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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!


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South Australia, Australia

  • 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.
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,603
    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.
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 639
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • South Australian Wildlife and Wine

    A South Australia vacation takes the route not travelled by most trips to Australia. Less crowded but no less satisfying, enjoy the Festival State’s world renowned wines, and marvel at the natural treasure trove that is Kangaroo Island, a haven for a wide variety of Australian and Southern Ocean wildlife.
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,744
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • The Louise: Stay of Distinction

    Indulge in a luxury stay at one of the best regional hotels in South Australia. At The Louise, you’ll enjoy distinguished accommodations in your private suite, dine on incredible gourmet cuisine at Appellation, and tour the Barossa Valley to taste wine and experience the behind-the-scenes of its famous vineyards and wineries.
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 759
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
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  • Ultimate Retreats

    Combine some of Australia’s most iconic accommodations with unique natural experiences on this retreat Downunder. Unwind in luxury properties in Hamilton Island, Sydney, and Tasmania and enjoy the ultimate Australian escape.
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,962
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
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  • Wildlife & Outback 4WD Safari

    Experience the splendour of the Australian Outback on this wildlife safari. Staying at Kangaluna Camp, you'll explore the terrain of South Australia and witness incredible landscape and animal life, from the red rocks and white sand of Lake Gairdner to the Australian sea lions and bottlenose dolphins at Baird Bay. Includes return flights from Adelaide to Port Lincoln.
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,551
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Small Group Touring
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