Wilpena Pound – just to get you in the mood… 🙂

Best Times to Visit South Australia

The best time to visit South Australia is from March to May and September through November, during the states autumn and spring. During these shoulder seasons, rainfall is rare and daytime temperatures sit between 16-21 degrees centigrade.

Option 1: Self drive with own vehicle all the way.
(2 wheel drive OK but recommend purchasing a extra wheel & tyre for the Oodnadatta Track)
OR Rent a vehicle from Adelaide to Adelaide – add approx $1000 per vehicle for 8 days

Departure Date – originally April but now thinking a similar timeframe for Sep and where to join is very Flexible

Option 2: Fly to Melbourne + Car/4WD Hire and fly back from Adelaide

Departure Date – originally April but now thinking a similar timeframe for Sep and where to join is very Flexible
(Yellow is four wheel drive vehicle)

Day 1 Sat 05 Sep Sydney Melbourne/Avalon – Lorne
Day 2 Sun 06 Sep Lorne

Day 3 Mon 07Sep Lorne Port Campbell (via Great Ocean Road)

Day 4 Tue 08 Sep Port Campbell Robe

Port Fairie

Robe South Australia

Day 5 Wed 08Sep Robe McClarenvale/Fleurieu Peninsula
Day 6 Thu 09Sep McClarenvale/Fleurieu Peninsula



Sat 12 Sep McClarenvale/Fleurieu Peninsula Adelaide/Adelaide Hills/Barossa
Sun 13 Sep Adelaide/Adelaide Hills/Barossa
Mon 14 Sep Adelaide/Adelaide Hills/Barossa

Tue 15 Sep Adelaide/Adelaide Hills/Barossa Wilpena Pound
Wed 16 Sep Wilpena Pound & Flinders Ranges

Thu 17 Sep Wilpena Pound Arkaroola

Fri 18 Sep Arkaroola Maree/William Creek

Day 15 Sat 19-Sep Maree/William Creek Coober Pedy
Day 16 Sun 20-Sep Coober Pedy

Day 17 Mon 21-Sep Coober Pedy Clare Valley
Day 18 Tue 22-Sep Clare Valley

Day 19 Wed 23-Sep Clare Valley Silverton/Broken Hill
Day 20 Thu 24-Sep Broken Hill


Day 21 Fri 25-Sep Broken Hill Dubbo
Day 22 Sat 26-Sep Dubbo
Day 23 Sun 27-Sep Dubbo Sydney

Optional Extension – Sydney to Melbourne at beginning of trip
(or another trip?)

Day 1 Sat 29-Aug Sydney Mollymook 4.66 Hours

Garrie Beach

Stanwell Tops

Seacliff Bridge

Seacliff Bridge

North Woolongong

Nan Thien Temple



Hyams Beach


Tilba Tilba


Day 2 Sun 30-Aug Bermagui Merimbula 1.5 hours
Day 3 Mon 31-Aug Merimbula





Day 4 Tue 1-Sep Merimbula Paynesville (Lakes Entrance) 4.5 Hours

Lakes Entrance


Day 5 Wed 2-Sep Paynesville Bright 3.5 hours


Dinner Plain

Mt Hotham


Day 6 Thu 3-Sep Bright Melbourne 4.5 hours
Day 7 Fri 4-Sep Melbourne
Day 8 Sat 5-Sep Melbourne Lorne (via Mornington Peninsula ?)





Mornington Peninsula

The Weekender: Mornington Peninsula, VIC – Hunter and Bligh