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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Adelaide & South Australia

With a fantastic climate, the great outdoors beckons in this wonderful part of Australia

There are certainly plenty of things to see and do in this area of Australia, particularly if you are a fan of outdoor activities; you can swim with dolphins, explore the Outback, go hiking and walking or go on a deep-sea fishing trip to name but a few.

For those seeking something a little less active, there’s The South Australian Museum which is one of the most visited museums in Australia and houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of Aboriginal cultural material which is absolutely fascinating. Art lovers should head to the Art Gallery of South Australia which showcases a magnificent array or historic, indigenous and contemporary art

Our top recommendation is a visit to Kangaroo Island which is reached by a 45 minute ferry ride from Cape Jervis. It’s one of the best places to experience the best of Australia’s nature, wildlife, wine and seafood. As well as being home to more than 60,000 marsupials, you’ll also find the island has The Seal Bay Conservation Park on which is the only place you can walk among endangered Australian sea lions.

Wine buffs will be pleased to know that there are some award-winning wineries in the South Australia region. It’s a great place for informative tours of the vineyards and wineries where you can indulge in some tasting sessions as well. The famed Barossa Valley is always a very popular choice for visitors here as is McLaren Vale.

Travelling into South Australia, you can explore the Flinders Ranges and Outback. The Flinders Ranges are the largest mountain range in south Australia and the landscape is truly amazing – dusty red roads, deep craters and towering ancient cliffs make this a place you’ll definitely be taking lots and lots of photos! There are plenty of walking and hiking trails plus you can even take a scenic flight over the area for a view you’ll never forget.

Designer Travel can plan a personalised itinerary tailored exactly to your requirements for your dream holiday to Australia. We have experienced and friendly travel experts who know and love this amazing part of the world. Designer Travel are ABTA bonded and independent so we are able to source the best flights, accommodation, excursions and anything else your require to make your holiday here one that you’ll never forget.

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Key Highlights
  • Visit the South Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Taste the local fare at the bustling Adelaide Central Market
  • Travel to the Eyre Peninsula; an absolutely beautiful place for a whale watching tour
  • Try your hand at deep sea fishing
  • See the marsupials and other wildlife on Kangaroo Island
  • Young children will love the Aquatic Centre and Adelaide Zoo
  • Wine tours can be arranged – please ask us for details
  • Adelaide has great transport links with plenty of trains, trams and buses available
  • Car hire is essential for exploring further afield
  • For a holiday with a difference, you could choose ‘glamping’ in the Flinders Ranges
  • If you prefer a hotel stay, Arkaba is well placed for exploring the Flinders Ranges and Outback

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +10 hours 30 mins.

Currency: Australian Dollar

Climate Information

South Australia experiences a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm, dry summers. The further north you travel, the hotter the summer months.

The average daily summer temperatures, (December to February), is 28°C, but can reach a peak of 45°C. In winter (June to August), the average falls to 16°C.

Rainfall is mainly during the winter months.

Leisure & Activities

Adelaide is a great destination with plenty to see and do plus it's one of the great wine capitals of the world. With a laid-back friendly attitude, it's perfect for families and there are plenty of activities for the young ones including Adelaide Zoo and the Aquatic Centre. For family friendly beaches, it’s best to head north.

South Australia is a perfect destination for getting up close to Australian wildlife. How about cuddling a koala or swimming with dolphins and sea lions…? It’s all possible in South Australia. Whale watching is another fantastic experience and it can be arranged with an excursion from Victor Harbour near Adelaide. Kangaroos can be seen in most parts of Australia, but one of the best places to see them is Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park which spans over 50 acres and is home to more than 1000 animals.

Eyre Peninsula
Stunning scenery and wonderful national parks are all part of the beauty of the Eyre Peninsula. Visitors will appreciate the areas extreme natural beauty plus it's a place where you can swim with dolphins and sea lions, cage dive with great white sharks and go on whale watching tours.

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