32 days in South Australia Itinerary

32 days in South Australia Itinerary

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32 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Naracoorte
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Robe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Victor Harbor
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Clare
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Adelaide
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Take a break from the city and head to The Blue Lake and Ewens Pond. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, Head underground at Engelbrecht Cave, take in nature's colorful creations at Cave Gardens, and take a stroll around Main Corner Complex.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mount Gambier trip itinerary website .

Sydney to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, Mount Gambier is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Ewens Pond
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens

2
nights
Naracoorte

Naracoorte ©
Naracoorte is a town in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia, approximately 336 kilometres south-east of Adelaide and 100 kilometres north of Mount Gambier on the Riddoch Highway .HistoryNaracoorte was formed from the merger of two towns, Kincraig, founded in 1845 by Scottish explorer William Macintosh, and Narracoorte, established as a government settlement in 1847. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): look for gifts at MiniJumbuk, then Head underground at Naracoorte Caves National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Cockatoo Bush Camp Hiking Trails. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Penley Estate, learn about winemaking at Katnook Estate, do a tasting at Hollick Estates, then steep yourself in history at Petticoat Lane, and finally look for gifts at Jill's Vintage.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Naracoorte road trip planning app .

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Naracoorte in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Robe.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Penola
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate
Hollick Estates ©
Hollick Estates

2
nights
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 13th (Mon), make a trip to Cape Dombey Obelisk, make a trip to Robe Fishermen's Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Robe Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Wilson's at Robe. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Bowman Scenic Drive, enjoy the sea views from Cape Martin Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Beachport Surf Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Robe trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Naracoorte to Robe takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Robe

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Beachport
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Beachport Surf Beach ©
Beachport Surf Beach
Cape Martin Lighthouse ©
Cape Martin Lighthouse
Cape Dombey Obelisk ©
Cape Dombey Obelisk

3
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. Step out of the city life by going to Aldinga Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Blowhole Beach and Waitpinga Beach. Change things up with a short trip to St Joseph's Catholic Church in Port Willunga (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Granite Island, go for a walk through Kaiki Walk - Granite Island, stop by Victor Central, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Boomer Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Victor Harbor trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Robe to Victor Harbor takes 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Victor Harbor can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Blowhole Beach, St Joseph's Catholic Church, Aldinga Beach
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

6
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get outdoors at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Raptor Domain. Visit Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Cape Borda Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation for their historical value. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Browns Beach, get engrossed in the history at Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, and hike along Waterfall Creek Hike.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

3
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Visiting Fishery Bay and Sleaford Bay will get you outdoors. Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 25th (Sat) with a shark diving experience. There's much more to do: stop by Boston Bay Wines, head outdoors with Port Lincoln Pool, examine the collection at Axel Stenross Maritime Museum, and take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

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

4
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Visiting Bowman Park and Richardson Park Playspace will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Martindale Hall Heritage Museum and Bungaree Station are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Clare side-trips: Terowie Railway Station (in Terowie) and Point Lowly Lighthouse (in Whyalla). There's lots more to do: hike along Riesling Trail, stroll through John Horrocks Trail, do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, and stop by Mintaro Wines.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Clare holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Port Lincoln to Clare takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Clare

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Mintaro, Bowman Park, Clare Valley, Point Lowly Lighthouse, Jeanneret Wines
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Bowman Park ©
Bowman Park
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum

9
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cleland Wildlife Park and Henley Beach. Visit Adelaide Oval and Carrick Hill for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Hahndorf (The Cedars & Beerenberg Farm) and Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove). Dedicate the 3rd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at West Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Adelaide day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Clare to Adelaide in 2 hours. May in Adelaide sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glenelg, Henley Beach, Hahndorf, Bridgewater Fairy Garden, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach

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