16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Wilpena
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Tanunda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Adelaide
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Christies Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Hahndorf
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Goolwa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Gold Coast

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Little Sahara and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, identify plant and animal life at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island journey maker site .

Melbourne to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Little Sahara ©
Little Sahara
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
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 13th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Mikkira Station, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Forest Tourist Park, then don't miss a visit to The Old Mill, and finally cruise along Winter Hill Lookout.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln trip planner .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Wilpena.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Glen Forest Tourist Park ©
Glen Forest Tourist Park
Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout
Mikkira Station ©
Mikkira Station

1
day
Wilpena

Wilpena ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bridle Gap and then take some stellar pictures from Wangara Lookout.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Wilpena trip site .

Traveling by car from Port Lincoln to Wilpena takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Wilpena can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Tanunda.
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Bridle Gap ©
Bridle Gap
Wangara Lookout ©
Wangara Lookout

2
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'll discover tucked-away gems like Langmeil Winery and Chateau Dorrien. Get some cultural insight at Rockford Winery and Chateau Tanunda. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Peter Lehmann Wines, appreciate the extensive heritage of Town Walk of Tanunda, stroll around Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, and stop by Barossas Old Fashioned Sweet Shop.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tanunda road trip website .

Traveling by car from Wilpena to Tanunda takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. June in Tanunda sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Adelaide.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Historic Sites Wildlife
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Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda

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.
On the 18th (Tue), examine the collection at National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, see the interesting displays at South Australian Aviation Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfall Gully, and finally appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip planner.

You can drive from Tanunda to Adelaide in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Christies Beach.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Port Adelaide
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Waterfall Gully ©
Waterfall Gully
South Australian Aviation Museum ©
South Australian Aviation Museum

2
nights
Christies Beach

Christies Beach ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Maslin Beach, learn about winemaking at Primo Estate, then learn about winemaking at McLaren Vale III Associates, and finally learn about winemaking at Old Oval Estate. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Paxton Wines, then learn about winemaking at Fox Creek Wines, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph's Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Christies Beach vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Christies Beach takes an hour. In June in Christies Beach, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hahndorf.

Things to do in Christies Beach

Wineries Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Maslin Beach, Aldinga Beach, St Joseph's Catholic Church
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Maslin Beach ©
Maslin Beach
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate

1
night
Hahndorf

Hahndorf ©
Hahndorf is a small town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, then admire all the interesting features of The Cedars, then do a tasting at Hahndorf Hill Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at Hahndorf Academy Regional Arts & Heritage.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hahndorf sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Christies Beach to Hahndorf in an hour. In June in Hahndorf, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Goolwa.

Things to do in Hahndorf

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Hahndorf Hill Winery ©
Hahndorf Hill Winery

1
night
Goolwa

Goolwa ©
Goolwa is a historic river port on the Murray River near the Murray Mouth in South Australia, and joined by a bridge to Hindmarsh Island. On the 22nd (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Goolwa Animal Farm, take in the exciting artwork at Mt Jagged Wines, then stroll through Horseshoe Bay, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Jude's Anglican Church.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Goolwa trip planner.

Drive from Hahndorf to Goolwa in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Goolwa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Mt Jagged Wines
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Goolwa Animal Farm ©
Goolwa Animal Farm
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Mt Jagged Wines ©
Mt Jagged Wines

1
night
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 23rd (Sun), learn about winemaking at Ralph Fowler Wines, then do a tasting at Cape Jaffa Wines, then enjoy the sand and surf at Robe Beach, and finally do a tasting at Wangolina.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Robe trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Goolwa to Robe takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Robe

Wineries Beaches Outdoors
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Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines
Ralph Fowler Wines ©
Ralph Fowler Wines
Wangolina ©
Wangolina

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 24th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at The Valley Lake, then Head underground at Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, then browse the collection at Mount Gambier Public Library, and finally Head underground at Cave Gardens. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Schank, then Head underground at Princess Margaret Rose Caves, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mount Gambier trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Robe to Mount Gambier takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mount Gambier are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, Princess Margaret Rose Caves
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Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
The Valley Lake ©
The Valley Lake
Princess Margaret Rose Caves ©
Princess Margaret Rose Caves

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