Sport, Recreation & Events

If it’s the sporting and active life you like, with lots of opportunities for socialising, general recreation and just getting out-and-about, then SA’s Lifestyle Region may well be one of the very best places on earth!

The range and variety of activities that you can be involved with is almost endless. There are, of course, organised sporting clubs for all the major team sports, across all the age-groups - school-aged to retirees - and for both sexes, right throughout the year. For slightly more independent pursuits, you can meet up with friends after work for a spot of fishing in some of the country’s best coastal waters. Not forgetting other water sports suitable for the whole family, from fairly serious surfing to paddling and picnicking on the Region’s plentiful beaches.

Or for a more solitary approach, try some bushwalking or cycling along some of the areas famous rural and bushland paths – including the Heyson Track, the Mawson Trail and the Reisling Trail. Many new mountain bike trails have been constructed in the area surrounding Melrose (Mount Remarkable) to suit both families and the serious mountain bike rider.

Added to these are the great 4-Wheel Driving parts of the glorious and sometimes rugged Southern Flinders and a host of other areas spread throughout the Region. It almost goes without saying that the camping is ideal. But, if a more pampered style is more your thing, there is an abundance of holiday options and accommodation choices to be enjoyed, with the Clare Valley being one of the top bed-and-breakfast destinations in the country.


No matter what type of activity you and your family enjoy there is a huge and varied range of events occurring in the region. You will always find something to keep you and your family entertained. An overview of some of the types of events held in the region is listed below:

Orchestras and bands at various indoor and outdoor settings
Agricultural and Horticulture shows
Community Picnics
Gourmet Food & Wine events
Food Markets
Country Fairs
Various Art Shows
Horse Racing & Trotting
Motor Racing (cars & bikes)
Cars (show & shine)
Bike Riding (Road & Mountain)
Swimming other forms of water and boating events
Huge range of sporting events
Dog & Cat shows
Various styles of dances (old style, rock n roll, etc.)
Fun runs

Also see Yorke Peninsula Regional Tourism events throughout the year at

Southern Flinders Ranges Regional Tourism events at

Mid North and Clare Events at