29 days in South Australia Itinerary

29 days in South Australia Itinerary

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29 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
Drive + Fly:  35​h
1
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Mount Gambier
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Lincoln
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Victor Harbor
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Adelaide
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  25​h
End: Nottingham

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Popular historic sites such as Serbian Orthodox Church and St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Breakaways Conservation Park and Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, admire all the interesting features of Tom's Working Opal Mine, and contemplate the long history of The Big Miner.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coober Pedy trip planner .

Nottingham, UK to Coober Pedy is an approximately 35-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Nottingham to Coober Pedy. In January, Coober Pedy is much warmer than Nottingham - with highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

4
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Escape the urban bustle at Naracoorte Caves National Park and Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park. Popular historic sites such as Petticoat Lane and Sharam Cottage are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Mount Gambier side-trips: Beachport (Beachport Jetty & Beachport Surf Beach) and Parker Coonawarra Estate (in Coonawarra). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, appreciate the views at The Valley Lake, get lost in a book at Mount Gambier Public Library, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Schank.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier trip planner.

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Mount Gambier in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Coober Pedy in January: high temperatures in Mount Gambier hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Penola, Beachport, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, Parker Coonawarra Estate, Naracoorte Caves National Park
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole

4
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Lincoln National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Food Tours in Coffin Bay (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stroll around Glen Forest Tourist Park, cruise along Winter Hill Lookout, make a trip to The Old Mill, and kick back and relax at Fishery Bay.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Lincoln trip planner .

Fly from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Food Tours
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:
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Shark Diving
Food Tours
Mikkira Station ©
Mikkira Station

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape du Couedic Lighthouse and George's 40,000 Castle Lights. Step out of the city life by going to Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, stroll through Stokes Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, and head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island online travel planner .

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Victor Harbor.

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

4
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. Take a break from the city and head to Carrickalinga Beach and Granite Island. Visit Old Port Victor Historic Walk and Newland Memorial Uniting Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Victor Harbor: McLaren Vale (Fox Creek Wines & Primo Estate), Deep Creek Conservation Park (in Delamere) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple, and grab your bike and head to Encounter Bikeway.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Victor Harbor trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Victor Harbor are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Deep Creek Conservation Park, Aldinga Beach, Carrickalinga Beach, Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple
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Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at Adelaide Oval and The Cedars. Get outdoors at Cleland Wildlife Park and Seacliff Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door (in Oakbank), Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda) and Greenock (Kalleske Wines & Murray Street Vineyards). Dedicate the 10th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and get a taste of the local shopping with Rundle Mall.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide route builder app .

You can drive from Victor Harbor to Adelaide in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Greenock, Centennial Park Cemetery, Langmeil Winery, Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door, Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 14:
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Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery

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