South Australia at a glance Australia’s best kept secret, South Australia, known as the ‘festival state’, lays claim to some unexpected facts. 50 percent of all Australian wine and 80 percent of premium wine comes from South Australia. The state boasts the finest nature reserve, Kangaroo Island, a ‘zoo without fences’ and Eyre Peninsula, superb for aquatic experiences. The opal mining town of Coober Pedy is the only underground city in Australia, and the beautiful Flinders Ranges are the largest mountain range and stretch for over 430 kilometres. You’ll also find some of Australia’s most diverse wildlife and be amazed by the planet’s oldest landscapes, all easily accessible from the elegant and graceful gateway city of Adelaide.
New South Wales
Murray River Lakes & Coorong
FLIGHT INFORMATION: Adelaide is the international gateway into South Australia, served from various stopover cities by airlines including Qantas, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways. There are also many daily flights from other Australian cities into Adelaide plus direct connections to New Zealand and Fiji. FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 22 hours
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Southern South Australia has a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters (Jun - Aug) and warm, dry summers (Dec - Mar). Very hot conditions can be experienced during summer in the northern/outback parts of the state, where the days can be extremely hot but the desert nights chilly. TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT +9 hours 30 minutes
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