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Explore Kangaroo Island on a self-drive holiday

Southern Ocean Drive: Coonawarra, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

A road trip along South Australia’s south coast and Kangaroo Island offers something for everyone, from wine to wildlife.

The great southern journey

Stunning cliff faces, roaring waves and spectacular beaches are just some of the highlights of the Southern Ocean Drive. Not to mention the Coonawarra wine region, the Naracoorte Caves and Victor Harbor – the perfect spot to take in some whale watching during the winter months. Four-wheel drive along pristine beaches or kayak along the still waterways of the Coorong and explore Kangaroo Island - one of the world’s most pristine natural environments. 


Download the Southern Ocean Drive map, pack your car and away you go on this stunning six day adventure. Continue on to the Great Ocean Road or drive from Melbourne along the coast to explore the Southern Ocean Drive.


Robe beach Limestone Coast

Robe is a highlight of the Limestone Coast on the Southern Ocean Drive road trip.

Southern Ocean Drive road trip map

Southern Ocean Drive road trip map

Download the Southern Ocean Drive road trip map with suggested stops and experiences.

Limestone Coast

Discover Coonawarra reds

Taste for yourself why the Coonawarra is known as Australia's red wine centre.

Kangaroo Beach Lodges, Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island visitor information

Discover Kangaroo Island - a place of authentic experiences that make you pause and reflect.

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island on Instagram

Discover more #KangarooIsland wildlife and landscape photos on Instagram.

Piccaninnie Ponds

Limestone Coast on Instagram

Discover more amazing photos of the #LimestoneCoast on Instagram.

Long Beach at Robe, Limestone Coast

Robe visitor information

Reminisce, relax and explore the seafaring history of South Australia's favourite seaside town.

Southern Ocean Drive road trip highlights: 

Mount Gambier to Coonawarra - 30 minutes. See the Blue Lake, Umpherston Sinkhole, Piccaninnie Ponds, Saint Mary McKillop Centre in Penola and stop in at cellar doors in the Coonawarra.


Coonawarra to Robe - 90 minutes. Visit more Coonawarra cellar doors and the Naracoorte Caves. See Robe's Long Beach, do some shopping in the main street and snap photos of the stunning Robe Obelisk.


Robe to Victor Harbor - 4 hours 30 minutes. Marvel at the Coorong, Jack Point Pelican Observatory, Meningie Cheese Factory Museum and sample the offerings at Langhorne Creek's cellar doors. Explore the Goolwa Wharf Precinct, take a Big Duck Boat cruise, enjoy views from The Bluff, take the horse drawn tram to Granite Island and join a Spirit of the Coorong Cruise. 


Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island - 45 minutes. Take the SeaLink Ferry to Penneshaw, visit Seal Bay, Raptor Domain, take a tour with Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action and get sandy at Little Sahara. 


Kangaroo Island. Explore Flinders Chase National Park, see why Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks are among the most photographed places on Kangaroo Island, climb the lighthouse at Cape Borda and hit the beach at Stokes Bay.


Kangaroo Island to Adelaide - 1 hour 45 minutes. Follow the McMurtie Mile in McLaren Vale and taste, discover and experience the very best McLaren Vale has to offer all on one road. Explore the area's cellar doors and restaurants featuring local produce.


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