Travel to South Australia
Encompassing some of the most arid parts of the country, it can feel tough to get to grips with South Australia at first. 75% of the region's population lives in vibrant, cosmopolitan capital city Adelaide on the south coast, leaving the rest of the state temptingly empty. It practically begs visitors to head out into the wilderness to explore.
South Australia shares a border with every other mainland state, meaning many visitors arrive with the intention of passing through. Plenty begin or end a journey along the iconic Great Ocean Road here. There's plenty to keep a traveller in the region, from mining town Coober Pedy, famous for its underground 'dugout' homes, to Kangaroo Island, an island packed with - you guessed it - kangaroos.
Much of the region might be barren, but Adelaide buzzes with life. The city is well known for its program of cultural events and attractions, as well as bars, restaurants, and backpacker friendly accommodation. If you were planning on passing through, you'll find countless reasons to stay.
Our Favourite Adventure Tours
Most tours in Victoria will kick off from Melbourne, but from there there’s a huge choice about where in the country you head and what you’ll do there. You could head west along the Great Ocean Road toward Adelaide in South Australia, cut straight up into the forbidding Red Centre region, or go toward Sydney via the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Here are a few of our favourites.