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South Australia


Regarded as Australia’s wine capital, South Australia’s diversity may come as a surprise. From the salt flats of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre to the majesty of the Flinders Ranges, there is an inescapable wealth of riches pervading this incredible state.

Deep within South Australia’s remote Outback is the town of Coober Pedy. Coined the ‘Opal Capital of the World’, it’s an intriguing place where around half of the population live underground to escape soaring summer temperatures. You can even stay at an underground hotel.

Australia’s largest inland lake, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre basin occupies an area of nearly 10,000 square kilometres. Depending on seasonal rainfall, the dry salt lake’s barren landscape transforms into a thriving oasis.

After traversing the Birdsville track through some of the most arid landscape in the country, experience the hospitality of the Birdsville Hotel, which has become legendary as an authentic Outback pub.

Cameron Corner is a unique Outback meeting point at the intersection of Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales. One of the most easterly Outback reaches, it is a remote and quirky gateway to far-flung wilderness adventures.

Fowlers Bay, Head of Bight and the spectacular Bunda Cliffs provide breathtaking views of striking blue waters and sheer cliffs, while a tour of Maralinga reveals the sites of the British nuclear tests conducted in the 1950s.

Flinders Ranges National Park, sculpted over millions of years, encompasses rugged mountains; red, sandy landscapes; intriguing fossils; and evidence of early pioneers.

The special combination of magnificent natural diversity, Outback culture, gourmet produce, and isolated mining towns is all part of the brilliant blend that is South Australia.

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Signature Invitations

APT’s Signature Invitations have been carefully designed to offer that something extra. With these once-in-a-lifetime moments, you’ll experience the best the Outback has to offer.

Wilpena Pound

Admire Flinders Ranges National Park and Wilpena Pound (Ikara)

Explore Lake Eyre by Land & Air

Enjoy walking on the salt flats of the Australia’s largest inland lake as well as be treated to a fantastic included scenic flight over this vast and incredible site.

Drive the Birdsville Track

Traverse some of the most arid land in the country along one of Australia's most iconic 4WD tracks, opened in the 1860's as a route for herding cattle from Queensland.

Hotels, Lodges & Resorts

Enjoy a luxurious stay in the heart of Adelaide on your 4WD Outback Adventure.

The Playford Hotel, Adelaide

Located in the heart of North Terrace, The Sebel Playford Adelaide is a five-star property with art nouveau styling and beautifully appointed guest rooms.

Experience the fascinating world of Coober Pedy on your 4WD Tour with a stay at the Desert Cave Hotel.

Desert Cave Hotel

Stay at the unique Desert Cave Hotel in Coober Pedy. The quirky underground rooms are cool, dark and airy and visitors say it’s ‘the best night’s sleep they’ve ever had'.

Awake to the sounds of the bush at Ikara Safari Camp in South Australia.

Ikara Safari Camp

Ikara Safari Camp is the perfect base for exploring Wilpena Pound National Park. This is the ultimate wilderness experience with a few of life's modern luxuries included.

Discover Birdsville Pub Hotel a true icon of the Outback, during your South Australia 4WD adventure.

Birdsville Hotel

Since 1884, the Birdsville Hotel has stood proudly at the very edge of the Simpson Desert. Today, it is a true icon of the vast Australian Outback.

Ambient Dining

Indulge in magnificent Waterfront Dining on your 4WD Holiday.

Special Dining Experiences

We understand that food is an important part of any holiday. That’s why no matter where in the Outback you travel with us, you’ll enjoy unique and special dining experiences specific to the region you are visiting.

From sunset drinks to picnics and special Welcome and Farewell dinners, with APT, superb dining is all part of the experience.

Sample some of Australia's finest local Seafood on your 4WD Tour.

All Meals Included

You can leave your wallet at home as all meals are included on our South Australian trips. You can relax knowing that the bill is already taken care of. 

Sample some of the World's Finest Wine Produce on your 4WD Tour of the Barossa Valley. APT Exclusive

Clare Valley Wine Dinner

Be delighted by a spectacular dinner incorporating incredible local produce of Clare Valley. Accompanied by fine local wines, it's the perfect conclusion to your journey.

Tour Director & Driver

Accompanied by both a dedicated Tour Director and Driver, there will be twice the expertise on offer, ensuring you a South Australian experience like no other. They understand extraordinary travel experiences - and what they have to do to make them happen.

At your service! Travel South Australia with APT and you will accompanied by both a Driver and a Tour Director.

Our talented bunch of guides are passionate about the quality of the experience they deliver, and strive to give you as much insight into the region as possible.

Every last member of our team is determined to make sure your experience of this stunning part of Australia is unforgettable.