Best time to visit South Australia

South Australia

Best time of year to visit South Australia

March through May and September through November are deemed to be the best time to visit South Australia. Fall boasts a low possibility of rains and an excellent chance to explore Simpson Dunes. Spring is known for a relatively slow tourist season when the air warms up; the prices are affordable and wildlife is easy to observe. This period is perfect for hitting Stuart Highway or Birdsville Track and exploring the state. June through August in SA is never very cold. During these months, the state offers fewer tourists, the cheapest accommodation, and a perfect whale watching experience. However, winter also has the most precipitation. Peak season in South Australia runs from December to February. Summer months bring the heat, bright sun, and clear skies—fantastic conditions for chilling on the beach or strolling around Umpherston Sinkhole. Just don't forget to grab a wide-brimmed hat.

7 THINGS TO DO IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA (MAY 05 - MAY 14)

Pine Mushrooms (Saffron Milk Caps)

Pine Mushrooms (Saffron Milk Caps)

March–May • food

These grow in places where the soil is densely covered with old coniferous needles, and often hide under them

Quince

Quince

March–July • food

One of the latest fruits of the year that will brighten up any dessert!

Stuart Highway

Stuart Highway

May–October • activity

A legendary historic route that runs through several climate zones of Australia

Simpson, the World's Largest Sand Dune Desert

Simpson, the World's Largest Sand Dune Desert

mid-March–November (best in May–October) • activity

Hundreds of kilometres of sand dunes, vast salt flats, and boundless open spaces astonish with unexpectedly rich wildlife

Birdsville Track

Birdsville Track

all year round • activity

A road through a desert is called the loneliest in Australia

Pumpkin Season

Pumpkin Season

March–August • food

Pumpkin seeds were brought to Australia on the First Fleet back in 1788

Capsicum

Capsicum

December–May • food

This glossy and brightly colored fruit will be a good addition to your meal

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Boxing Day

Boxing Day

December 26 • event

One of the best days to go shopping or enjoy a family BBQ

Pilwarren Maslin Beach Nude Games

Pilwarren Maslin Beach Nude Games

January 17, 2021 • event

Nudist community of Australia organizes a large sports competition, which attracts hundreds of enthusiasts

Baby Kangaroos (Joeys)

Baby Kangaroos (Joeys)

June–August • nature

Find yourself in a zoo with no borders on Kangaroo Island

Electric Gardens Festival

Electric Gardens Festival

February 22, 2020 • event

Electronic-centric music festival in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, and also Auckland

Flying Duck Orchid

Flying Duck Orchid

September–January • nature

Tiny flower resembling a flying duck lures insects into its arms, captivates, and enslaves them

Asparagus

Asparagus

September–November • food

In most refined dishes, asparagus should maintain its taste and structure: it should be slightly soft, but not too much

The Lights of Lobethal

The Lights of Lobethal

December 08–29, 2019 • event

The largest community display of Christmas lights in the Southern Hemisphere

WOMADelaide Festival

WOMADelaide Festival

March 05–08, 2021 • event

An iconic open-air festival of music, art and dance

Umpherston Sinkhole

Umpherston Sinkhole

December–February • nature

A luxurious garden in an unlikely place

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

June–September • nature

Witness a massive southern right whale migration

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