60 days in South Australia & Outback Queensland Itinerary

60 days in South Australia & Outback Queensland Itinerary

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Tanunda
— 6 nights
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Clare
— 6 nights
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Flinders Ranges National Park
— 3 nights
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Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
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Port Lincoln
— 6 nights
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Mount Gambier
— 6 nights
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Robe
— 2 nights
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Victor Harbor
— 6 nights
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Drive to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Ferry to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 7 nights
Fly to Adelaide, Foot to Stop 9A Hamra Dr - South side
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Adelaide
— 8 nights
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Longreach
— 6 nights
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Tanunda

— 6 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Tanunda to Birdwood to see National Motor Museum about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Seppeltsfield, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, steep yourself in history at Langmeil Winery, and look for gifts at Kies Family Wines.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Tanunda attractions planner.

Adelaide to Tanunda is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Tanunda, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Clare.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Clare

— 6 nights
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Change things up with these side-trips from Clare: Wallaroo Heritage Trail 37 (in Wallaroo), Moonta (Moonta Mines Museum & Moonta Heritage Trail 38) and Burra (Burra Heritage Trail & Burra Copper Mine). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at Clare Valley Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riesling Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Wirrabara Forest, and learn about winemaking at Penna Lane Wines.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Clare trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Tanunda to Clare takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Flinders Ranges National Park.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Flinders Ranges National Park

— 3 nights
Go for a jaunt from Flinders Ranges National Park to Wilpena to see Wangara Lookout about 1h 20 min away.

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You can drive from Clare to Flinders Ranges National Park in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Coober Pedy

— 3 nights
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Coober Pedy is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Faye's Underground Home, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, and stop by Seven Stones Designer Jewellers.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Coober Pedy trip planner.

Traveling by car from Flinders Ranges National Park to Coober Pedy takes 8 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Port Lincoln

— 6 nights
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Lincoln: Food Tours (in Coffin Bay), Minniribbie Farm (in Wangary) and Tumby Bay Silo Art (in Tumby Bay). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Coffin Bay National Park. There's much more to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, look for all kinds of wild species at Mikkira Station, go for a walk through Parnkalla Walking Trail, and stroll through Fishery Bay.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Lincoln tour planning website.

Fly from Coober Pedy to Port Lincoln in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Mount Gambier

— 6 nights
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Gambier: Penola (Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre, Banks Thargo Coonawarra, &more), Coonawarra (Bellwether, Brand's Laira, &more) and Naracoorte (Naracoorte Caves National Park & Wonambi Fossil Centre). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, brush up on your military savvy at Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum, stroll around Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, and experience rural life at Echo Farm.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mount Gambier trip planner.

Getting from Port Lincoln to Mount Gambier by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Robe

— 2 nights
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 27th (Thu), stop by Mahalia Coffee Roastery, sample the tasty concoctions at Robe Town Brewery, then stroll through Robe Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Cape Dombey Obelisk. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Ralph Fowler Wines, then learn about winemaking at Wangolina, then take in the waterfront at Beachport Jetty, and finally make a trip to Bowman Scenic Drive.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Robe trip maker website.

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Robe in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Robe

Wineries · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Victor Harbor

— 6 nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to McLaren Vale (d'Arenberg, McLaren Vale III Associates, &more), Willunga (Jungle In Willunga, Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio, &more) and Lake Breeze Wines (in Langhorne Creek). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Victor Harbor Heritage Trail, sample the fine beverages at Encounter Coast Spirits, and view the masterpieces at Mt Jagged Wines.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Victor Harbor trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Robe to Victor Harbor by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Kangaroo Island

— 7 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, identify plant and animal life at Little Sahara, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, and experience rural life at Clifford's Honey Farm.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Adelaide

— 8 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Go for a jaunt from Adelaide to Hahndorf to see The Cedars about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 11th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, shop like a local with Rundle Mall, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide travel route builder tool.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. June in Adelaide sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Longreach

— 6 nights
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Explore Longreach's surroundings by going to Barcaldine (The Great Shearer's Strike Memorial, Tree of Knowledge Memorial, &more) and Winton (Winton Diamantina HeritageTruck & Machinery Museum, Waltzing Matilda Centre, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, get engrossed in the history at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum, and get outside with Spirit of the Outback.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Longreach trip planner.

Getting from Adelaide to Longreach by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in June, you will find days in Longreach are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

South Australia travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.