The Festival State will have you celebrating throughout your South Australian holiday. Fly into the capital Adelaide, before heading north to the Barossa Valley for a wine tasting tour and onto Coober Pedy, a fascinating mining town. Alternatively, travel to Kangaroo Island and appreciate nature at its most scenic.
Adelaide's Central Market is a foodie haven and there are gastronomic treats spread throughout the rest of the city at quality cafes and restaurants. There's a friendly, mellow vibe to the capital that might be unexpected for a first-time visitor.
Ballooning in the early morning air above the Flinders Ranges is a thrilling but peaceful way to see great swathes of ancient landscape. Houseboating on the Murry River is an equally luring option if you want a leisurely break.
For an adrenalin spike you're unlikely to forget, try diving in a cage while great white sharks circle. On a charter tour to Neptune Islands you can get up close – but not too personal – with one of the most feared and revered marine creatures on the planet.