36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Marree
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Marree
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Leigh Creek
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hawker
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Quorn
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Port Augusta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Whyalla
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Peterborough
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Burra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Eudunda
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
10
Kapunda
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
11
Gawler
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Mannum
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
13
Murray Bridge
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
14
Keith
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
15
Bordertown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
16
Naracoorte
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
17
Mount Gambier
— 10 nights
End: Mount Gambier

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Marree

Marree
Marree is a small town located in the north of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Tom Kruse Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marree travel planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Marree. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Leigh Creek.

Things to do in Marree

Museums
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

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Leigh Creek

Leigh Creek
Leigh Creek is a former coal-mining town in eastern central South Australia. To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Leigh Creek visit app .

Traveling by car from Marree to Leigh Creek takes 2.5 hours. In April in Leigh Creek, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel to Hawker.

Things to do in Leigh Creek

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

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Hawker

Hawker ©
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. Get out of town with these interesting Hawker side-trips: Flinders Ranges National Park (Wilpena Pound, Bunyeroo Gorge, & more) and Wangara Lookout (in Wilpena). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Ranges National Park and explore the world behind art at Wilpena Panorama.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hawker online vacation planner .

Getting from Leigh Creek to Hawker by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Quorn.

Things to do in Hawker

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Flinders Ranges National Park, Wangara Lookout
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound
Bunyeroo Gorge ©
Bunyeroo Gorge
Wangara Lookout ©
Wangara Lookout

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Quorn

Quorn
Quorn is a township and railhead in the Flinders Ranges in the north of South Australia, 39 km northeast of Port Augusta. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Warren Gorge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Quorn trip builder tool .

You can drive from Hawker to Quorn in an hour. April in Quorn sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Quorn

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:

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Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Explore Port Augusta's surroundings by going to Mount Remarkable Summit Hike (in Melrose) and Alligator Gorge (in Wilmington). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, take some stellar pictures from Water Tower Lookout, take in the exciting artwork at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, and explore the galleries of Homestead Gardens.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Augusta tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Quorn to Port Augusta takes an hour. In April in Port Augusta, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Whyalla.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Alligator Gorge, Mount Remarkable National Park, Mount Remarkable Summit Hike
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Mount Remarkable National Park ©
Mount Remarkable National Park
Water Tower Lookout ©
Water Tower Lookout

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Whyalla

Whyalla ©
Whyalla is the third most populous city in the Australian state of South Australia after Adelaide and Mount Gambier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whyalla: Wallaroo (Wallaroo Heritage Trail 37 & Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum), Port Pirie (Port Pirie National Trust Museum, Port Pirie RSL Museum, & more) and Port Germein Jetty (in Port Germein). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Hummock Hill Lookout, admire the masterpieces at The National Trust Folk Museum, get engrossed in the history at Mount Laura Homestead Museum, and visit a coastal fixture at Point Lowly Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Whyalla trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Port Augusta to Whyalla in an hour. In April in Whyalla, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Peterborough.

Things to do in Whyalla

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Pirie, Wallaroo, Kadina, Kimba, Port Germein Jetty
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Whyalla Maritime Museum ©
Whyalla Maritime Museum
Hummock Hill Lookout ©
Hummock Hill Lookout
Ada Ryan Gardens ©
Ada Ryan Gardens

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Peterborough

Peterborough ©
Peterborough is a town in the mid north of South Australia, in wheat country, just off the Barrier Highway. On the 24th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Peterborough Motorcycle & Antique Museum, then appreciate the history behind Bob the Railway Dog, then see the interesting displays at Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill.

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

You can drive from Whyalla to Peterborough in 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Burra.

Things to do in Peterborough

Museums Nature Parks
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre ©
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre
Bob the Railway Dog ©
Bob the Railway Dog

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Burra

Burra ©
Burra is a pastoral centre and historic tourist town in the mid-north of South Australia. On the 25th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Anglican Church of Australia, examine the collection at Burra Railway Station, and then go deep underground at Burra Copper Mine. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Burra Town Hall and then hike along Burra Heritage Trail.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Burra tour planner.

You can drive from Peterborough to Burra in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Eudunda.

Things to do in Burra

Museums Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Burra Railway Station ©
Burra Railway Station
Burra Town Hall ©
Burra Town Hall

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Eudunda

Eudunda
Eudunda is a rural town in South Australia, roughly 103 kilometres northeast of Adelaide, established in 1870 after settlers began moving into the area in the 1860s. To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Eudunda day trip website .

You can drive from Burra to Eudunda in an hour. In April in Eudunda, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll set off for Kapunda on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Eudunda

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:

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Kapunda

Kapunda
Kapunda is a town on the Light River and near the Barossa Valley in South Australia. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kapunda planning website .

Kapunda is just a stone's throw from Eudunda. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 27th (Mon), you're off toGawler.

Things to do in Kapunda

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:

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Gawler

Gawler ©
Gawler is the first country town on the Australian mainland in the state of South Australia, and is named after the second Governor (British Vice-Regal representative) of the colony of South Australia, George Gawler. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gawler: Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek) and National Motor Museum (in Birdwood). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Whispering Wall, experience rural life at Lyndoch Lavender Farm and Cafe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's Anglican Church, and admire the striking features of Gawler Railway Station.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gawler online tour itinerary planner .

Gawler is just a short distance from Kapunda. April in Gawler sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mannum.

Things to do in Gawler

Wineries Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Lyndoch, Whispering Wall, Gorge Wildlife Park, National Motor Museum
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kellermeister ©
Kellermeister
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum

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Mannum

Mannum ©
Mannum is a historic town on the west bank of the Murray River in South Australia, 84km east of Adelaide. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Mannum Waterfalls, examine the collection at Mannum Dock Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mary Ann Reserve.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Mannum holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Gawler to Mannum takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Mannum can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Murray Bridge.

Things to do in Mannum

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Mary Ann Reserve ©
Mary Ann Reserve
Mannum Dock Museum ©
Mannum Dock Museum

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Murray Bridge

Murray Bridge ©
Murray Bridge is a city in the Australian state of South Australia, located 76km east-southeast of the state's capital city, Adelaide, and 77km north of the town of Meningie. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village, then admire the landmark architecture of The Round House 1874-76, and then make a trip to Bunyip.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Murray Bridge trip planner .

Murray Bridge is just a short distance from Mannum. In May, daily temperatures in Murray Bridge can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Keith.

Things to do in Murray Bridge

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village ©
Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village
The Round House 1874-76 ©
The Round House 1874-76

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Keith

Keith ©
Keith is a small farming town in the south-east of South Australia. To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Keith trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Murray Bridge to Keith takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bordertown.

Things to do in Keith

Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Don Moseley Park ©
Don Moseley Park
Cockatoo Downs Farmstay ©
Cockatoo Downs Farmstay

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Bordertown

Bordertown ©
Bordertown is a small South Australian town near the Victorian border. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Bordertown Wildlife Park, get engrossed in the history at Clayton Farm Heritage Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Serviceton Historic Railway Station.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Bordertown online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Keith to Bordertown in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Bordertown

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Serviceton Historic Railway Station
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Clayton Farm Heritage Museum ©
Clayton Farm Heritage Museum

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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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Naracoorte Caves National Park and then look for gifts at MiniJumbuk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Naracoorte tour planner.

Drive from Bordertown to Naracoorte in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Nature Parks Shopping
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
MiniJumbuk ©
MiniJumbuk

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Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Gambier: Cape Bridgewater (Petrified Forest and Blowholes & Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk), Millicent National Trust Museum (in Millicent) and Cape Banks Lighthouse (in Carpenter's Rocks). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Nelson lighthouse, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Schank, and get engrossed in the history at Echo Farm.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mount Gambier day trip planning site .

You can drive from Naracoorte to Mount Gambier in 1.5 hours. May in Mount Gambier sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Portland, Hamilton, Cape Bridgewater, Beachport, Cape Banks Lighthouse
Find places to stay May 4 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens