11 days in Flinders Ranges and Outback & The Fleurieu Peninsula Itinerary

11 days in Flinders Ranges and Outback & The Fleurieu Peninsula Itinerary

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Port Augusta
— 1 day
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Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly to Port Augusta Airport, Drive to Hawker
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Hawker
— 2 nights
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Peterborough
— 1 night
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McLaren Vale
— 5 nights
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Port Augusta

— 1 day
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
On the 15th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Homestead Gardens, explore the galleries of Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, then take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and finally get great views at Water Tower Lookout.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Augusta route builder tool.

Melbourne to Port Augusta is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Port Augusta due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks · Shopping · Museums

Coober Pedy

— 2 nights
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage, then see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church.

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Explore your travel options from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy with the Route module. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Augusta in March: high temperatures in Coober Pedy hover around 38°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Hawker.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Hawker

— 2 nights
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Flinders Ranges National Park. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Jeff Morgan Gallery, then visit Wilpena Panorama, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hawker online travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Coober Pedy to Hawker with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Peterborough.

Things to do in Hawker

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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Peterborough

— 1 night
Peterborough is a town in the mid north of South Australia, in wheat country, just off the Barrier Highway. On the 20th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre, then see the interesting displays at Peterborough Motorcycle & Antique Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Bob the Railway Dog, and finally make a trip to Peterborough Town Hall.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Peterborough trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Hawker to Peterborough by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Peterborough

Museums

McLaren Vale

— 5 nights
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near McLaren Vale: Victor Harbor (Kaiki Walk - Granite Island, Granite Island, &more). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at d'Arenberg, awaken your taste buds at Wine Diva Tours, discover the deep blue sea with NB Scuba, and kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read McLaren Vale travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Peterborough to McLaren Vale takes 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in McLaren Vale are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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