Found in South Central Australia, South Australia is a state that shares a border with each of the other states in the country. Though it comprises more than 400,000 square miles (1,000,000 square kilometers), only 8% of the country’s population lives within its borders.
Adelaide is the largest city in the state, where most of the population can be found. Many others live in the River Murray area, where fertile farmlands are prevalent. Wineries can be found scattered throughout the landscape, and much of Australia’s fine wines are from this region.
Aborigines once made up the majority of the population, but they were overrun by settlers. Today, both sides of the coin live in harmony, making the most of the land.
The Adelaide Botanic Gardens is a hotspot for visitors, a cool and relaxing respite from the heat. Because you’re in wine country, you certainly shouldn’t miss out on a wine tasting or two. There are even wine tours to partake in.
You can either fly into Adelaide, or into one of the other major cities in another state. Renting a four wheel drive vehicle is imperative, as roads can be rough, especially in the outback.