South Australia is filled with an abundance of Wildlife, Outback and Wine! My Green Australia is here to help you find some of the best eco holiday spots around!
“Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation”
South Australia may be our wine capital but don’t get too drunk before looking around! So where do you start? Let’s have a look at some top spots.
Think of an island seven times the size of Singapore. Think of native bushland, wildlife and pristine beaches. Think of adventure and days of exploring. Think of beach houses, local wines and sunsets. You’re thinking of Kangaroo Island, a brilliant blend.
Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat – Come and enjoy staying in a slice of heaven with solar and wind energy, 1000 acres of wilderness and wildlife, fantastic views, excellent food from the organic orchard and island, great walks, crystal clear water, cosy fires, interesting books, healthy breakfasts, peace and quiet in the perfect blend of homestay and gracious hospitality.
Cape Borda Lightstation – Cape Borda Lightstation is located on the north-western corner of the island and is remote even today. Deep in the wilderness, perched high above the vast ocean, stands a unique square lighthouse, steeped in European history.
Cape Willoughby Lightstation – Cape Willoughby Lightstation is located on a 17 ha property which consists of the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse (Sturt Light), lighthouse keepers’ cottages, weather station and ruins of the original lighthouse keepers’ cottages and jetty.
Exceptional Kangaroo Island – Upscale nature-based 4WD tour operator providing services on Kangaroo Island. We cater for an international clientele seeking contact with local people, wildlife in it’s natural habitat and good food and wine. Special interest programmes run in conjunction with F.I.T. operation.
Seal Bay Conservation Park – At Seal Bay Conservation Park, you can join one of the regular guided tours and see Australian Sea-lions up-close in their natural environment of coastal vegetation, dunes and beach.
Kangaroo Island Marine Tours – Having seen and experienced the island from both land & sea with its unspoilt beaches, breathtaking scenery & abundance of wildlife, Kangaroo Island Marine Tours can provide you with an insight into the true beauty of Kangaroo Island.
FLINDERS RANGES & OUTBACK
If you’re in the mood for adventure and excitement, then venture into the Outback. It’s a dramatic departure from the hectic pace of big cities, but it’s surprisingly accessible. Once you’re there, you’ll have travel experiences like no other.
The Arkaroola Resort and wilderness Sanctuary – The Arkaroola Resort and wilderness Sanctuary is in spectacular, rugged mountains of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia’s remote Outback.
Rawnsley Park Station – Watch the sky turn a brilliant red as it sets over Wilpena Pound. Be inspired by a landscape that has captivated poets and painters for generations. Marvel at Australian native wildlife and flora in its natural habitat. Or discover a land that’s rich in Aboriginal culture.
Flinders & Outback Water Cruises & day tours – Take a cruise with Flinders Ranges Water Cruises from Port Augusta. Have a Watergusta experience in the wake of Mathew Flinders aboard our brand new 30ft luxury cruiser DekyZayne.
Coober Pedy’s Desert Cave Hotel – The Desert Cave Hotel allows you to experience dug-out style living, underground shops, bar and opal display areas – all within sandstone surrounds in the heart of Coober Pedy. As well as above and below ground accommodation, we offer outstanding dining and convention facilities
OTHER ATTRACTIONS WITHIN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Birds Australia Gluepot Reserve – This 50,000 ha large area of virgin mallee scrub contains no less than 6 nationally endangered bird species and a unique flora and fauna adapted to the harsh conditions.
Adelaide Hills Wilderness Lodge – Just thirty minutes from the Adelaide CBD, the Adelaide Hills Wilderness Lodge takes you a world away from every day life. Gain confidence on the ropes course, Meet some awesome animals, such as our tiger quolls, reptiles and kangaroos. Or simply soak in the pool and go for a forest walk with friends.
Naracoorte Caves National Parks – It is located in the Limestone Coast tourism region in the southeast of South Australia. The importance of the fossil record at Naracoorte Caves was officially recognised in 1994, when the site was inscribed on the World Heritage List. The park preserves 600 ha of remnant vegetation, with 26 caves contained within the 305 ha World Heritage Area.
To ensure South Australia continues to be a nature-lovers playground be sure to check for ecotourism and nature tourism certification when choosing tourism businesses that operate on public land.
What are you favourite spots in South Australia?