Regional sights for your weekend away

From native penguin and sea lion populations to World Heritage-listed sites, South Australia is filled with natural wonders that will dazzle you.


The unique rock formations of Murphy’s Haystacks, on the Eyre Peninsula, will act as a beautiful geological backdrop for your Eyre Peninsula picnic or sunset photoshoot. The boulders, which date back 100,000 years, are an array of textures, colours, and shapes––a true sight for any lucky visitor to see!


This tour is really two sights in one: the first is the gorgeous Murray River, and the second is the multi-level, traditional ship on which the tour takes place! Multiple historic steam vessels cruise along the regional Murray River, offering guests South Australian meals and views of the native flora and fauna from the multi-storey ships. For gorgeous views and an educational experience aboard a unique ship, check out the Murray River via the PaddleSteamers.


The World Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves on the Limestone Coast are some of the world’s most important archaeological sites. Containing fossil records from several ice ages, the rock formations of the caves are not only interesting to look at, but also filled with history. Currently, 4 of the 28 caves are open for public exploration, and the rest are reserved for ongoing scientific research.



See sea lions and pups in their natural habitat in Kangaroo Island’s famous Seal Bay. Standing on pristine white sand and next to crystal sea, you can learn about sea lions from your guide and can watch the friendly species play from just metres away. Only 45 minutes away from popular KI town Kingscote, Seal Bay is a popular stop for any visitor to the island, and it’s well worth the drive!


Just a short stroll from mainland Victor Harbor is Granite Island, a recreation park defined by unique boulder formations and – our personal favourite attraction – penguins! In addition to the unique granite scenery, the area is known for its colony of little blue penguins, a species native to South Australia and New Zealand. While on Granite Island, you can also go whale watching, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and more. For lovers of the great outdoors and a certain special little bird, Granite Island is worth a visit.