South Australia

Home to world-class wineries, glistening coastlines, stunning landscapes and historical towns, South Australia is a destination where one can seriously indulge the senses.

With so much to do, see and taste in this relaxed Australian state, you're almost guaranteed to visit again, and again!

Luckily, there's so many ways to explore, from cruise, coach and rail packages to self-drive holidays.

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Ten unique South Australian experiences

With so many things to do, see and taste in South Australia, where do you start? We've got you covered! We've listed 10 unique South Australian experiences for your holiday. Whether it's wildlife, adventure, fine wine or fine dining, there's something in South Australia for everyone. Speak to our travel consultants for more information today. 


Adelaide central markets

1. Adelaide Central Market tour

Adelaide Central Market Tours offer interactive walking tours of the Adelaide Central Market led by passionate local food experts.

Located in the heart of Adelaide, the market is the largest fresh produce market in the Southern Hemisphere.

Tours feature tastings and insights into the market's history, characters and food trends.

Roof Climb Adelaide oval

2. Adelaide Oval RoofClimb

Since 1871, Adelaide Oval has been regarded as one of the most picturesque sporting grounds in the world, just a short stroll from Adelaide's city centre.

As well as hosting cricket, Australian Rules football and world-class events, Adelaide Oval provides an exhilarating adventure with RoofClimb, a journey that takes visitors across the Oval's unique roofline where they can witness stunning views of the city and surrounds.

Shaw and Smith Winery Adelaide Hills Getaways SA

3. Getaways SA – Winery tour

Tour the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale or Clare Valley on one of Getaways SA's award-winning tours.

Their Highlights tours operate daily with a small number of guests and visits to boutique wineries and food producers.

Private exclusive tours feature travel by either a Chrysler or Mercedes vehicle and is exclusively designed by guests or an experienced tour guide. A local produce lunch is included with both tour types.

Penfolds Magill Estate

4. Penfolds Magill Estate

Take a journey through the foundation of Penfolds as Australia's leading red wine producer.

Your tour starts with a visit to the Grange Cottage, the original home of Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold, before exploring the Magill Estate winery, vintage cellar and underground drives.

Then, enjoy an intimate tasting of Penfolds icon and luxury wines. Your tour concludes with a three-course tasting menu matched with Penfolds wines in a private setting at the estate. 

Rundle Mall Adelaide segway sensations SA

5. Segway Sensations SA Tour

Join the Segway Sensation SA Team and experience all the iconic sights of Adelaide's Riverbank precinct.

Guests have the opportunity to learn their Segway skills before heading off on a six kilometre trail taking in major attractions including Adelaide Oval, the Riverbank bridge, Adelaide Festival Centre and Zoo.

Tours are approximately one-hour long excluding training.

Rundle Mall Adelaide segway sensations SA

6. Cleland Wildlife Park

The award-winning Cleland Wildlife Park is one of South Australia’s must-see attractions.

Located in a beautiful natural bushland setting just 20 minutes from Adelaide, Cleland hosts over 130 species of South Australia’s captivating wildlife.

Engaging interpretation, daily educational keeper talks and personalised guided tours are also available.

Beerenberg Farm Shop Adelaide Hills Handorf Hill Windery

7. ChocoVino tasting at Hahndorf Hill Winery

Hahndorf Hill Winery offers the ultimate chocolate and wine tasting experience, in which winery's boutique wines are paired with some of the world's top single-origin chocolates.

Visitors can relax in a beautiful, glass-enclosed tasting room overlooking the vines and soak up the views, while savouring classic, cool-climate wines as well as the winery's Austrian-variety specialities like Gruner Veltliner and Blaufrankisch.

Jacob's Creek Barossa

8. Jacob's Creek Vineyard tour

Treat your taste buds and learn a thing or two about complimentary food and wine pairings with a Jacob's Creek Vineyard tour.

A two-course lunch is provided prior to the experience including a shared starter, platter-style main course, a complimentary glass of Jacob's Creek wine and tea and coffee. Operates daily, duration 2.5 hours.

Seppeltsfield Winery

9. Seppeltsfield Winery

With a proud legacy dating back to 1851, Seppeltsfield is one of Australia's iconic wine estates.

Located in South Australia's famed Barossa wine region, just one hour north of Adelaide, Seppeltsfield combines traditional cellar door tastings with a range of specially crafted interactive experiences, blending heritage, premium wine and food, art and design.

Star of Greece Fleurieu Peninsula destination dining

10. Destination dining

In South Australia, there’s so much more to fine dining than the four-wall constraints of a typical restaurant.

Step out of your comfort zone and onto pure white shores, lush fields and rich red earth.

Re-think your definition of dinner and follow your taste buds to adventure. With us as your guide, embark on a state-wide gastronomic journey.

Inspired to make the trip to South Australia? Contact an RACQ travel agent today.