South Australia | Joe Walsh Tours

South Australia

Please note that these are tailor made itineraries and not escorted tours.

South Australia is perhaps best known for its lush, fertile winelands and its world famous fine wines. Home to the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley, these vineyards make up a rich wine heritage close to South Australia’s charming capital, Adelaide. In contrast to the sophistication of this region, you will find the desolate beauty of the Flinders Ranges and Coober Pedy truly inspiring.

Adelaide enjoys an elegant and refined atmosphere, reflected in its love of food and wine and its chic café culture. Designed by Colonel William Light in 1836, it is considered Australia’s best-preserved capital city, with wide streets lined with elegant trees setting the tone for relaxing days and romantic evenings. 1,700 acres of tailored gardens surround the heart of the city and create an elegant backdrop.

Adelaide is bliss for shopaholics, browse the shops of Adelaide’s Rundle Mall and discover a variety of top-class department stores, boutiques, specialty shops and malls. While the 125-year-old Adelaide Central Market provides an atmospheric meeting place with its multi-cultural traders noisily exchanging goods in this colourful, aromatic and lively market place.

If you want to indulge in the fun of wine-tasting we have a selection of great value day tours and excursions which showcase the best of South Australia’s vineyards.

Explore the Barossa Valley, a wine lover’s paradise with a rich and bountiful tradition and discover McLaren Vale, home to some of the best wine grapes in the country. Both of these areas are less than an hour from Adelaide and make for a truly splendid day out. If you would like to explore the area in more depth we have a selection of top-class accommodation options in these regions to ensure you have a truly memorable stay.

For an unforgettable wildlife experience, visit Kangaroo Island, one of the world’s finest natural habitats. Australia’s third largest island, it has some spectacular natural coastal scenery and shelters a host of native wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies and koalas. Experience fresh air, pristine beaches and dramatic scenery.

From the wilds of the Flinders Ranges to the weird wonders of Coober Pedy you will find a range of unique experiences to engage you in South Australia.


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Top Tips

  • Flinders Ranges: This vast and engaging region features a remarkable landscape of gorges, valleys, dusty scrub and wild bushland. Enjoy a range of excursions from day trips to extended 4 day adventures. Home to Wilpena Pound, an extraordinary rock basin which covers a huge 80sq. km and reaches a height of about 500m.

  • Coober Pedy: This bizarre outback town is renowned for its opal production and provides easy access to the famous Breakaways. Due to the harsh climate of the region, more than half of the town's population live in underground homes - enjoy a tour of one of the cave homes and stay in the underground hotel for a unique experience of a lifetime.

Local Information

  • Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
  • Glass of Coca Cola: €1.50 - €3
  • Bottle of Beer: €3 - €7
  • Bottle of Wine: from €8 - €16
  • 3 Course meal: €18 - €40
  • Time Difference is GMT: + 9:30 hours (no daylight saving time in 2012)
  • Airports: Adelaide (ADL)
  • Flight duration: 21 hours 30 minutes approximately
  • Transfer time: 40 minutes
  • Languages: English
  • Climate: Varied region to region. North – Tropical climate. Southwest – Mediterranean climate. Southeast – Temperate climate.
  • Voltage: 230V A/C, sockets outlets and sockets type I are used
  • Visa (Irish citizens): Yes
  • Passport: EU citizens travelling to Australia must have a valid up-to-date passport valid for travel three months beyond the date of return
  • Vaccinations: Tetanus, Hepatitis B -please consult your GP.
  • These prices are given as a guide only.

Radisson Playford

Country: Australia

City/Area: Adelaide

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Saville Park Suites

Country: Australia

City/Area: Adelaide

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All Seasons Adelaide Meridien

Country: Australia

City/Area: Adelaide

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