11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Hawker
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Clare
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Visit Cape Nelson lighthouse and Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse for their historical value. Petticoat Lane and Sharam Cottage are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Mount Gambier's surroundings by going to Robe (Mahalia Coffee & Robe Beach) and Portland Botanical Gardens (in Portland). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along The Blue Lake and explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mount Gambier trip planner .

Sydney to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Mount Gambier at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portland, Penola, Robe
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Mahalia Coffee ©
Mahalia Coffee
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens

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 5th (Thu), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lincoln National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fishery Bay.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Lincoln attractions planner.

Fly from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Food Tours
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Shark Diving
Food Tours

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 7th (Sat): explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, then examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, then see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine & Museum, then look for gifts at Opalios, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Port Lincoln to Coober Pedy in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Hawker.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

1
night
Hawker

Hawker ©
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the galleries of Jeff Morgan Gallery, explore the world behind art at Wilpena Panorama, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Ranges National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hawker, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Coober Pedy to Hawker with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Hawker

Parks Nature Museums
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Jeff Morgan Gallery ©
Jeff Morgan Gallery

3
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Get some historical perspective at Martindale Hall Heritage Museum and Bungaree Station. Head to Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage and Clare Valley Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Clare with a short trip to Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre in Peterborough, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Sevenhill Cellars, stop by Paulett Wines, and trek along Riesling Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Clare day trip planning app .

You can drive from Hawker to Clare in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Paulett Wines, Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Shut the Gate Wines, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum

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