Situated between New South Wales and Western Australia, the state of South Australia is made up of unquestionably some of the finest botanic gardens, vineyards and farmlands in the world. Upon arrival into the city of Adelaide, you will be almost greeted with wine tasting opportunities at the Adelaide Wine Centre and surrounding gardens, which opened in 1857 and are believed to have been influenced by Kew Gardens in London. You will also be able to visit Barossa Valley, a premier wine region in the region.
As well as fine produce and gorgeous gardens, South Australia is also home to fascinating geological and geographical features. The Flinders Ranges National Park is home to a series of gorges, some of which date back 130 million years. Within the layers of the Brachina Gorge, there is a good chance you will be able to witness the endangered Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby.
Make the short journey from mainland Australia to Kangaroo Island, an internationally renowned wildlife haven. First explored by Matthew Flinders in 1802, this island is home to an abundance of fauna. As the name would suggest, the island provides a home to kangaroos and wallabies, but it is also home to koala bears, echidnas, wallabies, platypuses, penguins and much, much more. The only way to truly appreciate everything South Australia has to offer is to experience it for yourself. Another way to visit the island is via cruise ship. Some cruises stop in Penneshaw, as well as visiting the South Australia port of Adelaide