Discover South Australia, Australia! Tourist Information for planning your next South Australia Holiday including - Accommodation, Tours, Attractions, Flights and a whole lot more ...
Come to South Australia for unforgettable adventures, close encounters with nature, exciting events and incredible outback landscapes that will have you in awe.
Adelaide is South Australia's elegant capital, where the people will make you feel at home and you'll get all the buzz of big city living without the expensive big city bills. You can take a morning swim with dolphins just 20 minutes from the city centre, in the beachside town of Glenelg. Tour the National Wine Centre, which offers a complete wine experience, or the fabulous Adelaide Central Market, which is bustling with people seeking gourmet food specialities from around the world.
From Adelaide, it's less than an hour to some 200 cellar doors and tempting food and wine trails. Drink delicious wines loved the world over in places such as Barossa, Coonawarra and the Clare Valley.
With thousands of kilometres of coastline, South Australia is the place to be for ocean lovers and marine enthusiasts. Enrol in surfing classes on the Fleurieu Peninsula, swim with sea lions on Eyre Peninsula, and head to Yorke Peninsula for great surfing beaches, fishing, and long lazy days.
There is also a plethora of world-renowned festivals in South Australia such as the Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts, the Adelaide Fringe, Tour Down Under, Clipsal 500 V8 race, Tasting Australia and WOMADelaide.
So come and hug a koala. Maybe even sip a Shiraz and drive legendary outback tracks. You can experience it all in South Australia!
Weather South Australia's main temperature range is 29 °C (84 °F) in January and 15 °C (59 °F) in July. Daily temperatures in January and February can climb to and incredible 48 °C (118 °F). The highest maximum temperature was recorded as 50.7 °C (123.3 °F) at Oodnadatta on 2 January 1960, which is also the highest official temperature recorded in Australia. The lowest minimum temperature was −8 °C (17.6 °F) at Yongala on 20 July 1976.
Statistics The State of South Australia has the Southern Ocean to the south and is surrounded on the other sides by land. South Australia covers a total area of 984,377 square kilometres. Approximately one-third of this area has no significant economic use and more than one-half is devoted to extensive pastoral pursuits. South Australia's coastline, excluding islands, measures approximately 3,700 kilometres. The estimated population of South Australia at June 2007 was 1,584,513.
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