38 days in South Australia Itinerary

38 days in South Australia Itinerary

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38 days in South Australia Itinerary

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

4
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Penley Estate and Bellwether. Discover out-of-the-way places like Balnaves of Coonawarra and Rymill Coonawarra. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at DiGiorgio Family Wines and steep yourself in history at Petticoat Lane.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Coonawarra online tour itinerary planner .

Brisbane to Coonawarra is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. In June, Coonawarra is a bit cooler than Brisbane - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Robe.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Penola
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Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate
Katnook Coonawarra ©
Katnook Coonawarra
Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate

3
nights
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Jaffa Wines and Wilson's at Robe. Cape Jaffa Lighthouse and Robe Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Robe: Beachport (Bowman Scenic Drive, Beachport Old Wool and Grain Store Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Ralph Fowler Wines, sample the tasty concoctions at Robe Town Brewery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Robe Beach, and look for gifts at Mahalia Coffee.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Robe vacation tool .

You can drive from Coonawarra to Robe in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Robe

Wineries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Beachport, Cape Jaffa Lighthouse
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Wangolina ©
Wangolina
Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines
Ralph Fowler Wines ©
Ralph Fowler Wines

7
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Deep Creek Conservation Park and McLaren Vale III Associates. Take a break from the city and head to Aldinga Beach and Maslin Beach. Take a break from McLaren Vale with a short trip to Monarto Zoo in Monarto, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Angove McLaren Vale Cellar Door and savor the flavors at Mt Jagged Wines.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the McLaren Vale holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Robe to McLaren Vale takes 4 hours. In June in McLaren Vale, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, Monarto Zoo, Maslin Beach, Deep Creek Conservation Park, Onkaparinga River National Park
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Shingleback Wine ©
Shingleback Wine
Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park
Mt Jagged Wines ©
Mt Jagged Wines

7
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape du Couedic Lighthouse and Dudley Cellar Door. Get outdoors at Flinders Chase National Park and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, relax in the rural setting at George's 40,000 Castle Lights, enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, and Head underground at Kelly Hill Caves.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip planning tool .

Getting from McLaren Vale to Kangaroo Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

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
Cape du Couedic Lighthouse ©
Cape du Couedic Lighthouse

3
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church and The Big Miner. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Timers Mine and Serbian Orthodox Church. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Opalios, get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, and look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coober Pedy online vacation planner .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Coober Pedy by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Flinders Ranges National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
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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 ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jeff Morgan Gallery and Wilpena Panorama. Get some historical perspective at Kanyaka Ruins & Cemetery and Arkaroo Rock. Go for a jaunt from Flinders Ranges National Park to Hawker to see Flinders Ranges National Park about 1h 05 min away.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Flinders Ranges National Park itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Coober Pedy to Flinders Ranges National Park with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hawker
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Jeff Morgan Gallery ©
Jeff Morgan Gallery
Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Torbreck Wines and Yelland & Papps. Chateau Dorrien and Rusden Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tanunda: National Motor Museum (in Birdwood) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Chateau Tanunda, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and savor the flavors at Langmeil Winery.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tanunda online journey maker .

You can drive from Flinders Ranges National Park to Tanunda in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Clare.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Marananga, Greenock, Kellermeister, Gorge Wildlife Park, Yelland & Papps
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 16:
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Torbreck Wines ©
Torbreck Wines
Yelland & Papps ©
Yelland & Papps
Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda

4
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Burra Railway Station and Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Paulett Wines and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage. Step out of Clare to go to Burra and see Burra Town Hall, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Crabtree Watervale Wines, hike along Riesling Trail, and steep yourself in history at Martindale Hall Heritage Museum.

To plan Clare vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Tanunda to Clare takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Clare

Museums Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Burra, Watervale, Paulett Wines, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre
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Paulett Wines ©
Paulett Wines
Burra Railway Station ©
Burra Railway Station
Shut the Gate Wines ©
Shut the Gate Wines

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