42 days in South Australia Itinerary

42 days in South Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
2
Naracoorte
— 3 nights
3
Victor Harbor
— 4 nights
4
Adelaide
— 6 nights
5
Tanunda
— 5 nights
6
Clare
— 4 nights
7
Flinders Ranges National Park
— 3 nights
8
Coober Pedy
— 4 nights
9
Port Lincoln
— 4 nights
10
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights

3
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
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: Glencoe Woolshed (in Glencoe) and Robe (Governor Robe Wines - The Attic House, Robe Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, brush up on your military savvy at Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Cave Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mount Gambier holiday planner.

Melbourne to Mount Gambier is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. In July in Mount Gambier, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Robe, Glencoe Woolshed
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Glencoe Woolshed ©
Glencoe Woolshed
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens

3
nights
Naracoorte

Naracoorte ©
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Coonawarra (Patrick of Coonawarra, Parker Coonawarra Estate, &more) and Penola (Koonara Wines, Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Naracoorte Caves National Park, examine the collection at Sheep's Back Museum, learn about winemaking at Majella Wines, and look for gifts at Yulgilbar Wood Gallery.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Naracoorte day trip planner.

Drive from Mount Gambier to Naracoorte in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Penola
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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Katnook Coonawarra ©
Katnook Coonawarra
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre ©
Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre

4
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. Explore Victor Harbor's surroundings by going to Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio (in Willunga) and McLaren Vale (McLaren Vale III Associates, Primo Estate, &more). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Softfoot, enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay, make a trip to The Goolwa Barrage, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Encounter Coast Spirits.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Victor Harbor online route planner.

Getting from Naracoorte to Victor Harbor by car takes about 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Adelaide.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Goolwa, Horseshoe Bay, Basham's Beach Regional Park, Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
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Softfoot ©
Softfoot
McLaren Vale III Associates ©
McLaren Vale III Associates

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Hahndorf (The Cedars & Beerenberg Farm). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, and learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide trip app.

You can drive from Victor Harbor to Adelaide in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Adelaide are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Hahndorf, National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Wine Tours & Tastings
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kapunda Historical Society Museum (in Kapunda) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, do a tasting at Rockford Winery, don't miss a visit to Whispering Wall, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tanunda vacation site.

Drive from Adelaide to Tanunda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tanunda can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Clare.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuriootpa, Seppeltsfield, Angaston, Greenock, Whispering Wall
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:
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Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

4
nights
Clare

Clare ©
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: Rattler Trail (in Riverton), Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre (in Peterborough) and Port Pirie RSL Museum (in Port Pirie). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Bungaree Station, do a tasting at Sussex Squire Wines, see the interesting displays at Burra Railway Station, and get engrossed in the history at Moonta Mines Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Clare vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Tanunda to Clare in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Flinders Ranges National Park.

Things to do in Clare

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mintaro, Moonta, Clare Valley, Burra Railway Station, Rattler Trail
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
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Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre ©
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre
Bungaree Station ©
Bungaree Station
Moonta Mines Museum ©
Moonta Mines Museum

3
nights
Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Step out of Flinders Ranges National Park with an excursion to Flinders Ranges National Park in Hawker--about 1h 5 min away.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Flinders Ranges National Park trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Clare to Flinders Ranges National Park in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Flinders Ranges National Park
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
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Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound
Heritage Blinman Mine ©
Heritage Blinman Mine
Bunyeroo Gorge ©
Bunyeroo Gorge

4
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Coober Pedy is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, and go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Coober Pedy route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Flinders Ranges National Park to Coober Pedy takes 8 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:
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Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park

4
nights
Port Lincoln

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 Coffin Bay (Food Tours & Coffin Bay National Park) and Minniribbie Farm (in Wangary). The adventure continues: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, go for a walk through Parnkalla Walking Trail, make a trip to The Old Mill, and get great views at Winter Hill Lookout.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Lincoln trip site.

Getting from Coober Pedy to Port Lincoln by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Coffin Bay, Minniribbie Farm
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:
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Shark Diving
Axel Stenross Maritime Museum ©
Axel Stenross Maritime Museum
Food Tours

5
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, and take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip planner.

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:
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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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