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South Australia has a wide variety of things to see and do, but it doesn't seem to get as much attention overseas as the eastern states. This very brief introduction mainly mentions the names of some places that you might like to find out more about and provides links to more information. We'll explore many of these places in more detail in future issues of our newsletter. (We're planning a trip there for later this year, so I'm collecting information sources. During and after the trip we'll report on what we thought about the places we went and things we did.)
Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia.
Wilpena Pound is a beautiful place to visit. It is in the Flinders Ranges, a day's drive north of Adelaide. http://www.wilpenapound.on.net/ gives you a good introduction to the area, and you can book tours and accommodation.
The Nullarbor is the long stretch of coast along the Great Australian Bight, from approximately Esperence (WA) to Port Augusta (SA). This website has an impressive collection of information about the history of the area, what to see, where to stay (very few places, mostly roadhouses, along the way), costs, etc. It's also very well organised, so you can easily find what you need. http://nullarbornet.com.au
Lake Eyre is a large, usually dry, lake in central South Australia. To the north is the Simpson Desert. Roads in the area include the Birdsville Track, the Oodnadatta Track, and the Strezlecki Track. Towns include William Creek and Maree. To the northeast is Innamincka. An account of our 2001 trip to Lake Eyre starts here.
Other places of interest include the Barossa Valley (wine country), Coober Pedy (opal mining and underground homes), and Kangaroo Island (native wildlife). We'll be organising this section much better, and adding places names and commentary, later this year.