Recently named by Lonely Planet as the 5th best region in the world to visit, South Australia is the complete Australian experience.
From cuddling koalas to fine dining, pristine beaches to wineries, everything you could possibly want to do is within easy access of the Adelaide CBD.
Lonely Planet has also named Adelaide CBD's West End in the top three coolest neighbourhoods in the world.
It’s no wonder the New York Times listed Adelaide as one of the 52 cities to visit, and The Economist called us the 5th most livable city in the world while Trip.com gave Adelaide the #1 spot in it's "2017 Rising Star Destinations."
At a national level, South Australia has won the title of "Best Event State" two years running (2015 & 2016) at the Australian Event Awards.
The jewel in Adelaide's crown is the Riverbank Precinct. Together with our precinct partners Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Festival Centre, the InterContinental Hotel, and Renewal SA, we are transforming this into a world-class tourism and entertainment destination.
Great Wine Regions
South Australia is undoubtedly most famous for our many world-class wine regions, many within driving distance of the Adelaide CBD. Take a short drive up the freeway to the Adelaide Hills or down the expressway to McLaren Vale. Venture further north and experience what the Barossa and Clare Valley have to offer.
South Australia has been blessed with some of the country's finest produce with a long tradition of innovation. From premium seafood from our clear, cold waters to beef, lamb, pork and poultry raised on fertile soils; and luscious stone fruit to quality vegetables, nuts and honeys. At Adelaide Casino, our preference is always to use local produce.
From pristine coastlines to magnificent islands, Flinders Ranges to the Adelaide Hills, South Australia is home to some of the world's most spectacular natural wonders. When you're looking to unwind, take time out and explore our abundance of riches.
Popular tourist attractions such as Hahndorf (pictured), Adelaide Zoo, Cleland Wildlife Park, Adelaide Central Markets and more are all easily accessible. Entry is free to most, however to make the most of them, a guided tour is highly recommended.
Adelaide is widely regarded as the festival state and for good reason. Come during February and March and immerse yourself in the Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival, WOMAdelaide and Adelaide 500. However, come outside those times and you'll likely find yourself in the midst of Adelaide Cabaret Festival, SALA Festival, OZAsia Festival, and more.
South Australians love their sport. We have a rich sporting heritage, winning championships in all major sporting codes from AFL to basketball; football to cricket. The highlight of the sporting calendar is undoubtedly the Showdown when the Adelaide Crows take on Port Power.
South Australian Tourism Commission
For more ideas of things to do during your visit, go to southaustralia.com.