Adelaide is one of the least touristy destinations in Australia and is South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital. It is actually the first free settlement in Australia. You’ll notice that people from Adelaide don’t have that typical twang in the way they speak. Adelaide itself is a small but very beautiful city with a lot to see including North Terrace with sprawling gardens, and iconic buildings, including outstanding museums and art galleries.
The ring of parkland on the River Torrens is home to the Art Gallery of South Australia, displaying expansive collections including noted indigenous art, and the South Australian Museum, devoted to natural history. The city’s Adelaide Festival is an annual international arts gathering with spin-offs including fringe and film events. It’s perfect if you like that kind of thing.
Adelaide and South Australia are known for loads to do outside the city, including Hahndorf and the Barossa Valley to the north – one of the best winery regions of the world. You’ve got Mclaren Vale to the south of the city and a lot closer if you are looking for wine in a fix.
Camping and fishing opportunities abound in South Australia. LAB Charter fishing is fast becoming a huge hit with locals, domestic and international tourists. You can’t go past the Flinders Rangers for some of the best camping in the country. Kangaroo Island offers amazing short stays perfect for fishing and camping. There are just so many places to camp and fish all along the coast of South Australia.
So if you love wilderness, South Australia is for you. It’s home to 100 km of cliffs facing the Great Australian Bight and the expanse of the Nullarbor Plain and the red dunes of the Simpson Desert.
Adelaide makes for a great starting point if you want to head west to Perth across the Nullarbor Plain or north through the Flinders Rangers onto Alice Springs and the Red Centre, and if you are even more daring, you can continue on through the Northern Territory right the way up to Darwin, for even more fishing opportunities. To the southwest, you will find the beaches of the Fleurieu Peninsula.
One of the best things about Adelaide and South Australia, you’ll find some of the lowest prices for everything across the board. If you’re planning an adventure, we’re collecting the best camping grounds, fishing accommodation, fishing charters, boat ramps and more below.