Australia tourism destinations will surprise you.
South Australia may not be quite as popular a tourist destination
New South Wales
and Victoria, but that doesn't mean that there are no tourists or that
there is nothing to see.
is a lovely city with its famous beach, Glenelg, and if you like
wines, there are Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and
Adelaide Hills. South of Adelaide are Kangaroo Island and Coorong
National Park, and north are Flinders Ranges. But the really exciting
part is the outback with some great deserts and salt lakes in the far
north and west.
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South Australia Tourism: Mt Gambier South Australia
The first time I went to South Australia, it was on my first
around-the-continent trip, many, many years ago. We entered the state
via the Princes Highway,
and were heading towards the Blue Lake in Mount Gambier when we
suddenly realised we were running out of petrol. Turned into the next
fuel station, but it was closed. Next one – closed again! We hadn't
thought that it was Christmas
Day so of course the fuel stations were closed.
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We started stopping
cars to ask if someone
could sell us a few litres of fuel so we could get to a city where
there were more fuel stations and chances for some of them being
open. A girl stopped, drove back to her mum’s Christmas party to get
some petrol for us (didn't charge of course), then took us to an open
petrol station in town. I have since thought of South Australians as
very friendly people.
Blue Lake. Poster by AllPosters. Click on
South Australia Tourism - Adelaide Travel Information
Whoever planned Adelaide
put a lot
of thought into it. The city centre
is laid out on an orderly
grid between Hutt Street and North, South and West Terraces. In the
middle, there is the Victoria Square, and north of it is Rundle Mall,
lively with shops and restaurants.
Hindley Street on the other side of
King William Road is the centre of nightlife. North from here is the
University of Adelaide and the Botanic Gardens, Adelaide Zoo and the
lovely Linear Park along the Torrens River. North of the river is the
suburb of North Adelaide, again neatly planned, with a lot of
parklands. Adelaide’s most popular beach is Glenelg – a seaside suburb
with cafes and a promenade. The smaller and quieter Henley
Beach has got a nice pub - Ramsgate Hotel.
Adelaide. Poster by AllPosters. Click on
Kangaroo Island Australia - South Australia Tourism
The southeast coast of South Australia, and Kangaroo
Island have some
interesting rock formations and quite a populations of seals
and wild koalas;
and Coorong National Park
is a birdwatchers' paradise with lots of pelicans
and other waterbirds. Also
in the area is the Giant Lobster - one of Australia's Big Things; and
the aptly named
Blue Lake – it really is BLUE.
Kangaroo Island. Poster by AllPosters. Click
Yorke Peninsula South Australia - South Australia Tourism
West of Adelaide are Yorke and Eyre
Peninsula, and further west is the long drive to Western
Australia through Nullarbor
Flinders Ranges. Poster by AllPosters. Click
buy. Coober Pedy South Australia - South
North is the amazing Wilpena Pound in Flinders
Ranges; and further north is Stuart
Highway to Northern
Territory, past Coober
Pedy – a town where lots of
homes have been built underground.
Coober Pedy. Poster by AllPosters.
Here's a map of South Australia with
places mentioned on this web page tagged. You can click on the tags to
see what places they are, and double-click anywhere on the map to zoom
it in and see the places closer. Drag the map to move around, and if
you want to see the satellite image with Google Earth, click on "Sat"
in the top right hand corner.
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