15 days in South Australia Itinerary

15 days in South Australia Itinerary

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15 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Robe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
McLaren Vale
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Hawker
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Blue Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Parker Coonawarra Estate (in Coonawarra), Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte) and Millicent Swimming Lake (in Millicent). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, identify plant and animal life at Cape Nelson State Park, experience rural life at Echo Farm, and view the masterpieces at Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier online journey builder .

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 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Nelson State Park, Naracoorte Caves National Park, Parker Coonawarra Estate, Millicent Swimming Lake, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©

2
nights
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Robe Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at Beachport Surf Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Robe Town Brewery, then look for gifts at Mahalia Coffee, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Robe Beach. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Ralph Fowler Wines, then do a tasting at Wangolina, then take a leisurely stroll along Beachport Jetty, and finally have fun at Susan Wilson Memorial Playground.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Robe trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Mount Gambier to Robe in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Robe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Beachport
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Beachport Surf Beach ©
Beachport Surf Beach
Mahalia Coffee ©
Mahalia Coffee
Beachport Jetty ©
Beachport Jetty

3
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fleurieu Arthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Granite Island (in Victor Harbor), The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Glenelg Pier, do a tasting at McLaren Vale III Associates, stroll through Glenelg Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the McLaren Vale route builder site .

Traveling by car from Robe to McLaren Vale takes 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in McLaren Vale are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hawker.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glenelg, Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple, Carrickalinga Beach, The Cedars, Granite Island
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Fleurieu Arthouse ©
Fleurieu Arthouse
Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Glenelg Pier ©
Glenelg Pier

1
night
Hawker

Hawker
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. Flinders Ranges National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Ranges National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hawker road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from McLaren Vale to Hawker. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Hawker

Parks Nature Tours
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3
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Faye's Underground Home has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine, pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Coober Pedy trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hawker to Coober Pedy. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kangaroo Island is known for wildlife, nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island travel route planning tool .

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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