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4 Amazing Photo Locations in South Australia

Although it shares borders with all the other mainland states, South Australia has a beauty that’s all its own, a mixture of landmarks and natural attractions that lend themselves to captivating photos.

So, to conclude our series of some of Australia’s greatest photo locations, we present these 4 picks from South Australia.

You can read our favourite photo locations in other states here:

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Kangaroo Island

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We thought we’d start off with the obvious choice: Kangaroo Island, or KI as the locals call it. Within its 500km of immaculate coastline, you’ll find untouched wilderness, jagged cliffs, wild plains and crystal clear waters.

Naturally, the island habitat of the landmark Kangaroo Island – the third largest island in Australia – offers unparalleled protection to many native and non-native animal species, such as kangaroos, sea lions, koalas and pelicans, to name a few.

A popular tourist attraction in Kangaroo Island is Seal Bay, a Conservation Park located on the south of the island that is home to a large population of Australian Sea Lions, a species unique to SA and WA.

Kangaroo Island is a must-see for any animal or landscape photographer. It also has an amazing food and beverage scene, many of which produce artisanal, seasonal fare, and accommodation options, from beachside shacks to five-star retreats.

Flinders Ranges

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Flinders Ranges are roughly 200km north of Adelaide and are the largest mountain ranges in South Australia.

You’ll be awestruck at the deep red and orange hues of the Flinders Ranges, especially towards sunset. And the ancient cliffs, gorges and creeks are all a sight to behold.

Make sure you don’t miss the natural amphitheatre called Wilpena Pound (an aboriginal word that translates to Place of Bent Fingers), which has been created due to millions of years of erosion.

Limestone Coast

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Home to some of the state’s most wondrous sights and attractions, the Limestone Coast is situated in the south-eastern region of South Australia

There’s Blue Lake, a lake so blue your followers will think you applied a photo filter. There’s an underwater world for underwater photography enthusiasts to snorkel through at the wonderfully-named Piccaninnie Ponds.

Then there’s the Naracoorte Caves National Park, a 3km UNESCO Heritage Site, which has an incredibly extensive fossil deposit in its 26 caves. There are specialty tours, and adventure caving options for the more adventurous visitors.

The Limestone Coast region is also a prodigious wine growing region, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine after a long day shooting captivating pictures.

Adelaide Hills

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So far, we’ve covered remote islands, outback beauty and coastal delights. But South Australia also does leafy lanes and lush rolling hills that wouldn’t look out of place in the English Countryside.

The Adelaide Hills are scattered with old-world towns and scenic landscapes, which make it a favourite for Adelaide’s residents as well as tourists. To give you a sense of the culture, there’s a Medieval Fair one weekend in April and an English Ale Festival in May.

Because of the temperate Adelaide Hills climate, the Adelaide Hills is home to around 1,500 native plant species and a plethora of birds, mammals and reptiles, many of which are endangered.

Like most of South Australia, the Adelaide Hills region is known as a premier wine growing spot, great for a foggy early-morning vineyard photo, or to unwind after a long day.

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Before setting off to these South Australian landmarks, make sure you stock up on quality camera lenses and accessories. Or if you’re keen to upgrade your camera, check out our latest range of cameras here.

 

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