7 days in Coonawarra, Mount Gambier & Halls Gap Itinerary

7 days in Coonawarra, Mount Gambier & Halls Gap Itinerary

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Coonawarra
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Mount Gambier
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Halls Gap
— 2 nights
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Coonawarra

— 2 nights
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Majella Wines Coonawarra, then do a tasting at Katnook Coonawarra, and then learn about winemaking at Menzies Wine Room & Retreat. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre and then do a tasting at Wynns Coonawarra Estate.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coonawarra trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne to Coonawarra is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You'll set off for Mount Gambier on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries

Side Trip

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Mount Gambier

— 2 nights
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Venture out of the city with trips to Naracoorte (Sheep's Back Museum & Naracoorte Caves National Park). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, get into the urban bustle at The Riddoch & Main Corner Complex, and Head underground at Cave Gardens.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Mount Gambier trip maker app.

Drive from Coonawarra to Mount Gambier in an hour. July in Mount Gambier sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Halls Gap

— 2 nights
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Halls Gap Zoo, then take in the exciting artwork at Grampians Adventure Golf, and then stroll through The Pinnacle. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Boroka Lookout and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Halls Gap travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Gambier to Halls Gap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife · Golf
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