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South Australia Holidays


Relaxed, cultured and cosmopolitan, South Australia is often overlooked in favour of it's more famous neighbours but should you venture here you'll be rewarded with authentic Aussie experiences, incredible wildlife and of course, fine food and wine.

The charming state capital of Adelaide offers open spaces, vibrant markets and street side cafes, whilst the beach-strewn coast is just a short journey away. It’s the perfect base for exploring the rest of this fascinating state as well as the being the starting point of the famous Ghan train journey through the Outback to Alice Springs and Darwin.

Treat your taste buds to world class wines and fabulous ‘slow food’ in the Barossa Valley and discover amazing wildlife on Kangaroo Island, Australia’s answer to the Galapagos. Beyond lies the distant horizons and aching silence of the Outback.

Australia no1


Trailfinders is the UK and Ireland's No.1 to Australia and one in six of all visitors from here travel with us. Almost all of our travel consultants have travelled extensively here, often returning time and time again.

OUR HOLIDAYS TO SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Here's a selection of our most popular holidays in South Australia.
If you'd like to see how you could fit this state into a wider exploration of the country - take a look at our Australia Holidays page.
South Australia Highlights
10 days / 9 nights
from €1,173
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Barossa Valley
  • Fleurieu Peninsula

  • Nature & Gourmet Retreats Of Southern Australia
    14 days / 13 nights
    from €2,369
  • Barossa Shiraz Estate
  • Barossa Valley
  • The Frames, Murray River
  • Great Ocean Eco Lodge, Cape Otway

  • Wine, Kangaroos & Southern Sights - Motorhome Australia
    11 days / 10 nights
    from €1,068
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Barossa Valley
  • Flinders Ranges National Park

  • Kangaroo Island 4WD Explorer
    5 days / 4 nights
    from €1,639
  • Lathami Conservation Park
  • Flinders Chase National Park
  • Vivonne Bay

  • Eyre Peninsula: Wildlife & Ocean Encounters Extension
    4 days / 3 nights
    from €1,615
  • Swim with Australian sea lions at Baird Bay
  • Come face to face with koalas in native gum trees
  • Experience wild Australia with its abundance of birdlife and wildlife
  • Oyster fishing and tasting

  • The Great Ocean Road - Motorhome Holiday
    11 days / 10 nights
    from €678
  • Melbourne
  • The Great Ocean Road
  • Apollo Bay
  • Port Fairy
  • Robe
  • Adelaide

  • WHERE TO GO IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    South Australia map
    Adelaide & Glenelg
    Discover pretty Adelaide, a city surrounded by world renowned wine regions. It is easy to see why the city offers a great restaurant scene of culinary delights and fabulous wines to savour. Head to the gorgeous beachside town of Glenelg, relax on the vast beaches and take in the stunning sunsets.
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    Kangaroo Island
    This large island, covered in native bushland offers everything from perfect white sand beaches, stunning scenery to an abundance of fascinating Australian wildlife. Get up close to kangaroos and sea lions and spot koalas in their natural habitat.
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    Flinders Ranges
    See the outback at the magnificent Flinders Ranges. Spot a wealth of wildlife including emus and kangaroos. The highlight, Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheatre, is awe-inspiring. Admire the sunsets and take to the air to see the sights in all their glory.
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    Barossa Valley
    One of South Australia’s premium wine regions, Barossa Valley has more than 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries to explore, all with their own specialities and quirks. Enjoy fabulous wines and delectable cuisine across the hills and valleys of this beautiful area.
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    Fleurieu Peninsula
    Enjoy the picturesque wine region of McLaren Vale, along with the deserted beaches and breathtaking coastlines of the west. Further south is Victor Harbor with clear turquoise waters and stunning views; a perfect place from which to explore this beautiful area.
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    OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    The Frames
    Barossa, Murray River & Fleurieu Peninsula
    from €350
  • In villa dining packages (payable locally)
  • Massage treatments
  • Nature cruises & local area tours (payable locally)
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • The Louise
    Barossa, Murray River & Fleurieu Peninsula
    from €197
  • Gourmet restaurant (open Tue - Sun)
  • Bar & wine cellar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Gym
  • Games courts
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Mayfair Hotel
    Adelaide & Glenelg
    from €72
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop bar
  • Gym
  • Parking from $25 per day
  • Free wi-fi

  • Sea Dragon Lodge
    Kangaroo Island
    from €200
  • Private villas
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
    Adelaide & Glenelg
    from €57
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Exercise room
  • Parking from $22 per day
  • Free wi-fi

  • THINGS TO DO IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    Fleurieu Explorer with Gourmet Food & Wine
    Approx 7-8 hours
    from €209
  • Wine Tasting in McLaren Vale
  • Locally Sourced Gourmet Al Fresco Lunch
  • Spectacular Views of Fleurieu Peninsula

  • Barossa Food & Wine Experience
    approx 8hrs.
    from €105
  • Premium Wine Tasting
  • Gourmet Food
  • Stunning Barossa Valley Setting

  • Ultimate Winery Experience - Taste your Birth Year
    Approx 30mins
    from €61
  • Beautiful Seppeltsfield Winery
  • Taste A Wine From Your Year of Birth
  • Part of the Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia® Collection

  • 1 Night Kangaroo Island Highlights Tour
    2 days / 1 night
    from €904
  • Native wildlife including kangaroos, koalas and sea lions
  • Walk among the sea lions at Seal Bay
  • Explore Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park
  • Maximum 8 people

  • Great White Shark Tour
    Approx 12 hours
    from €217
  • Great White Sharks
  • Underwater glass viewing dome
  • Eco-friendly shark sighting

  • South Australia Fast Facts

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    Time Zone

    GMT
    +10.5 hours

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    Flight Time to South Australia

    Approx
    20.5 hours

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    Currency

    Australian Dollar

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    Visa Required?

    €20 Off your visa service charge if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

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    Recommended Immunisations

    Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio booster
    Yellow Fever

    20% Discount off immunisations at our London Travel Clinic if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

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    Trailfinders Travel Insurance

    Enjoy comprehensive cover in South Australia from just €59 for 7 days with our superb value Single Trip Travel Insurance.

    Visa information given is given for Irish citizens holding a valid Irish passport with at least 6 months validity remaining. Immunisation guidelines assume routine Irish childhood immunisation has been given and will not apply to all situations. Medical advice should be sought. Your Trailfinders consultant will advise you of the specific visa and immunisation requirements for your trip.

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