South Australia Travel Guide

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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.

Adelaide #1 most popular location
A cosmopolitan city with a distinctly European feel to it, wind-swept Adelaide is part enchanting, green-thinking modern city and part hedonistic, art-lovers playground. In fact, despite it 
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Mount Gambier #2 most popular location
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Coober Pedy #3 most popular location
Coober Pedy is a frontier mining town producing 80% of the world's opals. The climate is extremely harsh - there is hardly any rain at all, and the temperatures can reach 50 degrees or more i…
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Tanunda #4 most popular location
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Robe #5 most popular location
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Saint Kilda #6 most popular location
St Kilda is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 kilometres south from the Melbourne city centre. St Kilda is home to many of Melbourne's famous visitor attractions including Luna…
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Port Augusta #7 most popular location
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Lyndoch #8 most popular location
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Hahndorf #9 most popular location
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Angaston #10 most popular location
Quorn #11 most popular location
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Port Elliot #12 most popular location
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Ceduna #13 most popular location
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Meningie #14 most popular location
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Barossa Valley #15 most popular location
The Barossa Valley was an area settled by a large German population. Today it is the wine industry that is going well. Many winery tours/tastings. Of course the German influence is still t…
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Victor Harbour #16 most popular location
Victor Harbor was always known for being the sea side place to go on a weekend. There are surfing beaches nearby and in winter there are whales in the area. There is also the walk or ride in …
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Gumeracha #17 most popular location
Kapunda #18 most popular location
Kapunda was a copper mining town. It was part of the "Copper Triangle". It is about an hour drive from Adelaide. Driving into Kapunda you will see a tall statue called "Map the Miner". He wa…
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Crafers #19 most popular location
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American River #22 most popular location
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Glenelg #23 most popular location
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Oodnadatta #24 most popular location
Penneshaw #25 most popular location
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Stirling #26 most popular location
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Marree #27 most popular location
Mindarie #28 most popular location
Woodside #29 most popular location
Woodside is a town in the Adelaide Hills. With new freeways into Adelaide itself, the population of Woodside is growing as it is easy commuting for work. Woodside has the Chocolate Factory an…
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Semaphore #31 most popular location
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Gawler #32 most popular location
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Cudlee Creek #35 most popular location
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Beachport #37 most popular location
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Woomera #38 most popular location
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Innamincka #39 most popular location
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William Creek #41 most popular location
Second Valley #42 most popular location
McLaren Vale #43 most popular location
McLaren Vale has become a thriving grape growing and winery area. Still only a small township, the area is a popular tourist area. There are many places to call into for wine tasting in the c…
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Farina #44 most popular location
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Littlehampton #47 most popular location