15 days in South Australia Itinerary

15 days in South Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
2
McLaren Vale
— 3 nights
3
Tanunda
— 2 nights
4
Clare
— 2 nights
5
Robe
— 1 night
6
Coonawarra
— 2 nights

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Explore hidden gems such as Stokes Beach and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Get a sense of the local culture at Dudley Cellar Door and The Islander Estate Vineyards. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, indulge your taste buds at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kelly Hill Caves.

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Sydney to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Sydney to Kangaroo Island, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Dudley Cellar Door ©
Dudley Cellar Door
The Islander Estate Vineyards ©
The Islander Estate Vineyards

3
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Visiting Aldinga Beach and Glenelg Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maslin Beach and Carrickalinga Beach. Step out of McLaren Vale with an excursion to Horseshoe Bay in Port Elliot--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Alpha Box & Dice.

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Getting from Kangaroo Island to McLaren Vale by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In December in McLaren Vale, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carrickalinga Beach, Maslin Beach, Glenelg Beach, Horseshoe Bay, Aldinga Beach
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach

2
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
On the 3rd (Fri), learn about winemaking at Peter Lehmann Wines, thenindulge your taste buds at Langmeil Winery, thenlearn about winemaking at Rockford Winery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Angaston Blacksmith Shop & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Chateau Tanunda, do a tasting at Two Hands Wines Cellar Door, thenlearn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Yelland & Papps.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tanunda trip builder site.

You can drive from McLaren Vale to Tanunda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. January in Tanunda sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Clare.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Yelland & Papps, Two Hands Wines Cellar Door, Angaston Blacksmith Shop & Museum, Murray Street Vineyards
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Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Two Hands Wines Cellar Door ©
Two Hands Wines Cellar Door

2
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Sevenhill Cellars, learn about winemaking at Kilikanoon Winery Clare Valley, thentake in the exciting artwork at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, and finally hike along Riesling Trail. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Bungaree Station, steep yourself in history at Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, thendo a tasting at Sussex Squire Wines, and finally do a tasting at Greg Cooley Wines.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Clare trip planner.

You can drive from Tanunda to Clare in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Trails Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
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Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Bungaree Station ©
Bungaree Station

1
night
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Beachport Surf Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Robe Town Brewery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Robe Beach. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Ralph Fowler Wines, thenlearn about winemaking at Cape Jaffa Wines, thendo a tasting at Wangolina, and finally don't miss a visit to Cape Dombey Obelisk.

Start your trip to Robe by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Clare to Robe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Robe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Beachport Surf Beach
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Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines
Cape Dombey Obelisk ©
Cape Dombey Obelisk
Robe Town Brewery ©
Robe Town Brewery

2
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Penley Estate, learn about winemaking at Parker Coonawarra Estate, do a tasting at Katnook Coonawarra, thenlearn about winemaking at Wynns Coonawarra Estate, and finally contemplate the long history of Petticoat Lane. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Bowen Estate Coonawarra, do a tasting at Rymill Coonawarra, and then do a tasting at Bellwether.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coonawarra day trip app.

Drive from Robe to Coonawarra in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Coonawarra can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Petticoat Lane
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Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate
Bellwether ©
Bellwether
Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate

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