South Australia Holiday Destinations
South Australia's capital is the friendly city of Adelaide where you can enjoy the unique experience of swimming with dolphins just 20 minutes from the city centre. The perfect blend of modern city and country charm, you can spend your days lazing on the sandy beach or head for the hills for some wine tasting. Boasting some of the best cuisine in the world, Adelaide is also home to the world's largest collection of Aboriginal artefacts. Art and culture buffs will love exploring the galleries and shops set in leafy villages just 20 minutes from the heart of Adelaide.
The Barossa Valley is one of South Australia's most noted holiday destinations for its world class wine cellars, rich German heritage and sensation Barossa events held throughout the year. The gorgeous countryside sets the pace for immersing yourself in the history of Australia's most famous wine region and sampling the latest cellar door offerings at the new Jacob's Cree and Wolf Blass visitor centres.
South Australia Weather & Climate
South Australia's weather is one of the big drawcards for tourists as there is rarely a 'bad' time to visit. The climate can be described as a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm, dry summers. Average winter temperatures generally fall between 8 and 15 degrees Celsius and summer temperatures between 16 and 28 degrees Celsius although on particularly hot days the mercury can reach 30 degrees or more. Summer is generally characterised with hot days and slightly cooler nights. Most rainfall occurs during the winter months throughout June, July and August.
South Australia Packages
Holiday packages to South Australia make booking your trip a breeze. A South Australia holiday package combines accommodation, flights, transfers, tours and meals to save you money! Whether you want to visit the city lights of Adelaide, the wine cellars of the Barossa Valley or the majestic Murray in the east, TravelOnline has a number of special South Australia holiday packages to choose from.
South Australia Facts
The warm sunny weather in South Australia, as with most parts of Australia, is a big part of what draws tourists to this part of the world however the UV is very high at all times of the year. Visitors who are not used to this type of weather are advised to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and a hat when going outside and to drink plenty of water. Australia's electricity voltage is 240 volts AC. Some large hotels have power outlets at 110 volts AC but it is advisable to bring a conversion kit. Australian currency (AUD) is decimal with the dollar as the basic unit (100 cents to one dollar). Australians dive on the left hand side of the road and seat belts are required to be worn at all times by both driver and passengers.