the wine, and of that there is plenty. Given you may well be finding yourself trying a tipple or two (or three), the best way to explore the region is on a tour. Search for tour deals in Adelaide and neighbouring towns and sit back and take in the scenery and fine wines.
Coober Pedy, a small opal mining town in South Australia is a unique example of how to live in one of the most inhospitable environments on earth. The promise of riches from the opals that can be found here brought people to this remote outpost many years ago, and to cope with the harsh climate, the population have moved underground. Literally. The residential cave dwellings or “dugouts” are a fascinating sight and are both comfortable and practical. Spend a few days here exploring the town and sleep underground in one of the many hotels. Given it's remote location, the best way to visit is on a tour. Search for tour deals in any large town nearby.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA TOURS
10 Day Adelaide to Perth Tour
This 10 day tour departs from Adelaide and takes you on a 400km journey through some of the most impressive places in South Australia. From swimming with sea lions to exploring Cape Le Grand National Park and the Stirling Ranges this is a unique way to cross state lines into Western Australia.
6 Day Secrets of Esperance Tour
A round trip from Perth, this tour gives you the chance to explore South Western Australia. On this 6 day tour you'll visit the epic Wave Rock, Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park as well as the famous wine region of Margaret River.
5 Day Kangaroo Island & Wildlife Adventure Tour
From Adelaide, head to the pristine natural environment of Kangaroo Island – look out for dolphins and sea lions as you slide down the island’s sand dunes, kayak its rivers, walk or bike its trails, swim its waters or bask on its beaches. Spot koalas in the Hanson Bay wildlife Sanctuary and take in the view of the island’s signature Remarkable Rocks and more.
The 2 day backpacker tour with everything. A touch of adventure for the more spirited traveller who enjoys experiencing places and attractions that are off the beaten track. Travel in small groups for a fun and informal yet informative two days of touring on Kangaroo Island.