South Australia brings the senses alive with its tremendous destination diversity. Sweeping coastlines with stunning beaches. The ancient outback landscapes of Wilpena and Arkaroola. The mighty Murray and the Riverland. The mystical Coorong wetlands. The natural beauty and wildlife of Kangaroo Island. The great wine regions of Clare and the Barossa Valley, the Southern Vales and Coonawarra. The caves, craters and soaring forests of the South East. The spectacular waters of the West Coast. The charming, tucked-away villages of the Adelaide Hills. And it's mostly just an easy drive from Adelaide.
New Yorker magazine once described Adelaide as "possibly the last well planned and contented metropolis on earth". Its fine heritage architecture and wide, tree-line avenues are set against the backdrop of the Adelaide Hills. The city is renowned for its soft cushion of lush green parklands, its gourmet restaurants and friendly corner pubs, its safe, clean beaches, a Mediterranean-like climate and a sophisticated artistic culture. Adelaide is unhurried, uncrowded and unspoilt and is the ideal base for touring South Australia. It offers great places to stay, eat and play, no matter what your budget.