9 days in South Australia Itinerary

9 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia trip planner

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Quorn
— 2 nights
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Wilpena
— 2 nights
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Leigh Creek
— 2 nights
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Arkaroola
— 2 nights
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Quorn

— 2 nights
Quorn is a township and railhead in the Flinders Ranges in the north of South Australia, 39 km northeast of Port Augusta. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stroll around Argadelles, explore the striking landscape at Warren Gorge, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Powell Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Quorn day trip planning app.

Adelaide to Quorn is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In March, daily temperatures in Quorn can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Wilpena.

Things to do in Quorn

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Wilpena

— 2 nights
Wilpena is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Wangara Lookout and make a trip to Bridle Gap.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wilpena trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Quorn to Wilpena in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Quorn in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Wilpena, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Leigh Creek.

Leigh Creek

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get great views at Aroona Dam Sanctuary.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Leigh Creek day trip tool.

You can drive from Wilpena to Leigh Creek in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Arkaroola.

Things to do in Leigh Creek

Wildlife · Parks
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Arkaroola

— 2 nights
Arkaroola is the common name for the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, a wildlife sanctuary situated on 610km2 of freehold and pastoral lease land in South Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Paralana Radioactive Hot Springs. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Arkaroola Resort and Wilderness Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Arkaroola trip planner.

Traveling by car from Leigh Creek to Arkaroola takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arkaroola

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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South Australia travel guide

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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.