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The Scenic Melbourne to Adelaide Tour

Estimated Travel Period: 7 Days, about 10 hours
Estimated Travel Distance: 768 km

Best Time To Travel

Adelaide gets a lot of rainfall in Winter, so this tour is best done between September to April. Read more about The Best Time To Visit Melbourne and Adelaide.

The route from Victoria to South Australia is most enjoyable when you know where to stay and what to do. Our Melbourne-Adelaide Tour features scenic towns along the way, plus a chance to meet the “locals.” Prepare for your trip with our Australian Camping Checklists.
The tour makes use of all sealed roads, so any campervan or motorhome would be ideal. Find the perfect vehicle for your trip in Campervan Hire Melbourne.
The tour can also be reversed if you wish to start from Adelaide, and you can find a great motorhome with Campervan Hire Adelaide.

Day 1 Melbourne to Ballarat

Estimated Travel Period: about 1 hour 25 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:115 km

Ballarat is known for its amazing urban landscape and wide boulevards. Make sure to visit the Ballarat Botanical Gardens to see exotic trees and get lost in the Tangled Maze.

Day 2 Ballarat to Horsham

Estimated Travel Period: about 2 hours 25 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:188 km

One of the tidiest cities you will ever see, the regional city of Horsham also has a number of cultural attractions and hosts several annual festivals.

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Day 3 Horsham

Estimated Travel Period: 5 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:1 km

Bring the children to the Horsham Aquatic Centre for family fun and camp out at Wimmera Lakes Resort for a laidback afternoon.

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Day 4 Horsham to Bordertown

Estimated Travel Period: about 1 hour 50 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:156 km

The first stop in South Australia is in Bordertown, where you can find rare white kangaroos in Bordertown Wildlife Park. You can also try your hand at catching fresh crayfish (it's called “yabbying”) in Poocher Swamp.

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Day 5 Bordertown to Meningie

Estimated Travel Period: about 2 hours, 10 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:160 km

Meningie sits in the south-east side of Lake Albert and is only a short drive away from the Coorong National Park.

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Day 6 Meningie

Estimated Travel Period: 4 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:4.9 kms

Dine at the Cheese Factory Meningie's Museum Restaurant while taking in the sunset over Lake Albert.

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Day 7 Meningie to Adelaide

Estimated Travel Period: about 2 hours 10 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:149 km

It's time to head to the capital city of South Australia, but this doesn't mean the trip is over. Marvel at the glass houses in the Adelaide Botanic Garden  and meet over 300 species of exotic fauna in  Adelaide Zoo. Camp out at one of the luxurious caravan parks before calling it a day.

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