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South Australia – home of delicious wine, remarkable wildlife and unparalleled scenery.

The fourth largest state in Australia, South Australia boasts a vibrant culture and offers a unique holiday destination. Looking to do experience something new on your camping trip this year? South Australia might just be for you.

We’ve collated our top 5 must-visits places for when you visit South Australia. Read on for some ideas to help you plan your next getaway!

1. Adelaide

A visit to South Australia must include a trip to the state’s capital city, Adelaide.

This city is a mecca for culture-lovers – think award-winning restaurants, extravagant festivals and humming night clubs. Enjoy beachside dining and wine tasting, or appease your inner shopaholic with a day at Rundle Mall – an outdoor mall home to over 1,000 outlets!

Once you’ve had your taste of city living, the Adelaide Hills are calling. The stunning Belair National Park is just 25 minutes from Adelaide and offers the most beautiful natural bushland to explore. Alongside a range of native birds, the Park is home to emus, bandicoots, kangaroos and koalas. Choose to explore on foot, mountain bike, or even horseback!

Belair National Park Holiday Park is located within the national park and is the perfect place to stay for those wanting to immerse themselves in nature. Offering pet friendly sites and cabins, the Park is family run and owned.

2. Coober Pedy

Underground accommodation

Photo: Underground accommodation at Oasis Tourist Park, Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy is a unique outback town, located in northern SA. Often classed as the Opal capital of the world, Coober Pedy is also well known for its underground dwellings – built this way due to the extreme temperatures!

One of the best ways to see the breathtaking deserts of South Australia is by charter plane. A charter flight will give you a stunning birds-eye view across outback Australia, and take you to some remote areas only accessible via plane.

Visiting an underground church or art gallery is a special experience in this small town! With more than half of the town living in ‘dugouts’, experiencing life underground is a must. It’s the perfect way to escape the heat, too, with dugouts maintaining a temperature of around 24 degrees all year round.

Oasis Tourist Park is located close to town and offers accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Within easy walking distance to supermarkets and restaurants, the park is dog-friendly and has excellent facilities. If you want to experience underground living – you’re in luck! The park offers a 3-bedroom dugout so you can live like a local and enjoy some peace (and cool temperatures!) beneath ground level.

3. Ceduna

Located on the shores of Murat Bay, Ceduna is a gorgeous coastal town, perfect for beachgoers and seafood lovers alike.

Not far from Ceduna, the Eyre Peninsula offers a range of activities, including whale watching and guided kayak tours. Whales can be seen on a whale watching cruise from June to October when they begin their migration. With the chance to see up to a hundred whales passing through, this is a truly unique marine experience.

There are a number of gorgeous beach walks along the Eyre Peninsula.

Ceduna Shelly Beach Caravan Park has 1km of beach frontage, overlooking the gorgeous ocean. You won’t want to leave this idyllic location!

4. Port Pirie

Photo: Views overlooking the Port River & Ranges at Port Pirie Beach Caravan Park

A small city on the east coast of SA, Port Pirie is well known for gorgeous sunsets in the outback of Australia. It offers the ideal stopover spot when travelling to the Outback.

Port Pirie is abundant with stunning heritage buildings and rich history. Culture-lovers will enjoy the Port Pirie Cultural Precinct, with the city’s Information Centre and Arts Centre offering lots to see and do.

Port Pirie Beach Caravan Park overlooks the Southern Flinders Ranges. Located adjacent to Solomontown Beach, Port Pirie Beach Caravan Park is the perfect spot to enjoy this seaport town.

5. Port Augusta

A small city in South Australia, Port Augusta is popular for fishing, sailing and canoeing.

The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden is a major tourist attraction. Featuring many walking tracks, the facility acts as a conservation area for a variety of Australia’s threatened plant species. With at least 150 different bird species to spot, a visit to this special attraction is a must!

Looking for the ultimate farm stay experience? Spear Creek Caravan Park is set amongst the Flinders Ranges on a 7000ha sheep station, just 25 kilometres south-east of Port Augusta.

 

Family Parks has holiday parks throughout Australia & New Zealand. Whether you are looking for pet-friendly accommodation or a cosy getaway for 2, our Parks offer a variety of accommodation options to suit you!