8 days in South Australia Itinerary

8 days in South Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Mount Gambier
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h
2
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Clare
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
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 (Thu), Head underground at Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park and then admire the verdant scenery at The Valley Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier trip planner.

Melbourne to Mount Gambier is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Mount Gambier. In December, daytime highs in Mount Gambier are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
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Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
The Valley Lake ©
The Valley Lake

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gorge Wildlife Park and Aldinga Beach. Relax by the water at Henley Beach and Horseshoe Bay. There's still lots to do: hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail, kick back and relax at Glenelg Beach, stroll through Semaphore Beach, and get lost in a book at Campbelltown Library.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Adelaide travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Mount Gambier to Adelaide takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Adelaide when traveling from Mount Gambier in December, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Clare.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Semaphore Beach, Glenelg Beach, Campbelltown Library, Aldinga Beach
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

1
night
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. On the 30th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Bungaree Station, then contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, then learn about winemaking at Sevenhill Cellars, and finally hike along Riesling Trail.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Clare trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Adelaide to Clare in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Clare

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
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Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Bungaree Station ©
Bungaree Station

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get in touch with nature at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Stokes Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Little Sahara. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, look for all kinds of wild species at Kelly Hill Caves, sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and experience rural life at Clifford's Honey Farm.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Clare to Kangaroo Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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