The Southern Ocean Drive takes you on a winding coastal drive through some of South Australia's most beautiful seaside destinations.
The Ultimate Scenic Route
Explore the highlights of stunning cliffs, roaring waves and untouched beaches on the Southern Ocean Drive.
Visit the Coonawarra wine region, the world Heritage Listed Naracoorte Caves, and the seaside town of Victor Harbor.
The Southern Ocean Drive also takes in Kangaroo Island, one of the world’s most pristine natural environments. Native wildlife and dramatic scenery offer views unlike anywhere else in the world.
To discover nature and wildlife at its best, pack the car and make your way along the Southern Ocean Drive.
Map and Itinerary
If you’re looking for a pre-planned route, we’ve got you covered. Simply download our itinerary suggestions and hit the road. Visit South Australian Roadtrips for an easy-to-follow touring route.
Mount Gambier to Coonawarra - 30 minutes
Blue Lake, Umpherston Sinkhole Gardens, Piccaninnie Ponds, Mary McKillop Heritage Centre, Penola, Coonawarra cellar doors
Coonawarra to Robe - 90 minutes
Coonawarra cellar doors, Naracoorte Caves, Long Beach, Robe main street, the Obelisk
Robe to Victor Harbor - 4 hours 30 minutes
The Coorong, Jack Point Pelican Observatory, Meningie Cheese Factory Museum, Langhorne Creek cellar doors, Goolwa Wharf Precinct, Big Duck Boat Cruise, the Bluff, horse-drawn tram to Granite Island, Spirit of the Coorong cruise
Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island - 45 minutes
SeaLink Ferry to Penneshaw, Seal Bay, Raptor Domain, Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action, Little Sahara
Flinders Chase National Park, Admirals Arch, Remarkable Rocks, Cape Borda Lighthouse, Stokes Bay
Kangaroo Island to Adelaide - 1 hour 45 minutes
McMurtie Mile in McLaren Vale, cellar doors, restaurants