Destination guide

Explore South Australia from holiday homes to rent

Pack your map and compass, and get ready for the scenic wilderness of South Australia. A vast territory in the centre and south of the country, South Australia's known for its preserved outback, sandy beaches and epic waterfront cliffs; the state's capital, Adelaide, is a bustling coastal metropolis with numerous museums, a sprawling zoo and plenty of historic colonial architecture. With countless South Australia vacation rentals to choose from, you won't have any trouble finding the ideal base of operations for whatever visit you have in mind – from outback adventures to contemporary luxury.

Things to do

Sightseeing near South Australian holiday rentals

One of the most iconic destinations in the region, the Nullarbor National Park offers more than 32,000 hectares of preserved outback wilderness. For a more manageable take on the region's great outdoors, you can check out the Adelaide Zoo and the Adelaide Botanic Garden. The state capital is also home to a number of museums, including the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute and natural history at the South Australia Museum. The nearby Barossa Valley is known for its wineries, and a popular wine festival is held in the area every other fall.


What to do near South Australian holiday homes

Nature lover? You'll find outdoor excursions of all sorts in South Australia. With a number of national parks throughout the area, you can find epic hiking and camping, and wide stretches of desert outback dotted with scenic lakes, mountains and striking rock formations. Birders will enjoy the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park, where countless species of local and migratory birds can be spotted all throughout the year. You can find plenty of broad, sandy beaches along the southern coast, as well as plenty of shopping, nightlife, dining and live entertainment in cosmopolitan Adelaide.


Best time to travel to South Australian holiday homes

A vast territory – more than a million square kilometres – South Australia has 2 distinct climates. The interior desert region is hot, dry and arid, with summer highs regularly averaging 38 degrees in January and winter lows around 6 degrees in July. In the south, coastal cities like Adelaide feature a cooler, wetter Mediterranean climate, with summer highs peaking around 30 degrees in February and regular rainfall between May and September. You'll generally find the best rates on South Australia vacation rentals during the milder spring and autumn months.


Top beach areas near holiday homes in South Australia

South Australia has many beautiful beaches to explore on your trip. Holiday homes can be found near beach locales like Fleurieu Peninsula, a peninsula near Adelaide with wine regions and spectacular white-sand beaches, and Blue Lake, a large crater lake with sandy shores and calm waters for swimming and water sports. You'll also like the Yorke Peninsula, a peninsula with sandy beaches, parks and opportunities for fishing.

Food & drink

Sample regional cuisine in South Australia

South Australia has a reputation for wine and local produce, due to the Barossa Valley and its array of cellars, wineries, vineyards and farms. The cuisine includes German-style delicacies, such as mettwurst, and seafood such as crabs, whiting, oysters and crayfish. Lamb, cheese and artisan chocolate are also popular. If you want to experience the unique flavours of South Australia, visit a restaurant near your holiday accommodation.

Where to stay near South Australia?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,738 holiday rentals near South Australia. From 2,922 Houses to 26 Farmhouses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near South Australia is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in South Australia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in South Australia. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Adelaide: 661 holiday rentals
  • Victor Harbor: 761 holiday rentals
  • Middleton: 814 holiday rentals
  • Robe: 217 holiday rentals
  • Normanville: 303 holiday rentals offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in South Australia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in South Australia?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in South Australia with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Adelaide: 661 holiday homes
  • Victor Harbor: 761 holiday homes
  • Middleton: 814 holiday homes
  • Robe: 217 holiday homes
  • Normanville: 303 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to South Australia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in South Australia are:

  • Adelaide, SA (ADL): 793 holiday houses
  • Penneshaw, SA (PEA): 85 holiday houses
  • Port Lincoln, SA (PLO): 58 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in South Australia? offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in South Australia. From travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Innes National Park: 45 holiday rentals
  • Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary: 40 holiday rentals
  • Waikerie Lions Riverfront Park: 16 holiday rentals
  • Hindmarsh River Estuary Boardwalk: 1,113 holiday rentals
  • Simms Cove: 128 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Australia listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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