9 days in South Australia Itinerary

9 days in South Australia Itinerary

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9 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 3 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.
On the 26th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at The Valley Lake, then browse the collection at Mount Gambier Public Library, and then Head underground at Cave Gardens.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier trip itinerary maker app .

Melbourne to Mount Gambier is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Mount Gambier sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks
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Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens
The Valley Lake ©
The Valley Lake
Mount Gambier Public Library ©
Mount Gambier Public Library

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 27th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Breakaways Conservation Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Coober Pedy road trip planning site .

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Coober Pedy in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mount Gambier in December: high temperatures in Coober Pedy hover around 40°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Gorge Wildlife Park, then see the vivid underwater world at Port Noarlunga Reef, and then kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach. Keep things going the next day: hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail, stroll through Henley Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide online trip planner .

Fly from Coober Pedy to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Coober Pedy in December, things will get a bit cooler in Adelaide: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Port Noarlunga Reef, Gorge Wildlife Park, Aldinga Beach
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

2
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then identify plant and animal life at Glen Forest Tourist Park, then take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout, and finally don't miss a visit to The Old Mill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Lincoln trip app .

Fly from Adelaide to Port Lincoln in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Food Tours
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Food Tours
Shark Diving
Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stokes Beach and Remarkable Rocks. Get in touch with nature at Kelly Hill Caves and Little Sahara. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, experience rural life at Clifford's Honey Farm, and savor the flavors at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Little Sahara ©
Little Sahara
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

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