33 days in South Australia Itinerary

33 days in South Australia Itinerary

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33 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
4
Flinders Ranges National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Clare
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tanunda
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
McLaren Vale
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Robe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Coonawarra
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bay of Shoals Winery and Shep's Studio. Visiting Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Flinders Chase National Park will get you outdoors. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, make a trip to Emu Ridge, step into the grandiose world of George's 40,000 Castle Lights, and relax in the rural setting at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary website .

Melbourne to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glenelg Beach, and then take a stroll through North Terrace. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Henley Beach, then steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill, then identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, and finally look for gifts at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In May in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, Glenelg Beach, Henley Beach
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Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, then see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, and finally look for gifts at Seven Stones Designer Jewellers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, then identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and finally see the interesting displays at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Adelaide to Coober Pedy in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Adelaide in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Coober Pedy: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Flinders Ranges National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home

2
nights
Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jeff Morgan Gallery and Beltana Station. Discover out-of-the-way places like Flinders Ranges National Park and Kanyaka Ruins & Cemetery.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Flinders Ranges National Park trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coober Pedy to Flinders Ranges National Park. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Clare.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hawker
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Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound
Jeff Morgan Gallery ©
Jeff Morgan Gallery
Beltana Station ©
Beltana Station

3
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage and Clare Valley Art Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Riesling Trail and Richardson Park Playspace. Venture out of the city with trips to Burra (Burra Town Hall & Burra Regional Art Gallery). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, look for gifts at Paulett Wines, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Aloysius Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Clare online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Flinders Ranges National Park to Clare in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Burra, Paulett Wines, Annie's Lane, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Kilikanoon Winery ©
Kilikanoon Winery

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Langmeil Winery and Town Walk of Tanunda. Discover out-of-the-way places like Murray Street Vineyards and National Motor Museum. Step out of Tanunda with an excursion to Gorge Wildlife Park in Cudlee Creek--about 42 minutes away. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Rockford Winery and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tanunda online tour planner .

You can drive from Clare to Tanunda in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Tanunda can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenock, Nuriootpa, National Motor Museum, Gorge Wildlife Park, Seiber Road Wines
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National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

5
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Get some cultural insight at Fox Creek Wines and Hugo Wines. Escape the urban bustle at Aldinga Beach and Blowhole Beach. Explore McLaren Vale's surroundings by going to Goolwa (Goolwa Beach & Art@Goolwa Inc.), Boomer Beach (in Port Elliot) and Deep Creek Conservation Park (in Delamere). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Carrickalinga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Valley Beach, learn about winemaking at Shingleback, and take in the waterfront at Jetty Pylons.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our McLaren Vale trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Tanunda to McLaren Vale by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in McLaren Vale sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Robe.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Flat, Delamere, Goolwa, Second Valley Beach, Jetty Pylons
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Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park

3
nights
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Relax by the water at Robe Beach and Beachport Surf Beach. Appreciate the collections at Wilson's at Robe and Beachport Old Wool and Grain Store Museum. Step out of Robe to go to Beachport and see Bowman Scenic Drive, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Mahalia Coffee, visit a coastal fixture at Robe Lighthouse, do a tasting at Ralph Fowler Wines, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Robe Town Brewery.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Robe trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from McLaren Vale to Robe takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Robe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Beachport, Cape Jaffa Lighthouse
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Beachport Surf Beach ©
Beachport Surf Beach
Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines
Mahalia Coffee ©
Mahalia Coffee

4
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Katnook Estate and Menzies Wine Room & Retreat. Petticoat Lane and Sharam Cottage will appeal to history buffs. Explore Coonawarra's surroundings by going to Johnny Mullagh Park (in Harrow) and Ess Lagoon Reserve (in Casterton). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Wynns Coonawarra Estate.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coonawarra tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Robe to Coonawarra in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Coonawarra are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Penola, Johnny Mullagh Park, Ess Lagoon Reserve
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Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Katnook Coonawarra ©
Katnook Coonawarra
Rymill Coonawarra ©
Rymill Coonawarra

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