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From the ocean to the mountains in beautiful South Australia

If you're anything like me and can't choose a favourite between spending your precious holiday time in the serenity of the mountains or floating around in the ocean, this is the itinerary for you!

by esther mccannAbout Me:Hi, i'm Esther from South Australia. I live on a farm close to the Australian outback called Pekina. I am originally from the beautiful wine region of the Clare Valley. I love traveling and am trying to learn to speak Spanish while traveli... read more

OceaniaAustralia6 days / January - September 2022

Highs & Lows

Beautiful wide open spaces

Lack of public transport- need a car

Itinerary Overview

Many tourists from all over the world travel to Australia looking for relaxation and enjoyment on its beautiful beaches.

But this country has much more to offer, so it was my opportunity to discover new destinations.

You don't need more than a good attitude and recommendations, especially from friends in the area to discover new treasures.

And this was my intention.

South Australia is often overlooked by travelers for the bright lights of Sydney and Melbourne. However, a visit to the 'great state' will provide a genuine Aussie experience away from the well-worn tourist route. The unspoiled and uncrowded beaches (YES, in the city!!) and spectacularly rugged and ancient mountain rangers will be sure to leave you telling your mates to ditch some of the eastern state hot spots for a stay in SA!  

  • 3 Nights: Henley Beach
    Swimming and relaxing on the beach and great restaurants.
  • 3 Nights: Flinders Ranges
    Mountains, fresh air and wide open spaces

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Bring good snacks for the road trip to the Flinders.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Remember to bring shade for when you are at the beach

  • How was the food?

    If you are heading through to the Flinders Rangers and are planning on cooking on your camp fire, a stop at Orroroo Meat Co. on the way through is a must!

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Pick the right season to visit the Flinders Rangers, in the middle of summer will be too hot with too many flies. Best time to visit would be during the cooler months April- October.

  • Packing tips?

    Hat and sunscreen

  • Transportation Tips?

    Hire a car or a camper van when you arrive in Adelaide, If you have a camper van you will be set for camping in the Flinders.


  • Beachfront Airbnb apartment This may be a little bit pricey BUT it is well worth it. The beachfront location, easy beach access, endless people watching and incredible sunsets from the deck overlooking the waterfront make it money well spent. The main bedroom has a view that overlooks the ocean, you can wake up with a beautiful ocean breeze washing over your face and the sound of waves washing up on the sand. https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/43181640?check_in=2022-09-14&check_out=2022-09-21&guests=1&adults=1&s=67&unique_share_id=7604b08e-0957-4834-aeac-c98b8cf1a4dd

  • Camping in Wilpena Pound, Parachilna George and Prairie Hotel