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South Australia

South Australia is the fourth largest of Australia's states and territories. It is a finest destination for culture and nature lovers, it offers great adventures. Major attractions include Kangaroo Island, Flinder Ranges, Barossa Valley, Far south east, Fleurieu Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula, Mid North, Adelaide Hills, Yorke Peninsula, Outback. Tourist can visit all these attractions throughout the year and create new exciting memories.

South Australia is a well-known state for festivals and award-winning wine. People can enjoy lifestyle that combines fine wine, locally produced fresh quality food, festivals, arts and major national & international sporting events. The capital city of Adelaide displays Aboriginal antiquities at the South Australian Museum and flurries day and night with events. It offers many things to do.

Adelaide Central Market tour, It is the biggest market in the southern hemisphere and most vibrant. Friday nights are famous for music and food.

Winery tours to The Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale, and The Adelaide Hills are the world’s most familiar wine regions.

Innes National Park, on the Yorke Peninsula, has a huge diversity of wildlife, hectares of coastal vegetation, Rough coastlines and long white beaches.

Naracoorte Caves, explore the natural wonder by walking among delicate stalagmites and stalactites.

Outback Camel safari, Sand boarding on Little Sahara and Dinner on a houseboat in Murray River are wonderful experiences.

Boardwalk at Seal Bay Conservation Park on Kangaroo Island, Seals can be seen sun bathing on the beach.

Swim with tuna on the Eyre Peninsula is the mind-blowing experience. The cliffs of the Eyre Peninsula also offer spectacular view of whales swimming in the water of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

South Australia hosts numerous events and festivals every year. Most famous festivals and events are :- International Rugby Sevens, UCI BMX Supercross, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Classic Adelaide Rally, the Credit Union Christmas Pageant, Santos Tour Down Under and the biennial Tasting Australia.

South Australia is a State of contrasts and amazements, for going there & around, tourist can avail different mode of transportation such as busses, trains, car hire, flights and ferries. Tours packages are available for different tourist attractions, people can choose according to their idea of vacation or budget.

South Australia
Coordinates 30°S 135°E
Capital city Adelaide
Demonym South Australian, Croweater (colloquial)
Government Constitutional monarchy
 Governor Kevin Scarce
 Premier Jay Weatherill (ALP)
Australian State
 Declared as Colony 1834
 Proclaimed 28 December 1836
 Responsible government 1857
 Became state 1901
 Australia Act 3 March 1986
Area
 Total 1,043,514 km² 402,903 sq mi
 Land 983,482 km² 379,725 sq mi
 Water 60,032 km² (5.75%) 23,178 sq mi
Population (End of March 2012)
 Population 1,650,600
 Density 1.67/km² 4.3 /sq mi
Elevation
 Highest point Mount Woodroffe 1,435 m (4,708 ft)
 Lowest point Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre −16 m (−52 ft)
Zipcodes
 Postcodes 5000—5799, 5800—5999 (LVRs and PO Boxes only)
Gross State Product (2010–11)
 Product ($m) $86,323
 Product per capita $52,318 (7th)
Time zone(s) UTC+9:30 (ACST) UTC+10:30 (ACDT)
Federal Representation
 House seats 11/150
 Senate seats 12/76
Abbreviations
 Postal SA
 ISO 3166-2 AU-SA
Emblems
 Floral Sturt's Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa)
 Animal Southern hairy-nosed wombat(Lasiorhinus latifrons)
 Bird Piping Shrike
 Fish Leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques)
 Mineral or Gemstone Opal
 Colours Red, blue, and gold
Website www.sa.gov.au
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