18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Wilpena
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Nuriootpa
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Hahndorf
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
McLaren Vale
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Victor Harbor
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
10
Robe
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 11th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Centenary Tower, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Gardens, and then explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mount Gambier road 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature
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Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens
Centenary Tower ©
Centenary Tower

3
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lincoln National Park and Fishery Bay. Visiting Shark Diving and Sleaford Bay will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: get great views at Winter Hill Lookout.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Lincoln online trip builder .

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Wilpena.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Shark Diving
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay
Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout

1
day
Wilpena

Wilpena ©
On the 15th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Bridle Gap and then take some stellar pictures from Wangara Lookout.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Wilpena trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Lincoln to Wilpena takes 6 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 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nuriootpa.
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Wangara Lookout ©
Wangara Lookout
Bridle Gap ©
Bridle Gap

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, do a tasting at Kalleske Wines, learn about winemaking at Seppeltsfield, then make a trip to Gardner Knives, and finally learn about winemaking at Yelland & Papps.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuriootpa trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Wilpena to Nuriootpa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Nuriootpa, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Nuriootpa

Wineries

Side Trips

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

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.
Visiting Glenelg Beach and Henley Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple (in Sellicks Hill) and Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga). Dedicate the 19th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, take in the waterfront at Glenelg Pier, and appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Adelaide day trip website .

Traveling by car from Nuriootpa to Adelaide takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Adelaide are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hahndorf.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Glenelg, Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple, Henley Beach, Carrickalinga Beach
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Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach

1
night
Hahndorf

Hahndorf ©
Hahndorf is a small town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, then grab your bike and head to Amy Gillett Bikeway, and then explore and take pictures at The Cedars.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hahndorf trip itinerary planning tool .

Hahndorf is just a short distance from Adelaide. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Hahndorf

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Amy Gillett Bikeway, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park

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 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Maslin Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, and then do a tasting at Primo Estate.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the McLaren Vale route planner .

You can drive from Hahndorf to McLaren Vale in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June in McLaren Vale, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maslin Beach, Aldinga Beach
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Maslin Beach ©
Maslin Beach
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Centre, then examine the collection at South Australia Whale Centre, then step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newland Memorial Uniting Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Victor Harbor trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from McLaren Vale to Victor Harbor in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Newland Memorial Uniting Church ©
Newland Memorial Uniting Church
South Australia Whale Centre ©
South Australia Whale Centre

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Stokes Beach and Island Beach. Get outdoors at Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, admire the natural beauty at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baudin Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to 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
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

2
nights
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 26th (Wed), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Robe Town Brewery, don't miss a visit to Cape Dombey Obelisk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robe Beach, then look for gifts at Mahalia Coffee, and finally learn about winemaking at Wangolina. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, then make a trip to The Big Lobster, then learn about winemaking at Cape Jaffa Wines, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Robe Sealife Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Robe trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kangaroo Island to Robe. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Robe

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kingston SE, Bowman Scenic Drive
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Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines
Bowman Scenic Drive ©
Bowman Scenic Drive
Robe Town Brewery ©
Robe Town Brewery

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