18 days in South Australia Itinerary

18 days in South Australia Itinerary

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18 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
1
McLaren Vale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tanunda
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Step out of the city life by going to Horseshoe Bay and Morgan Beach. Do your shopping at Rundle Mall and Adelaide Central Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near McLaren Vale: Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner (in Adelaide) and Blowhole Beach (in Delamere). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach and stop by McLaren Unvaled.

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Bengaluru, India to McLaren Vale is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 4 hours. In December in McLaren Vale, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Adelaide, Horseshoe Bay, Blowhole Beach, Morgan Beach, Aldinga Beach
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Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Rundle Mall
Rundle Mall
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach

5
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.
Do your shopping at Thorn-Clarke Wines and Doddridge Blacksmith Shop. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tanunda driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from McLaren Vale to Tanunda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marananga, Angaston, Greenock, Seppeltsfield, Flaxman Wines
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 28:
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery

1
night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 29th (Sat), get into the urban bustle at Main Corner Complex, Head underground at Cave Gardens, and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, indulge your taste buds at Patrick of Coonawarra, then learn about winemaking at Hollick Estates, and finally do a tasting at Raidis Estate.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier trip maker website .

Drive from Tanunda to Mount Gambier in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tanunda in December: high temperatures in Mount Gambier hover around 27°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Raidis Estate
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens

3
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and Lincoln National Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fishery Bay and Sleaford Bay. It doesn't end there: make a trip to The Old Mill.

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

Traveling by flight from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches
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Shark Diving
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay
Lincoln National Park ©
Lincoln National Park

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
We've included these beaches for you: Stokes Beach and Island Beach. Visiting Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain will get you outdoors. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park and relax in the rural setting at Clifford's Honey Farm.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) 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

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