South Australia Travel Guide
South Australia is the gateway to the preserved wilderness of Kangaroo Island with its conservation areas and rare animals, the renowned Barossa Valley wine-producing region, the underground world of opal-mining town Coober Pedy - and of course the southern capital of Adelaide. This fun-loving city makes a perfect base to explore the region and sample its varied culinary delights.
Adelaide boasts a Mediterranean climate, perfect for enjoying the great Australian outdoors. Warm and temperate with long hot summers, short mild winters and low rainfall. The average temperature ranges from 15°C (58°F) in July, to 29°C (84°F) in January. One of the hottest places in the area in summer is Coober Pedy, 863km (536 miles) northwest of Adelaide, reaching temperatures of up to 45°C (113°F).
Lightweight cottons and linens are worn in summer and warmer medium weights in winter. Waterproof clothing is advisable throughout most of the year, particularly in winter.