30 days in Brisbane Region, South Australia & Alice Springs Itinerary

30 days in Brisbane Region, South Australia & Alice Springs Itinerary

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30 days in Brisbane Region, South Australia & Alice Springs Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  30​h
North Stradbroke Island
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
Coonawarra
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Robe
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Clare
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tanunda
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Copenhagen

1
night
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, take in the waterfront at North Gorge Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Frenchman's Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cylinder Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Brown Lake and then enjoy the sand and surf at Amity Point Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our North Stradbroke Island trip planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to North Stradbroke Island is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. While traveling from Copenhagen, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in North Stradbroke Island, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

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Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
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Brown Lake

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kangaroo Island Spirits and Remarkable Rocks. Get in touch with nature at Kelly Hill Caves and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, and make a trip to Emu Ridge.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Stradbroke Island to Kangaroo Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

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Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park ©
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves
Remarkable Rocks ©
Remarkable Rocks

4
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Get some cultural insight at Road Transport Hall of Fame and Araluen Cultural Precinct. Escape the urban bustle at Ormiston Gorge and Mount Gillen. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, take in the exciting artwork at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs online day trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trip

Trephina Gorge Nature Park
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
Road Transport Hall of Fame ©
Road Transport Hall of Fame

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Explore hidden gems such as Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage and Breakaways Conservation Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catacomb Church and St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, look for gifts at Opalios, get engrossed in the history at Old Timers Mine, and see the interesting displays at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

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Drive from Alice Springs to Coober Pedy in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coonawarra.

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Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church

3
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park and Cave Gardens. Get some cultural insight at Wynns Coonawarra Estate and Penley Estate. Change things up with a short trip to MiniJumbuk in Naracoorte (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Rymill Coonawarra, steep yourself in history at Petticoat Lane, explore the fascinating underground world of Naracoorte Caves National Park, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Jill's Vintage.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coonawarra online sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Coober Pedy to Coonawarra with the Route module. When traveling from Coober Pedy in October, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Coonawarra: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Robe.

Things to do in Coonawarra

#Wineries, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Penola, Naracoorte, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, Cave Gardens
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Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens
Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate

2
nights
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Ralph Fowler Wines, do a tasting at Wangolina, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Robe Town Brewery, and finally kick back and relax at Robe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Wilson's at Robe, don't miss a visit to Cape Dombey Obelisk, then do a tasting at Cape Jaffa Wines, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Beachport Jetty.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Robe route tool .

Traveling by car from Coonawarra to Robe takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Clare.

Things to do in Robe

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Beachport Jetty
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Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines
Robe Town Brewery ©
Robe Town Brewery
Wilson's at Robe ©
Wilson's at Robe

2
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Take a break from the city and head to Riesling Trail and Richardson Park Playspace. Get a sense of the local culture at Sevenhill Cellars and Martindale Hall Heritage Museum. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Kilikanoon Winery and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Aloysius Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Clare trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Robe to Clare in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Clare

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Paulett Wines, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Kilikanoon Winery ©
Kilikanoon Winery
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Henley Beach and Beerenberg Farm. Get a sense of the local culture at Peter Lehmann Wines and Whistler Wines. When in Tanunda, make a side trip to see Gorge Wildlife Park in Cudlee Creek, approximately 42 minutes away. There's more to do: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tanunda road trip planning site .

Getting from Clare to Tanunda by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Tanunda, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tanunda

#Wineries, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Yelland & Papps, Beerenberg Farm, Murray Street Vineyards, Whistler Wines, Henley Beach
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Peter Lehmann Wines ©
Peter Lehmann Wines

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