60 days in South Australia & Sydney Itinerary

60 days in South Australia & Sydney Itinerary

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60 days in South Australia & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  27​h
1
Hahndorf
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tanunda
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Victor Harbor
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 8 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Port Lincoln
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Coober Pedy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Mount Gambier
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 15 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

4
nights
Hahndorf

Hahndorf ©
Hahndorf is a small town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Cleland Wildlife Park and Adelaide Zoo. Rundle Mall and South Australian Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hahndorf: Adelaide (North Terrace, Charlesworth Nuts, & more) and Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Cedars, look for gifts at Leathersmith and Bush Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hahndorf trip planner .

London, UK to Hahndorf is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 9 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Hahndorf at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Hahndorf

#Parks, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Adelaide, Carrick Hill, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Thorn-Clarke Wines and Murray Street Vineyards. Head to Maggie Beer's Farm Shop and Barossa Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Seppeltsfield, look for all kinds of wild species at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, and look for gifts at Barossa Valley Cheese Company.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tanunda trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Hahndorf to Tanunda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Tanunda

#Wineries, #Shopping, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Marananga, Angaston, Greenock, Barossa Valley, Nuriootpa
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Thorn-Clarke Wines ©
Thorn-Clarke Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

5
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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Horseshoe Bay and Boomer Beach. Primo Estate and Kay Brothers Amery Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Victor Harbor side-trips: Willunga Farmers Market (in Willunga), St Joseph's Catholic Church (in Port Willunga) and McLaren Vale (McLaren Unvaled, Samuel's Gorge, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Blowhole Beach, browse the fresh offerings at Harvest the Fleurieu, head off the coast to Granite Island, and look for gifts at Victor Central.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Victor Harbor driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tanunda to Victor Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Victor Harbor, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Port Elliot, Willunga Farmers Market, Harvest the Fleurieu, St Joseph's Catholic Church
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 19:
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

8
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Dudley Cellar Door. Step out of the city life by going to Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, get engrossed in the history at Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum, stroll through Island Beach, and head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 27:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

6
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fishery Bay and Lincoln National Park. Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Sleaford Bay. Explore Port Lincoln's surroundings by going to Coffin Bay and Farm Beach Boat Hire (in Mount Dutton Bay), National Trust of S.A Museum (in Tumby Bay) and Coffin Bay (Food Tours & Coffin Bay National Park). There's lots more to do: stop by Boston Bay Wines, take in the pleasant sights at Parnkalla Walking Trail, examine the collection at Axel Stenross Maritime Museum, and take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Lincoln travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Coffin Bay, Coffin Bay and Farm Beach Boat Hire, National Trust of S.A Museum
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 5:
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Shark Diving
Fishery Bay ©
Fishery Bay
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay

4
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Get a sense of the local culture at Serbian Orthodox Church and Old Timers Mine. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, play a few rounds at Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Course, make a trip to Spaceship from Pitch Black, and explore and take pictures at Tom's Working Opal Mine.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coober Pedy tour itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Coober Pedy in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Golf
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

6
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Penley Estate and Wynns Coonawarra Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Beachport Surf Beach and Robe Beach. Explore Mount Gambier's surroundings by going to Lake McIntyre (in Millicent), Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte) and Robe (Robe Customs House Museum & Robe Town Brewery). There's much more to do: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, contemplate the long history of Petticoat Lane, do a tasting at Hollick Estates, and browse for treasures at Jill's Vintage.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mount Gambier road trip site .

Fly from Coober Pedy to Mount Gambier in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Mount Gambier is a bit cooler than Coober Pedy - with highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Robe, Penola, Beachport Surf Beach, Lake McIntyre
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 15:
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate

15
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Visit The Rocks and The National Pass for their historical value. Australian National Maritime Museum and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). Spend the 27th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 31st (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mount Gambier to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mount Gambier in March, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Featherdale Wildlife Park, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Taronga Zoo
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 31:
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Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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