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South Australia is home to Kangaroo Island, an internationally renowned wildlife haven. It is also known for its wine. The Barossa Valley is Australia’s richest and best-known wine region. Premium wines, five-star restaurants and cellar doors abound among the hills and vineyards. Local winemakers include household names such as Seppelt, Penfolds and Peter Lehmann. South Australia also offers other world-class wine regions, including the Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra. Visit the world-heritage listed Naracoorte Caves, or awesome Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges – one of Australia's first official national landscapes. Swim with wild sea lions at Baird Bay on Eyre Peninsula , dolphins at Glenelg, and Great White Sharks at Port Lincoln. South Australia is also known for its exciting events, like the international cycling race Tour Down Under. Lance Armstrong made it his comeback race in 2009. Adelaide hosts the Clipsal 500, a thrilling V8 race through a city circuit. The Adelaide Fringe is an annual feast of comedy, music, theatre and fun. And the fabulous and captivating Adelaide Festival of Arts takes place every second year. In Adelaide, South Australia's capital city, you will find stylish architecture, boutique shopping, sandy swimming beaches, fabulous arts events, nightlife, fine dining, and some of Australia's best café strips. It is easy to navigate your way around South Australia, with most of the regions just an hour or two drive from Adelaide.
Main Cities in South Australia include: Adelaide - the state capital Mount Gambier - in the south-east of the state, home to the famous Blue Lake Murray Bridge - centre of South Australia's farming area Port Augusta - at the top of Spencer Gulf at the very east of the Eyre Peninsula, gateway to the Flinders Ranges Port Lincoln - at the bottom of the Eyre Peninsula and a good base for seeing this part of the state Port Pirie - city centred on the mining economy, but centrally located to most attractions in the state Victor Harbor - coastal playground to the south of Adelaide Whyalla - mining town halfway down the Eyre Peninsula