54 days in South Australia Itinerary

54 days in South Australia Itinerary

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Mount Gambier
— 4 nights
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Naracoorte
— 2 nights
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Victor Harbor
— 7 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
— 7 nights
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Coober Pedy
— 4 nights
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Port Lincoln
— 6 nights
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Adelaide
— 9 nights
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Clare
— 7 nights
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Tanunda
— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Gambier: Robe (Governor Robe Wines - The Attic House, Robe Town Brewery, &more) and Glencoe Woolshed (in Glencoe). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, walk around The Railway Lands, see some colorful creatures with Reef 2 Ridge, and admire the natural beauty at Cave Gardens.

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Sydney to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Mount Gambier due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Mount Gambier at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Naracoorte.
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Naracoorte — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): learn about winemaking at The Blok Coonawarra, learn about winemaking at Bowen Estate Coonawarra, learn about winemaking at Majella Wines Coonawarra, learn about winemaking at Katnook Coonawarra, then explore the striking landscape of Naracoorte Caves National Park, and finally stop by Yulgilbar Wood Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Penley Estate, do a tasting at Bellwether, then deepen your understanding at Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre, then do a tasting at Patrick of Coonawarra, and finally don't miss a visit to Father Woods Park.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Naracoorte travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Gambier to Naracoorte takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Victor Harbor.
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Victor Harbor — 7 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. Venture out of the city with trips to McLaren Vale (Fox Creek Wines, Primo Estate, &more) and Willunga (Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio & Fleurieu Hills Vineyard). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, admire the striking features of Goolwa Historic Walk, examine the collection at Goolwa Motor Museum, and go for a walk through Basham's Beach Regional Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Victor Harbor trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Naracoorte to Victor Harbor in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 7 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island road trip site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly 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: explore the striking landscape at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Tom's Working Opal Mine.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Coober Pedy trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Coober Pedy in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In July in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Port Lincoln.
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Port Lincoln — 6 nights

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Explore Port Lincoln's surroundings by going to Tumby Bay Silo Art (in Tumby Bay), Minniribbie Farm (in Wangary) and Food Tours (in Coffin Bay). Next up on the itinerary: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, contemplate the long history of Mill Cottage Museum, go for a walk through Parnkalla Walking Trail, and examine the collection at Axel Stenross Maritime Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Lincoln trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Coober Pedy to Port Lincoln in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 9 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Monarto Safari Park (in Monarto) and Hahndorf (Heysen The Cedars, Beerenberg Farm, &more). Dedicate the 6th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Clare.
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Clare — 7 nights

The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Venture out of the city with trips to Moonta (Moonta Heritage Trail 38 & Moonta Mines Museum), Burra (Burra Town Hall, St Mary's Anglican Church of Australia, &more) and The Farm Shed Museum (in Kadina). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre, make a trip to Peterborough Printing Works, learn about winemaking at Sevenhill Cellars, and steep yourself in history at Martindale Hall Historic Museum.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Clare journey planner.

You can drive from Adelaide to Clare in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tanunda.
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Tanunda — 7 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 these side-trips from Tanunda: National Motor Museum (in Birdwood), Kapunda Historical Society Museum (in Kapunda) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Langmeil Winery, do a tasting at Kalleske Wines, make a trip to Whispering Wall, and indulge your taste buds at Jacob's Creek.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tanunda trip maker.

Traveling by car from Clare to Tanunda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Tanunda sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough 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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