15 days in South Australia Itinerary

15 days in South Australia Itinerary

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15 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Naracoorte
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Newcastle

1
night
Naracoorte

Naracoorte ©
Naracoorte is a town in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia, approximately 336 kilometres south-east of Adelaide and 100 kilometres north of Mount Gambier on the Riddoch Highway .HistoryNaracoorte was formed from the merger of two towns, Kincraig, founded in 1845 by Scottish explorer William Macintosh, and Narracoorte, established as a government settlement in 1847. To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Naracoorte tour itinerary planner.

Newcastle to Naracoorte is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Yulgilbar Wood Gallery ©
Yulgilbar Wood Gallery

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): Head underground at Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, Head underground at Cave Gardens, then browse the collection at Mount Gambier Public Library, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at The Valley Lake, then explore the activities along The Blue Lake, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Schank.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Naracoorte to Mount Gambier takes 1.5 hours. January in Mount Gambier sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
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Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park

2
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Eco Tours. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Fishery Bay, take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout, then stop by Boston Bay Wines, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Lincoln trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Food Tours
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Shark Diving
Food Tours
Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Escape the urban bustle at Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, and explore the historical opulence of George's 40,000 Castle Lights.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip planner.

Getting from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

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

2
nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. On the 21st (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Encounter Bikeway, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bay, and then step off the mainland to explore Granite Island. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newland Memorial Uniting Church, then kick back and relax at Carrickalinga Beach, and then kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Victor Harbor online journey builder .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carrickalinga Beach, Horseshoe Bay, Aldinga Beach
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Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Adelaide Zoo and Cleland Wildlife Park. Dedicate the 24th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, wander the streets of Rundle Mall, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and look for gifts at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Victor Harbor to Adelaide takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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