Things to do in South Australia. A popular holiday destination, South Australia offers a wide range of great activities and things to do. Here you can take a wine tour, hike the Flinders Ranges, self drive the Melbourne to Adelaide touring route, explore the unspoilt Kangaroo Island, go surfing, visit a local zoo and much more.

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Image Source: South Australian Tourism Commission. Murray Street Vineyards, South Australia
Murray Street Vineyards
Barossa
© Jacqui Way/SATC
Image Source: South Australian Tourism Commission. Murray River
Houseboat on the River
Murray River
© SATC

You'll never run out of things to do when enjoying a South Australia holiday, the choice is staggering.

South Australia is known for its world-class wines so why not go on a wine-tasting tour. The Barossa Valley is notable for Lutheran churches and rolling vineyards, attracting 60% of Australia's wine-tasting tourists.

Excellent cellar doors and wine tasting tours can also be found in The Adelaide Hills and southern McLaren Vale. Penfolds Winery based in Magill is unique in that it is the only winery within the city of Adelaide.

Some other things to do in South Australia include:

  • Cycle the Clare Valley's Riesling Trail
  • Visit Kangaroo Island and do some wildlife spotting
  • Cruise the famous Murray River
  • Walk the Heysen Trail
  • Self-drive the Melbourne to Adelaide touring route
  • Visit the town of Coober Pedy, famed for its opals and underground homes
  • Trek around the remote Flinders Ranges
  • Visit the Whispering Wall in Adelaide
  • Attend some of the many festivals and events in Adelaide
  • Join the The Great Australian Outback Cattle Drive

The capital city Adelaide lives up to its reputation as a destination rich in arts and culture by staging around 200 concerts each year, along with many dance and theatrical performances and international cultural and music festivals reflecting its cosmopolitan community.

You can swim with dolphins 20 minutes from the city centre, or sit on an endless sandy beach all morning and head to the hills for wine tasting in the afternoon. See the world's largest collection of Aboriginal artifacts, and experience some of the best cuisine in the world.

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