Southern Ocean Drive

Set off along our coast on the Southern Ocean Drive

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.

Itinerary Teaser

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

Kangaroo Island

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

Limestone Coast - indulge in an seaside adventure

Explore pristine beaches, stunning scenery and excellent wine. It's the coastal getaway you've always wanted.