11 days in South Australia Itinerary

11 days in South Australia Itinerary

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11 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
McLaren Vale
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Coonawarra
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h
4
Coober Pedy
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Clare
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tanunda
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
night
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): learn about winemaking at Wirra Wirra Vineyards, kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay, and then kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill, then wander the streets of North Terrace, and then kick back and relax at Henley Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the McLaren Vale road trip planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to McLaren Vale is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to McLaren Vale, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in McLaren Vale hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, North Terrace, Carrick Hill, Henley Beach, Horseshoe Bay
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
North Terrace ©
North Terrace

1
night
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 23rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kelly Hill Caves, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from McLaren Vale to Kangaroo Island in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves

1
day
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Parker Coonawarra Estate, learn about winemaking at Katnook Estate, learn about winemaking at Rymill Coonawarra, then do a tasting at Wynns Coonawarra Estate, then contemplate the long history of Petticoat Lane, and finally browse for treasures at Jill's Vintage.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coonawarra trip planner .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Coonawarra by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. In December, daily temperatures in Coonawarra can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Penola
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Katnook Estate ©
Katnook Estate
Rymill Coonawarra ©
Rymill Coonawarra
Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate

1
day
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Breakaways Conservation Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, and finally examine the collection at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Coober Pedy trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coonawarra to Coober Pedy. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Coonawarra in December: high temperatures in Coober Pedy hover around 40°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church

1
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Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): do a tasting at Jeanneret Wines, learn about winemaking at Kilikanoon Winery, then steep yourself in history at Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, then do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Aloysius Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Clare trip itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Coober Pedy to Clare with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
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Kilikanoon Winery ©
Kilikanoon Winery
Jeanneret Wines ©
Jeanneret Wines
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.
Kalleske Wines and Seppeltsfield are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Tanunda with a short trip to Gorge Wildlife Park in Cudlee Creek, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tanunda road trip app .

Traveling by car from Clare to Tanunda takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Greenock, Marananga, Gorge Wildlife Park, Flaxman Wines, Seppeltsfield
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda
Flaxman Wines ©
Flaxman Wines

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