How to support South Australian tourism during Covid

SA Tourism travel blog

Many of us feel a greater sense of freedom than ever before now that borders have begun to open and travel has resumed. With any change in our way of life comes uncertainty, and this has continued to impact our local tourism industry. But South Australia has never been a more exciting travel destination, or a better spot to staycation, becoming the top-ranking Australian city featured in National Geographic’s Best Of The World 2022 travel list. Coming in at number six, Adelaide is becoming a global leader in wellness and sustainability and has even been recognised as the world’s second National Park City behind London. So what are you waiting for? support local, stay local and explore South Australia’s award-winning restaurants, one-of-a-kind experiences and unrivaled wine.

1. Book in advance and if you need to, postpone – don’t cancel

Bunyeroo Valley, Flinders Ranges

Booking ahead gives local business the opportunity to plan and ensures ongoing cash flow so they can keep operating. We understand rules, restrictions and travel plans are changing constantly so if you need to, try to postpone instead of cancel. While it might not be the right time for you to travel after all, when you can, a holiday somewhere in South Australia’s great outdoors could be just the antidote to rejuvenate and reset. Plus, you’ll be helping those tourism operators who are doing it tough at the moment and who appreciate your booking more than you could know. Not sure if you can travel? Consult our COVID-19 travel guide.

2. Buy online gift cards for your favourite product and experiences


Monarto Zoo, Murray River, Lakes and Coorong

Have a friend or family member celebrating a birthday? Looking for the perfect ‘sorry you are in iso’ gift? Make their day by giving them the gift of freedom…when they can use it! From coming face-to-face with Great White Sharks, or the king of the jungle, to sipping some of South Australia’s best wine or finally pulling up a seat at a restaurant you’ve always dreamed of trying – a South Australian experience is the ultimate gift. Not only will you and your friends have something amazing to look forward to, but you’ll be helping the South Australian tourism industry – your favourite restaurant, local winery, or that place you’ve been meaning to visit – make it through these difficult times.

3. Write a review for your favourite experience or place in South Australia

Helivista tours

Be a keyboard warrior for good! A really easy way to support local businesses is to jump online and write a positive review of your favourite experience or place in our beautiful state. Not only is posting a positive review a way to boost morale during the pandemic, but it’s also a great way to make others feel confident about their next adventure in South Australia.

4. Plan your future holiday in South Australia

Shark cage diving

Many of us are spending more time at home than usual at the moment. But we couldn’t think of a better place to start planning your next trip than from the comfort of your couch. Cosy up, grab your phone or laptop and start perusing our trip planner guides or travel blog and discover your wanderlust.

5. Share your favourite travel memories in South Australia

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