Top 20++ photos that will make you want to do a SA road trip SA right now

Cats, Kardashians, lush photos of South Australia. The three things that are guaranteed bulk likes on Instagram.

YHA has sent an army of snap-happy ‘grammers out into the SA countryside to scope out the most photogenic corners of the state, and this is what they’ve come back with. Warning: consumption of the following photos may cause an irrepressible case of wanderlust.

Can you believe this turquoise slice of paradise is located just a 20-minute tram from the middle of Adelaide?
📍 Glenelg Jetty
📷 @antonbornlid and @moakuhlin

d'Arenberg Cube
Visitors have flocked to this oversized Rubik’s cube since it opened in a McLaren Vale winery this January.
📍 d’Arenberg Cube
📷 @diegoraus and @carlituus8

Flinders Ranges
This rugged desert landscapes doesn’t need much embellishment to look incredible… but a drone certainly helps.
📍 Flinders Ranges
📷 @wanderfullylvn

Adelaide Hills
The leafy Adelaide Hills look like a fancy box of chocolates when they’re shot from above.
📍 Adelaide Hills
📷 @jordaaaan_ and @harryvick

Granite Island
Catch the horse-drawn tram to see little penguins and southern right whales at this tiny island off the Fleurieu Peninsula.
📍 Granite Island
📷 @wanderfullylvn

Stuart Highway
Planning the next stop on the epic Explorer’s Way…
📍 Stuart Highway
📷 @jordaaaan_ and @harryvick

The Coorong is a wild expanse of coastline that’s crawling with bird life (and Instagram influencers capturing that perfect shot).
📍 Coorong National Park
📷 @antonbornlid and @moakuhlin

Flinders Chase
Australia’s third largest island is criss-crossed with scenic roads, including this picturesque stretch of bitumen.
📍 Flinders Chase, Kangaroo Island
📷 @maxcoquard

Port Willunga
The old jetty ruins provide the postcard picture of this serene seaside Adelaide suburb.
📍 Port Willunga
📷 @diegoraus and @carlituus8

Coastal towns don’t get much prettier than Robe, a compulsory pitstop on the drive from Adelaide to Melbourne.
📍 Robe
📷 @wanderfullylvn

This tiny town was built by the Air Force after World War Two as a testing ground for rocket launches, and there’s plenty of hardware lying around.
📍 Woomera
📷 @diegoraus and @carlituus8

Bales Beach
KI is brimming with native Aussie wildlife, gourmet food and drink experiences, and miles of sand like this.
📍 Bales Beach, Kangaroo Island
📷 @cajess_around_the_world and @richiebenge

Flinders Ranges
Guys, it would be a lot quicker to drive…
📍 Flinders Ranges
📷 @jordaaaan_ and @harryvick

Who ever said Sydney has the best city beaches in Australia?
📍 Adelaide
📷 @antonbornlid and @moakuhlin

Pink Lake
The South Australian outback is peppered with bubblegum-coloured lakes, including this one in the Clare Valley.
📍 Lake Bumbunga
📷 @wanderfullylvn

Naracoorte Caves
South Australia’s only UNESCO World Heritage listed site preserves fossils that date back an astonishing 500,000 years.
📍 Naracoorte Caves
📷 @diegoraus and @carlituus8

SA is renowned for its wine, and the Barossa Valley on Adelaide’s north-eastern doorstep is the state’s most famous grape-growing region.
📍 Barossa Valley
📷 @jordaaaan_ and @harryvick

Sunken garden
This gorgeous sunken garden fills a huge limestone cave in SA’s second-biggest city.
📍 Umpherston Sinkhole, Mount Gambier
📷 @antonbornlid and @moakuhlin

Port Lincoln
You’ve got two options on the Eyre Peninsula: feast of seafood, or risk becoming seafood on a nerve-jangling shark cage dive.
📍 Port Lincoln
📷 @wanderfullylvn

Flinders Ranges
Nothing but open road (and perfectly stylised Insta uploads, of course).
📍 Flinders Ranges
📷 @jordaaaan_ and @harryvick

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