Experience the dramatic landscape of Australia’s Outback, walk across the white sand beaches of Glenelg, and sample fresh seafood on Kangaroo Island. Luxury holidays in South Australia will feature tons of local charm and fantastic cuisine. You'll find something for everyone when visiting this impressive destination.
From the ancient peaks of Flinders Ranges to the shimmering waters of Eyre Peninsula, South Australia’s regions are rich in culture and vibrant natural beauty. Each of the 12 regions has something unique to discover, and each one is home to unique wildlife while its coastline with sprawling stretches of white sand is a dreamy location for a luxury beach holiday.
From relaxation to adventure, the Flinders Ranges and South Australian Outback are like nothing you've ever experienced. Recognised for its deep red Earth, the landscape here features epic cliffs and craters that could easily be mistaken for Mars. Charter a plane to take you over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre or explore the Aboriginal Dreaming Trail in a rented vehicle. You’ll be amazed at this area’s ancient mountains, stunning gorges, and remote villages.
South Australia is known for a slower pace of life than the east coast, giving you the chance to escape in nature and leave wholly refreshed. While visiting this beautiful region, make sure to check out its festivals, sample fresh produce food and visit some of the region’s best wineries.
Spring (September to November) is ideal for hiking in areas like Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges or the wine region’s Barossa Valley. Summer (December to February) brings beach holiday weather that encourages alfresco dining options with stunning views.
In autumn (March to May), the fairy penguins begin nesting on Kangaroo Island and tour companies help you witness these entertaining little characters. Winter (June to August) sees temperatures usually no lower than 8°C and brings migrating whales to places like Kangaroo Island.
Named as the Great Wine Capital of the World, South Australia is known for its renowned wine. You can visit wineries in the wine regions of Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills and sample world-class reds and whites. You’ll find exclusive and boutique dining options in South Australia.
Most menus feature Australia’s popular "fusion" cuisine with influences from Asian nations. Dishes also include locally sourced produce and daily catches of seafood. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even try local game options like kangaroo or emu.
For entry to South Australia, you'll need a tourist visa. Find more advice at GOV.UK with information on passports, visas and travel.