22 days in Victoria, Western Australia & South Australia Itinerary

22 days in Victoria, Western Australia & South Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Victoria, Western Australia & South Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  8​h 30​min
1
Halls Gap
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Cowes, Phillip Island
— 2 nights
+4
ferry + foot + train + bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
5
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
6
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
7
Adelaide
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
8
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Halls Gap Zoo, then trek along Chatauqua Peak, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Pinnacle, and finally admire the sheer force of Burrong Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Halls Gap trip planning site .

Sydney to Halls Gap is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Halls Gap

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians Adventure Golf ©
Grampians Adventure Golf
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thunder point Coastal Reserve and Mait's Rest. Change things up with a short trip to Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve in Warrnambool (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Razorback, make a trip to The Grotto, and take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Halls Gap to Port Campbell by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Warrnambool, Mait's Rest
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

2
nights
Cowes, Phillip Island

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 3rd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, and then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves, then step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip planner .

Drive from Port Campbell to Cowes in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Newhaven, Churchill Island, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, The Nobbies Centre
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Churchill Island ©
Churchill Island
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Broome Town Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Broome sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, train, and flight from Cowes to Broome takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cowes in October, things will get warmer in Broome: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Broome Town Beach ©
Broome Town Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Explore hidden gems such as Sunflowers Animal Farm and Cowaramup Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave), Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dunsborough). It doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Caves Road and Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

Plan a Margaret River trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Mammoth Cave, Cowaramup Bay, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Jewel Cave
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
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Sunflowers Animal Farm ©
Sunflowers Animal Farm
Caves Road ©
Caves Road
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ningaloo Marine Park and Ningaloo Reef. There's much more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Exmouth trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Exmouth in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Exmouth can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ningaloo Marine Park, Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Jet Flight Simulator Adelaide, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfall Gully.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Exmouth to Adelaide in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Exmouth to Adelaide. Traveling from Exmouth in October, things will get a bit cooler in Adelaide: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Waterfall Gully ©
Waterfall Gully
Jet Flight Simulator Adelaide ©
Jet Flight Simulator Adelaide

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Explore hidden gems such as Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, don't miss a visit to Emu Ridge, and take in panoramic vistas at Cape du Couedic Lighthouse.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:
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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch
Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves

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