12 days in South Australia Itinerary

12 days in South Australia Itinerary

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12 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Tanunda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier road trip website .

Melbourne to Mount Gambier is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mount Gambier can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake

1
night
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
On the 23rd (Mon), kick back and relax at Sleaford Bay, cruise along Winter Hill Lookout, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Lincoln road trip tool .

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Shark Diving
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay
Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Adelaide is known for parks, shopping, museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Adelaide vacation site .

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Adelaide are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tanunda.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Parks Shopping
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo

2
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, then do a tasting at Kalleske Wines, then do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, and finally learn about winemaking at Soul Growers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, do a tasting at Tscharke's Place, then do a tasting at Rockford Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Rusden Wines.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tanunda trip planner .

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Tanunda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. December in Tanunda sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenock, Tscharke's Place, Seppeltsfield
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

2
nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
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. On the 29th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, learn about winemaking at Fox Creek Wines, then learn about winemaking at Primo Estate, and finally learn about winemaking at McLaren Vale III Associates. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aldinga Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carrickalinga Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Victor Harbor driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Tanunda to Victor Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Victor Harbor can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Carrickalinga Beach, Aldinga Beach, Horseshoe Bay
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Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kangaroo Island is known for wildlife, nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip maker .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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