10 Things to Do in South Australia That You Shouldn't Miss

March 26, 2018 Alice Mieles

South Australia (abbreviated as SA) is a state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the country. With a total land area of 983,482 square kilometres (379,725 sq mi), it is the fourth-largest of Australia's states and territories by area, and fifth largest by population. It has a total of 1.7 million people, and its population is the most highly centralised of any state in Australia, with more than 75 percent of South Australians living in the capital, Adelaide, or its environs. Other population centres in the state are relatively small.

1. Flinders Chase National Park

South Coast Road, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia +61 8 8553 4490
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Flinders Chase National Park

Western end of Kangaroo Island features magnificent coastal landscapes coupled with vast Wilderness areas and diverse wildlife. Flinders Chase National Park is the home of the iconic Admiral's Arch with its colony of New Zealand fur seals and the truly Remarkable Rocks. Open every day except Christmas day.

Reviewed By Judave - Tauranga, New Zealand

Visiting sites in Flinders Chase National Park was the highlight of our trip to Kangaroo Island, in my view it is a must visit! We saw the Remarkable rocks which are not only geologically remarkable, but also their location is incredibly remarkable. Weirs Cove were they landed the supplies for those manning and living at the Lighthouse. Also Cape du Couedic or Admirals Arch. All stunning, such rugged sites, amazing

2. Raptor Domain

58 Seal Bay Rd, Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia +61 8 8559 5108
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Raptor Domain

OPEN 10:00-4:00 Daily inc Public Holidays (Closed Christmas Day) Raptor Domain is a rehabilitation education centre and is the Ultimate, Interactive Wildlife Experience. We do not display animals in cages. Interaction and viewing of animals only during presentations. Venom Pit Presentation: 10:30 45 min This is an amazing look at Venom and the creatures that use it. ENTER IF YOU DARE!! Birds of Prey Presentations: 11:30 and 2:30 1hr Join us for an inspiring, interactive and educational experience. Get up close and personal with some of our beautiful Birds of Prey. Owls,Falcons,Eagles,Kookaburras and much more. Put on a glove and have our birds fly to you. Or hold our majestic eagle for a photo. Fang-Tastic Reptile presentation 1:00pm 45min Hold and enjoy an up close and personal experience with some of Australia's enchanting reptiles. Join us for 1,2 or all 3 presentations. Great photo opportunities, Fun for the whole family. Pre show order system for Food available.

Reviewed By Christine C - Echuca, Australia

We really enjoyed the raptor show. It was informative and entertaining, with a variety of birds. We were lucky enough to be invited to stay on at the end to watch Kyle training a dear little kestrel - and were even able to help him. The event was great value for $20 and one of the most enjoyable things I did on the island.

3. Kalleske Wines

6 Murray Street, Greenock, South Australia 5360, Australia +61 8 8563 4000
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Kalleske Wines

In Kalleske Cellar Door you will be able to taste our current range of wines and hear all about the history behind the Kalleske vines. Cheese platters of local Barossa produce are available to purchase and can be enjoyed on a picnic blanket on the lawn or in our cozy cellar door. Or why not try a self guided food and wine flight where each local produce is paired with a Kalleske wine. Out the back you can find games like Quoits to entertain the kids whilst being surround by a beautiful garden. Come enjoy our wines and learn the rich history that went into making them. In South Australia's Barossa Valley, the Kalleske family have been farming and growing grapes since 1853 near the village of Greenock. They are one of the region's leading grape-growing families consistently growing some of the Barossa's best quality grapes. After six generations of growing grapes, winemaker and seventh generation family member, Troy Kalleske, together with his brother Tony, established the Kalleske winery and made the first 'Kalleske' wine. The vineyard is low yielding with grapes grown organically and biodynamically and the winery is also certified biodynamic/organic. The Kalleske family are active practitioners of sustainable farming. They are caretakers of the land and not only want to maintain the environment but improve it for future generations. All Kalleske wines are estate grown and vinified with minimalist winemaking techniques used to fully capture the essence of the vineyard allowing genuine handmade estate wines to be produced. The range is a diverse mix of wines that showcases the splendid Kalleske grapes. Wines from Kalleske have been seven generations in the making, but they are certainly worth the wait!

Reviewed By Jo K

We visited on Saturday at a busy lunchtime, but this this was certainly not a problem for Donna and Amanda who handled Visiting tasters with a professional, informative and friendly approach. They were still able to give a personalised experience to all that were there. The platter we had in the beautiful relaxing outdoor area was delicious and was a perfect match to the bottle of wine we also purchased to have with it. This is a definite stop in the Barossa Valley.

4. Primo Estate

50 McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia +61 8 8323 6800
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Primo Estate

Discover McLaren Vale's most stylish cellar door. At Primo Estate we celebrate our Italian heritage, living La Dolce Vita Australian-style. For groups of 7 or more, please book in advance for our JOSEPH Experience tasting, a seated flight of premium wines with a tasting platter of local bread, Italian cheese and delicious JOSEPH Extra Virgin Olive Oil for just $25 per head, refunded upon purchase from the JOSEPH range. Our family looks forward to welcoming you to our award winning winery.

Reviewed By Sooz0702 - Stockport

We had the pleasure of sampling a Primo wine, in a restaurant, on a previous trip to Australia and built in a trip to the winery on this trip. We were all blown away by the quality and sheer gorgeousness of all the wines we...MoreOh my goodness, irony indeed. Thank you so much for your kind words, we will be sure to pass on your compliments to Judy. Delighted to hear our wines are being enjoyed on the other side of the world.

5. Great Australian Bight

Nullarbor, South Australia, Australia
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Great Australian Bight

Reviewed By Waratah17 - Adelaide, Australia

We go there every winter (Southern Hemisphere winter months June, July and August). I love to see the whales, they are just amazing. There is a tourist point close to the watch point, they have lots of info, some food, and gifts. This year they had nice whale-shaped Christmas tree decorations carved in wood and dot painted by Aboriginal artists, they are really special.
The whales are always a magnificent sight, well worth travelling for hours to the Head of the Bight to see them!

6. Heritage Blinman Mine

Mine Rd, Blinman, Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia 5730, Australia +61 8 8648 4782
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Heritage Blinman Mine

The mine "wheal Blinman" was the reason for the establishment of the town 153 years ago. The town is named after shepherd Robert "Pegleg" Blinman who discovered copper on a hill while tending his flock of sheep. Now some 150 years later the mine has breathed new life into the town, drawing people interested in history, mining, minerals and outback life. People come on tour and over the course of a little over an hour step back into time and experience a taste of life in the 1860's. Our visitors leave not only with an appreciation of the lives of the Cornish miners who settled in Blinman but also of the determination and dedication to a small (very small, just 20 people) group of people who saw the opportunity to breathe new life into a town.

Reviewed By Martine J - Adelaide

The tour we experienced was very informative but also presented creatively. The woman who took us into the area told stories of the young miners with great feeling. The presentation included the kinds of sounds that the men would have experienced as well as their...MoreHello Martine J Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are pleased you enjoyed the tour. We are certainly fortunate to live today, the hardships of the pioneers were sometimes extreme. Susan

7. Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park, Brachina and Bunyerooo Gorges, Hawker, South Australia 5434, Australia +61 8 8648 0048
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Flinders Ranges National Park

Reviewed By DrSwazza - Melbourne, Australia

A must see in SA. Incredible rugged beauty, especially Wilpena Pound, Brachina Gorge and nearby sites. Wildlife is everywhere: rock wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas, emus, wedge tailed eagles, lizards, (and feral goats, rabbits etc). Plenty of aboriginal art sites too.
Rawnsley Park is probably the best base to stay. Wilpena Pound Resort is a bit tired these days....
Camping also a great option. GO!

8. Langmeil Winery

Langmeil Winery 65 Para Rd | Cnr Langmeil Rd & Para Rd, Tanunda, South Australia 5352, Australia +61 8 8563 2595
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Langmeil Winery

Langmeil Winery offers guests a relaxing friendly place to visit. The Gardens are beautiful and child friendly. Ample tables and chairs to enjoy some yummy wines with a picnic box of local produce (or take it with you) from the lovely staff at Cellar Door. Wine tastings are free, or you can book in for a special premium wine tasting and tour for $50 a person (bookings essential) showcasing the Freedom Cellar and tour of the old gnarly Shiraz vines believed to be the oldest in the world. The old Blacksmiths workshop and stables speak the history of ye ole Langmeil Village - one of the first settlements in the Barossa. There is something for everyone at Langmeil Winery. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Langmeil came highly recommended and it didn’t disappoint! After a long hot day, where most wineries wouldn’t allow our dog inside, Langmeil staff was more than happy to have him in! And the wine was even better! We left with our 9 bottles and will...MoreThank you for visiting us and bringing your pooch! Glad you didn't go hungry too! Look forward to your next visit.

9. Cleland Wildlife Park

Mount Lofty Summit Road, Crafers, South Australia 5152, Australia +61 8 8339 2444
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Cleland Wildlife Park

Reviewed By Christine28may - Northumberland, United Kingdom

This place is very organised and quite relaxed. The Koalas are beautiful and easy to see. Kangaroos everywhere. The staff are very helpful and informative. Defiantly a great day out. All I ask is that the animals are there for your benefit but please do not threaten them it’s not fair. Good coffee shop

10. Kangaroo Island Spirits

856 Playford Hwy, Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia +61 8 8553 9211
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Kangaroo Island Spirits

South Australia's first boutique distillery, Kangaroo Island Spirits is producing award winning Gin and a number of liqueurs which utilise local and native ingredients. The cellar door offers free tastings in a rustic but personal setting. Great coffee or have a cocktail and platter of local produce in our Gin Garden.

Reviewed By ThereseMac - Sydney, Australia

I really liked the whiskey barrel gin but felt it was over priced.
They do not seem to be able to cope with small groups arriving at the same time - we went twice and it was the same both time. You are greeted with 'we'll be with you soon' but they weren't. And then part way through your tasting they move to another customer and just leave you.

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