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Regions of South Australia - South Australia Road Trips

Regions Of South Australia

First up, let’s have a look at the different regions of South Australia, so grab a map of South Australia and follow along! Starting with the capital city of Adelaide, it’s renowned for its relaxed lifestyle, leafy green belt, and quirky beachside suburbs. Just to the east of the city, you’ll find Adelaide Hills with its beautiful German heritage towns. North of the Adelaide Hills is the famous Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s best-regarded wine regions, while further north again is the Clare Valley – another of Australia’s best wine-growing areas.

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Things To Do Yorke Peninsula - South Australia Road Trips

Everything About The Yorke Peninsula

Yorke Peninsula is one of the most beautiful regions of South Australia. A long, narrow peninsula with over 700 kilometres of nearly pristine coastline, Yorke Peninsula is a fantastic place to escape the city and enjoy the stunning beauty of Australia. With this beauty brings countless things to do on the Yorke Peninsula.

Located to the north-west of Adelaide, Yorke Peninsula is bordered by Gulf St Vincent to the east and Spencer Gulf in the west. Consisting mostly of fertile flat land and gently rolling hills, the Peninsula is home to hundreds of farms and grain crops. The traditional home of the Narungga indigenous people, European settlement began in the early 1840s and today the Peninsula is home to around 25,000 people.

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Things To Do In The Riverland - South Australia Road Trips

Everything About The Riverland

The Riverland is an interesting and beautiful area of South Australia. Located around the banks of the mighty Murray River (Australia’s longest and largest river system), the Riverland lies to the north of the Murraylands area, and just a few hours drive north-east of Adelaide. It’s a very tranquil area, with gorgeous scenery, a relaxed outlook and there are hundreds of things to do in the Riverland.

Located on the traditional lands of the Ngaiawang, Ngawait, and Erawirung indigenous peoples, the Riverland was settled by Europeans in the 1880s. Renmark, the first and largest town in the area was settled in 1887, and is today home to around 4,500 residents, while over 40,000 people live in the larger Riverland area. Like much of South Australia, the Riverland is a mostly Mediterranean style climate, with hot dry summers and fairly mild winters. On average, it’s slightly warmer than Adelaide.

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Murraylands - South Australia Road Trips

Everything About The Murraylands

The Murraylands is one of the most interesting and enticing areas of South Australia. As the name suggests, it’s located around the mouth of the mighty Murray River (Australia’s longest river!), in the south-east of South Australia. Stretching from the Victorian border in the east, to the gorgeous Coorong in the west, sandwiched between the Limestone Coast and the Riverland district, the Murraylands is both easily accessible and packed with stuff to see and do.

The Murraylands are the traditional home of the Ngarrindjeri Nation, and was settled by Europeans in the 1840s. Today, it’s home to over 60,000 people, with almost a third of them in the town of Murray Bridge. It’s slightly cooler here than in Adelaide, which makes it a great spot to escape the city heat, though it’s also slightly wetter as well.

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Things To Do Limestone Coast - South Australia Road Trips

Everything About The Limestone Coast

The Limestone Coast is one of South Australia’s true gems. Located in the south-eastern corner of the state, the Limestone Coast stretches northwards from the Victorian border near Mount Gambier, all the way to Bordertown and Kingston SE. It’s a beautiful coastline area with spectacular scenery, incredible wineries, and some fantastic things to do on the Limestone Coast.

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Eyre Peninsula Road Trip (Anticlockwise) - South Australia Road Trips

Eyre Peninsula Road Trip (Anti-Clockwise)

On the southern coast of one of Australia’s lesser visited states lies one of the most amazing road trips you will find anywhere on earth. From crashing waves to rugged coasts, jaw-dropping scenery to fascinating history, the Eyre Peninsula road trip has it all.

To help you plan this unforgettable Australian road trip, this is just a short guide to some of the best sights along the Eyre Peninsula, starting at Port Augusta and looping anti-clockwise around the route to finish here once again.

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Things To Do Kangaroo Island - South Australia Road Trips

Everything About Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is a large island, located just off the southern coastline of South Australia, just over 100 kilometres south of Adelaide. Measuring 150 kilometres from east to west and 50 kilometres north to south, the island was settled by Europeans in the 1830s and is today home to around 5000 people allowing for many things to do on Kangaroo Island. Although some farming and agriculture is located on the island, today over one-third of Kangaroo Island is given over to national parks and nature preserves, with many of Australia’s famous animals featuring in abundance.

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Adelaide Hills Airbnb - South Australia Road Trips

The Best Adelaide Hills Airbnb Accommodation

Picking the right accommodation for your holiday is very important. There’s nothing quite like returning to the perfect environment after a long day of travelling, sightseeing, and enjoying the delights of a new destination. As you’d expect, the Adelaide Hills area has a huge range of accommodation options. So to assist, we’ve compiled a handy list of some of the best Adelaide Hills Airbnb accommodation.

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Things To Do In Flinders Ranges & Outback - South Australia Road Trips

Everything About The Flinders Ranges & Outback

When you think of outback Australia, you immediately think of dusty red soil, blazing sun, empty deserts, and endless big skies. And you’ll find all of these, with many things to do in Flinders Ranges and South Australian outback. An enormous area covering the majority of South Australia, it’s the traditional home of various indigenous groups including the Adnyamathanha and Ngadjuri tribes, and is still these days largely unpopulated.

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Things To Do Fleurieu Peninsula - South Australia Road Trips

Everything About The Fleurieu Peninsula

The Fleurieu Peninsula (pronounced FLOO-re-ooh) is a small triangular point of land, located just south of Adelaide. Don’t let that full you though as there are countless things to do on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Bordered by Gulf St Vincent to the west and Encounter Bay to the east, Fleurieu is famous for its fantastic wineries and beautiful beaches.

The traditional home of the Kaurna, Peramangk and Ngarrindjeri indigenous tribes, Fleurieu was settled by Europeans in 1839 and is today home to the thriving communities of Victor Harbor, Goolwa, Cape Jervis, and Normanville.

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