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is the country’s driest state, which means that outdoor
activities require careful planning. Not only is drinking water hard to come by,
but also dense forests and woodlands that might provide shade and shelter from
winds are scarce. In summer, temperatures soar, particularly in the north of the
state, so travelers should save ore arduous undertakings for the winter months.
South Australia’s major landforms include the series of rugged mountain ranges
that runs north from Adelaide culminating in the Flinders and Gammon ranges;
these provide plenty of challenges for walkers, cyclists and climbers. In the
south-east, the vast lagoons of the Coorong and the 404 miles of the Murray
River that wend from the border with
New South Wales
Victoria to the sea are favoured by canoeists and kayakers. Caving is also popular in
perhaps because the state has the best cave diving and some of the best dry
caving in the country.