Destination Guides: South Australia

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Occupying a large chunk of Australia's southern coast line, South Australia is a laid back destination that offers a unique landscape and celebrated food and wine scene.

This may be the driest state in Australia, but it is also one of the most picturesque; think rolling hills, sandy beaches, and vineyards as far as the eye can see. Wildlife and historic towns are also a-plenty, while the capital city of Adelaide also boasts a burgeoning nightlife and cultural scene. South Australia moves at a different pace to the east coast, so take your time, soak it up, and experience something incredible.

Read on to discover what makes South Australia a must-visit destination, or head straight to Turu's listings to find and book holiday accommodation.

Adelaide SA Guide


Adelaide, also known as The City of Churches, has maintained its quiet and tranquil charms despite being a major capital city in Australia. Come discover it for yourself.

Robe SA Guide


Protected from the swells and icy winds of the Antarctic, Robe enjoys pristine swimming beaches a stone’s throw from the spectacular limestone cliffs that give the Limestone Coast its name.

Flinders Ranges SA Guide

The Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges National Park is a place of rugged beauty and rich Australian history.

Kangaroo Island SA Guide

Kangaroo Island

Wild and unspoilt, Kangaroo Island should be on the itinerary of every South Australian adventurer. 

Gawler Ranges SA Guide

The Gawler Ranges

The Gawler Ranges are a spectacular wilderness area in Outback South Australia that need to be seen to be believed.

Coffin Bay SA Guide

Coffin Bay

With its sublime beaches, high yield fishing grounds and large pocket of unspoilt wilderness, Coffin Bay ticks all the boxes for that ultimate seaside escape.

Morgan SA Guide


Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and unwind with a relaxing weekend getaway in the riverside town of Morgan.

Victor Harbour SA Guide

Victor Harbor

Soak up the beauty of the Fleurieu Peninsula from the exciting coastal town of Victor Harbor.

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Natural beauty and historic splendour come together in the sleepy little coastal town of Beachport.

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Coober Pedy

Experience life underground with a visit to the fascinating and truly one of a kind South Australian town of Coober Pedy.

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Oodnadatta Track

Stretching 650km through the desolate South Australian outback, the Oodnadatta Track follows the path of ancient Aboriginal trade routes.

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Adelaide Hills

It’s time to head for the hills, the Adelaide Hills that is, and uncover the secrets of the region that have people coming back time and time again.

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This ideal summer destination ticks all the boxes for a great family getaway - and the best bit? It’s only an hour’s drive from Adelaide.

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Southern Yorke Peninsula

With a coastline this spectacular, it’s no wonder the southern end of the Yorke Peninsula is one of SA’s most beloved holiday destinations.

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Fleurieu Peninsula

Sun-drenched, unspoilt, and only a stone’s throw from Adelaide – the remarkable Fleurieu Peninsula is the highlight of South Australia’s impressive coastline.

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Cordillo Downs Station

It may seem like you’re travelling on the road to nowhere, but reach Cordillo Downs Station - one of Australia’s largest cattle stations - and you’ll realise the arduous journey was well worth the effort.

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Tucked away in a remote corner of South Australia is Innamincka, a wild, unforgiving environment that is harbouring surprising ties to Australia's explorer history.

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Yankalilla on the SA Fleurieu Peninsula attracts pilgrims from all over the world.