South Australia Overview
South Australia (SA) is a state in Australia. It borders every other mainland Australian state, and has air and road connections to other cities and states. There is also the option to train travel; The Ghan links Adelaide north with Alice Springs and Darwin; and the Indian Pacific traverses east to Sydney and west to Perth. Adelaide is the capital city and offers delicious food and wine, beaches, the picturesque Adelaide Oval cricket ground, which is currently being upgraded, and more attractions and sights. The Fleurieu Peninsula is accessible as a day trip from Adelaide and features Victor Harbor, with Granite Island and it's resident fairy penguins, as well as surfing beaches, beautiful coastal walks and whale watching in winter. You may also see seals and dolphins.
The Murray River passes through the state and there are many lovely spots along it's banks for camping. It is possible to travel along the river on a houseboat, and partake in watersports. The Murray reaches the ocean at the Coorong, where there is lots of birds and beautiful coastal scenery. The Coorong was made famous by Colin Thiele in the book "Storm Boy". The South East of SA has beautiful coastline and the "Big Lobster". Mount Gambier is an extinct volcano with a lake that turns a vivid blue colour in November. Closeby is the Coonawarra, famous for red wines, and the Naracoorte Caves which hosts fossilised remains of extinct Australian megafauna.
The Flinders Ranges and it's Wilpena Pound are spectacular and offer wonderful hiking and stargazing opportunities, a few hours drive north of Adelaide. Further north you are in the outback, with it's iconic red earth. There are famous 4 wheel drive tracks that cross into Queensland. There is also Lake Eyre, Australia's largest salt late, which for the past few decades has been dry. Heavy rains in the past few years have filled the lake with water.
West of Adelaide is the Yorke Peninsula, which has beautiful beaches and towns. Innes national park has great surfing and camping options. Further west is the Eyre Peninsula. Here you can swim with giant tuna fish, cage dive with great white sharks, swim with wild sea lions, view the Bunda cliffs and whale watch. There will be kilometres of coastline all to yourself.