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South Australia Public Holidays 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 South Australia public holidays. Please scroll down to view.

The many South Australia public holidays in 2018 afford locals and tourist alike an opportunity to explore the state of South Australia. From Adelaide, with its abundance of historic church buildings, to the scenic beauty of the state’s vast outback region to the north and west.

Long weekends on the 2018 calendar to look for in planning your South Australia travels include: the Australia Day Weekend with the holiday falling on Friday, January 26th; the Queen’s Birthday Weekend on June 11th, the holiday as usual falling on a Monday; and a potential five-day Christmas Weekend with Christmas Day on a Tuesday, Boxing Day on the following Wednesday, and the intervening Monday being a logical day to take off with annual leave.

Things to see and do in South Australia in 2018

Three tops locations to stop by in South Australia during the 2018 holiday schedule include the Barossa Valley, Kangaroo Island and Mount Gambier.

The Barossa Valley Region, just north of Adelaide, gives tourists the chance to expore numerous vineyards and wineries and to taste the fine wines of Australia. You will also see impressive architecture in the style of 19th-Century German immigrants, and the Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park and nearby hiking trails make it easy to take in the region’s scenic beauty.

For a family-friendly adventure, out in the sea but not too far from the shore, choose Kangaroo Island. You can view a great diversity of wildlife, not only kangaroos, including penguins and koalas, spend time at the beach on Vivonne Bay, and head overland to visit vineyards and honey farms.

Visit Mount Gambier, in the extreme southeastern corner of South Australia, to climb its namesake extinct volcano and to see Valley Lake Crater, the Cave Gardens, the Sunken Garden, and numerous other interesting caves and rock formations.

Public Holidays 2018

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
26 JanFriAustralia Day
12 MarMonMarch Public Holiday
30 MarFriGood Friday
31 MarSatEaster Saturday
2 AprMonEaster Monday
25 AprWedAnzac Day
11 JunMonQueen's Birthday
1 OctMonLabour Day
24 DecMonChristmas Eve *
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedProclamation Day
31 DecMonNew Year's Eve *

Note: * South Australia has a part-day public holiday from 7 pm to 12 midnight.

Visit sa.gov.au for the original release.