South Australia is a rich and diverse landscape that has everything you could ever need for the perfect Aussie holiday. From the world famous Barossa Valley, to the gorgeous Kangaroo Island and Adelaide’s roving events calendar, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this charming and exciting part of the world!

Deciding on how many days to spend in South Australia really depends on where you want to go and what you want to do. For example, if you want to visit the Barossa, with its splendid wineries and world class produce, before heading down to Kangaroo Island for a charming island sojourn, you will definitely want to allot yourself a good couple of weeks in the state.

However, if you’re just ducking down to Adelaide for one of its world class festivals, you will really only need the time to see your favourite acts as well as a few of the awesome things happening around town!

Perhaps this guide to awesome South Australian adventures will help you decide just how long you should spend in this gorgeous part of Oz:


Adelaide has earned quite the reputation in the past few years as being the place to be in March, as this is when it hosts two of Australia’s best festivals in The Fringe and WOMADelaide.

Two astounding music and arts festivals, you can see anything from burlesque to comedy, film and theatre at The Fringe before seeing some of the best in world music at WOMADelaide – such is how good it is to be there in March!

The Barossa

Well, what can you say about the Barossa Valley? To start, it’s situated alongside Bordeaux and Tuscany as one of the world’s most revered wine regions, producing some of the world’s most collectible vintages at some truly gorgeous wineries.

Next, it’s just a pretty fantastic place to enjoy said wineries, with the likes of Chateau Tanunda, Peter Lehmann and Yalumba offering some of the best cellar door experiences anywhere in the world…

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is one of Australia’s true natural wonderlands, with abundant Aussie wildlife, lush national parks, gorgeous beaches and divine cuisine just the tip of a getaway to this fabulous outpost.

Be sure to traverse the miraculous Flinders Chase National Park, as well as spend an afternoon at Vivonne Bay and the aptly-named Seal Bay Conservation Park – they are all pretty stunning spots to be fair…

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