5 breathtaking holiday destinations in South Australia

South Australia features some of Australia’s most unique holiday destinations – Stunning, lush wine regions, towns that are completely underground, lakes framed by River Red Gum trees… 

Here’s our guide to some of South Australia’s most breathtaking holiday destinations.
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1. The Flinders Ranges

The Flinders Ranges is known for its dusty red roads, ancient cliffs, and deep craters. Here’s our informative guide to The Flinders Ranges.

Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park, Coober Pedy. Image: Elise Cook.

2. Coober Pedy

The plains of Coober Pedy were immortalised by Mel Gibson in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985). Here’s our guide to Coober Pedy.

Coober Pedy. Image via: Jolyon Bird

3. Lake Bonney, Riverland

The eerie River Red Gum trees of Lake Bonney are hauntingly beautiful at sunset. Here’s our guide on how to spend 48 hours in Riverland.

Lake Bonney, Riverland. Image via Outta Orbit Photography.

4. Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier, located in the heart of the Limestone Coast, is home to the visually breathtaking Little Blue Lake, a volcanic sinkhole buried in the Kanawinka volcanic region between two dormant volcanos.
Here’s our guide on how to spend 48 hours in Mount Gambier.

Little Blue Lake, Mount Gambier. Image Courtesy of Lucy Adamopoulos

5. Adelaide Hills & Hahndorf

The Adelaide Hills, the traditional land of the Peramangk peoples, remains cooler than the nearby Adelaide plains year round, meaning temperate summers and cool winters, ideal climates for winemaking and wine drinking. 

Here’s our guide on how to spend 48 hours in the Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf

The Lane Vineyard, Adelaide Hills. Image courtesy of The Lane Vineyard.

For more long weekend destinations and inspiration, visit Year Of The Long Weekend.

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