50 days in South Australia Itinerary

50 days in South Australia Itinerary

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50 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Coober Pedy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Augusta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hawker
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Flinders Ranges National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Tanunda
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Adelaide
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Marion Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Victor Harbor
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Naracoorte
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Tantanoola
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
12
Mount Gambier
— 4 nights
End: Sydney

6
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stokes Bay Bush Garden, Kelly Hill Caves, Admirals Arch, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, don't miss a visit to Emu Ridge, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at KI Spirits.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planning app .

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 train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 18:
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Stokes Bay Bush Garden ©
Stokes Bay Bush Garden
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

4
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Breakaways Conservation Park has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Coober Pedy trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Coober Pedy takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. September in Coober Pedy sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

3
nights
Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
You've now added Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Port Augusta side-trips: Wirrabara Forest (in Wirrabara), Port Pirie RSL Museum (in Port Pirie) and Dutchman's Stern Conservation Park (in Quorn). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Remarkable National Park, view the masterpieces at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, and take some stellar pictures from Water Tower Lookout.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Augusta online trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta. Expect little chillier evenings in Port Augusta when traveling from Coober Pedy in September, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Hawker.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Dutchman's Stern Conservation Park, Mount Remarkable National Park, Port Pirie RSL Museum, Wirrabara Forest
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Dutchman's Stern Conservation Park ©
Mount Remarkable National Park ©
Mount Remarkable National Park

2
nights
Hawker

Hawker ©
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. You've now added Flinders Ranges National Park to your itinerary. On the 26th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Wilpena Panorama, view the masterpieces at Jeff Morgan Gallery, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Yourambulla Caves. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Wangara Lookout and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Ranges National Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hawker road trip app .

Getting from Port Augusta to Hawker by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Flinders Ranges National Park.

Things to do in Hawker

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Wangara Lookout
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Yourambulla Caves ©
Yourambulla Caves
Wangara Lookout ©
Wangara Lookout
Jeff Morgan Gallery ©
Jeff Morgan Gallery

3
nights
Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park ©
You've now added Wilpena Pound to your itinerary.

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Traveling by car from Hawker to Flinders Ranges National Park takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound
Heritage Blinman Mine ©
Heritage Blinman Mine
Bunyeroo Gorge ©
Bunyeroo Gorge

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Langmeil Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tanunda: Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek), National Motor Museum (in Birdwood) and Clare (Riesling Trail, Crabtree Watervale Wines, & more). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Kalleske Wines, get engrossed in the history at Kapunda Historical Society Museum, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Tanunda tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Flinders Ranges National Park to Tanunda in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Flinders Ranges National Park in September, plan for little chillier days in Tanunda, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Museums Tours

Side Trips

Greenock, Clare, Marananga, Nuriootpa, Seppeltsfield
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 6:
Highlights from your plan
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Himeji Garden and Adelaide Botanic Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Hahndorf (Beerenberg Farm & The Cedars). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Adelaide road trip website .

You can drive from Tanunda to Adelaide in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Marion Bay.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hahndorf, Glenelg, Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Lofty Botanic Garden ©
Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

1
night
Marion Bay

Marion Bay ©
Marion Bay is a small township in the Australian state of South Australia at the southern tip of the Yorke Peninsula. Innes National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Marion Bay Jetty and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Innes National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marion Bay day trip tool .

Drive from Adelaide to Marion Bay in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Marion Bay

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Innes National Park
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Innes National Park ©
Innes National Park
Marion Bay Jetty ©
Marion Bay Jetty

6
nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Granite Island has been added to your itinerary. Explore Victor Harbor's surroundings by going to McLaren Vale (Old Oval Estate, Primo Estate, & more), Fleurieu Hills Vineyard (in Willunga) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Victor Harbor Heritage Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newland Memorial Uniting Church, admire the striking features of Basham's Beach Regional Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Encounter Bikeway.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Victor Harbor online day trip planner .

You can drive from Marion Bay to Victor Harbor in 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Victor Harbor can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Basham's Beach Regional Park, The Goolwa Barrage, Fleurieu Hills Vineyard, Aldinga Beach
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate

6
nights
Naracoorte

Naracoorte ©
Naracoorte is a town in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia, approximately 336 kilometres south-east of Adelaide and 100 kilometres north of Mount Gambier on the Riddoch Highway .HistoryNaracoorte was formed from the merger of two towns, Kincraig, founded in 1845 by Scottish explorer William Macintosh, and Narracoorte, established as a government settlement in 1847. Naracoorte Caves National Park has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naracoorte: Horsham (Wimmera River & Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk), Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park (in Natimuk) and Coonawarra (Penley Estate, Parker Coonawarra Estate, & more). There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre, explore the fascinating underground world of Wonambi Fossil Centre, relax in the rural setting at Cockatoo Downs Farmstay, and see the interesting displays at Sheep's Back Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Naracoorte online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Victor Harbor to Naracoorte takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tantanoola.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Penola, Horsham, Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park, Johnny Mullagh Park
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre ©
Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre
Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park ©
Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park

1
night
Tantanoola

Tantanoola ©
Tantanoola is a town in South Australia. You've now added Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Glencoe Woolshed and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tantanoola trip planner .

Getting from Naracoorte to Tantanoola by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Tantanoola sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Tantanoola

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Glencoe Woolshed
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
Glencoe Woolshed ©
Glencoe Woolshed

4
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 Engelbrecht Cave, The Valley Lake, Cave Gardens, and other attractions you added. Get out of town with these interesting Mount Gambier side-trips: Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop (in Narrawong) and Griffiths Island (in Port Fairy). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Schank, view the masterpieces at Riddoch Art Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Centenary Tower, and browse the collection at Mount Gambier Public Library.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier trip builder app .

Mount Gambier is just a stone's throw from Tantanoola. In October, daytime highs in Mount Gambier are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop, Griffiths Island
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Engelbrecht Cave ©
Engelbrecht Cave
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

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