South Australia

Where to stay on your family holiday to South Australia 


Adelaide attractions

Adelaide is the capital of South Australia. Search accommodation in Adelaide City and the Adelaide beaches, including Glenelg. Find hotels, self-contained apartments, holiday parks and beach houses to base your family as you discover Adelaide's attractions, including the Adelaide Zoo, Torrens River and beachside towns.


Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Hills

A short drive from Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills includes the historic town of Hahndorf. Particularly scenic in autumn, this region is about nature, food and wine. There are many scenic walking trails, including the 17km Amy Gillett bike-way and a visit to the Mount Lofty scenic look-out is a must.


Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is about food and wine, but not just for grown-ups with more wineries becoming family friendly. Visit Gawler, Greenock, Tanunda and Angaston. Check out a family friendly winery, visit Maggie's Farm Shop, and when you have eaten too much, take in a scenic walk along one of the many trails in the area.


Clare Valley

Clare Valley

Wines and historic towns, including the mansion that featured in the movie, Picnic at Hanging Rock. The Clare Valley is famed for its Riesling, which you can taste at a cellar door. Children love the living hedge Mintaro Maze, while a heritage passport and key will open the past for your at historic Burra.


Eyre Peninsula 

The Eyre Peninsula stretches from Wyhalla in the east and part Ceduna in the west into the Nullarbor. Visit here for adventure and wildlife experiences. Popular towns include Port Lincoln, Tumby Bay and Coffin Bay. Discover pristine white beaches and the rugged beauty of the Gawler Ranges.


Fleurieu Peninsula 

On the Fleurieu Peninsula your family can go beachcombing, discover the mouth of the Murray River, ride the horse-drawn tram at Victor Harbour, see the penguins at Granite Island and go whale watching (in season). This region includes the McLaren Vale wine district and a range of historic beachside towns.

Flinders Ranges & Outback

The Flinders Ranges & Outback is about rugged landscapes millions of years old. Hawker, the hub of the ranges, is about 400km north of Adelaide. Discover historic Quorn where you can ride the Pichi Richi Railway and Wilpena Pound, a natural basin spanning some 100km. Go star gazing in the clear skies.

Kangaroo Island

A nature lovers paradise that will enthral your whole family, Kangaroo Island is a short car ferry ride from Port Jervis. Described as a "zoo without fences" your family will enjoy the wildlife experiences, particularly the seals on the beach. Visit a lighthouse, discover scenic bays and try sand-boarding at Little Sahara. 

Limestone Coast

Robe is a popular family holiday destination on the Limestone Coast.

A popular region for family holidays, the Limestone Coast runs along the Victorian border and is renowned for its great beaches and glimpses into the volcanic past. Popular tourist destinations include Robe, Beachport, Mt Gambier and Naracoorte, with its cave and fossils.

Murray River

This is where the mighty Murray River meets the sea. Enjoy a ride on a paddle steamer, explore the Coorong, with more than 130km of saltwater lagoons. Visit Mannum, the birthplace of the paddle steamer. Family friendly attractions include the Monarto Zoo. Walk across the Murray Bridge at Murray Bridge.

Yorke Peninsula

Popular with Adelaide families, the Yorke Peninsula features popular beachside locations such as Moonta, Port Vincent and Wool Bay. Take a ride on the Moonta Mines Tourist Railway and visit the mining ghost town of Inneston. Learn about the area's indigenous past on an Aboriginal Cultural Tour.


Images on this page were kindly provided by the South Australian Tourism Commission. Photos by Ben Goode (Kangaroo Island) and Lachlan Swan (Fleurieu Peninsula).