South Australia really is a tale of two cities; your holiday experience here can be one of modern city or country charm depending on where you choose to visit. But whatever your choice, you'll certainly never run out of things to do. Get to know the locals of the friendly bush pubs up north, sample world class wines at cellar doors across the south, watch whales in the west or relax on the banks of the famous Murray River in the east. With such a diverse tourist region there is so much to experience, all within an easy day's drive of the state's capital, Adelaide.
South Australia accommodation is as diverse as the region itself. With resorts and hotels spreading from Adelaide city all the way out to the rivers and valleys you're sure to find accommodation that suits your taste and budget. The facilities available at each hotel are varied and depending on your needs, you can enjoy access to day spas, fully equipped gyms and huge lagoon style pools. While some accommodation is aimed at budget travellers, all accommodation is of a high standard and after a day of exploring the Murray or tasting world class wines you can retire to modern rooms for a peaceful night's sleep.
South Australia's capital is the friendly city of Adelaide where you can enjoy the unique experience of swimming with dolphins just 20 minutes from the city centre. The perfect blend of modern city and country charm, you can spend your days lazing on the sandy beach or head for the hills for some wine tasting. Boasting some of the best cuisine in the world, Adelaide is also home to the world's largest collection of Aboriginal artefacts. Art and culture buffs will love exploring the galleries and shops set in leafy villages just 20 minutes from the heart of Adelaide.
The Barossa Valley is one of South Australia's most noted holiday destinations for its world class wine cellars, rich German heritage and sensation Barossa events held throughout the year. The gorgeous countryside sets the pace for immersing yourself in the history of Australia's most famous wine region and sampling the latest cellar door offerings at the new Jacob's Cree and Wolf Blass visitor centres.
South Australia's weather is one of the big drawcards for tourists as there is rarely a 'bad' time to visit. The climate can be described as a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm, dry summers. Average winter temperatures generally fall between 8 and 15 degrees Celsius and summer temperatures between 16 and 28 degrees Celsius although on particularly hot days the mercury can reach 30 degrees or more. Summer is generally characterised with hot days and slightly cooler nights. Most rainfall occurs during the winter months throughout June, July and August.
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The warm sunny weather in South Australia, as with most parts of Australia, is a big part of what draws tourists to this part of the world however the UV is very high at all times of the year. Visitors who are not used to this type of weather are advised to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and a hat when going outside and to drink plenty of water. Australia's electricity voltage is 240 volts AC. Some large hotels have power outlets at 110 volts AC but it is advisable to bring a conversion kit. Australian currency (AUD) is decimal with the dollar as the basic unit (100 cents to one dollar). Australians dive on the left hand side of the road and seat belts are required to be worn at all times by both driver and passengers.