South Australia Facts

Parliament House AdelaideSouth Australia has a healthy Mediterranean climate with cool wet winters and hot dry summers. The average summer temperature is 29 degrees Celsius, although each year brings one or two hot periods (generally with low humidity).

Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, jealously guards its reputation as Australia’s arts capital, boasting a multitude of festivals, a vibrant live music scene, galleries, design and fashion, theatre, architecture.

The average winter temperature is a mild 15 degrees Celsius. 2,500 hours of sunshine a year means South Australians enjoy outdoor living almost year round.

Outdoor sports, eating and events are easy to enjoy because of the weather, excellent facilities and easy accessibility.

South Australia has many contrasts with rugged outback wilderness, scenic mountain ranges, an extensive coastline, offshore islands and a large, meandering river.

Surprisingly, the driest State in the driest continent has more than 3,700 kilometres of varied coastline and the Murray River weaves its magic through 650 kilometres of South Australia.

There are also national parks and world heritage listed areas to explore and an outdoor adventure to suit everyone.

South Australia is known as a wine and food centre with 13 wine regions and a higher ratio of cafes and restaurants to residents than any other city in Australia.

The wine industry in South Australia benefits from a variety of terrain, character and climate. Few other regions of the world can match our range of warm and cool-ripening conditions.

 

South Australia Geography

South Australia Geography

The stunning wine country of South Australia, nestled in the valleys and rich earth are only the beginning to the wondrous landscape of the state. From geological wonderlands steeped in history to mighty rivers feeding into vast wetlands, there is such dimension to this

South Australia Government

South Australia Government

  The Parliament of South Australia makes the laws that govern our State. Our Parliamentary system is based on the British Westminster system, which divides the Parliament into two Houses – the House of Assembly and the Legislative Council. The procedures of the Parliament of

South Australia History

South Australia History

More than 40,000 years ago early Aboriginals inhabited South Australia. Aboriginal rock engravings, now believed to be among the oldest in the world, were created in the Olary region of South Australia. Naturaly much has change since then but the Aboriginal culture is still very

South Australia Flags & Emblems

South Australia Flags & Emblems

The State Flag of South Australia, which is flown from Government buildings and vessels, was authorised by Proclamation on 13th January, 1904, and comprises the Blue Ensign with the State Badge in the fly. In a 1829 mm x 914 mm flag the Badge

 

 

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