8 days in South Australia Itinerary

8 days in South Australia Itinerary

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8 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Seppeltsfield
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole and then explore the activities along The Blue Lake.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier trip planner .

Melbourne to Mount Gambier is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mount Gambier can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole

1
night
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
On the 28th (Fri), have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Lincoln itinerary planner .

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Shark Diving

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, then wander the streets of Rundle Mall, and finally steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Adelaide Zoo, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Gum Tree Reserve.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Adelaide trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seppeltsfield.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Old Gum Tree Reserve
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo

2
nights
Seppeltsfield

Seppeltsfield ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, do a tasting at Kalleske Wines, then do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Seppeltsfield Mausoleum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Wolf Blass, learn about winemaking at Peter Lehmann Wines, then learn about winemaking at Rockford Winery, and finally savor the flavors at Domain Day Cellar Door.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seppeltsfield trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Adelaide to Seppeltsfield in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Seppeltsfield

Wineries

Side Trips

Greenock, Tanunda, Wolf Blass, Domain Day Cellar Door
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island online route planner .

Traveling by car from Seppeltsfield to Kangaroo Island takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

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