Destination guide

South Australia – down under in the Land Down Under

Pack your map and compass, and get ready for the scenic wilderness of South Australia. A vast territory in the centre and south of the country, South Australia's known for its preserved outback, sandy beaches and epic waterfront cliffs; the state's capital, Adelaide, is a bustling coastal metropolis with numerous museums, a sprawling zoo and plenty of historic colonial architecture. With countless South Australia vacation rentals to choose from, you won't have any trouble finding the ideal base of operations for whatever visit you have in mind – from outback adventures to contemporary luxury.

Things to do

From wilderness to wineries in South Australia

One of the most iconic destinations in the region, the Nullarbor National Park offers more than 32,000 hectares of preserved outback wilderness. For a more manageable take on the region's great outdoors, you can check out the Adelaide Zoo and the Adelaide Botanic Garden. The state capital is also home to a number of museums, including the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute and natural history at the South Australia Museum. The nearby Barossa Valley is known for its wineries, and a popular wine festival is held in the area every other fall.

Activities

Get out – South Australia's (really, really) great outdoors

Nature lover? You'll find outdoor excursions of all sorts in South Australia. With a number of national parks throughout the area, you can find epic hiking and camping, and wide stretches of desert outback dotted with scenic lakes, mountains and striking rock formations. Birders will enjoy the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park, where countless species of local and migratory birds can be spotted all throughout the year. You can find plenty of broad, sandy beaches along the southern coast, as well as plenty of shopping, nightlife, dining and live entertainment in cosmopolitan Adelaide.

Weather

Take your pick – desert or seaside climes in South Australia

A vast territory – more than a million square kilometres – South Australia has 2 distinct climates. The interior desert region is hot, dry and arid, with summer highs regularly averaging 38 degrees in January and winter lows around 6 degrees in July. In the south, coastal cities like Adelaide feature a cooler, wetter Mediterranean climate, with summer highs peaking around 30 degrees in February and regular rainfall between May and September. You'll generally find the best rates on South Australia vacation rentals during the milder spring and autumn months.

Natural highlights

Meet me outback – South Australia's natural landscape

The landscape of South Australia is wildly diverse. Nullarbor National Park ranges from northern deserts to the steep, rocky cliffs along the Great Australian Bight, where southern right whales can regularly be seen between June and October. You can find plenty of broad, sandy beaches along the protected Fleurieu Peninsula in the south. Just north of there, Adelaide is a dense, urban metropolis with leafy public parks and a striking blend of contemporary and colonial architecture. With such a variety at your fingertips, South Australia vacation rentals are the first step in your epic coastal or desert adventure.

Where to stay near South Australia?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,884 holiday rentals near South Australia. From 2,541 Houses to 89 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near South Australia for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in South Australia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in South Australia. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Adelaide: 699 holiday rentals
  • McLaren Vale: 294 holiday rentals
  • Goolwa: 783 holiday rentals
  • Normanville: 313 holiday rentals
  • Clare Valley: 76 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in South Australia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in South Australia?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in South Australia with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Adelaide: 699 holiday homes
  • McLaren Vale: 294 holiday homes
  • Goolwa: 783 holiday homes
  • Normanville: 313 holiday homes
  • Middleton: 857 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to South Australia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in South Australia are:

  • Adelaide International Airport (ADL): 839 holiday houses
  • Port Lincoln Airport (PLO): 58 holiday houses
  • Penneshaw Airport (PEA): 85 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in South Australia?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in South Australia. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Henley Beach: 786 holiday rentals
  • Glenelg Beach: 854 holiday rentals
  • Currency Creek Winery: 879 holiday rentals
  • Adelaide Hallett Cove Station: 992 holiday rentals
  • Adelaide Central Market: 816 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Australia listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around South Australia

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