The boundless potential of a self-drive tour in SA


Take off into a world of your own and discover South Australia on one of the many self drive tours that take you on a journey of discovery and wonder.

In South Australia there are many tourist drives and scenic road trips that let you explore at your own pace.  Itineraries help you get started with tips on where to stay, what to see, where to eat and the best time of year to travel. However the best part about it all is that you can chop them up, stop where you like and take as long as you want.  There are no restrictions, if some parts sound more interesting than others, feel free to skip stuff, add stuff or just explore off the beaten path where it suits, there’s really no limit to the fun you can have exploring diverse and beautiful South Australia.

On the Coast of course there are plenty of places that are tucked away, the only and best way to get there is via road.  Take a tour on the ‘seafood frontier’ and tuck into local produce fresh from the boat on the coast, west of Adelaide.  The coastal regions of South Australia are world renowned for their serene beauty, take the Great Ocean Road for example.  Travel from Melbourne to Adelaide on the adventure of a lifetime and explore everything along the way from white pristine beaches to remote wineries while enjoying the dramatic coastal driving.

Alternatively, follow the mighty Murray River, one of the world’s longest that flows from the Snowy Mountains right down to the Southern Ocean. Lifestyles have sprung up all along the river in ever changing ways from the Murray Mouth to the relaxed and laid back riverland.  Explore it all, you have the perfect route to follow.

You can also head North.  Embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Australia and discover the Australian outback.  Get back to nature, meet the locals and experience a night the likes of which you may have never seen with stars so bright you feel like you can reach out and touch them.


If you travel for your taste buds, take a culinary adventure through Australia’s premier wine regions.  Tour the renowned Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley. This fertile country is a tapestry of country hospitality and natural charm, gourmet local produce and some of the best wine in the world combine to create an experience unlike any other.

In the wine valleys of course there are plenty of self drive winery tours, although it can be hard to balance your tastings while staying under the limit, so our advice is to have a dedicated driver. While it may seem like they’re just driving you around so you can sample all of the delicious wines of the region, look at like this way, you all couldn’t have the experience without the sacrifice the driver makes, besides they get dibs on the choice of music.

You’ll want some essentials while travelling, always carry water and spare fuel and a basket of some fresh local produce for an impromptu picnic.  You never know what kind of place you’ll discover while driving around.

Just be open minded, one of the best things about travelling around on Australian roads is the fantastic signage. Look out for rustic looking green signs that point off on dusty tracks up mountainsides or into bushland, they probably lead to a spectacular lookout or a hidden park.

These places are great but your holiday begins when you leave Adelaide or Melbourne. Just set off, getting there is half the fun.  All throughout South Australia lie places with distinct personality and different things to offer.  One of the best ways to explore the state is to take a Self-Drive tour.  Start and stop anywhere, you really can’t go wrong. Just set off with an idea in mind and be ready for the experience of a lifetime.


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