Welcome To South Australia
South Australia offers a diverse blend of authentic experiences, combining a relaxed lifestyle, great food and wine and incredible nature-based adventures.
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With more than 200 cellar doors within an hour’s drive of Adelaide, it’s easy to see why South Australia is known as the home of Australian wine. There are three key regions on the city’s doorstep; the Barossa to the north, Adelaide Hills to the east and McLaren Vale and the wider Fleurieu Peninsula to the south. Further afield are the legendary Clare Valley and Coonawarra wine regions.
With styles ranging from big, classic reds through to crisp, delicate whites there are drops to suit every palate. Just as diverse is the range of cellar doors, varying from rustic stone sheds through to modern architectural designs.
Food and wine go hand-in-hand and regional South Australia offers everything from gourmet degustation to farmers’ markets and providores specialising in fresh, local produce.
Adelaide is the State’s capital; a friendly, safe city with a mild Mediterranean climate that allows an easy-going, relaxed lifestyle. Founded in 1836, it has well-planned broad streets and boulevards, as well as squares and parklands surrounding both modern and historic buildings.
Adelaide is the only Australian city where you can swim with dolphins, cuddle a koala and feed kangaroos in one day and still have time to dine in world-class restaurants, feast on local produce and wine and watch a sunset by the beach.
Adelaide’s rich cultural life is demonstrated not just in its galleries and theatres, but most dynamically in its calendar of festivals and events. From world music to sports cars, opera to cycling – Adelaide’s events calendar is world class.
The landscape of South Australia varies between regions; there is wide expanse of wine country, huge tracts of Outback to explore as well as farmland and untouched bush. The mighty Murray River flows through the heart of the State and South Australia’s coastline offers sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs and opportunities for a range of water-based activities
Useful Tips while staying in South Australia
Tipping - Tipping is not custom or compulsory. If you choose, you can tip for excellent service.
Bargaining - It is not custom to bargain in Australia. Prices are usually fixed
Electrical power points – Australian electrical current is 220 – 240 volts, AC 50Hz. The Australian three-pin power outlet is different from some other countries, so you may need an adaptor
Road speed limits – Every South Australian road has a speed limit which must be adhered to. Where there are no signs, the speed is limited to 50 kilometres per hour (50km/h).
Emergency assistance – The emergency number for police, ambulance and or fire brigade is 000. You can also dial 112 from mobile phones.
For more information visit the Adelaide Visitor Information Centre in James Place, Adelaide or Phone (within Australia): 1300