South Australian Holiday Destinations
South Australia offers the traveller or holiday maker a remarkable choice of destinations each with its own beauty and attractions, from Mt Gambier in the far south east by the Victorian border to the Flinders Ranges and the great arid desert areas of the Outback in the north.
Covering nearly 983,500 square kilometers and with a population of just over 1.6 million, South Australia comprises only 8% of the country’s total population. The majority of these live in the Capital City, Adelaide with most of the remainder settled in fertile areas around the south coast and Murray River regions. (Continued Below)
Adelaide, once regarded as the City of Churches, has evolved into one of the major Arts and Cultural centres with its Festival of Arts. From the capital, it is easy to explore some of the major tourist attractions in South Australia, such as the Barossa Valley, the main wine producing region, the majestic scenery of the Adelaide Hills, the beautiful Beaches of Fleurieu and Yorke Peninsulas or the amazing Kangaroo Island, a haven for wild life enthusiasts.
The terrain in South Australia varies between the rich pastoral and wine growing regions in the South, to the low level Mount Lofty Flinders Ranges and Outback Region to the North and the sparsely inhabited Nullarbour Plains in the West and there are a number of tours operating from the Capital to the far reaches of the inner part of the state.
Take a 4WD tour through the South Australian Ranges and enjoy a beer in a real outback pub with the locals. Visit and explore the region’s Aboriginal Heritage or wonder at the splendor and size of the huge stretch of water known as Lake Eyre, which when filled, is the largest lake in Australia.
Along the coast you have the Cliffs of the Great Australian Bight reaching down to the Southern Ocean. The Inlets, Bays and Beaches of the Limestone Coast, an area 26 million years in the making, form the perfect holiday playground, from the stunning ports of Kingston SE, Robe and Beachport to the Volcanic Craters and Mountain Lakes of Mt Gambier.
Where ever you decide to go for your South Australian Holiday, there will always be something to Amaze and Enthral you, or simply take you on a journey through a land where you can enjoy the sights of one of Australia’s most beautiful Cities in the morning and face some of the most spectacular views of Rivers, Mountains and Outback Deserts in the afternoon.
For more information on South Australia you may also want to see the official South Australia government tourism website.