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Something for Everyone in South Australia

South Australia
Wirra Wirra Winery
Lake Breeze Cellar Door
Murray River
Lake Gairdner Salt Lake
Swimming with Sea Lions
Historic North Terrace, Adelaide
Kayaking at Harriet River
 Wilpena Pound
Rawnsley Park Station Eco Villas
© SATC/Mike Annese
Lighthouse South Australia
Flinders & The Outback, South Australia
South Australia
South Australia
Unforgettable Houseboats Murray River South Australia
Adelaide cityscape South Australia

Something for Everyone in South Australia

story by: Mike Williams

From its famous vineyards, world class festivals and sporting events, to dramatic and varied landscapes such as the Murray River and the Outback, South Australia is one of those rare destinations that really does have something for everyone. South Australia has long been a favourite for Kiwis, with just a 4.5 hour direct flight separating Auckland and its capital city, Adelaide. Now, with Jetstar recently announcing a new direct service to Adelaide and Air New Zealand responding with sharp fares of its own, taking a quick trip to SA just got even more tempting. House of Travel has found the latest cheap flights to Adelaide. Check them out here or for HOT South Australia holiday deals, click here.

Being the largest city in South Australia and having the main airport, Adelaide is a popular base for visitors. It’s central to many great attractions, such as some of the region’s legendary vineyards. Australia is famous for its wine, and the state of South Australia produces 50% of it. Fortunately for wine lovers, they won’t have to travel far from Adelaide to get sampling. Renowned wine and food regions like Barossa, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale are within an hour and a half’s drive from the city.

Year round, visitors can enjoy exquisite South Australia food and wine at outstanding restaurants, have a shopping binge or simply relax at the beach. There are plenty of cultural opportunities too, such as the South Australian Museum, which is free to visit and houses the largest collection of Aboriginal artefacts in Australia. There’s also the Adelaide Zoo and Botanic Gardens, or the chance to catch an Australian rules football game. Adelaide is a great walking city and the free bus and tram transport around the city centre makes it very easy to get around.

Day or overnight tours out of Adelaide are a great way to see some of the many outlying attractions. Imagine a food and wine tour of Barossa, examining the rich wildlife, flora and fauna on Kangaroo Island or an unforgettable river cruise on the Murray River. The Murray River, Australia's longest river, is about an hour out of Adelaide. The 640 km of it that sits within South Australia’s borders showcases some of the most diverse and beautiful scenery the state has to offer, from the limestone cliffs and vineyards in the north, to the native bush and historic towns in the south. The best way to experience the Murray River is, of course, on it. Many visitors take the opportunity to hop aboard a two to seven night escorted cruise, whether it is on the historic paddle wheeler Murray Princess or many Kiwis often take the opportunity to captain their own houseboat, cruising down the river at their own pace, firing up the BBQ on their ‘floating bach’.

Tours are also available to the famous Australian Outback. However, if time allows, then don’t miss the opportunity to hire a rental car and explore the region at your own place, taking in majestic landmarks like Eyre Peninsula and the Flinders Ranges. There is so much to see and do - hot air ballooning over Wilpena Pound, foraging for opals in Coober Pedy, four wheel driving through Flinders Ranges or taking a scenic flight over Lake Eyre. Now with another airline entering the market with flights to Adelaide, it’s a great time to go and experience these wonders for yourself.

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Image Credit: © SATC/Mike Annese

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