47 days in South Australia Itinerary

47 days in South Australia Itinerary

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Mount Gambier
— 4 nights
Drive
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Naracoorte
— 3 nights
Drive
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Victor Harbor
— 5 nights
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Drive to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Ferry to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 6 nights
Fly to Adelaide, Foot to Adelaide
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Adelaide
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tanunda
— 6 nights
Drive
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Clare
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hawker
— 2 nights
Drive to Port Augusta Airport, Fly to Coober Pedy
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Coober Pedy
— 4 nights
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Port Lincoln
— 5 nights
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Mount Gambier — 4 nights

The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mount Gambier: Bowman Scenic Drive (in Beachport), Robe (Mahalia Coffee Roastery & Robe Town Brewery) and Glencoe Woolshed (in Glencoe). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, stroll around The Railway Lands, indulge your senses at Mount & Vine Tourism, and learn about all things military at Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier sightseeing planner.

Sydney to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Mount Gambier is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Mount Gambier reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Naracoorte.
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Naracoorte — 3 nights

Naracoorte is a town in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia, approximately 336 kilometres south-east of Adelaide and 100 kilometres north of Mount Gambier on the Riddoch Highway .HistoryNaracoorte was formed from the merger of two towns, Kincraig, founded in 1845 by Scottish explorer William Macintosh, and Narracoorte, established as a government settlement in 1847. Explore Naracoorte's surroundings by going to Penola (Banks Thargo Coonawarra, Petticoat Lane, &more). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Naracoorte Caves National Park, examine the collection at Sheep's Back Museum, learn about winemaking at Bellwether, and trek along Black Cockatoo Bush Camp Hiking Trails.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Naracoorte online trip builder.

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Naracoorte in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Victor Harbor.
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Victor Harbor — 5 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Victor Harbor: Jetty Pylons (in Port Willunga) and McLaren Vale (Kay Brothers Cellar Door & Winery, d'Arenberg, &more). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, don't miss a visit to Victor Harbor Heritage Trail, get engrossed in the history at Encounter Coast Discovery Centre, and grab your bike and head to Encounter Bikeway.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Victor Harbor trip builder.

Getting from Naracoorte to Victor Harbor by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In June in Victor Harbor, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 6 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at Hope Cottage, stroll through Raptor Domain, and enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island online route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 6 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Hahndorf (The Cedars & Hans Heysen Art Studio). Dedicate the 3rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, and meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo.

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Fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tanunda.
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Tanunda — 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Kapunda Historical Society Museum in Kapunda (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: trek along Altona CSR Landcare Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Anglican Church, do a tasting at Elderton Wines, and admire the natural beauty at Barossa Old Rose Repository.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tanunda trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Tanunda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Tanunda are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Clare.
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Clare — 5 nights

The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clare: Port Pirie (Port Pirie RSL Museum & John Pirie Bridge (Bridge to Nowhere)), Burra (Burra Copper Mine, Burra Railway Station, &more) and Bowman Park (in Crystal Brook). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Historic Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Aloysius Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Mintaro Garden Rooms, and indulge your senses at Clare Valley Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Clare visit planning website.

You can drive from Tanunda to Clare in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hawker.
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Hawker — 2 nights

Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. On the 19th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Ranges National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Wilpena Pound, then browse the exhibits of Jeff Morgan Gallery, and then explore the world behind art at Wilpena Panorama.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hawker sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Clare to Hawker takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.
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Coober Pedy — 4 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, go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine, explore the striking landscape at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Coober Pedy online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hawker to Coober Pedy. July in Coober Pedy sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Port Lincoln.
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Port Lincoln — 5 nights

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Lincoln: Minniribbie Farm (in Wangary), Food Tours (in Coffin Bay) and Tumby Bay Silo Art (in Tumby Bay). Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Fishery Bay, examine the collection at Port Lincoln Railway Museum, and take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Lincoln day trip website.

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Port Lincoln in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly 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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