8 days in South Australia Itinerary

8 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive
2
Naracoorte
— 1 night
Drive
3
Adelaide
— 1 night
Foot to Adelaide, Fly to Kangaroo Island
4
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive to Olympic Dam, Fly to Sydney

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Mount Gambier

— 1 night
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the activities along The Blue Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Donovans Landing, Head underground at Princess Margaret Rose Caves, and then explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole.

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

Sydney to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get slightly colder in Mount Gambier: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Naracoorte

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Black Cockatoo Bush Camp Hiking Trails and then Head underground at Naracoorte Caves National Park.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Naracoorte trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Gambier to Naracoorte takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Adelaide

— 1 night
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide journey planner.

Traveling by car from Naracoorte to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Kangaroo Island

— 3 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Take a break from the city and head to Stokes Beach and Seal Bay Conservation Park. Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip planning tool.

You can fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Coober Pedy

— 1 night
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Coober Pedy road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Coober Pedy takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.