23 days in South Australia Itinerary

23 days in South Australia Itinerary

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Tanunda
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Port Lincoln
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Coober Pedy
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Kangaroo Island
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Adelaide
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Mount Gambier
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Victor Harbor
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Tanunda — 3 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.
Tanunda is known for wineries, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, steep yourself in history at Langmeil Winery, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and make a trip to Hill and Son Grand Organ.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tanunda attractions planner.

Brisbane to Tanunda is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in September; daily highs in Tanunda reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Port Lincoln.
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Port Lincoln — 2 nights

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then go for a walk through Stamford Hill Loop Hike. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Parnkalla Walking Trail and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Before you visit Port Lincoln, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Tanunda to Port Lincoln by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Coober Pedy.
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Coober Pedy — 3 nights

The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Coober Pedy is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, explore the fascinating landscape at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine, and stop by Opalios.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Coober Pedy takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 5 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, explore the striking landscape at Remarkable Rocks, and sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

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Traveling by flight from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 5 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Shaw & Smith (in Balhannah) and Heysen The Cedars (in Hahndorf). Dedicate the 16th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, make a trip to Southern Flinders Ranges Experience with Lunch, and take a stroll through Rundle Mall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Adelaide online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Mount Gambier.
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Mount Gambier — 1 night

The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake and then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mount Gambier travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Mount Gambier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in October; daily highs in Mount Gambier reach 23°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Victor Harbor.
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Victor Harbor — 3 nights

Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Change things up with these side-trips from Victor Harbor: McLaren Vale (Wine Diva Tours, Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards Cellar Door and Winery, &more). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, experience rural life at Goolwa Animal Farm, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and make a trip to The Goolwa Barrage.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Victor Harbor road trip site.

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Victor Harbor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Gambier in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Victor Harbor, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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South Australia travel guide

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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.
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