Sector

Tourism

Premium food and wine – ecotourism – marine sanctuaries

Highlights

South Australia’s premier, unspoilt natural areas offer pristine environmental ecotourism experiences.

One of the most notable destinations in our state for its wilderness, world-class food and wine and untouched national parks, Kangaroo Island presents exciting opportunities for the savvy investor.

Our state’s worldwide reputation for premium food and wine provides the ultimate travel experience and investment opportunity.

Investing in Tourism

South Australia has the raw ingredients for world-class tourism development – amazing fresh food, stunning coastlines and natural landscapes which provide an enviable lifestyle. 
 
Our nature experiences in some of the country’s most rugged landscape feature walking and bike trails, salt lakes, rock formations, waterholes and rare wildlife and plants. 
 
Adventure tourism happens in one of the most pristine wilderness destinations anywhere in the world. We’re the only place in Australia where you can cage dive with Great White Sharks and feel the rush of the Southern Bluefin Tuna as they swim past. 

Investment advantages

South Australia has it all, world-class food and wine experiences, stunning coastlines, natural flora and fauna, all within less than an hour’s drive of our international airport.
 
Our city’s revitalisation has us hosting some of the biggest events in the world and has earned us the name of the Festival State, drawing guests from around the world to experience our arts and culture. 
 
Our outstanding attractions are unlike anywhere else in the world and our uniqueness means that rather than a city of competition, we’re a city of collaboration and partnerships.

Connected ecosystem

Tourism investment in our state is all about new and refreshed tourism infrastructure and experiences. 
 
Medical tourism in South Australia provides opportunities for international healthcare options and showcases the state’s world-class capabilities within the health and medical industries sector.

The South Australian Tourism Commission is committed to growing the state’s visitor economy to $12.8 billion by 2030 – up from $7.2 billion currently – with 16,000 new tourism jobs to be created by 2030.

Primary contact

Looking to identify opportunities, strategic partnerships and get advice on the South Australian Tourism sector

Taliessin Reaburn

Director, International Education and Tourism


Department for Trade and Investment

International Education and Tourism

+61 435 319 244 Taliessin.Reaburn@sa.gov.au

Case studies

$45 million redevelopment of Bridgeport Hotel

The $45 million redevelopment of the Bridgeport Hotel in Murray Bridge is well underway and is expected to be completed in the first half of 2021.
The development features a modern six-storey hotel building with the centrepiece 100 high quality suite rooms. Guest facilities include an outdoor pool and bar, gymnasium and dedicated under-croft car parking.

Murray Bridge has been long overdue for high quality accommodation which will act as a springboard for local tourism.

Graham Hobbs and Ian Tregoning
Owners of EDP Hotels