Australia is so vast that it’s really impossible to see all of it in just a limited amount of time. The best thing you can do is make sure you have at least a week to explore one if its cities. Anyway, seeing a few of its natural wonders and tourist spots is enough to make a memorable trip out of your Australia visit.

If you’re scratching your head trying to figure out how to do it, here’s a helpful one week guide to exploring the best of Australia. For this itinerary, we will focus on South Australia which will show you both the country’s urban lifestyle and its impeccable natural sites.

LIMESTONE COAST

You should start with Limestone Coast for your great Australian adventure! You will be traversing through Mount Gambier which is known to be the second biggest city in the state and is quite famous for its craters since it is located on the slopes of a volcano. Don’t worry, the volcano is dormant. You can expect to find amazing natural wonders, namely the Sunken Garden and the Blue Lake.

If the views on these natural landscapes are not enough, the wide open roads in Limestone Coast also lead to gastronomic experiences. Have a taste of South Australia’s world-renowned wines and succulent seafood at the fishing port of Robe.

FLEURIEU PENINSULA

Do you have the Fleurieu Peninsula on your list? Good for you! A scenic coastline doesn’t get any better and picturesque as this. You will be surprised to find that you can swim with tunas in Victor Harbor or even watch the whales as they swim about in Port Elliot.

There are lots of water activities you can choose including a boat tour that will take you to explore the dolphins, sea lions, and the option to dive the reefs and shipwrecks. You can also opt to take the family and kayak through the Coorong near Goolwa.

PORT LINCOLN

Thrill-seekers will be happy to note that this is one attraction they don’t want to miss – Shark-cage Diving! Adrenaline junkies should jump on board so they can experience this once in a lifetime opportunity and tick it finally off their bucket list.

KANGAROO ISLAND

Explore the Kangaroo Island on a quad-bike! This nature reserve lies off the mainland of SA and is the third largest island of the state. You can travel to this sanctuary by taking a ferry from Caper Jervis and takes about 45 minutes. This island houses an abundance of native wildlife creatures to wallabies, possums, bandicoots, bats, koalas, birds, snakes, echidnas, and of course, kangaroos!

For this one week trip, it is better to go on a road trip so that you will still be able to visit the quaint villages and towns in between the cities within South Australia. To save time, get a car rental in Melbourne airport and enjoy the flexibility and freedom a good ‘ol road trip offers.

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