Where to start! South Australia is everything you can possibly imagine about Australia rolled into one. Incredible and prolific wildlife, world-class wine regions, jaw-dropping outback and dramatic coastal scenery. The state capital is Adelaide, a charming and walkable city that plays host to great sporting events, fine food and a thriving art scene.
Just 20 minutes flight from Adelaide (or a 45 minute ferry crossing from Cape Jervis) brings you to Kangaroo Island. Here the kangaroo’s outnumber people, koala’s laze in gum trees, sea lions frolic on rocky outcrops and flop on sandy beaches and one of the finest lodges in Australia waits to welcome you. An escorted tour is the best way to get the most from your time on the island, speak to us about the options available.
When it comes to wine regions South Australia has also been blessed with more than its fair share. The Barossa is world-famous and where you’ll find more than 80 cellar doors to explore, passionate local producers and some of the oldest vines in Australia. The Clare Valley stretches along a 40km corridor, and is famed for its Riesling. With more than 50 cellar doors to explore, the region deserves a few nights of your time.
For natural beauty and breathtaking scenery you’ll be hard pushed to beat the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong Region. The Murray River starts 2500km north in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, flows down to Murray Bridge and into the Lakes and Coorong. The river is said to be over 130 millions years old, is rich in Aboriginal history and culture and we think one of the best ways to explore is on a houseboat.
If it’s Australian outback you’re after then South Australia also has this by the bucket load. With a landscape akin to Mars, the Flinders Ranges and outback offer magnificent Australian experiences. Travel along dirt red roads, see a multitude of wildlife and explore Wilpena Pound, a remarkable, natural amphitheatre created through millions of years of erosion.
South Australia Tours
An iconic road trip between Melbourne and Adelaide including one of the world’s greatest drives, the Great Ocean Road.
Explore the wildlife-rich wonders of Kangaroo Island before a memorable road trip through the magnificent Flinders Ranges and world-class vineyards of the Clare and Barossa Valleys.
The Great Walks of Australia highlight the very best of Australia’s walking experiences and offer a diverse collection across the continent.
There’s no getting away from the fact that Australia is a big country and people hop on planes like we jump on buses. There are however, two iconic rail journeys, which traverse the entire length and breadth of the country.
Escorted Small Group Tour
This 3-day, small escorted group tour itinerary is perfect if you want to explore the dramatic coastline between Adelaide and Melbourne but are less inclined to drive yourself. See native wildlife, enjoy superb food and wine and discover the memorable Great Ocean Road.
Explore the drama of the South Australian outback with a cruise on the Murray River. Steeped in history, this 7 night cruise is a great blend of historic and nature based experiences aboard the paddlewheel vessel, the PS Murray Princess.
Escorted Small Group Tour
Experience Australia’s magnificent outback on this small group camping safari. Based at Kangaluna Camp in the Gawler Ranges you’ll stay in permanent safari tents with comfy beds and enjoy the abundance of birds and wildlife.
Explore the wonders of Australia’s deep south with an independent tour taking in the sunny city of Perth and the charms of the Margaret River before an epic rail-journey on the Indian Pacific to Adelaide. Here you’ll join a small group tour, via the dramatic coastal scenery of the Great Ocean Road, to Melbourne.