Whether it’s a cruise from the city to the coast or an outback adventure, a South Australian road trip is a brilliant way to see a cross section of this diverse landscape. Make time to take in the natural wonders, iconic experiences and fresh regional produce.
EXPLORE THE NORTH
Venture into the heart of the outback travelling from Clare to the Painted Desert. Get some rest in one of the many station stays scattered across the Flinders Ranges including Rawnsley Park and Alpana Station. Pay a visit to Alligator Gorge at Mount Remarkable National Park where you’ll see native Australian wildlife including emus, kookaburras and kangaroos. A visit to Wilpena Pound is a must to view the vast, spectacular mountain range. Continue north and you’ll eventually come to the world-famous Uluru, across the border.
Must visit: Wilpena Pound
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Marvel at Wilpena Pound – a shockingly large amphitheatre in South Australia's Flinders Ranges, created through erosion over millions of years. It’s surrounded by ancient mountain ranges, spectacular gorges and sheltered creeks. Throughout the Flinders Ranges you'll find a huge range of tracks and trails, as well as camping grounds, cottages, villas and even luxury accommodation. Hire a car, hit the road and start exploring. Thanks to @wilpenapoundresort for sharing this beautiful shot with us. It certainly puts things into perspective!
Discover why South Australian is famous as a top food and wine destination. From McLaren Vale to the Clare Valley, the finest wines and local produce awaits. Driving among rolling vineyards, historic townships and through the picturesque Adelaide Hills, the scenery is beautiful at any time of year. A true epicurean road trip. Be greeted by countless cellar doors, rustic restaurants and farms along your journey.
Must visit: Any cellar door for wine tasting and local produce
Innes National Park, Moonta and Port Broughton are only a few of the highlights on Coastal Way. All popular holiday destinations, the region is scattered with luxurious holiday homes and beachfront shacks. Be sure to stop by Ardrossan and try your luck t crabbing and head to Stansbury for fresh local oysters. For the adventurous, Innes National Park is a must for surfing, camping, fishing and perfect for taking amazing nature photography.
Must visit: Innes National Park
THE MIGHTY MURRAY
Driving alongside the country’s largest river, the Might Murray Way stretches 557 kilometres from Goolwa on Fleurieu Peninsula through to Renmark in the Riverland, Home to big names including the Angove Family and Twenty Third Street Distillery, be sure to stop in Renmark for a gin, wine or the world-renowned St Agnes Brandy. Of course, what’s a trip to the Murray without experiencing it first-hand? Hop on the famous Murray Princess in Mannum for a short cruise, or head out on a paddle board or kayak.
Must visit: Cross the river on a car ferry
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Treat yourself to premium meals and beverages aboard your own private houseboat or take a group on the PS Marion, when the leading Tasting Australia culinary festival hits regional SA. 🍴🌊🚢 Explore the magic of the Murray River over 3 days when the Tasting Australia Flotilla takes to Mannum, starting 12 April 2019. The iconic heritage PS Marion built in 1897 will offer a range of leisurely activites each day, such as tastings, retro games, a tour of the Marion, sight seeing and star gazing. If you fancy yourself a bit of a chef, guests aboard a private houseboat will enjoy a personal driver and be given curated meal kits to prepare (instructions provided) and transferred to the PS Marion for dinner on the Saturday night. All are welcome to stay longer on the Marion to enjoy the views or join in on activities. You won't want to miss out on this one of a kind weekend long event! Start your planning now – visit www.tastingaustralia.com.au/program/flotilla for bookings and more info 📅🎟 . #mannum #tastingaustralia #flotilla #culinary #foodies #southaustralia #murrayriver #psmarion #boating
OUR BOUNTIFUL COAST
South Australia’s Seafood Frontier, skirting the wild Eyre Peninsula coast, stretches from Port Augusta all the way to Border Village via the Great Australian Bight. While Port Lincoln, the “capital” of Eyre Peninsula is an eight-hour drive from Adelaide, it’s a short flight so you may choose this option and hire a car. It’s well worth exploring the country-yet-cosmopolitan town of Port Lincoln with its beachfront restaurants taking full advantage of the local seafood industry. Make time to extend your trip into the Great Australian Bight.
Must visit: A pristine SA beach
THE DEEP SOUTH
Take time to follow the spectacular coast 450 kilometres from Adelaide to Mount Gambier or jump on the ferry at Cape Jervis to visit Kangaroo Island. Four-wheel drive across serene beaches, view the spectacular sights and visit local producers for a real taste of the region. Here you’ll find wine, great seafood and plenty of wildlife. At Goolwa you’ll see where the magnificent Murray River meets the ocean to create the remarkable Coorong.
Must visit: Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island
To plan your trip and download a map visit roadtrips.southaustralia.com