The Ultimate Australian Road Trip – South Australia (SA)
Written by Anna, Diego, Enrica & Camilo – Intensive General English (Advanced level) BROWNS students.
Fun Facts about South Australia:
- The top five languages (other than English) spoken in South Australia are: Italian, Mandarin, Greek, Vietnamese and Persian/Dari
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 2 percent of South Australia’s population
- South Australia is often referred to as the ‘Festival State’ and the people that live there are sometimes known as ‘crow eaters’
- Adelaide has a hot Mediterranean Climate
- Adelaide is known for being highly accessible. You can reach any point in the city within a period of 20 minutes
Adelaide has much to offer, heritage, the arts, beautiful gardens, Adelaide Zoo, great food and wine industry, parks, beaches and lots more
- Adelaide’s Central Markets are not to be missed
- Go to Monarto Zoo and Adelaide Zoo
- Jump off the jetty at Port Noarlunga
- Go strawberry picking at Beerenberg and eat as you go
- Go camping in Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges. The stars — oh my gosh, the STARS!
Kangaroo Island is a must:
How to get there? Fly with Qantas directly from Adelaide or take your car on the Sealink Ferry
- Swim with the dolphins
- Watch the sea lions at seal bay. One of the best things you can do on Kangaroo Island. Here you can view Australian Sea Lions up close in their natural habitat, lounging on the beach as they recover from several days at sea. Plus you’ll be capture by the stunning beachy landscape. It costs $16 to walk down the boardwalk to watch the seals, $35 for a guided tour.
- Check out the remarkable rocks. Purchase a park pass to access it ($11 per person).
- Obviously meet the characteristics kangaroos of this island, you won’t need to be in a national park, you’ll be able to see them just walking around the island
- Lake Eyre, 25 km from Adelaide is the largest lake in Australia, for a more exciting experience take a scenic flight over lake Eyre that lasts 1- 2 hours. http://traveloutbackaustralia.com/lake-eyre-flights.html/
- Once in life experience, only in South Australia, you have the opportunity to try an adrenaline swim with the great white shark. This in Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula (50 minute flight, or 8 hours drive, from Adelaide). https://www.adrenaline.com.au/port-lincoln/swim-with-sharks/great-white-shark-experience/
Where to party:
- Adelaide: Electric Circus, 17 Crippen Pl; R&B and techno music / Zhivago, 54 Currie St /Red Square Bar, 111 Hindley St; electronic music / HQ Complex, 149 Hindley St; DJs and live bands.
*This article was written by students and should be used as a guide only. If you have any questions about travelling around Australia, we recommend you contact Backpackers World Travel.
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