8 days in South Australia Itinerary

8 days in South Australia Itinerary

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8 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 1 day
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), explore the fascinating underground world of Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park and then admire the verdant scenery at The Valley Lake.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier tour planner.

Melbourne to Mount Gambier is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
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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 get in some beach time at Glenelg Beach and Henley Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Gorge Wildlife Park and River Torrens Linear Park Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Semaphore Beach (in Semaphore), Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill and get lost in a book at Campbelltown Library.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Mount Gambier to Adelaide takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mount Gambier in December since evenings lows in Adelaide dip to 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, Aldinga Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park, Semaphore Beach, Campbelltown Library
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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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Bungaree Station, then contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, then learn about winemaking at Sevenhill Cellars, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Riesling Trail.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Clare trip planner.

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

Things to do in Clare

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
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Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Stokes Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Little Sahara. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Kelly Hill Caves, enjoy breathtaking views from Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, relax in the rural setting at Clifford's Honey Farm, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

Make your Kangaroo Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options 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 Nature
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Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

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