Road Trip around South Australia

If you decide to take a road trip around South Australia, you won’t regret it. South Australian road trips are not only manageable due to the state’s size but will offer you stunning backdrops of ocean, vineyards, forest and more.


 What You’ll Need to Road Trip Around SA

If you’re planning on cruising around SA, you will want to be prepared for all the beautiful and various environments on offer. Here’s a few things you might need:

  • Picnic rug: A decent picnic rug will take you to dining at a glorious lookout to enjoying fish and chips on the beach at sunset. So bring a picnic rug with some blankets to enjoy the view anywhere and at any time!
  • Camping equipment: You might decent to combine camping with spending a night or two in a luxurious Adelaide hotel! Bring some camping equipment along and enjoy the best of both of both worlds – the outdoors and the comfort of extravagance.
  • Stylish outfits: Road tripping doesn’t need to mean long, winding hours on the road in South Australia with no breaks. So pack some stylish outfits and plan out some places to stop where you can get dressed up and go out for the night or dine in one of Adelaide’s finest restaurants.

The Best Stops to Visit

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to road tripping around South Australia. Here are some of the fabulous spots you just can’t miss!


Adelaide City

Adelaide is clean, beautiful and full of plenty of great shopping, places to eat and cultural experiences. Head to Central Market for a taste of all things delicious, shop down the famous streets of Rundle Mall and enjoy your time unwinding at the South Australian museum. If you want to fill up your day and night further, wonder the Adelaide Zoo, Botanic Gardens or enjoy an evening cocktail when the city lights up at night.


Glenelg is a popular stop and it’s easy to see why. Enjoy a stroll on the beach or a perfect coffee along one of Jetty Road’s sidewalk cafes.         

Mount Lofty

It will only take you 15 minutes from the city to be in an area that’s peaceful and full of nature and wildlife. Take the winding roads to Mount Lofty and you’ll be swept away with the beauty to be found.  Mount Lofty Summit is the highest point in the southern Mount Lofty Ranges. Once you get there, enjoy the views, take a walk down to Waterfall Gully and enjoy a refreshment at the Mount Lofty Summit café and restaurant.


 If you’re travelling the South Eastern Freeway and come across the exit to Hahndorf, you definitely don’t want to drive straight past. Pull into Hahndorf and you’ll be instantly transported to a beautiful, charming town where you can experience German foods, music and charm.

Victor Harbour

Take the coastal drive and stop off at the beautiful town of Victor Harbour. While you are there, take the horse-drawn trams across the causeway to Granite Island where the views are amazing and you might even spot a penguin or two.


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