47 days in Darwin & Surrounds & South Australia Itinerary

47 days in Darwin & Surrounds & South Australia Itinerary

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Darwin
— 7 nights
Fly to The Granites, Drive to Coober Pedy
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Coober Pedy
— 4 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 8 nights
Fly to Adelaide, Foot to Adelaide
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Adelaide
— 9 nights
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Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly to Mount Gambier Airport, Drive to Coonawarra
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Coonawarra
— 3 nights
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Robe
— 2 nights
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Clare
— 3 nights
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Tanunda
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Darwin — 7 nights

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Adelaide River War Cemetery and Burnett House. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dundee Beach Fishing Charters and East Point Reserve. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls, Helicopter Tours, &more) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, walk around Bicentennial Park, and make a trip to Parliament House.

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Sydney to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney to Darwin, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get a bit warmer in Darwin: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.
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Find places to stay Apr 15 — 22:

Coober Pedy — 4 nights

The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Timers Mine and Faye's Underground Home. Get some historical perspective at Serbian Orthodox Church and Catacomb Church. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Tom's Working Opal Mine, and stroll through Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Darwin to Coober Pedy takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Darwin in April, things will get little chillier in Coober Pedy: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Kangaroo Island.
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Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:

Kangaroo Island — 8 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Dudley Wines. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Admirals Arch and Little Sahara. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Borda Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and stroll through Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Traveling by flight from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.
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Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 4:

Adelaide — 9 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Carrick Hill and North Terrace are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glenelg Beach and Aldinga Beach. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to McLaren Vale (Mollydooker Wines, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, &more), Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot) and Beerenberg Farm (in Hahndorf). Spend the 6th (Fri) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with Diving Adelaide, look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, kick back and relax at Henley Beach, and see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum Port Adelaide.

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Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. May in Adelaide sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Port Lincoln.
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Find places to stay May 4 — 13:

Port Lincoln — 2 nights

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
On the 14th (Sat), catch all the local highlights with Triple Bay Charters and then stop by By The Sea Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Winter Hill Lookout and then walk around Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard.

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Fly from Adelaide to Port Lincoln in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coonawarra.
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Coonawarra — 3 nights

Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Katnook Coonawarra and Brand's Laira. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wynns Coonawarra Estate and Raidis Estate. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Rymill Coonawarra, steep yourself in history at Petticoat Lane, and deepen your understanding at Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Lincoln to Coonawarra. May in Coonawarra sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Robe.
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Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Robe — 2 nights

Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 19th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Cape Jaffa Wines and then look for gifts at Mahalia Coffee Roastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Cape Dombey Obelisk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Robe Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Robe planner.

You can drive from Coonawarra to Robe in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Clare.
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Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

Clare — 3 nights

The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Step off the beaten path and head to Sevenhill Cellars and Jim Barry Wines. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Martindale Hall Historic Museum and Kilikanoon Winery Clare Valley. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Pikes Wines and awaken your taste buds at Clare Valley Tours.

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Traveling by car from Robe to Clare takes 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tanunda.
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Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Tanunda — 8 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.
Chateau Tanunda and Rockford Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Motor Museum and Murray Street Vineyards. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Pindarie Winery, explore and take pictures at Langmeil Winery, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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You can drive from Clare to Tanunda in 1.5 hours. In May in Tanunda, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay May 23 — 31:

South Australia travel guide

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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.