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  • 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.

 

South Australia, Australia

  • Classic South Australia

    Get to know Adelaide, then embark on a cruise along the Murray River. See a host of Australian wildlife, learn about Aboriginal culture and visit Barossa Valley and Kangaroo Island.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,657
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Highlights & Wildlife

    Experience the historic side of Sydney before exploring the wildlife of Kangaroo Island. Visit Australia’s world renowned wineries followed by stops at Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,622
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Trans Continental Classic

    Travel from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean (or vice versa). Visit Sydney and Canberra, spend time aboard the ‘Indian Pacific’ train, and explore Adelaide and Kangaroo Island.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,724
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Adelaide & Barossa Valley

    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.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 299
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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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$ 834
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Adelaide to Alice Springs 4WD 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$ 1,144
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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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$ 1,051
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Single Friendly
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  • Adelaide to Darwin 4WD Self Drive

    Drive from the bottom of Australia to the top, encounter unique sights at every turn. Visit national parks and icons and simply enjoy the drive with Australia’s scenery as your backdrop.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,916
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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  • Adelaide to Melbourne Small Group Tour

    Goway's Adelaide to Melbourne Small Group Tour is locally escorted for maximum personal experience. Please inquire
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,116
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • Adelaide: Barossa & Hahndorf Highlights Full Day Tour

    Tour South Australia’s most-renowned wine region on this full day tour from Adelaide. As you explore the Barossa Valley, you’ll visit famous wine cellars like Jacob’s Creek and Saltram Wine Estate and stop off at the town of Hahndorf, the oldest German settlement in the region.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Adelaide: Kangaroo Island Day Tour: Cruise & Flight

    Spend a day exploring Kangaroo Island, the biologically-diverse natural icon in South Australia. On this full day tour, including connections by air and sea, you’ll spot Australian sea lions at the Seal Bay Conservation Park, befriend kangaroos and koalas at Flinders Chase National Park, and tour the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch.
    Duration:
    13.15 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Adelaide: Kangaroo Island Day Tour: Flying

    Spend a day exploring the biologically-diverse Kangaroo Island in South Australia. On this full day tour, which includes flight connections, you’ll spot Australian sea lions at the Seal Bay Conservation Park, befriend kangaroos and koalas at Flinders Chase National Park, and tour the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch.
    Duration:
    10 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Adelaide: Adelaide Hills & Hahndorf Half Day Tour

    Take half a day to explore the Adelaide Hills, home to gorgeous mountain ranges and historic villages. On this tour, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the coastline at Mount Lofty Summit, explore the villages of Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate, and Bridgewater, and sample German beer and goods in Hanhdorf, the region’s oldest German settlement.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Adelaide: Barossa Food & Wine Experience Full Day Tour

    Take a full day to explore the Barossa Wine Region and savour its many flavours. As you wind through the region, you’ll sample local vintages at TeAro Estate, enjoy a gourmet dinner and wine tasting at Lambert Estate, and close out with a stop at Mengler Hill Lookout, with its stunning views of the valley, and a visit to award-winning cellar, Pindarie.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Adelaide: Best of Barossa Full Day Tour

    Take advantage of Adelaide’s proximity to the wine region of the Barossa Valley. Taste some of Australia’s best wines as you tour famous Jacobs Creek, visiting the Lehmann Winery, Torbreck Wine Cellars, and Henschkes Winery, among others, and visit the picturesque German town of Tanunda.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Adelaide: Central Market Discovery Tour

    Experience one of the largest produce-only markets in the Southern Hemisphere on this tour of the Central Market in Adelaide. This tour takes you through the heart of the market where you’ll sample local foods and learn about the robust agricultural climate of South Australia.
    Duration:
    1.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Adelaide: City Highlights Tour

    In the morning, board your coach for the City Highlights Tour. Your guide will introduce you to this delightful city, which is surrounded by parklands with a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, cafes and restaurants. Drive past Adelaide's cultural precinct - North Terrace, the National Wine Centre, Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the beautiful Botanic Park, home to the Bicentennial Conservatory and the Adelaide Zoo. Continue through historic North Adelaide, where you'll see tree-lined streets, mansions and historic buildings. Stop and visit the iconic St Peters Cathedral or the newly developed Adelaide Oval then travel through the city's east on the way to the Haigh's Chocolates for a factory tour and tastings of this famous South Australian chocolate. Return to the city via the South Parklands, West Terrace and North Terrace.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Adelaide: Craft Beer Adventure Full Day Tour

    Take a day to experience the great craft beer culture of McLaren Vale in South Australia. Sample German craft beers at Goodieson’s Brewery, head to Vale Ale Brewing Company in Red Poles to try Australian IPAs and ginger beer at the Ekhidna Beer Haus, and close out your tour at the Smiling Samoyed on your way back to Adelaide.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Adelaide: Dolphin Cruise & Swim Half Day Tour

    Spend half a day in the company of dolphins, which are some of the planet’s most fascinating and curious creatures. Cruise across the water to see dolphins in their natural environment before swimming alongside these water mammals and enjoying an once-in-a-lifetime experience.
    Duration:
    3.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Adelaide: Fleurieu Food, Wine & Wildlife Full Day Tour

    Take a day to explore the McLaren Vale Wine Region, home to over 50 wineries where you can taste premium Australian vintages. After lunch, trek to Mouth of the River, where you might spot migrating Southern Right Whales, and ride along the horse-drawn tramway at Victor Harbour.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Adelaide: Fork and Grape Safari

    This exclusive tour is a great way to experience both the natural beauty of the Fleurieu Peninsula and the incredible cuisine of Karena Armstrong. On this wine and food tour, you’ll explore McLaren Vale, tour wineries and breweries, pass through Aussie bushland, and enjoy an unmatched 5-course meal sensation.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Adelaide: Insiders Walking Half Day Tour

    Get to know Adelaide like a local, learning about the city first hand on this walking tour. Choose from four themes: Adelaide Market Culture, Classic Adelaide – Culture and Heritage, East End Pub Culture and West End Art and Culture. Each will give you a unique insight into this culture-loving city.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Adelaide: River Murray Highlights Full Day Tour

    Cruise the River Murray enjoying the magnificent landscapes of this picturesque region and enjoy the lookout overlooking the township of Mannum. On the return to Adelaide visit the famous Big Rocking Horse at Gumeracha.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Adelaide: Southern Flinders Ranges 4WD Full Day Eco Safari

    Take a full day eco safari across the Outback stretches of Southern Flinders outside Adelaide. On this tour you’ll visit coastal towns, traverse 600-million-year-old mountains, and pass through mighty Red Gum forests before closing with a trip through the picturesque Clare Valley wine region.
    Duration:
    10.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Adelaide: The Fleurieu Explorer

    Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula on this full day tour from Adelaide. Discover the region’s hidden treasures, visit McLaren Vale with its wineries and breweries, ride across 4WD tracks, and enjoy gourmet food in the midst of incredible Aussie bushland with fantastic coastal views.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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