14 days in South Australia Itinerary

14 days in South Australia Itinerary

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14 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Coonawarra
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Clare
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tanunda
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Henley Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
5
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. On the 2nd (Sun), Head underground at Naracoorte Caves National Park and then do a tasting at Raidis Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Parker Coonawarra Estate, learn about winemaking at Katnook Estate, learn about winemaking at Rymill Coonawarra, then learn about winemaking at Wynns Coonawarra Estate, then steep yourself in history at Petticoat Lane, and finally browse for treasures at Jill's Vintage.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coonawarra day trip planning tool .

Melbourne to Coonawarra is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In December in Coonawarra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Clare.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Penola, Naracoorte Caves National Park
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Katnook Coonawarra ©
Katnook Coonawarra
Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Rymill Coonawarra ©
Rymill Coonawarra

1
night
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 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to St Aloysius Church, then learn about winemaking at Jeanneret Wines, then learn about winemaking at Kilikanoon Winery, and finally stroll through Riesling Trail. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Bungaree Station, learn about winemaking at Sevenhill Cellars, contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, then learn about winemaking at Paulett Wines, and finally have fun at Richardson Park Playspace.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Clare online route planner .

Drive from Coonawarra to Clare in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Paulett Wines
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Bungaree Station ©
Bungaree Station
Paulett Wines ©
Paulett Wines
Kilikanoon Winery ©
Kilikanoon Winery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, then do a tasting at Chateau Tanunda, and then do a tasting at Rockford Winery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tanunda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Clare to Tanunda takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Henley Beach.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries

Side Trip

Murray Street Vineyards
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Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda

2
nights
Henley Beach

Henley Beach ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a stroll through North Terrace, then contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill, then look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Henley Beach. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Wirra Wirra Vineyards, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aldinga Beach, and then hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Henley Beach driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Tanunda to Henley Beach in 1.5 hours. In December in Henley Beach, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Henley Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Adelaide, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, Aldinga Beach
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Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner ©

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and then identify plant and animal life at Breakaways Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): stop by Opalios, admire all the interesting features of Tom's Working Opal Mine, then pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, then admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, and finally get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy trip itinerary planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Henley Beach to Coober Pedy. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Henley Beach in December, with highs in Coober Pedy at 40°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Opalios ©
Opalios
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church

2
nights
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
On the 11th (Tue), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Forest Tourist Park, then admire all the interesting features of Winter Hill Lookout, and finally make a trip to The Old Mill. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sleaford Bay and then kick back and relax at Fishery Bay.

Start your trip to Port Lincoln by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Port Lincoln in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Food Tours
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Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay
Food Tours

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape du Couedic Lighthouse and George's 40,000 Castle Lights. Get in touch with nature at Stokes Beach and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Kelly Hill Caves, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and experience rural life at Clifford's Honey Farm.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Cape du Couedic Lighthouse ©
Cape du Couedic Lighthouse

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