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Family Holidays in South Australia Supported by our Local Councils

South Australian’s are so fortunate to have beautiful sandy beaches, shady parks and reserves, fantastic walking trails and amazing regional destinations to explore on holidays.

Many of the places we visit and the amenities we use while we’re enjoying holidays have been provided by and are maintained by our local councils. 

These include things like parks, gardens, visitor information centres, walking trails, public toilets, barbeques, jetties, viewing platforms, main streets, campsites, boat ramps and so much more.

Parks, Gardens & Playgrounds

Councils provide and maintain many parks, gardens, reserves and open spaces in local areas which provide a great space for families to relax or catch up with friends while on holiday. They often have large grassy areas, great for games and sports, playgrounds, barbeques and exercise equipment.

When you’re travelling around South Australia, take a break and visit one of the regional playgrounds or council-owned waterparks.


If you’re planning to be a tourist in your own home town, find a list of great local playgrounds and council-owned water parks below:


South Australia’s Beaches

South Australia has arguably Australia’s best beaches with wide, sandy spaces, plenty of room for everyone, great weather and beautiful, isolated spots to explore.


Walking and hiking trails

Many councils provide walking and hiking trails, including decking, handrails and viewing platforms, for use by locals and visitors alike. 

Find a list of walking trails around South Australia below. Many of them are maintained by our local councils.


Council-owned Caravan Parks in South Australia

There are also 12 council-owned caravan parks around SA:

  • Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park Adelaide | City of Holdfast Bay | website
  • Discovery Park | Clare & Gilbert Valley Council | website
  • Riverton Recreation & Caravan Park | Clare & Gilbert Valley Council | website
  • The Melrose Caravan and Tourist Park | Mount Remarkable Council | website
  • Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park | District Council of Kingston | website
  • Sea Vu Caravan Park | District Council of Robe | website
  • Black Point Caravan and Camping Ground | Yorke Peninsula | website
  • Marion Bay Caravan Park | Yorke Peninsula Council | website
  • Point Turton Caravan Park | Yorke Peninsula Council | website
  • Port Rickaby Caravan Park | Yorke Peninsula Council | website
  • Port Vincent Foreshore Caravan Park | Yorke Peninsula Council | website
  • Yorketown Caravan Park | Yorke Peninsula Council | website

South Australia’s Regional Destinations

Whether you like wine-tasting, food, exploring nature, walking, hiking, fishing, cycling, or relaxing at the beach, South Australia has so many  amazing regional destinations to visit:

Flinders Ranges | Find our reviews of Flinders Ranges here

Kangaroo Island | Read our review 

Barossa Valley | Read our review

McLaren Vale | Find our reviews of McLaren Vale here

Yorke Peninsula | Find our reviews of Yorke Peninsula here 

Eyre Peninsula | Find our review of Eyre Peninsula here

Fleurieu Peninsula | Find our reviews of the Fleurieu Peninsula here 

Riverland | Find our reviews of the Riverland here

Adelaide Hills | Read our list of Top Things to do in the Adelaide Hills here

Limestone Coast | Read more here

Clare Valley | Find the link to Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council here

Tourism infrastructure & Amenities

In regional areas, councils provide and maintain infrastructure such as visitor information centres, campgrounds, jetties and boat ramps. Many of the facilities councils provide are made more comfortable by a range of other amenities such as barbeques, public toilets, seating and tables and drinking fountains.


If you’re looking to find out what events are in either in your own council area or an area that you’re visiting, download the free My Local Services app here. It lists events including in your local area or current location plus there’s a handy map featuring parks and reserves, dog parks, boat ramps, libraries, pools and more.

For more information about council services visit the LGA website

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At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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