South Australia Tourism Guide & Travel Information
The state of South Australia is located in the southern central part of Australia.
South Australia is bordered by several states and territories and outback south Australia has some of the most arid land in Australia.
Located on the banks of the river Torrens the capital of South Australia is the city of Adelaide also known as the city of churches.
Hindley Street located at the western end of Rundle, is Adelaide's entertainment district, with restaurants, bars and night clubs that bring the area to life at night time, other Hindley Street attractions include Her Majesty's Theatre. Queens Theatre and West's Coffee Palace Building.
Rundle mall is also Adelaide's major shopping precinct.
Other places to visit in Adelaide include, Adelaide Casino located in the beautifully restored old railway station, THe art Gallery of South Australia where the worlds largest collection of Western Desert Art paintings can be seen, Adelaide Botanic gardens covering 16 hectares and the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute.
The World Famouse Barossa Wine Region
The Barossa valley wine region of South Australia is located north east of Adelaide has some 50 wineries and was settled in 1842.
Coober Pedy Opal Mines
Coober Pedy located in the heart of South Australia is the opal capital of the world, opals were first discovered in Coober Pedy in 1915, many of the homes here are carved out of rock underground, in order to battle the extreme temperatures that the area encounters.
The Flinders ranges is a spectacular and rugged region of outback South Australia well worth a visit.
Australia's third largest island, Kangaroo Island is another South Australian tourist location well worth visiting and can be reached by plane or ferry.
Having no introduced species Kangaroo Island has plenty of native wild life including, Koalas, platypus, ringtail possums, Kangaroo Island kangaroo, tammar wallaby, short beaked echidna, sea-lions , seals, Various seabirds and waders as well as the little penguin and New Zealand fur seal are also frequently seen on Kangaroo Islands coastline.
An extinct volcano and located 5 hours from Adelaide is Mt Gambier.
An important recreational area for locals Mt Gambiers Blue Lake is formed by the craters of the extinct volcano, the lake becomes to a vibrant blue between November and March, and there is a 3.6 km walking track around the shores.
Situated approximately 360 kilometres south east of Adelaide is Naracoorte.
Naracoorte Caves located 12 kilometres, south of the Naracoorte township, has the World Heritage listed, Victoria Cave, containing some remarkable fossils such as a giant boa snake, marsupial lions, gigantic wombats and gigantic kangaroos.
Port Augusta situated at the head of Spencer Gulf is the crossroads of Australia.
This is the intersection of the Sydney to Perth and Adelaide to Alice Springs railway lines as well as the major Sydney to Perth and Adelaide to Darwin highways.
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