16 days in South Australia Itinerary

16 days in South Australia Itinerary

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McLaren Vale
— 2 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
— 4 nights
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Drive to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Ferry to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Drive to Victor Harbor
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Victor Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Robe
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coonawarra
— 1 night
Drive
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Tanunda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Clare
— 2 nights
Drive to Adelaide International Airport, Fly to Brisbane

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McLaren Vale — 2 nights

McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Your day by day itinerary now includes Beerenberg Farm as well as Willunga Farmers Market. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at d'Arenberg.

Plan a trip to McLaren Vale easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Brisbane to McLaren Vale is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in October: high temperatures in McLaren Vale hover around 26°C and lows are around 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 4 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from McLaren Vale to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Victor Harbor.
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Victor Harbor — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bay, and then see the interesting displays at South Australia Whale Centre.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Victor Harbor vacation maker site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Robe.
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Robe — 1 night

Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 3rd (Thu), learn about winemaking at Cape Jaffa Wines and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robe Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Robe online travel route planner.

You can drive from Victor Harbor to Robe in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. You'll set off for Mount Gambier on the 4th (Fri).
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Mount Gambier — 2 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): explore the fascinating underground world of Engelbrecht Cave and then explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): awaken your taste buds at Mount & Vine Tourism and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Robe to Mount Gambier in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daytime highs in Mount Gambier are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coonawarra.
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Coonawarra — 1 night

Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. On the 6th (Sun), do a tasting at Wynns Coonawarra Estate, then do a tasting at Rymill Coonawarra, and then do a tasting at Katnook Coonawarra.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coonawarra day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Coonawarra in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Coonawarra are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Tanunda.
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Tanunda — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): savor the flavors at Jacob's Creek, then learn about winemaking at Seppeltsfield, and then do a tasting at Two Hands Wines Cellar Door. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Chateau Tanunda and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gorge Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tanunda trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Coonawarra to Tanunda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Coonawarra in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Tanunda: highs are around 30°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Clare.
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Clare — 2 nights

The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. On the 9th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Martindale Hall Historic Museum, then do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, and then trek along Riesling Trail. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Jim Barry Wines and then savor the flavors at Clare Valley Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Clare trip maker tool.

You can drive from Tanunda to Clare in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 11th (Fri), you're off to 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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Barossa Valley travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Gift & Specialty Shops
A broad, verdant valley formed by the North Para River, Barossa Valley enjoys prominence as a result of the area’s focus on viniculture. Vineyards have been a common sight in Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s most notable wine-producing regions, since 1852, when the Bethany vineyard was first planted. The area maintains a strong association with the German community.
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