Most of the South Australian population
reside in the fertile coastal areas and in the valley of the Murray River
The city of Adelaide
was built by early colonists using sandstone
that has created a dignified and calm appeal. The city was also formerly renowned for its churches and is often playful termed "Mary McKillop country" by other aussies. These days the churches are outnumbered by pubs and nightclubs. The city is surrounded by green parkland and the metro area is bounded by the hills of the Mt Lofty Ranges and the waters of the Gulf St Vincent.
Rundle Street is the trendy restaurant, pub and cafe strip in the heart of the city and trams connect passengers to the popular beach cafes at Glenelg
is just a day trip away and is a very popular nature reserve.
The Barossa Valley is one of the greatest wine-producing areas in Australia
with over 50 wineries, most of which encourage casual visits for tasting and cellar sales. The least scenic time to visit is between July and October because the vines are heavily pruned during the winter months. Harvesting is from March - May.
All travellers need to be aware that there is a zone across NSW, Victoria and SA called the "Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone". The Fruit Fly Exclusion zone means it is illegal to take ANY fresh fruit - including tomatoes, capsicum and avocadoes into any area within the zone. Random roadblocks operate within the zone and $200 minimum on the spot fines apply.
For more detailed information ring the TriState Fruit Fly freecall number 1800 084 881 (b/h).