The state’s capital, Adelaide, is an elegant city surrounded by parks and nestled between picturesque hills and the sea, where residents and visitors alike enjoy a Mediterranean climate and alfresco lifestyle; a taste of ‘the good life’. Adelaide delights visitors with its vibrant arts culture, exceptional dining experiences, heritage buildings, indigenous experiences and friendly locals. Added to this are countless, world class festivals and events such as Santos Tour Down Under and the Adelaide Festival, one of the world’s great arts events.
From Adelaide, South Australia’s signature experiences of wildlife, wine and the outback are easily reached and accessible. The outback, as typified by the stunning Flinders Ranges and the opal mining, underground pioneering town of Coober Pedy; a full menu of fine wines and superb food is on offer, with the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale providing ideal starting points; and wildlife spotting for kangaroos, koalas, wombats, bird life, sea lions, and dolphins within areas of pristine natural beauty, can best be appreciated on iconic Kangaroo Island, Australia’s answer to the Galapagos. Moreover, visitors can enjoy a cruise on a paddle steamer or luxurious houseboat on the Murray River or sample the marine thrills of the Eyre Peninsula, also known as the seafood capital of Australia. Whether it’s culture, adventure or pure relaxation you’re after, South Australia has it all.