South Australia Holidays
Famous for its wine regions and the produce that stems from them, South Australia is where Down Under really shines. Foodies will adore state capital Adelaide, packed with world-class restaurants, food trucks and and a vibrant bar scene. There's no mistaking this is Australia's vineyard capital; over 200 cellar doors can be found within an hours' drive, including the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills. Love nature? From the dramatic cliffs of the Great Australian Bight to the burnt red sands of the Outback, wildlife encounters abound. Swim with dolphins in Glenelg, whale watch in Victor Harbor and get up close with sea lions in the Eyre Peninsula. And then there’s Kangaroo Island – where koalas, echidnas and of course kangaroos are the main residents. Or, if it’s rugged landscapes you’re looking for, it doesn’t get any wilder than the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park – home to nature’s grand amphitheatre: Wilpena Pound.
Top South Australia Holidays
It’s hard not to be seduced by the rugged, wild nature of South Australia. Here, unrivalled wildlife encounters, incredible self-drives and laid-back city living is the order of the day. Combine cultural Adelaide with the allure of the Clare and Barossa Valleys and wildlife of Kangaroo Island, and you've got all the key ingredients to make the perfect holiday itinerary. And that’s where Flight Centre comes in. Our range of tailor-made South Australia holidays called Journeys include the best experiences in the state, as well as flights, hotels, transfers and car hire.
Explore the best of Australia’s southern regions: discover cool, laid-back Melbourne and the breathtaking scenery of the 12 Apostles in Victoria; enjoy wine tasting
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Lovers of wildlife and wine can indulge their passions on this in-depth Journey, visiting the food-focused city of Adelaide, the wildlife-filled wilderness of
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Where to Go in South Australia
In South Australia there is so much to see and do and it's all easily reached. Soak up the culture and artistic heritage of Adelaide, search for wild dolphins in Glenelg, and sample world-class vinos in the Clare and Barossa Valleys. If it’s wildlife encounters and diverse landscapes you’re after, try the sandy, unfenced wilderness that is Kangaroo Island or soar over the undulating alien landscapes of Wilpena Pound on a scenic flight.
South Australia Holiday Types
Want to sip coffee in Adelaide’s café scene on a city break? Or relax in decadence while learning about grape-growing amid the cellar doors? How about going on a wildlife adventure, searching for kangaroos, koalas and more authentic Aussie wildlife? Below we’ve listed just some of our South Australia holiday styles but, whatever your plans, we can tailor make a trip to suit to you. Speak to one of our Travel Experts to find out more.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA HOLIDAY IDEAS & ADVICE
South Australia Holiday Planning Guide
This is where you can get your creative juices flowing! When you're ready to book, pop in-store, give us a call or chat to us online, and let us tailor-make it easy.
Top 3 Things to Do in South Australia
- Search for wildlife on Kangaroo Island
- Take a helicopter tour over Wilpena Pound
- Explore the Barossa and Clare Valleys
When to Go to South Australia
We love the ‘Festival State’ all year-round – there’s always something to do here, from food and wine celebrations to concerts. Generally, you can expect hot and dry weather in the north and cooler temperatures in the southern coastal regions, including Adelaide. The state capital is officially the driest due to its long, hot summers but still receives up to 540mm of rainfall each year. Fear not though – with the rain comes the chance to see even greater numbers of wildlife around the mainland and on Kangaroo Island.
More about South Australia
Capital city: Adelaide
Currency: Australian dollar
Flight time: London to Adelaide flight time is around 22 hours and will include a stopover.
Visas: British Citizens require a tourist eTA visa, which you can apply for online.
Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required
Why Book Your South Australia Holiday With Flight Centre
South Australia Journeys Holidays: At Flight Centre we have designed a range of tailor-made South Australia holidays called Journeys, which incorporate flights, accommodation, transfers, car hire and, of course, some amazing travel experiences.
Local knowledge: As an Australia-born company, we’ve got Experts dotted all around South Australia. Not just that, but our Experts here in the UK are either from, have visited or have lived Down Under, so they know this vast country like it’s their own.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Flight Centre Concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book a South Australia holiday with us you’ll benefit from our dedicated concierge service and have access to our 24/7 Emergency Assistance phoneline.
We know our stuff when it comes to holidays all around the world and – most importantly – with a little bit of information, our Travel Experts can tailor make a trip to suit you. So what are you waiting for?