Welcome to South Australia
South Australia is located in Southern Australia and borders Western Australia, Victoria, Northern Territory, Queensland and NSW. It is the 4th largest state/territory measuring 983,482 sq km. Its capital is Adelaide.
The tourist regions of South Australia are:
- Adelaide Hills
- Clare Valley
- Eyre Peninsula
- Fleurieu Peninsula
- Flinders Ranges and the Outback
- Kangaroo Island
- Limestone Coast
- Murray River Lakes and Coorong
- Yorke Peninsula
There are so many things to see and do in South Australia:
- Arts and culture
- National parks and wildlife reserves of the Flinders Ranges, Outback and Kangaroo Island
- Shopping and markets
- Wildlife encounters
- Beaches – the coastline is 3,800 km long with plenty of beaches to enjoy along the way
- Dive with sharks and swim with sealions on the Eyre Peninsula
- Visit the wineries in the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and McLaren Valley
Getting to South Australia
Adelaide Airport is serviced by all major Australian domestic carriers – Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar and Rex Airlines.
Adelaide Airport is located 8 km from the city centre, transport is available to the city
You can prebook a private transfer from Adelaide Airport to the city here
If you wish to use public transport to/from Adelaide Airport, Adelaide Metro offers a convenient JetBus service to Glenelg, West Beach and the City, servicing all stops en route.
JetBus is a Metro card service. Metro cards can be purchased from the airport ticket vending machine at the bus stop. The machine takes coins, notes and Ef.tpos
Public Transport with Adelaide Metro
(taken from Visit South Australia’s website)
“Choose from trains, trams and buses with Adelaide Metro.
The Adelaide Metro Visitor Pass includes unlimited travel for three consecutive days as well as a visitor pack with maps and travel guides.
Explore with the free City Connector Loop-Bus which runs frequently until about 6 pm each day and Fridays until 9 pm seven days a weeks and stops include the South Australia Museum, Adelaide Botanic Garden, Rundle Street (East End), Adelaide Central Market, Hindley Street precinct, UniSA and Adelaide University. There is also a free connector service to North Adelaide.
A tram ride through the city’s centre is free and will take you between the South Terrace tram stop and the Entertainment Centre at Hindmarsh.
Stay on the Glenelg-bound tram (fee applies) and you’ll be at Adelaide’s premier beach in about 30 minutes. The tram stops along Jetty Road (travel along Jetty Road is free) and terminates at the beach.
Bus Travel South Australia
The main coach terminal in Adelaide is the Adelaide Central Bus Station. All coaches depart from and arrive at this terminal. Look at Greyhound Australia, LinkSA or Premier Stateliner”.
Car Rental South Australia
Car rental is available from the airport and the city centre. We use Rental Cars for car rental throughout Australia.
Campervan Hire in South Australia
Campervan hire is available in South Australia – click here for more details.
South Australia Accommodation
Visit our South Australia Accommodation Page for accommodation reviews and recommendations
Best Time To Visit South Australia
The best times to visit South Australia are in the autumn months between March and May and the spring months of September to November.
Public Holidays 2023
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year’s Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year Holiday|
|26 Jan||Thur||Australia Day|
|13 Mar||Mon||Adelaide Cup Day|
|7 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|8 Apr||Sat||Day following Good Friday|
|9 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|25 Apr||Tue||Anzac Day|
|12 Jun||Mon||Queen’s Birthday|
|2 Oct||Mon||Labour Day|
|24 Dec||Sun||Christmas Eve *|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Tue||Proclamation Day|