42 days in Kangaroo Island, The Eyre Peninsula & Flinders Ranges and Outback Itinerary

42 days in Kangaroo Island, The Eyre Peninsula & Flinders Ranges and Outback Itinerary

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42 days in Kangaroo Island, The Eyre Peninsula & Flinders Ranges and Outback Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Streaky Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ceduna
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Coober Pedy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Port Augusta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Hawker
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Peterborough
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Port Pirie
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

9
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Borda Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island sightseeing planner.

Adelaide to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 19:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

7
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Lincoln: Coffin Bay (Food Tours & Coffin Bay National Park). Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 20th (Sat) with a shark diving experience. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Lincoln National Park. There's much more to do: stroll around Glen Forest Tourist Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Sleaford Bay, stop by Boston Bay Wines, and examine the collection at Axel Stenross Maritime Museum.

Make your Port Lincoln itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Streaky Bay.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Coffin Bay
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Food Tours
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay

3
nights
Streaky Bay

Streaky Bay ©
Streaky Bay is a coastal town on the western side of the Eyre Peninsula, in South Australia just off the Flinders Highway 303 km north west of Port Lincoln and 727 km by road from Adelaide. Streaky Bay is known for parks, outdoors, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Point Labatt, get outside with Murphys Haystacks, examine the collection at Great White Shark Replica, and explore the striking landscape at Whistling Rocks and the Blowholes.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Streaky Bay vacation planner .

Drive from Port Lincoln to Streaky Bay in 3.5 hours. You will leave for Ceduna on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Streaky Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Point Labatt ©
Point Labatt
Islands Caravan Park ©
Islands Caravan Park
Murphys Haystacks ©
Murphys Haystacks

3
nights
Ceduna

Ceduna ©
Ceduna is a town in South Australia located on the shores of Murat Bay on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula. Explore Ceduna's surroundings by going to Penong (Penong Windmill Museum, Woolshed Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Ceduna Jetty, hike along Goog's Track, examine the collection at National Trust Ceduna School House Museum, and browse the exhibits of Arts Ceduna.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ceduna sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Streaky Bay to Ceduna takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Ceduna

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Penong
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
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Goog's Track ©
Goog's Track
Penong Windmill Museum ©
Penong Windmill Museum
Point Sinclair ©
Point Sinclair

4
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Coober Pedy is known for museums, historic sites, nature, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Ceduna to Coober Pedy by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

4
nights
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 Quorn (Powell Gardens, Dutchman's Stern Conservation Park, & more) and Alligator Gorge (in Wilmington). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, browse the exhibits of Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, let little ones run wild at Port Augusta Train Park, and shop like a local with Homestead Gardens.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Augusta tour itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta. August in Port Augusta sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hawker.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Quorn, Alligator Gorge
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Dutchman's Stern Conservation Park ©
Warren Gorge ©
Warren Gorge

4
nights
Hawker

Hawker ©
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. Step out of Hawker to go to Blinman and see Heritage Blinman Mine, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Flinders Ranges National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Wilpena Panorama, Head underground at Yourambulla Caves, and take in the exciting artwork at Jeff Morgan Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Hawker trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Port Augusta to Hawker in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Peterborough.

Things to do in Hawker

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Heritage Blinman Mine
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:
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Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Flinders Ranges National Park
Heritage Blinman Mine ©
Heritage Blinman Mine
Jeff Morgan Gallery ©
Jeff Morgan Gallery

3
nights
Peterborough

Peterborough ©
Peterborough is a town in the mid north of South Australia, in wheat country, just off the Barrier Highway. Take a break from Peterborough with a short trip to Giant Red Gum Tree in Orroroo, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre, make a trip to Peterborough Town Hall, take in nature's colorful creations at Dragons Rest Habitat Garden, and take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Peterborough trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Hawker to Peterborough takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Pirie.

Things to do in Peterborough

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Giant Red Gum Tree
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre ©
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre
Peterborough Printing Works ©
Peterborough Printing Works

4
nights
Port Pirie

Port Pirie ©
Port Pirie is the sixth most populous city in South Australia after Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Whyalla, Murray Bridge and Port Lincoln. Get out of town with these interesting Port Pirie side-trips: Mount Remarkable Summit Hike (in Melrose), Wirrabara Forest (in Wirrabara) and Whyalla (Whyalla Marina, Hummock Hill Lookout, & more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Port Pirie RSL Museum, get engrossed in the history at Port Pirie National Trust Museum, snap pictures at John Pirie Bridge (Bridge to Nowhere), and view the masterpieces at Port Pirie Regional Tourism & Arts Centre.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Pirie trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Peterborough to Port Pirie takes 1.5 hours. August in Port Pirie sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Pirie

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Whyalla, Mount Remarkable Summit Hike, Wirrabara Forest
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Ada Ryan Gardens ©
Ada Ryan Gardens
Port Pirie RSL Museum ©
Port Pirie RSL Museum
Hummock Hill Lookout ©
Hummock Hill Lookout

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