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South Australia Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences


  • Adelaide and the River Torrens
  • An aerial view of the majestic Wilpena Pound
  • Sun rise over the Clare Valley - a great experience to be included on Australia vacations.
  • Home to Penfolds, Wolf Blass and Jacobs Creek
  • Cliffs on the Murray River
  • The Breakaways - Coober Pedy
  • Kangaroos on clifftop at Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island
  • Seal Bay is an amazing experience on Kangaroo Island
  • A Scenic Vineyard in South Australia
  • Sturt's Desert Pea
  • Danger Sign at Coober Pedy

The capital of South Australia is Adelaide, a charming boutique city, easy to walk around with its natural beauty reflected in its parks and historical architecture to be expeorenced on an Australia vacation. For culture buffs, the South Australia Museum is well worth a visit with its interesting aboriginal artifacts and the Art Gallery of South Australia has an excellent collection of masterpieces.

Close to Adelaide, is the famous Barossa Valley, a world class wine region located only 70 kilometres/45 miles north east from Adelaide and is Australia’s best known wine producing region with more than 150 wineries.

Also from Adelaide, on trikps to Australia, one can take a short flight or ferry ride to Kangaroo Island, an animal paradise where you can enjoy koalas and seals at Seal Bay, discover unique wildlife and get close to kangaroos all living in their natural habitat.

Adelaide is the starting point on Australian tours from which visitors can travel on the very special Indian Pacific or The Ghan trains, the former travelling west to Perth and the latter travelling north to Alice Springs and Darwin, both offering great ways to see the wild yet scenically diverse Australian countryside.

At Goway we think it is important to include one of our South Australia holidays on your trip. We don't want you to miss out on some of Australia's finest treasures. C’mon say G’day Downunder. Book one of our Australia vacations today and start exploring!

 

State of South Australia Quickfacts 

Origin of Name: First used as part of the South Australian Land Company founded in 1831.
Capital: Adelaide
Floral Emblem: Sturts Desert Pea
Faunal Emblem: Hairy Nosed Wombat
Gemstone: Opal
State Flag:

Blue with the Union Jack and the badge of a rising sun containing Australian magpie perched on the branch of a gum tree.

State Motto: "United for the common wealth (good)!"
Location: The State of South Australia is flanked on the West, North and East by common boundaries with all mainland States, and to the south by the Southern Ocean.
Area: With a total area of 984,377 km2, South Australia represents one eighth of the area of the Australian continent.
Landform: South Australia is a land of generally low relief, the inland area being largely covered by plains, sand and gibber deserts. Approximately 50% of the State is less than 150 metres above sea level and over 80% less than 300 metres. Even the dominant mountains, the Mt.Lofty/Flinder Ranges system, nowhere exceed 1200 metres.
Population: 1,682,600, with the majority of people living in urban Adelaide (65.5%). With the exception of urban Adelaide and Whyalla, no centre has a population of more than 20,000.

Approximately: Urban Adelaide 1,092,900 (2000 est).
Climate: Warm temperate, with relatively mild nights and cool but not severe winters. This is the driest of the Australian States and Territories with just over 80% of the State receiving an average of less than 250 millimetres of rain annually with most rainfall occurring during the months of May to August.
Adelaide: Adelaide, the Festival City, is widely regarded as the best planned city in Australia. Since the construction in 1970 of a magnificent arts complex on the banks of the Torrens River, Adelaide has been the proud host of a biennial cultural festival that is known throughout the world.
Shopping: With 80 percent of the world's opals mined in South Australia, Adelaide is an outstanding outlet for a wide variety of opal products, including solid gem stones and jewelry. In addition, South Australia is the largest producer of Australian wines, many of which have gained international prominence. The compact nature of the city makes shopping in Adelaide a treat. Most major shopping centres connect with Rundle Mall, a colourful shopping arcade with department stores, shops and specialty boutiques.

 

 

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Australia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Australia vacations

Learn about the history and culture of Australia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Australia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Australia for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Australia vacations today!

 

Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Australia vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from  our selection of New Zealand vacation packagesTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Australia.

 

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South Australia, Australia

  • Ultimate Retreats: Great Barrier Reef, Sydney & Tasmania

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: The ideal expedition for globetrotters seeking both exhilaration and luxury, you're invited to discover the world's most spectacular underwater wonderland, staying at a luxury Great Barrier Reef island resort, the very best of vibrant Sydney, and the remote wilds of Freycinet in eastern Tasmania.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,859
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Aussie Rail Spectacular

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: This 12-day adventure combines two of Australia’s famous rail journeys: The Indian Pacific and The Ghan. Starting in Sydney, you will travel through the best of South Australia before going on to Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the Australian outback and beyond aboard these luxury trains.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,599
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Essence of Sydney, Wildlife and the Reef

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: See many Australian icons on one essential tour. Drop anchor in Sydney’s famous harbour aboard a luxury yacht, get up close and personal with Australian wildlife on Kangaroo Island, snorkel through the Great Barrier Reef, and discover the natural beauty of the Daintree Rainforest.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,669
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • The Ghan Expedition

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: You don’t have to rough it to experience the ultimate Outback adventure. Climb aboard The Ghan, one of Australia’s most iconic rail journeys from Darwin to Adelaide. Gourmet meals, accommodation in a private cabin and off train touring are included. Finish your journey in Adelaide with a full day experiencing the Barossa Valley, Australia’s most famous wine growing region.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,499
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly
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  • Great Aussie Outdoors for Families

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Australia’s south east corner is a fascinating blend of history, scenery and wildlife. Try your luck at panning for gold as you go back in time and visit the gold rush town of Ballarat. Experience the beautiful scenery along the Great Ocean Road. Visit Australian wildlife on Kangaroo Island. End your adventure in vibrant Sydney with a visit to famous Bondi Beach. Explore the best of three states on this unforgettable and highly educational journey.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Adelaide to Darwin 4WD Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Explore the Outback on this epic 4WD adventure. Drive through the interior of Australia from Adelaide to the top end, Darwin. Travel along the Oodnadatta Track, visit the underground town of Coober Pedy, learn about dreamtime and the indigenous culture in Ayers Rock and Kakadu National Park.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Best of the Outback: Adelaide to Darwin

    FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Recreate one of Australia’s great outback journeys from culture-loving Adelaide to historic Darwin. Travel through Australia’s red centre for the ultimate outback adventure. Visit the opal mining town Coober Pedy, and visit an underground church. Watch the sunset over Uluru and witness the many shades of colour with a glass of wine in hand.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,804
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • Trans Continental Classic

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: Travel from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean on this 13 day rail journey from Sydney to Perth. Board The Indian Pacific after spending a few days exploring Sydney and travel across the country. Visit Canberra, Australia’s capital city, and explore Adelaide and Kangaroo Island along the way.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,811
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Adelaide to Alice Springs 4WD Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Driving from Adelaide to Alice Springs provides a chance to see some of Australia’s most unique sights. Visit Wilpena Pound, Parachilna and Coober Pedy before arriving at iconic Ayers Rock.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,419
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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  • Discover Adelaide & Barossa Valley

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Explore Adelaide, a small elegant city with colonial architecture, an abundance of parkland and a Mediterranean climate. Next visit Barossa Valley, Australia’s largest wine growing area. Wine tastings and lunch are included.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 380
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Adelaide to Alice Springs: Epic Trip for 18 to 39 year olds

    Take the chance to get off the beaten track by spending seven days exploring the iconic highlights of South Australia and the Northern Territory, combining camping and budget accommodation.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,607
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Single Friendly
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  • Highlights & Wildlife: Sydney, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Cairns

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Enjoy the best of Australia’s wine, culture and wildlife on this 12 day journey. Experience diverse and historic Sydney, renowned wineries in the Barossa Valley, the local wildlife of Kangaroo Island and experience a close encounter with the abundant sea life on the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,653
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Adelaide & Kangaroo Island

    Avoid the tourist traps of Australian tours and take in the hidden charms of South Australia. Stroll down Adelaide’s gorgeous lanes and visit its fascinating museums before heading to Kangaroo Island to engage with Australian seals and kangaroos in their natural habitats.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,097
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Barossa Valley Wine Country

    The Barossa Valley is Australia’s foremost wine producing region where wine tasting is a must. But it is not all you will enjoy here. You will be surprised by the attractive scenery and the quaint towns. Spend overnight in the heart of the region.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 793
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Best of South Australia's Outback and Wine

    Experience why South Australia is the state of WOW (wildlife, Outback, and wine) on this Australia vacation. As you travel across South Australia, you’ll enjoy easygoing culture in Adelaide, taste fabulous wines in the McLaren Vale and Clare Valley, and visit one of the icons of the Outback, Wilpena Pound, in the Flinders Ranges.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,371
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Coober Pedy: Coober Pedy Experience

    Coober Pedy has evolved into one of the most unique places in Australia and perhaps the world. It's a cosmopolitan town with a population of 3,500 and over 45 different nationalities. Sleep underground at the Desert Cave Hotel, where the outside world disappears, offering visitors the best opportunity to experience Coober Pedy 'dugout' living plus a range of specialised tours of the surrounding rugged and beautiful outback.
    Duration:
    2-3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,268
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
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  • Coober Pedy: Opals & Underground

    An unforgettable trip to the Outback. In Coober Pedy, stay at the world’s first international underground hotel, learn about opals and see the Painted Desert.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,378
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Flinders Ranges Outback Tour

    Explore the Outback on this tour of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. As you traverse this famous mountain range, you’ll explore cattle stations, tour the famous amphiteatre of Wilpena Pound, and enjoy world-class local cuisine at the Woolshed Restaurant and Prairie Hotel.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,734
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • Great Southern Rail Journey

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: Be among the first travellers to experience the all-new journey aboard the Great Southern connecting Adelaide and Brisbane. Starting in either city, you’ll skirt rugged coastline, stop off at sun-kissed beaches, and visit exhilarating capital cities while enjoying the best on-board service and comfort.
    Duration:
    3-4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,924
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly
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  • Great White Shark Cage Dive Adventure

    A wonderful and exciting opportunity to be safely up close and personal with the Great White Shark either in a cage or in an underwater viewing sub. It is guaranteed you will not be a victim of the movie, Jaws!
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 815
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Kangaroo Island in Style

    Discover South Australia’s most diverse natural treasure in style.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,449
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Small Group Touring
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  • Murray River Cruise (from Adelaide: 4 days)

    Step aboard Murray Princess and experience the ultimate outback riverboat adventure. Explore a timeless landscape, observe native wildlife close at hand and visit historic river ports.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 872
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Murray River Cruise (from Adelaide: 5 days)

    Step aboard Murray Princess and experience the ultimate outback riverboat adventure. Explore a timeless landscape, observe native wildlife close at hand and visit historic river ports.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,195
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Murray River Cruise: 8 Days: From Adelaide

    A picturesque journey along Australia’s longest river takes you to some of the country’s most historic sights.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,597
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Outback & Wine Self Drive

    Drive north exploring scenic Flinders Ranges National Park and Wilpena Pound. Next head south to Clare Valley, “the most unblemished wine region in Australia” before returning to Adelaide.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 719
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
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