9 days in South Australia Itinerary

9 days in South Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Seppeltsfield
— 1 night
Fly
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Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive
4
Meningie
— 1 night
Drive
5
Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
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Seppeltsfield — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, then do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, learn about winemaking at Kies Family Wines, and then don't miss a visit to Whispering Wall.

Plan trip to Seppeltsfield with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Brisbane to Seppeltsfield is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Brisbane to Seppeltsfield, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Seppeltsfield. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Coober Pedy.
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Coober Pedy — 2 nights

The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 31st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Tom's Working Opal Mine, and then explore the striking landscape at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage, examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, and then see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Coober Pedy trip planner.

Getting from Seppeltsfield to Coober Pedy by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, Coober Pedy is somewhat warmer than Seppeltsfield - with highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Augusta.
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Port Augusta — 1 night

A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, take some stellar pictures from Water Tower Lookout, then take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and finally make a trip to Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Port Augusta tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta takes 5.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Coober Pedy in November: high temperatures in Port Augusta hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Meningie.
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Meningie — 1 night

Meningie is a town on the south-east side of Lake Albert in South Australia. Pink Lake has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Meningie Lions Jubilee Park, explore the activities along Pink Lake, and then appreciate the history behind Birdman of the Coorong.

To find out how to plan a trip to Meningie, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Port Augusta to Meningie takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Mount Gambier.
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Mount Gambier — 3 nights

The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Wynns Coonawarra Estate, Head underground at Naracoorte Caves National Park, then learn about winemaking at Katnook Coonawarra, and finally contemplate the long history of Petticoat Lane. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, admire the natural beauty at Cave Gardens, and then explore the activities along The Blue Lake.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier journey site.

Getting from Meningie to Mount Gambier by car takes about 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Mount Gambier are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel 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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