19 days in South Australia Itinerary

19 days in South Australia Itinerary

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19 days in South Australia Itinerary

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

2
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: Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte), Penola (Raidis Estate, Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre, & more) and Coonawarra (Parker Coonawarra Estate & DiGiorgio Family Wines). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, appreciate the views at The Valley Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, and Head underground at Ewens Pond.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier visit planner .

Melbourne to Mount Gambier is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Mount Gambier sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Penola, Coonawarra, Naracoorte Caves National Park, Ewens Pond
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, then take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, look for gifts at Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coober Pedy trip planner .

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Coober Pedy in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Gambier in April, things will get a bit warmer in Coober Pedy: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine

2
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
On the 27th (Sat), meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Coffin Bay National Park.

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

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Port Lincoln in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Coffin Bay National Park
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
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Shark Diving
Coffin Bay National Park ©
Coffin Bay National Park

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, admire all the interesting features of Clifford's Honey Farm, wander the wide-open spaces of Island Pure Sheep Dairy, and take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island road trip planning site .

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

3
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 Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach), White Feather Red Winery (in Willunga) and McLaren Vale (McLaren Vale III Associates, Fox Creek Wines, & more). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Urimbirra Wildlife Park, and don't miss a visit to The Goolwa Barrage.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Victor Harbor driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Victor Harbor can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, The Goolwa Barrage, Aldinga Beach, White Feather Red Winery
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:
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Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to The Cedars in Hahndorf, about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 7th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, and meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide online trip maker .

Drive from Victor Harbor to Adelaide in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Adelaide sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, The Cedars
Find places to stay May 5 — 10:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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