40 days in South Australia Itinerary

40 days in South Australia Itinerary

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40 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  28​h
McLaren Vale
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
Kangaroo Island
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Port Lincoln
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
Coonawarra
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Clare
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tanunda
— 6 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Amsterdam

5
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Get in touch with nature at Blowhole Beach and Boomer Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carrickalinga Beach and Morgan Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around McLaren Vale: Henley Beach (Henley Beach & River Torrens Linear Park Trail), Carrick Hill (in Mitcham) and Adelaide (St Peter's Cathedral & North Terrace). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay, stroll through Aldinga Beach, and learn about winemaking at Wirra Wirra Vineyards.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the McLaren Vale trip itinerary maker app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to McLaren Vale is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to McLaren Vale, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, McLaren Vale is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Henley Beach, Adelaide, Aldinga Beach, Morgan Beach
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Boomer Beach ©
Boomer Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

7
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and George's 40,000 Castle Lights. Discover out-of-the-way places like Little Sahara and Island Beach. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, explore the fascinating underground world of Kelly Hill Caves, learn about winemaking at Dudley Cellar Door, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from McLaren Vale to Kangaroo Island takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Little Sahara ©
Little Sahara
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Island Beach ©
Island Beach

6
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coffin Bay National Park and Fishery Bay. You'll get in some beach time at Lincoln National Park and Sleaford Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Lincoln: Coffin Bay and Farm Beach Boat Hire (in Mount Dutton Bay) and Food Tours (in Coffin Bay). Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 18th (Fri) with a shark diving experience. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout, learn about winemaking at Dellacolline Winery, and identify plant and animal life at Glen Forest Tourist Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Lincoln day trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Coffin Bay, Coffin Bay and Farm Beach Boat Hire
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Food Tours
Fishery Bay ©
Fishery Bay
Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout

3
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Popular historic sites such as St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church and Catacomb Church are in your itinerary. Old Timers Mine and Umoona Opal Mine & Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Opalios, explore and take pictures at Tom's Working Opal Mine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, and identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Coober Pedy road trip planner.

Getting from Port Lincoln to Coober Pedy by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums
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Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

4
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Petticoat Lane and Wynns Coonawarra Estate. Get a sense of the local culture at Rymill Coonawarra and Parker Coonawarra Estate. Venture out of the city with trips to Robe Beach (in Robe), Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park (in Tantanoola) and Cave Gardens (in Mount Gambier). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Katnook Estate, enjoy the sand and surf at Beachport Surf Beach, stop by MiniJumbuk, and explore the striking landscape of Naracoorte Caves National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Coonawarra trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coober Pedy to Coonawarra. When traveling from Coober Pedy in January, plan for slightly colder days in Coonawarra, with highs around 30°C, while nights are colder with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Coonawarra

#Parks, #Wineries, #Nature

Side Trips

Naracoorte, Penola, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, Cave Gardens, Robe Beach
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Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Rymill Coonawarra ©
Rymill Coonawarra
Katnook Estate ©
Katnook Estate

3
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Bungaree Station and Jeanneret Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kilikanoon Winery and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage. Step out of Clare to go to Riverton and see Rattler Trail, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Crabtree Watervale Wines, pause for some serene contemplation at St Aloysius Church, grab your bike and head to Richardson Park Playspace, and steep yourself in history at Martindale Hall Heritage Museum.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Clare journey tool .

Drive from Coonawarra to Clare in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Clare

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Paulett Wines, Rattler Trail
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Kilikanoon Winery ©
Kilikanoon Winery
Bungaree Station ©
Bungaree Station
Crabtree Watervale Wines ©
Crabtree Watervale Wines

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turkey Flat Vineyards and Yelland & Papps. Get some cultural insight at Seppeltsfield and Murray Street Vineyards. Explore Tanunda's surroundings by going to Mannum (Mary Ann Reserve & Mannum Dock Museum). There's more to do: do a tasting at Chateau Dorrien.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tanunda itinerary planner.

Drive from Clare to Tanunda in 1.5 hours. February in Tanunda sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tanunda

#Wineries, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Seppeltsfield, Greenock, Mannum, Angaston, Domain Day Cellar Door
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Chateau Dorrien ©
Chateau Dorrien
Turkey Flat Vineyards ©
Turkey Flat Vineyards
Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda

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