School Holidays in South Australia 2023

We’ve listed the major school holiday and term dates in South Australia to help your family pre-plan short trips and weekend getaways. For every term, explore different regional locations in South Australia. Book your next stay with Choice Hotels.


School Term Dates: Starts 29th January 2024 – Ends 12th April 2024

Autumn School Holidays: Starts 13th April 2024 – Ends 28th April 2024

Autumn School Holiday Ideas

Go fruit picking at Beerenberg Family Farm: Beerenberg Family Farm is a family-friendly berry farm located near Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills. During strawberry season (November – April), Beerenberg opens its strawberry farm to the public, where you can pick your own fresh berries for just $5. To view accommodation options near Beerenberg Family Farm, click here.


School Term Dates: Starts 29th April 2024 – Ends 5th July 2024

Winter School Holidays: Starts 6th July 2024 – Ends 21st July 2024

Winter School Holiday Ideas

Visit Coober Pedy: Coober Pedy, located a days drive from Adelaide, is a dream getaway destination for adults and kids alike. Internationally famous as the backdrop to Mad Max, Coober Pedy is known for it’s underground stores, churches, homes, and even hotels. Local attractions include the Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park (which is home to a myriad of Australian wildlife, including the red kangaroo, echidna, and fat-tailled dunnart), and the Umoona Opal Mine and Museum. Visit in Winter to enjoy the seasons more temperate altitudes. View underground accommodation in Coober Pedy here.


School Term Dates: Starts 22nd July 2024 – Ends 27th September 2024

Spring School Holidays: Starts 28th September 2024 – Ends 13th October 2024

Spring School Holiday Ideas

Watch lions, cheetahs and zebra’s at Monarto Safari Park: Monarto Safari Park is the largest open-air safari park in the world. Located a short 50 minute drive from Adelaide, Monarto Safari Park is home to giraffes, cheetahs, lions, chimpanzees and more. To view accommodation options near Monarto Safari Park, click here.


School Term Dates: Starts 14th October 2024 – Ends 13th December 2024

Summer School Holidays: Starts 14th December 2024 – Ends 27th January 2024

Summer School Holiday Ideas

Visit the River Murray Dark Sky Reserve: The River Murray Dark Sky Reserve is an officially accredited dark reserve covering 3200 square kilometres of land, including sections of the Murray River and surrounding townships and wildlife. Surrounded by wine regions and complex water systems, the River Murray Dark Sky Reserve is known for its dry climate and cloudless skies, often the darkest skies in the world. Visit the River Murray Dark Sky Reserve to stargaze and learn about the impact of light pollution on Australia’s nocturnal wildlife.

To view accommodation options near the River Murray Dark Sky Reserve, click here.

For more regional getaway destinations and inspiration, visit Year Of The Long Weekend.

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