20 days in South Australia Itinerary

20 days in South Australia Itinerary

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20 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Wilpena
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
4
Flinders Ranges National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Tanunda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Goolwa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Hahndorf
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
9
Robe
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
day
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 8th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, then Head underground at Cave Gardens, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
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Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Koppio Smithy Museum and Axel Stenross Maritime Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Shark Diving and Winter Hill Lookout. Take a break from Port Lincoln with a short trip to Food Tours in Coffin Bay, about 34 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Lincoln National Park.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Port Lincoln fast, fun, and easy.

Fly from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wilpena.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Food Tours
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Shark Diving
Food Tours
Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout

1
day
Wilpena

Wilpena ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Bridle Gap and then get great views at Wangara Lookout.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Wilpena trip planner .

You can drive from Port Lincoln to Wilpena in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In June in Wilpena, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Flinders Ranges National Park.
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Wangara Lookout ©
Wangara Lookout
Bridle Gap ©
Bridle Gap

1
night
Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Bunyeroo Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Wilpena Pound, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kanyaka Ruins & Cemetery.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Flinders Ranges National Park online trip builder .

You can drive from Wilpena to Flinders Ranges National Park in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

Nature Parks Trails
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Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound
Bunyeroo Gorge ©
Bunyeroo Gorge

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Seppeltsfield and Langmeil Winery. Get a sense of the local culture at Murray Street Vineyards and Rockford Winery. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Chateau Tanunda, don't miss a visit to Gardner Knives, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tanunda road trip tool .

Drive from Flinders Ranges National Park to Tanunda in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Goolwa.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seppeltsfield, Murray Street Vineyards
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Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

1
night
Goolwa

Goolwa ©
Goolwa is a historic river port on the Murray River near the Murray Mouth in South Australia, and joined by a bridge to Hindmarsh Island. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Mt Jagged Wines, then enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay, then make a trip to The Goolwa Barrage, and finally see the interesting displays at Goolwa Motor Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Goolwa online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tanunda to Goolwa takes 2 hours. In June in Goolwa, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hahndorf.

Things to do in Goolwa

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bay, Mt Jagged Wines
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Mt Jagged Wines ©
Mt Jagged Wines
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Goolwa Motor Museum ©
Goolwa Motor Museum

3
nights
Hahndorf

Hahndorf ©
Hahndorf is a small town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. Get a sense of the local culture at The Cedars and National Motor Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Cleland Wildlife Park and Hans Heysen Art Studio. Get out of town with these interesting Hahndorf side-trips: Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek) and Monarto Zoo (in Monarto). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Hahndorf Hill Winery, explore and take pictures at Beerenberg Farm, browse the fresh offerings at Hahndorf Fruit and Veg Market, and browse for treasures at Hahndorf Antiques and Collectibles.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hahndorf trip planning site .

Drive from Goolwa to Hahndorf in an hour. June in Hahndorf sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hahndorf

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gorge Wildlife Park, National Motor Museum, Monarto Zoo, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Dudley Cellar Door. Escape the urban bustle at Flinders Chase National Park and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, wander the wide-open spaces of Island Pure Sheep Dairy, enjoy the sea views from Cape Borda Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, and take in panoramic vistas at Cape du Couedic Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island travel planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hahndorf to Kangaroo Island takes 3 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 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

2
nights
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): do a tasting at Ralph Fowler Wines, then do a tasting at Cape Jaffa Wines, then kick back and relax at Robe Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Wilson's at Robe. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Mahalia Coffee, don't miss a visit to Cape Dombey Obelisk, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Robe Town Brewery, then learn about winemaking at Wangolina, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, and finally make a trip to The Big Lobster.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Robe holiday maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kangaroo Island to Robe. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Robe

Wineries Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kingston SE, Bowman Scenic Drive
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Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines
Ralph Fowler Wines ©
Ralph Fowler Wines
Wangolina ©
Wangolina

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