Destination guide

You won't be disappointed with South Australia

South Australia could be best described as wild. Vast swatches of stark outback made up of red dunes, rocky formations and more kangaroos than humans make up the interior, while long stretches of rugged coastline are a surfer's dream. Looking for a city break? You won't be disappointed if you score a South Australia vacation rental in Adelaide, often called the "City of Churches", where you can delve into its culture, museums and fine eateries, or drive out to the nearby Barossa Valley to learn about Australian wine production and taste some fine reds and whites.

Activities

Outdoor family adventures in South Australia

Adelaide might only be Australia's 5th biggest city, but there are endless things to do here when you stay at a South Australia vacation rental. The nearby beaches are pristine and just a short tram ride away from the city. Beaches not your thing? Try bundling the family in the car and driving down to the River Torrens for a picnic on its banks. If you're looking for something on the wilder side, you could head out to South Australia's stark outback, where you can set up a camp fire, look for some bush tucker and spend a night under the stars.

Weather

A mild year-round climate in South Australia

Most of South Australia has a mild year-round climate. The summer season from December to February is the busiest, with families booking up waterfront South Australia vacation rentals and spending their days on the beach. If throngs of beach bums and sizzling temperatures aren't your thing, try to book up a rental in the cooler months. Between March and May and September and November, you can score a deal on rentals, the weather will be a little more comfortable and you'll have far fewer travelers to contend with on the trails and sand.

Natural features

South Australia boasts Kangaroo Island

If you're a nature lover, you're in the right place when you book up a South Australia vacation rental. Nearby Kangaroo Island, of which more than a 3rd is national park, is one of the best places for spotting wildlife in the whole country. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for native critters like tammar wallabies and southern brown bandicoots rustling around the towering gum trees and colorful wild flowers, as well as kangaroos, of course. That's not all though. In the surrounding waters, you could catch a glimpse of playful sea lions and leafy sea dragons, among other creatures of the deep.

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

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Australia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Kangaroo Island: 239 vacation rentals
  • Glenelg Beach: 854 vacation rentals
  • Port Elliot: 851 vacation rentals
  • Middleton: 858 vacation rentals
  • Fleurieu Peninsula: 1,341 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in South Australia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in South Australia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Australia:

  • Port Elliot: 851 rentals
  • Middleton: 858 rentals
  • Carrickalinga: 364 rentals
  • Ashville: 26 rentals
  • O'Halloran Hill: 573 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to South Australia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in South Australia are:

  • Kingscote Airport (KGC): 147 vacation rentals
  • American River, SA (RCN): 178 vacation rentals
  • Mount Gambier Airport (MGB): 57 vacation rentals

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in South Australia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Glenelg Beach: 854 rentals
  • Henley Beach: 782 rentals
  • Burnside Village Shopping Centre: 819 rentals
  • Hindmarsh River Estuary Boardwalk: 1,162 rentals
  • Adelaide Showground: 843 rentals

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

Explore destinations around South Australia

Port Elliot
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Middleton
858 vacation rentals
Carrickalinga
364 vacation rentals
Ashville
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Caroline
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