8 days in South Australia Itinerary

8 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia visit planner

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Make it your trip
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McLaren Vale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Clare
— 1 night
Drive
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Tanunda
— 4 nights
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McLaren Vale

— 2 nights
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Step off the beaten path and head to Angove McLaren Vale Cellar Door and K1 By Geoff Hardy. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Dog Ridge Winery, indulge your senses at Wine Diva Tours, and stroll through Aldinga Beach.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the McLaren Vale online travel planner.

Brisbane to McLaren Vale is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. In June, McLaren Vale is a bit cooler than Brisbane - with highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Clare.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Wineries · Beaches · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Clare

— 1 night
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Jim Barry Wines, learn about winemaking at Kilikanoon Winery Clare Valley, do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, then trek along Riesling Trail, then do a tasting at Sussex Squire Wines, and finally do a tasting at Greg Cooley Wines.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Clare trip planner.

You can drive from McLaren Vale to Clare in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Tanunda

— 4 nights
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Hugo Wines and Yelland & Papps. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Chateau Dorrien, join in the after-dark buzz at Lambert Estate Wines, contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tanunda trip maker.

Traveling by car from Clare to Tanunda takes 1.5 hours. June in Tanunda sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries · Tours · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Australia travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Nature & Parks · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.