16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
McLaren Vale
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Glenelg
— 1 night
tram:  30​min
5
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Hahndorf
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Tanunda
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
8
Nuriootpa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Wilpena
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Gold Coast

1
night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier trip planner .

Melbourne to Mount Gambier is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Mount Gambier can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake

1
night
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Robe trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Robe by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Robe

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Beachport Surf Beach
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Beachport Surf Beach ©
Beachport Surf Beach

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 14th (Fri): do a tasting at Fox Creek Wines, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, and then learn about winemaking at Primo Estate.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the McLaren Vale journey planner .

You can drive from Robe to McLaren Vale in 4 hours. In June in McLaren Vale, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glenelg.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Wineries Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Aldinga Beach
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Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate

1
night
Glenelg

Glenelg ©
The oldest European settlement on South Australia's mainland, Glenelg is named after a former Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, Lord Glenelg.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Glenelg Beach and then do a tasting at Old Horndale Distillery and Winery.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Glenelg trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from McLaren Vale to Glenelg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Glenelg can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Glenelg

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Old Horndale Distillery and Winery
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Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and finally wander the streets of Rundle Mall. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, go for a walk through Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, then take an in-depth tour of State Library of South Australia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Adelaide.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide itinerary website .

Adelaide is just a stone's throw from Glenelg. In June in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hahndorf.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

ISKCON Adelaide
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Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

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Hahndorf

Hahndorf ©
Hahndorf is a small town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Cedars, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and then steep yourself in history at Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hahndorf online tour planner .

Hahndorf is very close to Adelaide. June in Hahndorf sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Hahndorf

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Rusden Wines, learn about winemaking at Rockford Winery, then contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, and finally do a tasting at Brockenchack Wines.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tanunda trip planner .

Getting from Hahndorf to Tanunda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tanunda can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nuriootpa.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brockenchack Wines Cellar Door
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Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Brockenchack Wines Cellar Door ©
Brockenchack Wines Cellar Door

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night
Nuriootpa

Nuriootpa ©
Nuriootpa is the major commercial centre in the Barossa Valley in South Australia, about an hour's drive north of the capital, Adelaide, and 77 kilometres by rail. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Kalleske Wines, and then learn about winemaking at Whistler Wines.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nuriootpa trip planner.

Nuriootpa is just a short distance from Tanunda. In June in Nuriootpa, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Wilpena.

Things to do in Nuriootpa

Wineries

Side Trips

Greenock, Whistler Wines
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

1
day
Wilpena

Wilpena ©
On the 21st (Fri), make a trip to Bridle Gap and then take some stellar pictures from Wangara Lookout.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilpena trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Nuriootpa to Wilpena takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Wilpena, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.
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Wangara Lookout ©
Wangara Lookout
Bridle Gap ©
Bridle Gap

1
night
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
On the 22nd (Sat), have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Lincoln National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Lincoln online journey planner .

You can drive from Wilpena to Port Lincoln in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Shark Diving

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 24th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Flinders Chase National Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then explore the historical opulence of George's 40,000 Castle Lights.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

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