In terms of great road trips in South Australia, crossing the Nullarbor finds itself at the top of most bucket lists, and it’s also the key route into and out of Western Australia. The sealed road means any traveller can experience the tremendous sense of space that this drive is renowned for.
The South Australian Outback, however, is where 4WDers go to get their thrills, all throughout the magnificent Flinders Ranges, as well as on tracks such as Oodnadatta, Strzelecki, Birdsville, Goog’s or the French Line through the Simpson Desert. These remote roads require a bit of extra skill, but the striking desert landscape is well worth the effort, from soft gold sand dunes to carpets of desert daisies as far as the eye can see.
If it’s a riverside adventure you’re after, consider driving the Mighty Murray Way, which starts in Renmark and wiggles its way down to Lake Alexandria and the Murray River mouth. Meanwhile, Greater Adelaide makes for a laidback city stay and is an up-and-comer in the food, arts and music scene. Exploring the city’s wine regions is a must, with Barossa, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley right on Adelaide’s doorstep.