South Australia Guides

Home to lush gardens set deep inside sinkholes, national parks with empty white beaches and salt lakes that turn pink after sunset, South Australia certainly has some of the most unusual scenery in the country.

During my road trip along the SA coastline I swam with wild sealions in Baird Bay, trekked around a cobalt-blue lake in Mount Gambier and tasted fresh oysters at Coffin Bay. My guides below will help you do the same!

1. Adelaide

I was pleasantly surprised by Adelaide, a city big enough to entertain but small enough to glimpse the distant hills between skyscrapers. To find out more about one of Australia’s most underrated cities, check out the blog posts below.

2. Trips from Adelaide

For a fun day trip or weekend away from Adelaide, check out the following guides for ideas.

3. Mount Gambier

Set on the slopes of an extinct volcano, Mount Gambier is certainly one of the more unique cities I’ve visited in Australia.

Read my guide to learn where to find the best attractions in Mount Gambier, which include the following:

  • a striking cobalt-blue lake;
  • gorgeous sunken gardens deep inside a sinkhole;
  • family-friendly parkland and lake inside a crater;
  • 8 metre-high caves;
  • an old prison converted into holiday accommodation!

4. Eyre Peninsula

The coastal scenery in Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay National Park was some of the best I’ve seen in Australia, not to mention the least crowded. And if you want a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience, make sure you read about my swim with wild dolphins and sea lions in Baird Bay!

5. Nullarbor

If you’re planning a trip across the Nullarbor towards Western Australia, you’ll need to plan your trip carefully. Fuel stops are few and far between in this barren part of Australia!

My guide to crossing the Nullarbor Plain includes road houses, driving distances, accommodation, campsites, attractions and general advice from my own experience.

6. SA Road Trips

If you’re planning a trip west towards Perth or east to Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road, my road trip itineraries below have got you covered. You’ll find all the top attractions, accommodation, distances and real-life costs from my own adventures.

This Perth to Adelaide drive itinerary covers road trip distances, drive stops, petrol costs, campsites, Nullarbor, fuel stops & attractions!

Epic Perth to Adelaide Drive Itinerary: Nullarbor, Dolphins & Stunning National Parks

This Adelaide to Melbourne drive itinerary via the Great Ocean Road includes road trip costs, drive stops, driving time & distances.

Adelaide to Melbourne Drive Itinerary via the Great Ocean Road