The following driving routes will provide visitors with some idea of the variety of experiences and delights awaiting you in South Australia.
Just 40 minutes from the city centre, the Adelaide Hills doesn’t qualify as a long-distance adventure but will bring enormous pleasure to anyone who enjoys driving through picturesque countryside, orchards and rolling vineyards.
Duration: This is a classic day trip, but stay for the night and really soak up the Hills atmosphere.
Barossa & Clare Valley
Despite being adjacent to one another, the Barossa and Clare Valley are each quite distinct in terms of their viticulture, topography, food, European heritage and travel experiences.
Duration: Allow at least three days for these two regions, with a night in Kapunda.
The drive from Adelaide to Port Lincoln, famous for its shark cage diving and sea lions, is one of the most rewarding
in South Australia. Continue along the Flinders Highway to Streaky Bay and Ceduna.
Duration: Driving non-stop from Adelaide to Port Lincoln should take around 7.5 hours.
The Fleurieu Way is an interpreted drive around the Fleurieu Peninsula and includes 20 highlights along the way. The Fleurieu Peninsula is also the start of Australia’s great food and wine touring route, the Epicurean Way.
Duration: An easy drive from Adelaide; spend a day or weekend touring the region.
Stretching from the Coorong to the Victorian border, the Limestone Coast is one of the most satisfying drives in South Australia, offering unspoiled coastline, pretty fishing settlements, vineyards and historic inland towns.
Duration: Allow at least three days, including side trips to Coonawarra and Naracoorte, and at least one night in Robe.
Kick off your adventure in Adelaide and drive north to the Flinders Ranges via Clare and Port Augusta. Interesting landmarks include Wilpena Pound and Mount Remarkable National Park.
Duration: A round trip to Wilpena Pound and back to Adelaide should take three days.
The Mighty Murray
Follow the journey of one of the world’s longest rivers as you travel through diverse landscapes from the Riverland to the Murray Mouth taking in stunning scenery. Perfect for families featuring an open range zoo, bike trails and adventure parks.
Duration: From Adelaide, drive the 2.5 hours to the Riverland and then take as much time as you need.
With more than 500 kilometres of continuous coastline, Yorke Peninsula is the ultimate coastal drive. From the beach to the bush, there are plenty of things to see and do.
Duration: Allow a few days, with a night or two in Innes National Park.