South Australia Holidays

Holidays in South Australia are perfect for pleasure seekers and hardy outdoor adventurers alike. With tranquil beaches, buzzing, creative cities and natural wildlife havens, the region is bursting with a variety of exotic flora and fauna. Intriguing sights and luxury experiences await in Adelaide, one of the most vibrant creative cities in Australia, and one not to be missed.

The South Australian mainland comprises both luscious green and dramatic rocky landscapes. Those in search of the good life will feel at home devouring artisan food and drink in the wineries of the Barossa Valley, whilst Aboriginal culture can be explored amongst the rugged, red mountains of the Flinders Ranges. Thrill seekers can get their hearts racing with hot air balloon rides, or book scuba diving trips and discover magical marine life.

Lush nature on holidays in South Australia

With over 65 years of experience, inside knowledge, and expert advice, Hayes & Jarvis offers tailor made luxury holidays to over 60 destinations. We’ll help to hand pick the perfect jaunts for your South Australian holiday, whether you want to embrace the great outdoors by embarking on an ocean safari or experience a taste of the finer things in life on our gourmet food and wine trail.

Combine your holiday in Southern Australia with a trip to the north, and travel in style on the epic Ghan Train. In contrast to the luscious green landscapes of the south, here you’ll find wetlands, creeks and rivers – some of which are home to crocodiles. Hop over to Australia’s only island state, Tasmania, to potter around the wharf-side warehouses which are now home to stylish boutiques and sweet coffee shops.

Destination Highlights
  • Taste wines in famous vineyards
  • Spot kangaroos, seals and dolphins
  • Marvel at geological rock formations
  • Take a hot air balloon ride
  • Explore aboriginal culture
  • Relax on sandy shores

Time Zone

+8.5 hours (GMT)

Flight Time

London Heathrow to South Australia is approx. 20 hours. Flight times can vary dependent on stop-over destination and connection

Currency

Australian dollar

Visa Information

All tourists require an Australian Tourist Visa, you can apply for an instant tourist visa, this is also known as an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa

Language

English

Health Information

No mandatory vaccinations required. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations.

South Australia Attractions

  • Barossa Valley south australia

    Barossa Food and Wine Experience

    The Barossa is South Australia’s most famous wine region, and with over 150 wineries and cellar doors in the area, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Enjoy a leisurely feast of wood fired breads and local hams against a backdrop of verdant rolling hills, or take a fully guided group tour. Sample Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon – all produced in the region – before sitting down for a luxurious two course lunch at Lambert Estate. Stay to breathe in the awe-inspiring views over the valley from Mengler Hill.

  • Kangaroo Island

    No nature lover’s travels around South Australia would be complete without a trip to Kangaroo Island. Pack a picnic and set out to encounter wild wombats, kangaroos and koalas. Wander barefoot on the sandy shores and keep an eye out for seals basking in the sun. Divers, fishermen and surfers will all feel at home in this island haven. You can’t miss the island’s signature geological rock formations, including Admiral’s Arch and the granite Remarkable Rocks, which have been shaped by wind and water over millions of years.

  • Adelaide

    City Life in Adelaide

    The state capital of South Australia, Adelaide, is a sophisticated city offering a wealth of charming cosmopolitan experiences. History and culture can be found on tree-lined North Terrace, where you can explore Aboriginal cultural artefacts at the South Australian Museum – and Indigenous Australian and colonial art at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Rundle Street is home to stylish clothes shops, while the Central Market is the animated heart of the city’s bustling foody scene.

Our South Australia destinations

South Australia

Adelaide

Adelaide

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