South Australia holidays

We offer 32 South Australia holidays. The fourth largest of Australia’s six states, South Australia is home to many of Australia’s most iconic and inspiring sites. Discover wide horizons, untouched bushland and isolated beaches on Kangaroo Island, and the stunning, endless wilderness of the outback and the Flinders Ranges. From wilderness walking and remote outback lodges to the unbeatable wildlife of Kangaroo Island and the elegant capityal of Adelaide, and blessed with perfect holiday weather, South Australia really is the state that has it all, and our selection of South Australia holidays is the perfect starting point for your Aussie adventure.

South Australia holidays
Kangaroo Island walking holiday, South Australia
Discover the spectacular coastal walks and wildlife of Kangaroo Island, from AU $2095 (5 days) ex flights
Kangaroo Island tours, 3 days 2 nights
A locally guided journey of wildlife discovery, from AU $2609 - AU $3725 (3 days) ex flights
Adelaide to Alice Springs tour, Australia
Go where the others only dream of going, from AU $2450 - AU $2495 (10 days) ex flights
Eyre Peninsula tours in South Australia
Eyre Peninsula secrets 6 day tour, from AU $870 (6 days) ex flights
Adelaide to Perth tour, Australia
Discover the beauty of South & Western Australia in 10 days, from AU $1495 (10 days) ex flights
Australia holidays, tailor made
Explore 3 very different states of Australia, from £5395 (22 days) inc UK flights
Perth to Adelaide tour, Australia
Discover Australia's unspoiled landscapes..., from AU $1350 (9 days) ex flights
Flinders Ranges wilderness tours, South Australia
Explore the outback wilderness on this exciting safari, from AU $495 - AU $1475 (3 days) ex flights
Kangaroo Island nature & wildlife tour, South Australia
Wildlife, wilderness and nature on beautiful Kangaroo Island, from AU $1451 (2 days) ex flights
All Seasons Kangaroo Island Lodge, South Australia
4 Star Kangaroo Island Accommodation on the waterfront, from AU $108 - AU $378 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Mercure Grosvenor 4 star hotel in Adelaide, South Australia
Located in the heart of cultural boulevard of North Terrace, from AU $99 - AU $450 per room per night
Flinders Ranges walking holiday, South Australia
Explore the awesome Flinder's Ranges, from AU $2095 (7 days) ex flights
Victor Harbor bed & breakfast in South Australia
Coastal B & B at beautiful Victor Harbor South Australia, from AU $170 - AU $200 per person for 2 nights
Flinders Ranges accommodation & campsite, South Australia
Stunning wilderness bunkhouse and holiday units in Australia, from AU $90 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Melbourne to Adelaide 3 day tour, Australia
Experience the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Adelaide, from AU $597.50 - AU $1395 (3 days) ex flights
Adelaide to Melbourne 3 day tour, Australia
Small group, relaxed pace, great food and accommodation, from AU $597.50 - AU $1395 (3 days) ex flights
Luxury lodge in Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
A luxurious eco experience on Eyre Peninsula, Sth Australia, from AU $240 - AU $340 per accommodation per night
Kangaroo Island luxury lodge, Australia
Australia's first true luxury lodge experience., from AU $990 - AU $1800 per person per night
Flinders Range accommodation in South Australia
Stunning wilderness retreat in Australia, from AU $370 - AU $510 per room per night
Eyre Peninsula luxury lodge, South Australia
A luxurious eco experience on Eyre Peninsula, Sth Australia, from AU $270 - AU $370 per accommodation per night
Southern Australia & Tasmania tailor made holiday
See Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia, tailor made, from £3895 (15 days) inc UK flights
Bed and breakfast in McLaren Vale, South Australia
B&B Accommodation in McLaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula, from AU $250 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Vineyard accommodation in the Barossa Valley, Australia
Barossa Valley vineyard cottage. Privacy. Luxury. Heritage., from AU $368 - AU $620 per cottage per night
Kangaroo Island sailing trip, South Australia
Luxury sailing along the Fleurieu Peninsula, from AU $295 per day (1 day)

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Australia holidays, tailor made
Memorable parts? There were two really memorable parts of the holiday: 1. The accommodation at Cape Otway. This is a fabulous place with great food and service. Lizzie and Shayne are so knowledgeable and passionate, it is really inspiring. We were surrounded by wildlife. We had breakfast with kangaroos grazing right in front of the window. We went on two dusk walks with Shayne, we got up close to koalas and tiger quolls, and fed sugar gliders. We wish we had stayed there longer and would... (more)Diane Bushell
From £5395 including UK flights
Kangaroo Island luxury lodge, Australia
Memorable parts? Walking into the lodge is like walking into the something from a James Bond set - and I mean that in the best possible way! The views from the main room pretty much are a show stopper - vast circular glass windows show off wilderness on every side. In front the majestic Southern Ocean, behind just wild bush as far as the eye can see... The rooms are very private, and look our directly onto the Ocean - we watched a big lightning storm come in as if we were all alone in... (more)Justin Francis
From AU $990 - AU $1800 per person per night
Adelaide to Alice Springs tour, Australia
Memorable parts? The wonderful walks -- canyons, gorges, other natural features -- that revealed to us the natural riches of the Outback, from birds and other creatures to the land itself. Also... the bush knowledge and sensitivity of our leader, Steve. He added immeasurably to our appreciation, and therefore our pleasure. Tips? Probably more important for Europeans than Canadians or Americans (who live in big-scale countries): realize emotionally, not just intellectually, that once... (more)Penny Williams
From AU $2450 - AU $2495 excluding flights
Kangaroo Island tours, 3 days 2 nights
Kangaroo Island was a very pleasant surprise. We enjoyed getting down close to a very windy and wild Southern Ocean, and walking on the beach at Sea Bay up close with the sea lions was a real highlight. But then again so was watching Koalas in the trees, and a walk out to the Remarkable rocks (these really are pretty remarkable when you get up close - the hardest granite you could possibly imagine smoothed like butter into strange shape over millions of years by the wind). We bought some of... (more)Justin Francis
From AU $2609 - AU $3725 excluding flights
Flinders Ranges wilderness tours, South Australia
Memorable parts? The Flinders is a very dramatic park and one that invites you get out and walk. Wilpena Pound is a rock fortress, a piece of land enclosed of each side by high cliffs with just one route in. Inside their are lovely walks through huge gums - its a very tranquil and relaxing place. Staying at Rawnsley Park, a working Merino Sheep Station, was a real treat. We stayed in one of the Eco Villas, and the highlight was lying in bed and pushing a button that withdrew a blind... (more)Justin Francis
From AU $495 - AU $1475 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

South Australia responsible travel guide

Let’s be completely honest here: if you want to join queues of tourists to climb a bridge, if you’re keen to squeeze into a huge theme park, or lie on surf beaches packed with other Brits, then we’re probably not for you. If, however, you want to see the Australia you always imagined – a place of blue skies, big horizons and a sense that anything’s possible, a place where you can see Australian wildlife in the wild – then maybe it’s time to say g’day.

South Australia is a world of possibilities crossed by roads less travelled. Ours is a state of a million square kilometres populated by just 1.5m people – which is kind of like the population of greater Liverpool spread over Britain, France, Netherlands and Greece combined.

We’re home to deserts, salt lakes, ancient ranges, valleys, winelands and over 2,300 miles of mostly empty coastline.
 
And here’s where you’ll find famous Kangaroo Island, the massive chunk of sun-kissed country where Australian wildlife flourishes.

Most of us live in our capital city, Adelaide. Compared to Sydney or Melbourne, it’s tiny: drive 20 minutes one way and you’re a thousand feet up in sublime wine country; drive 20 minutes the other way and you’re at the beach; bang in the middle is the world’s most gorgeous cricket ground which is filled to bursting during The Ashes. (Life’s tough for us in Adelaide, but we struggle on.)
 
 
It’s this intimacy that makes us the friendliest state and we invite you to spend some time with South Australians – people who have a serious love for their state but never take it too seriously.

They rarely button their collars, they’ve always got a joke or two, and they have a mystical ability to anticipate the exact moment when you’d really love a cold beer. Even at some of our most exclusive, upmarket retreats, you’ll meet hosts who are authentic, accessible and basically bursting with a zest for life.

Your hosts in South Australia can show you what you want to see as well as the sort of stuff you’ve never dreamt of.
 
 
They’ll take you looking for koalas in the eucalypt forests or walking among sea lions on the bone-white beaches of Kangaroo Island. They’ll not only introduce you to world-renowned wines in the Barossa Valley they’ll introduce you to the world-renowned winemaker, too. And they can show you their favourite five-star restaurant (it’s the one where you can splash in the surf between courses).















If you’ve got the nerve, you’ll be swimming with mighty tuna off Port Lincoln, or come face-to-face with the great white sharks made famous by Steven Spielberg. (Don’t worry, Spielberg had a steel cage so you’ll get one as well).

You’ll be fossicking for opals or exploring ranges with an Aboriginal guide. When the stars fill the sky over the Flinders Ranges, you’ll be sitting around a campfire spinning stories. Or lounging outside the outback pub in Parachilna (population four) to watch the world’s longest coal train chug past. And, please – remember to wave.

Welcome to the Insider’s Guide to Kangaroo Island and South Australia. There’s a lot to pack in – so let’s get started…
Adelaide to Alice Springs tour, Australia
Go where the others only dream of going, from AU $2450 - AU $2495 (10 days) ex flights
Kangaroo Island tours, 3 days 2 nights
A locally guided journey of wildlife discovery, from AU $2609 - AU $3725 (3 days) ex flights
Kangaroo Island walking holiday, South Australia
Discover the spectacular coastal walks and wildlife of Kangaroo Island, from AU $2095 (5 days) ex flights
Flinders Ranges wilderness tours, South Australia
Explore the outback wilderness on this exciting safari, from AU $495 - AU $1475 (3 days) ex flights
Adelaide to Perth tour, Australia
Discover the beauty of South & Western Australia in 10 days, from AU $1495 (10 days) ex flights
Eyre Peninsula tours in South Australia
Eyre Peninsula secrets 6 day tour, from AU $870 (6 days) ex flights
Australia holidays, tailor made
Explore 3 very different states of Australia, from £5395 (22 days) inc UK flights
Perth to Adelaide tour, Australia
Discover Australia's unspoiled landscapes..., from AU $1350 (9 days) ex flights
Luxury lodge in Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
A luxurious eco experience on Eyre Peninsula, Sth Australia, from AU $240 - AU $340 per accommodation per night
Eyre Peninsula luxury lodge, South Australia
A luxurious eco experience on Eyre Peninsula, Sth Australia, from AU $270 - AU $370 per accommodation per night
Mercure Grosvenor 4 star hotel in Adelaide, South Australia
Located in the heart of cultural boulevard of North Terrace, from AU $99 - AU $450 per room per night
Victor Harbor bed & breakfast in South Australia
Coastal B & B at beautiful Victor Harbor South Australia, from AU $170 - AU $200 per person for 2 nights
Melbourne to Adelaide 3 day tour, Australia
Experience the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Adelaide, from AU $597.50 - AU $1395 (3 days) ex flights
Flinders Ranges accommodation & campsite, South Australia
Stunning wilderness bunkhouse and holiday units in Australia, from AU $90 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
All Seasons Kangaroo Island Lodge, South Australia
4 Star Kangaroo Island Accommodation on the waterfront, from AU $108 - AU $378 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Kangaroo Island nature & wildlife tour, South Australia
Wildlife, wilderness and nature on beautiful Kangaroo Island, from AU $1451 (2 days) ex flights
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