The impacts of the January bushfires and then travel restrictions have been widely felt throughout South Australia, but especially those regional towns and small businesses that count on tourism for survival.Many of these communities are starting out on the road to recovery and welcoming visitors back to their regions is one of the best ways to bolster regeneration efforts.That’s where you come in.
Travelling to these areas and staying, eating and exploring locally all mean that your support goes directly to small business owners, residents and economies. When planning on where to go and what you’ll do while your there, there is no better advice to take up than that passed on by those who know best. Use their tips and recommendations as all the encouragement you need to book your trip, and then spend your time away uncovering other hidden gems and treasures – that you might then pay forward to friends and family.
Cheers to some of the state’s best wine producers with a day in the Adelaide Hills or Barossa or Clare Valleys, or swap vineyards for red earth when you venture into the Flinders Ranges. Walk barefoot along the sands of beaches on the Limestone Coast or Kangaroo Island or take an extended trip to reach the far-flung likes of the Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas.
Start dreaming up (and booking) where your next getaway around South Australia will take you with the inspiring shots below.
Adelaide Hills, Barossa & Clare Valley
- Places to keep in mind: Hahndorf, Bridgewater, Woodside, Tanunda, Gawler
Flinders Rangers & The Outback
- Places to keep in mind: Port Augusta, Whyalla, Nullabor, Coober Pedy, Woomera
- Places to keep in mind: Flinders Chase National Park, Seal Bay, Vivonne Bay, Kingscote
- Places to keep in mind: Streaky Bay, Port Lincoln, Tumby Bay, Whyalla, Ceduna
- Places to keep in mind: Mount Gambier, Grant, Kingstone, Robe, Wattle Range
- Places to keep in mind: Stenhouse Bay, Barunga West, Copper Coast
When to go & weather:
- Summer (December - February): Dry and hot, ideal for swimming in lakes or the beach
- Autumn (March - May): A great time to visit, lots of sunshine and autumn colours
- Winter (June - August): Lots of rainfall but mild temperatures
- Spring (September - November): Pleasant temperatures & blooming flowers
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