59 days in South Australia Itinerary

59 days in South Australia Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Adelaide
— 7 nights
Drive
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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
Fly
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Port Lincoln
— 6 nights
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Mount Gambier
— 6 nights
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Naracoorte
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tanunda
— 7 nights
Drive
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Clare
— 7 nights
Drive
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Flinders Ranges National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
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Adelaide — 7 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Adelaide Central Market and Adelaide Botanic Garden. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Monarto Safari Park (in Monarto), Southern Shooters (in Callington) and Hahndorf (Grass Roots Vintage & The Cedars). And it doesn't end there: see where the action happens at Adelaide Oval, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, stroll through Henley Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide trip planner.

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to Adelaide is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan to Adelaide, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan in September, with highs in Adelaide at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Victor Harbor.
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 9:

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. Family-friendly places like Softfoot Farm and Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Victor Harbor side-trips: Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach), McLaren Vale (Fox Creek Wines, Primo Estate, &more) and Deep Creek Conservation Park (in Delamere). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Granite Island, grab your bike and head to Encounter Bikeway, get to know the resident critters at Urimbirra Wildlife Park, and hike along Heysen Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Victor Harbor online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Adelaide to Victor Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Victor Harbor, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 16:

Kangaroo Island — 7 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kids will enjoy Flinders Chase National Park and Remarkable Rocks. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Seal Bay Conservation Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island travel route builder app.

Getting from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Port Lincoln.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 23:

Port Lincoln — 6 nights

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Attractions like Shark Diving and Mikkira Station make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Lincoln: Food Tours (in Coffin Bay) and The National Trust Folk Museum (in Cowell). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Parnkalla Walking Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lincoln National Park, cruise along Winter Hill Lookout, and stroll around Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Lincoln trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly to Mount Gambier.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 29:

Mount Gambier — 6 nights

The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Attractions like Robe Beach and Bowman Scenic Drive make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Gambier: Beachport (Beachport Surf Beach & Beachport Jetty), Glencoe Woolshed (in Glencoe) and Robe Town Brewery (in Robe). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, explore the activities along Millicent Swimming Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Schank, and experience rural life at Echo Farm.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Mount Gambier in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Naracoorte.
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 5:

Naracoorte — 4 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Naracoorte: Penola (Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre & Banks Thargo Coonawarra) and Keith (Don Moseley Park & Cockatoo Downs Farmstay). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Naracoorte Caves National Park, have fun at Naracoorte Swimming Lake, get some fabulous bargains at MiniJumbuk, and trek along Black Cockatoo Bush Camp Hiking Trails.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Naracoorte trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mount Gambier to Naracoorte takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tanunda.
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Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tanunda: Mannum (Mannum Waterfalls & Mary Ann Reserve), National Motor Museum (in Birdwood) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at Nuriootpa Linear Park, take an in-depth tour of Kapunda Historical Society Museum, learn about winemaking at Chateau Dorrien, and don't miss a visit to Abbey Antiques.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tanunda road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naracoorte to Tanunda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October in Tanunda, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Clare.
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Find places to stay Oct 9 — 16:

Clare — 7 nights

The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Splash Town - Copper Coast and Clare Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clare: Moonta (The Copper Coast, Moonta Mines Museum, &more), Bowman Park (in Crystal Brook) and Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre (in Peterborough). The adventure continues: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Burra Copper Mine, try for a hole-in-one at Simpson Rices Creek, let the kids burn off some steam at Richardson Park Playspace, and take in the exciting artwork at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Clare driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tanunda to Clare takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Flinders Ranges National Park.
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Find places to stay Oct 16 — 23:

Flinders Ranges National Park — 3 nights

When in Flinders Ranges National Park, make a side trip to see Flinders Ranges National Park in Hawker, approximately Hawker away.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Flinders Ranges National Park vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Clare to Flinders Ranges National Park takes 4 hours. In October in Flinders Ranges National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.
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Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:

Coober Pedy — 3 nights

The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stroll through Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Tom's Working Opal Mine, examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, then examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, and finally stop by Seven Stones Designer Jewellers.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Coober Pedy day trip planner.

You can drive from Flinders Ranges National Park to Coober Pedy in 8 hours. October in Coober Pedy sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:

South Australia travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Nature & Parks · Gardens
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.