8 days in South Australia Itinerary

8 days in South Australia Itinerary

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8 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  8​h
1
Naracoorte
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Brisbane

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 8th (Wed): look for gifts at MiniJumbuk.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Naracoorte road trip app .

Brisbane to Naracoorte is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Penley Estate
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate
MiniJumbuk ©
MiniJumbuk

1
night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Gardens, explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, then explore the activities along The Blue Lake, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mount Gambier online road trip planner .

Getting from Naracoorte to Mount Gambier by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Mount Gambier can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks Museums
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens

1
night
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln trip maker tool .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Tours Wildlife Adventure
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Shark Diving

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stokes Beach. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

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

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.
On the 14th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, then take a stroll through Rundle Mall, and finally hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, then don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, and finally meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
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Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo

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