Best Places to Photograph in South Australia

Most people don’t choose a holiday based on where they’ll get the best photographs. However, when you think about it, often the most ideal destinations are those which are unbelievably picturesque. These are the places that take your breath away and make you feel like you are standing in a postcard. All you want to do then, is capture that moment, to take home and cherish that photograph and that beautiful view forever!

It doesn’t matter whether you’re an experienced photographer looking for the best place to get a shot, or you just want to go somewhere that will blow your mind away with its beauty!

Here’s our guide for you to find that picture frame moment in South Australia.

Mount Lofty Summit and Botanic Garden

The views from Mount Lofty Summit are incredible, no matter what the season or time. Just a 15 minute drive from the CBD will lead you to the perfect photo opportunity. Not only will you enjoy taking photos from the top but you’ll be offered more scenery to enjoy and snap photos of as you make your way down to Waterfall Gully. If you’re looking for some lush greenery as a backdrop, then you’ll find it close by at the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden. The garden is situated on the Eastern slopes of Mount Lofty and the cool, wet area is home to beautiful ferns and exotic plants suited to cooler climates. It will bring you a beautiful plant and floral display to photograph, even in summer.


Sunset and Sunrise at Kangaroo Island

No matter where they are, islands can offer you some of the most stunning sunrises and sunsets. If catching the best one is one of your favourite things to do, then you’ll find it pretty hard to fail at Kangaroo Island. You’ll find the best start or end to your day at American River, Penneshaw and Kingscote on Kangaroo Island.

Umpherston Sinkhole

In Mount Gambier, you’ll find unique photography opportunities at the Umpherston Sinkhole. This limestone cave created a sinkhole which has now been transformed into a beautiful heritage-listed garden for all to enjoy. You’ll need to go to this area twice though because the day time views are spectacular but it is also brilliant at night with beautiful lighting and the opportunity to hand feed and photograph an abundance of scurrying possums.


Lake Bumbunga

If you really want to take photos of things you’ll probably never see anywhere else, then you will want to head to Lake Bumbunga! 2 hours from Adelaide, this naturally occurring lake is so salty that it is an amazing hue of pink.


Morphett Street Bridge Art

If laneway art and a gritty atmosphere is your thing, try the hidden Morphett Street in the Adelaide CBD. The wall is a ‘free wall’ and is used by established and emerging street artists to create eclectic wall pieces amongst the alternative vibe of the area.


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Views of the River Torrens From Your Hotel

You can’t go past the iconic River Torrens in the heart of Adelaide for photo opportunities. InterContinental Adelaide is the only hotel with exclusive views of the river. Experience luxury accommodation as you take photos to last a lifetime. We’ll make sure you leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired by all Adelaide has to offer. Book with Intercontinental Adelaide direct today to receive the lowest online rate.