Australia's driest state is renowned for celebrating the finer things in life. Laid-back, gracious and invitingly beautiful, the region is filled with delightful gastronomic experiences, fine festivals and breathtaking sights.

The charming state capital, Adelaide, lies in the fertile coastal area, which is where most of South Australia's population lives. Bursting with chic inner-city boutiques, world-famous restaurants and a thriving bar scene, it's the perfect place to unwind in style. Visitors can also enjoy the city's wonderful metropolitan beaches, and the acclaimed vineyards of the Barossa Valley are a short distance away.

Dry wasteland characterises the northern landscape, where there are several low mountain ranges. Nature lovers who visit the region can hike through the epic rock formations in the Ikara-Flinders National Park or camp at Australia's largest lake, Eyre-Kati Thanda.