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Family Holidays in South Australia Supported by our Local Councils

South Australians love visiting the State’s regions to relax and unwind in the great outdoors. In the summertime, families flock to beautiful coastal and riverside areas to enjoy the many activities these hotspots have to offer.

Kids get to swim and play on pristine sandy beaches or dig out the cricket set or beach ball and let the days slide by.  Young people might prefer surfing or fishing, and many head up the river for fun in the boat or on water skis.  Of course, many of us just want to spend our holidays resting, and these areas are perfect for taking time out to relax and reflect while enjoying the views.

Many regional areas are popular tourist destinations year-round.

The Flinders Ranges offer a wide variety of camping, hiking and four-wheel driving options.  The wineries, cellar doors and gourmet kitchens of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale are always open for wine lovers and foodies alike.

Our small towns are bursting with history and character and you will often find bookstores, antique stores, galleries from traditional ice-creamery to museums to surprise and delight any visitor.

Have you ever considered how many of these activities are supported by the work of local councils?

South Australian councils maintain many open spaces, including parks and reserves, walking and hiking trails, barbeque facilities, camp-grounds and coastal and riverside areas. They also provide amenities to support their use such as public toilets, decking and seating, and drinking fountains.

In regional areas councils provide tourism infrastructure such as visitor information centres, decking and viewing platforms, and jetties and boat ramps.  For businesses seeking to attract visitors, councils maintain retail and hospitality hubs like main streets and city squares.

If you holiday in South Australia’s regions, it’s hard to imagine spending your day in a way that doesn’t make use of council infrastructure!  And it’s especially hard to imagine your holiday without it…

Read more below about where to stay and what to do on your next holiday in SA…

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

Regional Playgrounds in SA

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

FIND A LIST OF THE BEST REGIONAL PLAYGROUNDS HERE

Loxton Playground

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

LOCAL COUNCIL PLAYGROUNDS, PARKS & WATER PARKS IN SA

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.

FIND SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S TOP BEACHES HERE

Walking and hiking trails

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

GREAT WALKS & KIDS FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE WORK OF SA COUNCILS HERE 

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.

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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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