Discover more of Australia in the South

Away from the buzzing east coast and tropical north, South Australia is where Australia’s wild side really shines. From the rugged coastline of the Great Australian Bight to the burnt earth of the Outback, the region offers wildlife encounters at almost every corner: swim with dolphins in Glenelg; spot sea lions in the Eyre Peninsula; watch for whales in Victor Harbour; and keep your eyes peeled for wallabies and emus within Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park.

And then of course there’s Kangaroo Island, a virtual zoo without fences. With a third of it dedicated to being a conservation park, you can expect to spot sea lions, koalas, echnidnas and the native Kangaroo Island kangaroo, which is smaller and darker than those found on the mainland. Remember that iconic Australia image of the kangaroos on the beach? This is where you can see that snapshot in the flesh.

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Discover more in South Australia

For the Australia of secluded beaches, unique wildlife, peaceful countryside and quality wine; it’s got to be South Australia. Located in the southern half of Australia, the state has an unassuming air about it and a reputation for the finer things in life; wine, food and festivals, all within easy reach of the state's capital, Adelaide.

South Australia is also wonderfully quiet; the state has a population that’s smaller than Manchester (around 1.7 million), but is four times the size of the UK. With plenty of space and not many people, the region lends itself to a laidback lifestyle. Here, the sunsets are best spent with a glass of wine; be it on the shores of the vast coastline or amongst the vines in the Barossa complete with an odd kangaroo bouncing past. Sound like paradise? We can take you there with our tailor-made holidays. Choose your own adventure or be inspired by our curated itineraries

South Australia by region

Below is a list of South Australia's most popular cities and regions to help you plan your holiday. For more ideas on how to see the state, check out our tailor-made South Australia holidays.