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4 Must Do South Australian Road Trips

Grab your buddies, fill up your tank, get your playlist sorted and hit the roads of South Australia for a travel adventure you're not going to forget in a hurry.

Nothing beats the feeling and freedom of hitting the road and exploring the great unknown, and the South Australian roads are filled with beautiful space, scenery, ocean drives, food and wine wonders and a whole set of brand new adventures that will have you coming back for more.

Whether you head North, South, East OR West from Adelaide, we've got a road trip that will wow you in every direction.



Southern Ocean Drive

The Great Ocean Road does not stop when the coast changes from Victoria to South Australia, so stick to the coast and explore some of the lesser seen treasures and towns that will give you serious cred and mean that your beach holiday can keep rolling on. Check out the incredible sinkholes and lakes of Mt Gambier, the wild ocean and friendly faces in the town of Robe and the adventures and beauty of Port Elliot.


The Seafood Frontier

Otherwise known as the Eyre Peninsula, home of some of the most amazing adventures in and on the water - you can also eat your way around the coast with succulent oysters in Coffin Bay, the freshest tuna in Port Lincoln and maybe, if you're lucky, you'll get to try some abalone along the way. And don't forget your fishing rod - there's nothing fresher than your very own catch.


Epicurean Way

Eat, drink and roll your way between wine and produce regions from Barossa Valley, through the Adelaide Hills to McLaren Vale and you'll be experiencing some of this lands finest. Throw in the stunning rolling Mt Lofty Ranges, breathtaking coastal scenes and some rockin' festivals and events, and you've got yourself a little piece of food/wine/beer/fun paradise. Get exploring!


Explorers Way

From Adelaide all the way to Darwin - that's alot of Outback and a whole lotta road. Don't miss the Flinders Ranges for ancient mountainous beauty, and Coober Pedy for quirky, underground, Opal mining madness.


You've got the wheels - now where to stay 

Grab your map, your road crew and lock in your YHA accommodation. From Adelaide to Port Lincoln and Port Elliot, this road trip is with us! 

    Adelaide Central YHA
    Adelaide Central YHA
    Located right in the centre of the city, Adelaide Central YHA is only a 7-minute walk to Adelaide Central Market and a short bus ride to Adelaide Festival Centre and Adelaide Zoo.
    Port Lincoln YHA
    Port Lincoln YHA
    Port Lincoln YHA is based in an adventure-lover's paradise. Whether it's shark cage diving, swimming with tuna or sea lions or maybe a surf or a swim, this hostel can deliver!
    Port Elliot YHA
    Port Elliot YHA
    Great Port Elliot Beach Accommodation! Port Elliot Beach House YHA, on South Australia's spectacular Fleurieu Peninsula, is in a breezy, historic building
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