13 days in South Australia Itinerary

13 days in South Australia Itinerary

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13 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Ballarat
Drive:  7​h
1
Adelaide
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Clare
— 3 nights
ferry:  6​h
3
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
drive:  2​h
4
Tanunda
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Ballarat

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.
Baddog has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, then take a stroll through Rundle Mall, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Baddog.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online day trip planner .

Ballarat to Adelaide is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Clare.

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping Neighborhoods Nightlife
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Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Rundle Mall
Rundle Mall
Baddog ©
Baddog

3
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Gleeson Wetlands has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mitchell Winery and Port Wakefield Historical Walk. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Jim Barry Wines.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Clare trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Adelaide to Clare by car takes about 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Clare

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Port Wakefield Historical Walk
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Mitchell Winery ©
Mitchell Winery
Jim Barry Wines ©
Jim Barry Wines
Gleeson Wetlands ©
Gleeson Wetlands

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Island Beehive, Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, Kangaroo Island Brewery, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Drift On Bliss and Island Beach. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Clare to Kangaroo Island takes 6 hours. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tanunda.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Kangaroo Island Brewery ©
Kangaroo Island Brewery
The Oyster Farm Shop ©
The Oyster Farm Shop

3
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.
You've now added St Hallett Winery to your itinerary. There's more to do: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards and stop by Maggie Beer's Farm Shop.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tanunda online journey planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Tanunda in 4.5 hours. In January in Tanunda, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, 1847 Wines Chateau Yaldara, Murray Street Vineyards
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
St Hallett Winery ©
St Hallett Winery
Maggie Beer's Farm Shop ©
Maggie Beer's Farm Shop

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
You've added Engelbrecht Cave, Cave Gardens, The Blue Lake, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 8th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, then explore the fascinating underground world of Engelbrecht Cave, and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mount Gambier trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Tanunda to Mount Gambier takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tanunda in January: high temperatures in Mount Gambier hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole

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