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WHEN IN DOUBT, GO SOUTH: 7 Reasons Why South Australia Needs To Be Your Next Holiday Destination!

There has never been a better time to explore our beautiful, big backyard so dust off your suitcase and start your South Australia adventure! From the culture-soaked streets of Adelaide to world-class wineries of the Barossa, the rugged coastline of Kangaroo Island, or the vast outback of the Flinders Ranges, we guarantee that South Australia will leave you wanting more. 

There has never been a better time to explore our beautiful, big backyard so dust off your suitcase and start your South Australia adventure! From the culture-soaked streets of Adelaide to world-class wineries of the Barossa, the rugged coastline of Kangaroo Island, or the vast outback of the Flinders Ranges, we guarantee that South Australia will leave you wanting more. 

If it’s been a while since you’ve planned a holiday (and let’s be honest, it probably has!) Viva Holidays has done all the hard work and put together a bunch of packages that will tempt any traveller! Choose from city sojourn, winery escapes, self-drive adventures, or even an underground stay in the outback.

It’s wine o’clock somewhere

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Down the Rabbit Hole winery. ©South Australian Tourism Commission

Did you know South Australia is home to some of the world’s best wine regions? Barossa, Clare Valley, and Adelaide Hills are all names you’ll become familiar with when roaming through the windy roads searching for your next glass of vino. If you’re looking for a grape escape, the 4-night Vineyard Explorer is for you! Don’t miss a visit to Down the Rabbit Hole Cellar Door, where the wine tasting takes place in a renovated double-decker bus!

City & Surf (minus the running)

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Moseley Square, Glenelg. ©Mark Elbourne

Adelaide is literally bursting at the seams with culture, flavours, and entertainment. From the thriving restaurant and bar scene to the coastal lifestyle of Glenelg, an Adelaide cityscape is a superb way to fill your (most likely much neglected) travel cup! The 2-night Adelaide Highlights will give you a detailed insight into South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital. A sunset cocktail at Moseley Beach Club is a must-do!

Hop to it!

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Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island. Credit: heidi who photos

One year on from the tragic bushfires that ravished the island, Kangaroo Island is back in a big way! Appropriately nicknamed ‘natures playground’, the island is a sanctuary for all things flora and fauna. The 3-night Kangaroo Island Escape will take you on the road less travelled to explore this idyllic island and regeneration at a once-in-a-lifetime scale.

The Eyre of SA

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Greenly Beach Rockpools, Eyre Peninsula. ©South Australian Tourism Commission/Elise Cook

The Eyre Peninsula is known for its turquoise beaches, fresh seafood, and dreamy coastal scenery. Hit the road with Viva’s 5-night Seafood Frontier Self-Drive to enjoy the freedom of the open road, take in some of Australia’s best scenery, and perhaps a famous Coffin Bay oyster or 12!  Hot (pink) tip! Don’t miss the fairy floss hues of Lake MacDonnell!

Down by the river

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Big Bend, near Swan Reach, Murray River. Credit: Ben Goode

Take to the rivers and enjoy the serenity of cruising down Australia’s greatest waterway, the Murray River. The 3 night P.S Murray Princess Discovery Cruise will take you aboard the paddle-wheeler P.S Murray Princess, where you can be taken back in time in comfort! Spot native flora and fauna and enjoy a wide range of shore tours such as exploring the township of Murray Bridge. 

All Aussie outback adventures

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Razorback Lookout, Flinders Ranges and Outback. Credit: Elise Cook

If you’re looking for an outback adventure, the 2-night Rawnsley Park Station stay is right up your alley! Rawnsley Park Station is the perfect base to explore the breathtaking Flinders Ranges. Spend your day in the heart of the outback and in the evening be in awe of uninterrupted golden sunsets over the Chace Range with a glass of sparkling wine. If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, the 2 night Desert Cave Hotel gives you the chance to visit the quirky town of Coober Pedy and stay in an underground hotel!

SUV for you (and me)

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Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island. ©South Australian Tourism Commission

Viva Holidays has teamed up with AVIS, offering great deals for those booking car hire on their next SA adventure! If you hire a car for 3 days or more, you’ll receive a bonus SUV upgrade! This awesome upgrade is only valid until 31 March 2021, so get booking now!

South Australia, you have to see it to believe it

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Jacob’s Creek, Barossa. ©Tourism Australia

To get your South Australia holiday started, speak with the friendly team from Viva Holidays on 1300 TRAVEL or visit vivaholidays.com.au/packages/south-australia-You-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it

Don’t forget to use the hashtags #SeeSouthAustralia #HolidayHereThisYear #vivaholidays or tag @vivaholidays once you’re there to show off your travels!

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