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Adelaide to Clare Trip | Adelaide

A round trip to this town passes through Gawler, Hamley Bridge and Balaklava and returns through Auburn and Kapunda. A day of very varied scenery, through plains and hills can be experienced. The trip is about 326 kms.

Adelaide to Victor Harbor Trip | Adelaide

This trip of about 209 km and passes through some of the best country around Adelaide. Noarlunga is a popular picnic spot, Victor Harbor is a holiday and fishing resort, and at Goolwa you are near the mouth of the Murray River.

Adelaide to Wallaroo Trip | Adelaide

This is an interesting trip to Spencer's Gulf through northern pastoral country, wheat fields and industrial areas. With a visit to the mines at Wallaroo and excursions to towns along the Gulf of St. Vincent, the trip is about 370 km.

Barossa Valley, South Australia | Tanunda

88 km north of Adelaide you'll find the origin of some of Australia's finest wines-Rhine Riesling, Cabernet, Cabernet-Shiraz, and Hermitage. Nearly 30 wineries thrive in this valley, named after the Barossa district of Andalusia, Spain. The region was settled by German immigrants in the early 1840s. The Barossa Valley is contained around the North Para River. The Barossa Valley Way is the main r...

Coober Pedy Opal Fossicking | Coober Pedy

With a little luck, a rockhound can have a heady day digging for opals at Coober Pedy, about 600 km north of Adelaide. All you need to become a weekend opal fossicker are a Miner's Right, a pick and shovel, a strong back, and a constitution able to withstand desert temperatures. Miners at Coober Pedy and nearby Andamooka (a hundred km away) dig out more than A$30 million worth of opals annually. ...

Creswell Gardens, north bank Torrens Lake | Adelaide

Creswell Gardens are located on the north bank of Torrens Lake. This little park contains the Sir Ross Smith Memorial a bronze statue of the South Australian aviator who, with his brother, made in 1919 the first successful flight from England to Australia.

Flinders Ranges | Melrose

The Flinders Ranges, which rise beyond the head of the Gulf of St Vincent and extend northward for over 480 km into dry saltbush steppes, are popular for winter motoring. This rugged mountain district provides scenic attractions and enjoys a pleasant winter climate. The Flinders Ranges differ materially from the Mount Lofty Ranges near Adelaide. Instead of rounded slopes and sparsely-timbered hil...

Wilmington Town | Wilmington

Wilmington is a tiny rural town about 300 km north of Adelaide. The area was once called “Beautiful Valley” when the first European settlers arrived in the region in the 1850s. It was officially named Wilmington by Governor Musgrave in 1876. Activities include bushwalking, photography, bird watching, camping, sightseeing and just enjoying the great outdoors. Walking trails start from Alliga...

Cape Jervis Town | Cape Jervis

Cape Jervis is located on the tip of Fleurieu Peninsula south of Adelaide. It is the main terminal for the passenger and car ferry to Kangaroo Island. The town looks out over Backstairs Passage, is a quiet fishing town with wharf, nearby beaches and plenty of local parks and recreational areas for bushwalking.

Ceduna Town | Ceduna

Ceduna is located in the West Coast region of South Australia. The town is situated in the northwest corner of Eyre Peninsula, west of the junction of the Flinders and Eyre Highways and around 786 km northwest of Adelaide. Ceduna is the last major settlement before crossing the Nullarbor Plain from east to west.

Mount Gambier Town | Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier is situated between Adelaide and Melbourne. The location makes the town an ideal resting point for those travelling to or from The Great Ocean Road or the Grampians or an extended stay to enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of the surrounding region, caves sinkholes, coastline, rivers, lakes and wineries.

Penneshaw Town, Kangaroo Is. | Penneshaw

The township of Penneshaw is situated on the Dudley Peninsula at the eastern end of the island and is the settlement closest to the mainland. It is a convenient centre for short motor trips into the surrounding country and is close to a good beach suitable for bathing. Hotel and guest-house accommodation and the usual sporting facilities are available. One of the best short motor trips is through ...

Port Augusta City | Port Augusta

Port Augusta is a City of growing importance and the most northerly port in the Spencer Gulf. Named after Augusta, the wife of Governor Young, the Port is one of the deep sea ports of South Australia. Horrocks Pass and Pichi Richi Pass are added attractions.

Port Elliott Town | Port Elliot

Port Elliott is situated 86 km from Adelaide on the South Coast and occupies a commanding position on a rocky promontory. Around Horseshoe Bay at the eastern end of the promontory there is a beautiful marine drive leading down to the beach. The town is a popular holiday resort with facilities for all forms of outdoor entertainment. The coastal scenery is beautiful and the swimming is good. Campin...

Port Lincoln Town | Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln, the principal town and seaport on the Eyre Peninsula, stands on the western shore of Boston Bay, a landlocked harbour which is generally considered the best in the State. In addition to its growing commercial importance as the natural outlet for much of the wheat and wool grown on the peninsula, Port Lincoln is becoming a popular seaside holiday resort. Long famed for the excellence ...

Port Macdonnell Town | Port Macdonnell

28 km south of Mount Gambier is noted as the home town of Adam Lindsay Gordon whose home. Dingley Dell, 5 km away, is now a National Pleasure Resort. Camping available on foreshore.

Port Noarlunga Town | Port Noarlunga

Port Noarlunga is situated 32 km from Adelaide on the shores of Gulf St. Vincent. The town is a popular resort and provides good fishing, safe swimming and outdoor facilities for sport. On the cliffs between the town and Christmas Beach a good camping ground is situated.

Port Pirie City | Port Pirie

Port Pirie is South Australia's largest city outside the metropolitan area and one of the most important industrial centres in the State. Situated on the eastern shore of Spencer's Gulf, Port Pirie is the natural outlet for one of the finest wheat-producing regions in Australia and is named after a Lord Mayor of London who was one of the Directors of the South Australian Co. which founded the colo...

Quorn Town | Quorn

Quorn is an important railway and farming centre in the Flinders Range area. Between Quorn and Hawker motorists have a choice of routes. The most direct is along the railway line but those who take the back track will be repaid with views along the Willochra Creek which empties itself into Lake Torrens.

Renmark Town | Renmark

Renmark is one of the show towns on the River Murray, known all over the world for its citrus. Renmark, the principal irrigation settlement of South Australia, is beautifully situated on a bend of the Murray River, 265 km from Adelaide. The town owes its foundation to the Chaffey Brothers from California who in 1887 established several irrigation settlements in the Murray Valley. The town is well...