To Travel through South Australia is an experience to remember. This state has a huge range of attractions spread through a wide range of terrain and scenery that rivals anywhere else in the country. No visit to Australia is complete without some time spent in South Australia exploring this magnificent region. The landscape ranges from true desert through to wild and windswept coastlines and fertile agricultural districts that produce world famous products. The capital is Adelaide and this is the entry and exit point for those arriving by air. Adelaide airport connects the city to the rest of the country with domestic flights to all other capitals. It is the departure point for the "Ghan" which is the passenger rail link from Adelaide in the south through to Darwin in the Northern Territory. Tourists come from all over the world to make this sensational rail journey and see Australia’s outback and central Australia’s tourist icons in absolute luxury.
Starting in the south, a tourist journeying through South Australia would commence their trip on Kangaroo Island. This is one of the best places in the country to see the unique wildlife that Australia has to offer. Koala, Kangaroo, seals, penguins and many other species can be observed here in their natural habitat. Tours of the islands beauty spots will demonstrate to you the range of scenic attractions on offer. On the mainland nearby you will drive into the magnificent wine growing regions of the Limestone coast, the Clare Valley and the Barossa Valley. Here you can visit the cellars of some of Australia’s most famous wine growing companies and spend a day tasting the wonderful products. The accommodation, restaurants and cafés scattered through this region can keep you occupied for days.
In the north of the state is the outback. Wilpena Pound, the opal mining town of Coober Pedy and Lake Eyre are just a few of the outstanding places to visit. The awesome vastness of the outback will impress itself on your memory. Much of the region is desert and the best way to see it is on an organized tour. Tours are available through AAT Kings and Adventure tours into all these regions. Some can be used as a transfer into Western Australia or the Northern Territory as part of your travels around Australia.
To the west of Adelaide, across St Vincents gulf, lie the Eyre and Yorke Peninsulars. The main centers are Port Augusta, the steel town of Whyalla and Port Lincoln in the south which is the centre of the states fishing industry. The mining industry has a strong foothold here with major mines like the Olympic Dam project in full production. If you are wanting to visit the region then don't hesitate to contact us by email or phone and one of our trusty consultants will assist you to plan your travel through South Australia.