Welcome to South Australia
South Australia is a one-stop destination for unique wildlife encounters, spectacular natural scenery, unbeatable culinary indulgences, and vibrant festivals and events. The award-winning, diverse regions of South Australia offer nature and wildlife experiences, unparalleled aquatic encounters, and memorable meals that will leave you wanting more. The sheer number and diversity of activities available in South Australia will be a pleasant surprise for all visitors, with more to see and do around every corner.
Adelaide is bursting with culture, flavours, events and entertainment. Taste your way through world-famous wine regions only minutes away from the city or indulge in some of Australia’s most award-winning restaurants in the heart of Adelaide. Join the party at our immersive festivals and events or spend the night exploring Adelaide attractions and a thriving restaurant and bar scene. Adelaide is home to Australia's official best restaurant, hotel, wine, gin and beach, Check it out here.
Restaurant & Bar Scene
Adelaide is a culinary hub with revolutionary food trends, and a focus on local and sustainable ingredients. Dine in award-winning restaurants set in some stunning and unexpected locations.
A melting pot of high quality, mouth-watering food and drink that is grown, reared, farmed,crafted, brewed, distilled and fermented in South Australia’s regions.
Arts and Culture
South Australia's arts scene is unique, boutique and thriving. First stop: Adelaide's Art Gallery of South Australia. Here you'll find over 38,000 works and an ever-changing roster of Australian and international exhibitions. See internationally-acclaimed plays and productions at the Adelaide Festival Centre, tune into fantastic live music and comedy at chilled city bars, or spend the day exploring museums and galleries scattered throughout our beautiful regions. Find out more here.
With so many exceptional beaches so close to the city centre, Adelaide's sand and surf are virtually inescapable. Glenelg beach is just a tram ride away from the City and also bustles with quality cafes, clothing boutiques, restaurants and is home to the Moseley Beach Club, Australia’s first beach club. Check out 5 of the best beaches in Adelaide here.
South Australia's world-class events showcase our exceptional food and wine, sport, art and vibrant city life. During January through to March, Adelaide also hosts the massive Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival, WOMADelaide, Santos Tour Down Under, Superloop Adelaide 500 and Tasting Australia.
The party doesn’t stop in Adelaide though. Our regions will find any excuse for a celebration, with events and festivals. Find out what's on during your visit to the ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open in our year-round events calendar.
Adelaide is the undisputed wine capital of Australia, with more than 200 cellar door wine tasting experiences within an hour’s drive of the city. It’s also a member of the exclusive Great Wine Capitals Global Network, an internationally renowned group of ten of the most famous and reputable wine regions of the world. In total, South Australia is home to 18 unique and distinct wine regions including the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra.
Family Friendly Activities
South Australia is full of family-friendly activities. Whizz down waterslides in Adelaide or splash out at holiday parks in our beautiful coastal regions. Get up-close to wildlife at the Adelaide Hills' Cleland National Park or head to the Adelaide Zoo, home to Wang Wang and Funi the only Giant Pandas in the Southern Hemisphere. Go strawberry picking in the Adelaide Hills or embark on an African safari at Monarto. Find out about more activities here.
Visit southaustralia.com to discover a range of itineraries, accommodation options, things to do and places to see.