17 days in South Australia Itinerary

17 days in South Australia Itinerary

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17 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Naracoorte
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Clare
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tanunda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): hike along Black Cockatoo Bush Camp Hiking Trails and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Naracoorte Caves National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Naracoorte trip planner .

Brisbane to Naracoorte is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Clare.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Parks Nature Trails
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park

3
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Martindale Hall Heritage Museum and Bungaree Station. Escape the urban bustle at Bowman Park and Richardson Park Playspace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Clare: St Mary's Anglican Church of Australia (in Burra), Rattler Trail (in Riverton) and Port Wakefield Historical Walk (in Port Wakefield). There's much more to do: trek along Riesling Trail, make a trip to St Aloysius Church, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Gleeson Wetlands.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Clare trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naracoorte to Clare takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tanunda.

Things to do in Clare

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Rattler Trail, St Mary's Anglican Church of Australia, Bowman Park, St Aloysius Church
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Bowman Park ©
Bowman Park
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Gleeson Wetlands ©
Gleeson Wetlands

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): do a tasting at Kalleske Wines, then contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, then learn about winemaking at Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars, and finally stroll around Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, then identify plant and animal life at Gorge Wildlife Park, then look for gifts at Barossas Old Fashioned Sweet Shop, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Town Walk of Tanunda.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tanunda visit planning app .

Drive from Clare to Tanunda in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Adelaide.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Greenock, Gorge Wildlife Park
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Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park ©
Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park

3
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.
Adelaide Oval and Carrick Hill will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door (in Oakbank) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). Dedicate the 27th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Adelaide, steep yourself in history at Historic Ketch Falie, and learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Tanunda to Adelaide in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

ISKCON Adelaide, Old Gum Tree Reserve, Cleland Wildlife Park, Historic Ketch Falie, The Cedars
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

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 29th (Tue), appreciate the views at Deep Creek Conservation Park and then identify plant and animal life at Softfoot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Old Port Victor Historic Walk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newland Memorial Uniting Church, then stroll through Encounter Bikeway, and finally contemplate the long history of Raukkan Church.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Victor Harbor road trip planner.

You can drive from Adelaide to Victor Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Victor Harbor are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trips

Raukkan Church, Deep Creek Conservation Park
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Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park
Newland Memorial Uniting Church ©
Newland Memorial Uniting Church
Raukkan Church ©
Raukkan Church

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get in touch with nature at Flinders Chase National Park and Admirals Arch. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, and learn about winemaking at The Islander Estate Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island visit planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Port Lincoln.

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
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
On the 3rd (Sun), meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Mikkira Station, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Lincoln online trip planner .

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 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Food Tours
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Shark Diving
Food Tours
Mikkira Station ©
Mikkira Station

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