10 days in South Australia Itinerary

10 days in South Australia Itinerary

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10 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  30​h
1
Mount Gambier
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Delamere
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Clare
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Newark

1
day
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): experience rural life at Echo Farm, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, then browse the collection at Mount Gambier Public Library, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mount Gambier travel route builder tool .

Newark, USA to Mount Gambier is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Mount Gambier, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in December, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Mount Gambier: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Delamere.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Echo Farm ©
Echo Farm
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole

2
nights
Delamere

Delamere ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Yankalilla District Historical Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Carrickalinga Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Second Valley Beach. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Ingalalla Falls, kick back and relax at Blowhole Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Morgan Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Delamere trip itinerary builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Mount Gambier to Delamere with the Route module. Traveling from Mount Gambier in December, Delamere is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Clare.

Things to do in Delamere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yankalilla District Historical Museum, Ingalalla Falls, Second Valley Beach, Morgan Beach, Carrickalinga Beach
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Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Morgan Beach ©
Morgan Beach
Yankalilla District Historical Museum ©

1
night
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. On the 2nd (Wed), trek along Gleeson Wetlands, steep yourself in history at Bungaree Station, do a tasting at Greg Cooley Wines, then explore the galleries of Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Richardson Park Playspace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Aloysius Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Clare trip site .

Traveling by car from Delamere to Clare takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Clare

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Aloysius Church, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage
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Gleeson Wetlands ©
Gleeson Wetlands
Bungaree Station ©
Bungaree Station

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scots Church Adelaide, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and finally steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide day trip site .

Traveling by car from Clare to Adelaide takes 2 hours. January in Adelaide sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
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Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Island Pure Sheep Dairy. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

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

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