16 days in South Australia Itinerary

16 days in South Australia Itinerary

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16 days in South Australia Itinerary

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

1
night
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 11th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Centenary Tower and then explore the activities along The Blue Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): browse the collection at Mount Gambier Public Library, take an in-depth tour of Echo Farm, then explore the fascinating underground world of Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mount Gambier travel tool .

Sydney to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Mount Gambier at 23°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
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 13th (Sun): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fishery Bay, look for gifts at Boston Bay Wines, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally cruise along Winter Hill Lookout.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Lincoln online tour planner .

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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.
Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, explore the historical opulence of George's 40,000 Castle Lights, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at KI Spirits.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island day trip planning website .

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough 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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Encounter Coast Discovery Centre, then step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newland Memorial Uniting Church, and finally make a trip to Victor Harbor Heritage Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): learn about winemaking at McLaren Vale III Associates, do a tasting at Old Oval Estate, then learn about winemaking at Primo Estate, and finally learn about winemaking at Fox Creek Wines.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Victor Harbor trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Victor Harbor are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tanunda.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trip

McLaren Vale
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Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines
Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate

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.
Tanunda is known for wineries, historic sites, fun & games, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Kalleske Wines, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Greenock Brewers Barossa Valley, steep yourself in history at Langmeil Winery, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tanunda trip builder .

Traveling by car from Victor Harbor to Tanunda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. October in Tanunda sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenock, Seppeltsfield, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Cedars in Hahndorf (about 30 minutes away). Dedicate the 24th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, and pause for some photo ops at The Rundle Mall Pigs.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read 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 October, daytime highs in Adelaide are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, The Cedars
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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