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Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale wine regions
You’ll have access to some of the world’s best vineyards while holidaying on South Australia packages. Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale are two of the best regions to visit, and they’re both easily accessible from Adelaide. Many vineyards open their cellar doors for wine tastings. Visitors can sample acclaimed varietals from dozens of award-winning cellar doors.
Explore SA’s rugged side by booking South Australia accommodation and flight packages to the Flinders Ranges. The Flinders Ranges make up South Australia’s largest mountain range and have a history dating back more than 600 million years. The national park is teeming with rust-coloured mountain peaks, dramatic views, and a rich Aboriginal history. Top attractions to enjoy in the Flinders Ranges include the scenic Pichi Pichi Railway, Wilpena Pound, and the Aboriginal Dreaming Trail.
Kangaroo Island is home to some of the most diverse landscapes you’ll come across while holidaying on South Australia packages. The island has everything from beaches and coastal cliffs to mountains and bushland. Flinders Chase National Park, Vivonne Bay Beach, and Kelly Hill Caves are some of the must-visit places on Kangaroo Island. Visitors can also see a diverse range of wildlife, including seals, penguins, koalas and, of course, kangaroos. To reach Kangaroo Island, catch a ferry from Cape Jervis.
Head into the Outback to explore one of Australia’s most unique towns. Coober Pedy is surrounded by mines and is often considered the opal capital of the world. What makes the town especially unique is that most of its residents live underground due to the region’s intense heat. Coober Pedy attractions to see when you book South Australia holiday packages include the Umoona Opal Mine and Museum and Josephine’s Gallery.
When is the best time to visit South Australia?
The best time to travel on South Australia holiday packages varies based on where you’re going. Weather in Adelaide and along the coast can vary dramatically to what you’ll experience further north in Outback SA.
Summer is the most popular time to visit Adelaide and other coastal regions of South Australia. Daytime temperatures hit about 25° to 29°C – ideal for water activities and spending time on the beach. Summer is peak season across much of SA, so book your hotel and accommodation in South Australia early for the best price. Autumn and spring are also beautiful seasons along the coast. Daytime temperatures are a comfortable 18° to 24°C on average. You can also enjoy a variety of events by travelling on South Australia packages in autumn – this is Adelaide’s festival season and harvesting season at the vineyards. A winter getaway is ideal for budget-travellers as it’s when hotels and accommodation in South Australia’s popular areas are their most affordable. Rain is fairly common in winter, with temperatures ranging from about 8° to 16°C.
Alternatively, winter is the best time to book South Australia accommodation and flight packages if you’re heading to the Flinders Ranges or Outback SA. Winter temperatures are a comfortable 19° to 21°C during the day, which is perfect for hiking. Late autumn and early spring are similarly good times to visit this part of the state on South Australia packages. Summer and the months surrounding it get very hot and dry in Outback SA. Daytime temperatures often reach 35° to 36°C. Carry plenty of water and sunscreen with you and complete hikes early in the morning if you book South Australia holiday packages in summer.
What is the best way to get around South Australia?
Hiring a car is the best way to travel around the state when you book South Australia accommodation and flight packages. Hire your car through Webjet after purchasing South Australia holiday packages. You may also want to consider a 4WD if you’ll be heading into the Flinders Ranges or various national parks across SA.
Public transport is an option if you book a hotel and accommodation in South Australia’s capital. Adelaide has three tram routes, including a free tram zone in the CBD. There’s also a network of six trains that extend into the suburbs, and buses are available across Adelaide.
Booking onto a guided tour is the best way to visit the local wine regions while holidaying on South Australia packages. That way, everyone in your group can enjoy the tastings without having to designate someone as a driver. Tours are available around each of South Australia’s major wine regions, including the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale.
Are you heading to Kangaroo Island on your South Australia holiday packages? You can fly directly into Kingscote Airport or catch a ferry from the mainland. The SeaLink ferry makes the journey back and forth between Cape Jervis and Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.