South Australia Overview
South Australia is surrounded by the land of five states and territories and the sea of the Great Australian Bight to the south.
South Australia enjoys a Mediterranean type climate and is the driest state in Australia.
South Australia is a wine lovers paradise as the conditions in parts of the state are ideal for grape cultivation. Some of the best wine in Australia, and perhaps the world, originates from South Australia.
Adelaide, 'The City of Churches', is the capital of South Australia and is a charming and well laid out city set on the banks of the Torrens River.
Some of The World's Best Wines
Wine is one of South Australia's principle exports. The wine regions of the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and Coonawarra, to name but three of the many wine regions in South Australia, produce some of the best wines in the World.
It is unsurprising then that wine tourism is becoming increasingly popular. Many wine regions are well set up with resorts and accommodation to cater for visitors and can assure visitors of a memorable and enjoyable time.
The Flinders Ranges
The Eyre Peninsula
The Eyre Peninsula is the region extending from the Nullarbor Plains in the west to the 'India' shaped promontory formed between the towns of Port Augusta, Port Lincoln and Ceduna.
The area is around 400 miles from Adelaide and is popular for fishing, its beaches, whale watching.
South Australian Accommodation
Please see our South Australia accommodation map to book resorts, hotels and self catering apartments throughout the state'.
S.A At A Glance
Climate: Mediterranean, Warm-hot summers. South Australia is the driest state in Australia.
SIZE: 980 000 Sq Km
It is ~400km from Adelaide to the Coonawarra region.
Land Form: Semi arid desert to north. Rolling hills and valleys to south
POPULATION: Circa 1.5 Million
South Australian Flag
To the south of South Australia is The Great Australian Bight and migrating whales can be seen from vantage points (eg along the Lincoln Highway).
Often the whale watching season (from the coast and on organised tours) can extend from June to October.
Coober Pedy, aboriginal for 'White Fellows Hole in the Ground' is 530 miles north of Adelaide and is Australia's largest and oldest opal mining community.
This town is unique as the original opal miners literally built a town underground to escape the extremes of heat and cold of the outback desert.