8 days in South Australia Itinerary

8 days in South Australia Itinerary

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8 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Naracoorte
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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 4th (Mon): explore the activities along The Blue Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): explore the activities along Donovans Landing, then explore the fascinating underground world of Princess Margaret Rose Caves, and then explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier tour planner.

Sydney to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Mount Gambier reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Donovans Landing, Princess Margaret Rose Caves
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Princess Margaret Rose Caves ©
Princess Margaret Rose Caves
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): hike along Black Cockatoo Bush Camp Hiking Trails and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Naracoorte Caves National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Naracoorte vacation planner.

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Naracoorte in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Parks Nature Trails
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 7th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner .

Traveling by car from Naracoorte to Adelaide takes 4 hours. In November in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Flinders Chase National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Stokes Beach and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island journey planning website .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Coober Pedy holiday planner.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Coober Pedy in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. November in Coober Pedy sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home

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