Major Driving Routes
One of the best ways to explore all South Australia has to offer is self driving. Four of Australia's greatest drives are:
Adelaide to Darwin via The Explorer Highway - This long distance tourist drive along the Stuart Highway spans the length of Australia. It runs from Adelaide to tropical Darwin in the far north Australia, and traverses the vast South Australian Outback and the red heart of the nation.
Melbourne to Adelaide via the Great Ocean Road -This magnificent journey takes visitors from Melbourne to Adelaide via the spectacular Great Ocean Road, Limestone Coast and Fleurieu Peninsula.
Sydney to Adelaide - This journey takes visitors from Sydney in New South Wales to Adelaide, through South Australia's scenic Murray River region and two of South Australia's most renowned wine regions, the Barossa and Clare Valley.
Perth to Adelaide - This trip takes visitors on an awe-inspiring journey from Perth in Western Australia, to Adelaide, South Australia, and passes through Western Australia's spectacular south coast, and South Australia's Nullarbor Plain, Eyre Peninsula, and the Clare Valley wine region.
Wine & Food
South Australia has some of the world's most famous wine regions including the Barossa, Clare Valley and Coonawarra. We're home to Australia's most prestigious red wine – Penfold's Grange. We're passionate about our food and there's a restaurant to suit every taste and budget. Come for our farmers' markets, gourmet retreats, food and wine trails, and the fascinating Adelaide Central Market, with a mind-boggling array of fresh produce and gourmet specialities introduced by the waves of immigrants and their families who call Adelaide home. South Australia Wine And Food
Nature & Scenic
Kangaroo Island, one of the most unspoilt natural wonders of the world; the glorious Flinders Ranges including Wilpena Pound; the tranquil Murray River; the Coorong – a tapestry of lagoons, wetlands and sand dunes fronting the thunderous waves of the Southern Ocean; the heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves; and the awe-inspiring South Australian Outback including legendary Birdsville Track. South Australia Nature
Art & Culture
South Australia is renowned for the Adelaide Festival, innovative Fringe Festival and multicultural music festival WOMADelaide. Stroll along Adelaide's main boulevard, North Terrace, for the SA Art Gallery, museum, State Library (housing the Bradman collection, a tribute to cricketer Sir Donald Bradman) and Migration Museum. You'll also find Tandanya here – the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute.South Australia Arts Culture and Lifestyle
Beach & Coastal Encounters
You're sure to find your perfect beach somewhere along South Australia's 3700km coast. When Sydney University evaluated 10,000 beaches across Australia, Vivonne Bay on Kangaroo island was among the winners. The Eyre Peninsula features many superb beaches, famous blue water sailing, diving, fishing and whale-watching spots. Yorke Peninsula's coast is dotted with jetties - perfect for fishing and strolling - as well as shipwrecks that make for great diving. South Australia Coastal
Swim with dolphins at Baird Bay; go on safari through Monarto Zoological Park to see giraffes, lions, cheetahs, rhinos and more; watch whales carvort at Head of Bight; cuddle koalas at Cleland Conservation Park; get up close to sea lions on Kangaroo Island. There's no taming South Australia! South Australia Unspoilt Wildlife