Event Guide

Discover South Australia

South Australia is home to long summers, stunning beaches and award-winning wine, events and festivals. It’s the gateway to the unique landscapes of the Flinders Ranges and iconic Kangaroo Island.

We’re proud to host major events such as the Santos Tour Down Under, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe and WOMADelaide – not to mention the World Tennis Challenge! When you visit you’ll understand why experienced travellers come back time and time again.

Find out more about South Australia, take a good look around the website and use the “Search and Book” button to find accommodation, attractions, tours and events

Things to do

Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area

What’s on

There are plenty of events on in South Australia. Here are some ideas you might like.

Beautiful, long summers

South Australia has beautiful, long summers and mild winters. In summer temperatures often soar above 35 degrees celsius (°C). That’s 95° fahrenheit! It’s perfect holiday weather, but make sure you cover up and wear sunscreen.

For wine lovers

If you drink wine, you’ll love South Australia. There are eighteen wine regions to choose from and you won’t have to travel far to enjoy them. You can explore more than 200 cellar doors within an hour’s drive of Adelaide.

Capital city Adelaide

Voted Australia’s most liveable city – and one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 global cities to visit in 2014 – there are direct flights to Adelaide from major Asian airports and all Australian capital cities. Interstate coaches and trains also service Adelaide, including The Ghan transcontinental train which takes you north through the red centre to the Arafura Sea.

Stop for some retail therapy in this cosmopolitan city, which is surrounded by parklands. Stroll along the North Terrace boulevard and check out the many art galleries and museums. Visit Wang Wang and Funi, the Adelaide Zoo’s giant pandas.

Explore more than 700 restaurants, cafés and pubs, serving food from around the world. The Adelaide Hills and metropolitan beaches are just 20 minutes’ drive from Adelaide city and also feature great cafés and restaurants.

To get the most out of your time in South Australia, spend some time in the city before heading out to the country regions by car or plane. The Barossa, Clare Valley and Fleurieu Peninsula and are all just a short drive from Adelaide.

Country regions

South Australia is the wine and seafood capital of Australia. It’s where the Murray River meets the sea and is also the gateway to Outback South Australia. The Flinders Ranges and Kangaroo Island are unique and spectacular. They are on the Australian National Landscapes register as places as of great cultural, natural and spiritual significance. World Heritage-listed caves are found at Naracoorte on the Limestone Coast.

The South Australian coastline is more than 3,800 kilometres long and is punctuated by towns, beaches, cliffs and jetties. Many coastal regions boast wine and fresh produce, including local seafood.

The South Australian coastline has fantastic fishing, boating and surfing; head to Kangaroo Island, Fleurieu Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula or Limestone Coast for more unforgettable coastal experiences.

The Murray River winds through South Australia on its way to meet the sea. Kick back and relax on a houseboat, or explore the river towns and wineries along the river.

Now you know a little more about South Australia and you have a good idea how large and diverse it is, it’s time to explore the website and book your holiday. You’ll find everything you need at southaustralia.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Accommodation – InterContinental Adelaide

Ideally positioned just a short walk across the River Torrens from centre court, why not make your visit to the World Tennis Challenge truly memorable and stay overnight with our official partner, InterContinental Adelaide?

Click here to book, or call 08 8238 2400.

Just planning a day trip? Why not head in for dinner in Riverside Restaurant or a drink in The Atrium Lounge  after your day at the Tennis.

 

You can also check out the travel packages now available as part of the Australian Open Series.