Southern Australia

Southern Australia is a region of diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage, from the rugged coastlines of the Great Ocean Road to the verdant vineyards of the Barossa Valley. The area offers unique experiences such as scenic rail journeys through the picturesque Adelaide Hills and guided tours exploring the historical charm and culinary delights of Adelaide.


What You’ll Love Most About Southern Australia

  • Southern Australia boasts diverse scenery, from the dramatic cliffs of the Great Ocean Road to the lush greenery of the Adelaide Hills and the pristine beaches of the Fleurieu Peninsula
  • Home to renowned wine regions like the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale, Southern Australia offers exquisite wine-tasting experiences and picturesque vineyards
  • The region features a vibrant cultural scene with historic sites, art galleries, and museums, particularly in the cosmopolitan city of Adelaide
  • Visitors can encounter unique Australian wildlife in places like Kangaroo Island, known for its native animals and unspoiled natural beauty
  • Southern Australia is a food lover’s paradise, offering gourmet dining experiences with fresh, local produce, artisan cheeses, and seafood, often paired with the region’s exceptional wines

Please note that the estimated temperature, rainfall and recommended months of when to go are based on Melbourne’s weather patterns

Where to Book

  • Aerial view of Great Ocean Road, Victoria - Tourism Australia

  • Melbourne skyline

  • Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island - South Australian Tourism Commission

  • Flinders Ranges 4WD - Tourism Australia

  • Dolphin viewing with Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures - Tourism Australia

  • Port Noarlunga, Mclaren Vale near Adelaide, South Australia - Tourism Australia

  • Driving the Great Otway National Park - Great Ocean Road Marketing

  • Wildlife experiences on Kangaroo Island - Tourism Australia

  • Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road - Tourism Australia

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 26℃
  • 27℃
  • 24℃
  • 21℃
  • 17℃
  • 15℃
  • 14℃
  • 16℃
  • 18℃
  • 20℃
  • 22℃
  • 24℃
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • 7
  • 8
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 7
  • 6

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.













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