See Kangaroo Island, Taste Wine in the Barossa Valley, Meander through the Valleys and Ranges of Flinders, Clare, and the Lagoons at The Coorong.
Hire Rental Campervan in Sydney or Melbourne, Australia from Walkabout Wagons for this road trip itinerary. Experience the best of wine and food from the Clare Valley and Barossa regions, trek through the rugged beauty of Flinders Range and have a truly wild encounter at KangarooIsland. Open your palette to the heavenly wine of Sevenhill, produced by Jesuit priests, and marvel at the wonder of nature in the enormous amphitheatre at Wilpena Pound. Then visit Burra, a copper mining village steeped in history. Go snorkeling, surfing, swimming, or bushwalking around FleurieuPeninsula, or have a close up encounter with penguins at Penneshaw and seals at the colony on Seal Rocks. Drive through South Australia to see the many attractions it has to offer including elegant Adelaide with all its highlights. Travel at your leisure, hire campervans in Sydney or Melbourne from Walkabout Wagons for added convenience.
Adelaide to Vineyards and Wineries of the Barossa Valley - Day 1
Hit the road, heading north towards Barossa Valley with its lush green mounds and numerous cellar doors, over 60 in total. Taste the quality of these world famous wines as you make your way through the valley, stop in Baker, Butcher, or along WineMaker Trail for the fresh, tasty produce, grown locally. Join one of the wine master classes present by many of the studios to see artists hone their craft, first hand. Stroll through the galleries, museums, stone structures, and churches in historic Gawler or sample delicious German strudel from a bakery in Lyndoch. Afterwards, expand your history knowledge by heading to Kapunda the first village that mined copper in South Australia. Overnight at a campsite or caravan park with your campervan rental.
Barossa Valley, More Wine Tasting in the Clare Valley then on to Quorn - Day 2
Start day 2 by setting your sights on Clare Valley for some sacred wine tasting at Sevenhill, produced traditionally by the local Roman Catholic religious order of Jesuit priests, then wander through the Sevenhill country markets for the freshest of delicious produce. Participate in a culinary course in Thorn Park or make your way around a section of the Riesling Trail, a 25-kilometre track perfect for cycling or walking. Continue the day at Melrose in Flinders Range, located at the base on the southern side. Mount Remarkable challenges you to a climb or travel to Quorn for a glimpse at the nearby galleries or onto Pichi Pichi and its historic railway.
Quiet Quorn to Wilpena Pound - Day 3
Begin your day by making your way past the remaining homestead in Kanyaka and the Yourambulla Caves containing Aboriginal rock art, on the way to Hawker. Drive the short distance to the National Park at Flinders Ranges and marvel at nature’s handiwork in the form of the amphitheatre in Wilpena Pound. View the majesty and size of the region by joining a flight or walk along the rim for an enthralling experience. Move onto Arkaroo Rock to see how the area was created, and learn the history of the Adnyamathana people through ancient wall art. Wander over to the Bunyeroo Valley and scour the historic seabeds for fossils in Brachina Gorge. Spend the night at one of the many overnight options at Hawker, Flinders Ranges tourist haven at a campsite with your rental campervan.
Destination today is Arkaroola via Wilpena Pound - Day 4
Nature has much in store for your visit as you make your way through gorgeous Blinman onto the National Park at the Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges. There is walking and trekking galore in the Weetootla and Italowie Gorges. Continue north towards the Sanctuary at the Arkaroola Wilderness area, far off the beaten track, for mountain biking, bushwalking, camel riding, or take flight over the scene for a panoramic view. Stop at Lake Frome for a glimpse at its shimmering saltpans or get an out-of-this-world view of space at an observatory. Overnight in a lodge, or sit around a campfire for the evening at a campsite in your Walkabout Wagons campervan rental.
Awe-Inspiring Arkaroola to Pretty Parachilna - Day 5
Spend the day chomping culture by heading to Cultural Center of Iga Warta at the National Park of the Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges. Try the taste of bush tucker, view sacred sites, and see rock art with a guide for the Andnyamathana region. Make your way out of Flinders Ranges, through Leigh Creek and Copley to Parachilna, a small railway township. Stay at infamous Prairie Hotel to see the sun set over the plains of saltbush or pause at Parachilna Gorge to watch it illuminate the walls. Get some rest at a local hotel or inn.
Leaving Parachilna and heading to Cape Jervis - Day 6
Head back towards Hawker for a look at the magic of Magnetic Hill, with its optical illusion of your car rolling uphill. Learn the history of steam trains at Steamtown and Peterborough, and then admire the old style cottages of Burra. Check out the many fauna fossils along Trails at Red Banks or cycle on Burra Trail. Meander through the almond orchards, galleries, and over 60 wineries of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Cape Jervis is next up, with fishing off the jetty, bushwalking in Conservation Park known as Deep Creek, and then extend the experience with a long trek on Heyson Trail (this would add about 4 days to your trip) arriving in Victor Harbour. Spend the night at a inn or caravan park with your rental campervan.
Head to Kangaroo Island today via Cape Jervis - Day 7
Day 7 is full of wildlife starting with a ferry to Kangaroo Island and Penneshaw to watch the resident penguins waddle along the shore. Feed pink coloured pelicans, dive the shipwrecks, and scout for sea dragon fish at American Beach in Kingscote. Head to the Emu Bay jetty for some fishing then go rock pool swimming in Stokes Bay. In windy Cape Borda, watch the canons fire and then read the old diaries of the lighthouse keepers of the past. Clamour your way over the Remarkable Rocks within the National Park of Flinders Chase then explore the underground wonders of the caves in Kelly Hilly. Enjoy the sun, surfing, and swimming in Vivionne Bay, greet some fun loving seals in Seal Bay, and then head back towards Penneshaw for the night with your campervan rental.
Time to head back to Adelaide - Day 8
There are many sights in store for your final day beginning with a ferry from Penneshaw to dry land, then drive the south coast of the peninsula. Stop back at the Conversation Park Deep Creek to whale watch or see the small penguins of Victor Harbour. Enjoy an active afternoon with walking, or bike riding around the cliffs edge of Port Elliot or swim and surf in the sun. Cruise along the Murray River, then canoe your way over the shallow, bright lagoons at Goolwa to The Coorong National Park and lagoons. The final leg through MountBarker and Strathalbyn takes you back to Adelaide, marking the end of your journey!
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