South Australia Australia A Vagabond Life
The state’s colonial origins are unique in Australia as a freely settled, rather than as a convict settlement. It is also the is the driest state in the driest inhabitated continent on earth with the vast number of residents living in or around the capital Adelaide.
The southern coast is bordered by the Great Australian Bite and the Southern Ocean.
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Things To See & Do In South Australia
Adelaide is one of my favourite cities in Australia, great food, great wine and close to excellent beaches. It is the capital of South Australia and is known as the city of churches for the number of churches in the town.
Adelaide was free settled (unlike the rest of Australia that was settled by convicts) a fact the locals will let you know.
Things to see and do in Adelaide
- Adelaide Central Market
- Adelaide Botanical Gardens
- Adelaide Zoo
- Mt Lofty for great views
Not far from Adelaide, Glenelg is a popular destination known for its beautiful beach, alfresco dining, laid back pubs, and fun activities. If you are in Adelaide pop down to Glenelg for a day
South Australia produces excellent wine from some of Australia’s most famous wine producing areas and in more recent years has become known for producing excellent boutique food.
Wine Growing Regions
- Barossa Valley
- Clare Valley
- Mclaren Vale
Kangaroo Island is off the south coast of South Australia. One third of the island is a protected nature reserve and is home to sea lions, koalas, penguin colonies and many bird species.
Things to see and do on Kangaroo Island
- Visit Flinders Chase National Park
- Seal Bay Conservation Park
- Remarkable Rocks
- Admirals Arch
You can fly into Kangaroo Island or catch a ferry.
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