8 days in Adelaide & South Coast of New South Wales Itinerary

8 days in Adelaide & South Coast of New South Wales Itinerary

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8 days in Adelaide & South Coast of New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
2
Wollongong
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Merimbula
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Adelaide

3
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 12th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and wander the streets of Rundle Mall.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Adelaide. In May in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

The Cedars, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

2
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Explore Wollongong's surroundings by going to Kiama (Kiama Harbour, Kiama Blowhole, & more) and Minnamurra Falls (in Jamberoo). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, admire the natural beauty at Wollongong Botanic Garden, cruise along Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nan Tien Temple.

Before you visit Wollongong, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Adelaide to Wollongong by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Wollongong. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kiama, Minnamurra Falls, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
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Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple

1
night
Merimbula

Merimbula ©
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along The Merimbula Boardwalk, head outdoors with Imlay Oyster Producers, then get great views at Disaster Bay Lookout, and finally see the interesting displays at Killer Whale Museum.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Merimbula trip planning website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Wollongong to Merimbula in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Merimbula

Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Eden, Imlay Oyster Producers
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Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum
Disaster Bay Lookout ©
Disaster Bay Lookout

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