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Photo: Royston Rascals, Heysen Trail

South Australia is Australia’s third-largest state covering 984,400 square kilometers (380,000 square miles). The majority of the state’s population live in Adelaide.

Geology
South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula is home to some of the oldest rocks on the planet. Geoscience Australia used a specialized microprobe known to identify rocks that are more than 3 billion years old.

Coorong
The Coorong is one of Australia’s most fragile wetlands – a narrow lagoon that runs parallel to the South Australian coast a couple of hours’ drive south of Adelaide. Be a guest of the Ngarrindjeri people, the traditional custodians of these places.

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

Riverland Biosphere
The Riverland biosphere is protected by UNESCO – the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation.

Half of all South Australia’s grapes are grown in the Riverland.

Recommended Listening
Lavender Trail – Take a journey along South Australia’s newly completed Lavender Trail that winds from Murray Bridge to the Clare Valley.

Lavender Federation Trail

Cities

Adelaide

Planeta.com

South Australia Links

Australia

Flinders Ranges

Local Travel in the Murray-Darling Basin

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