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Melbourne to Adelaide via GOR and Barossa Valley (with PI?)

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Melbourne to Adelaide via GOR and Barossa Valley (with PI?)

Hey there,

We're going go rent a camper for 5 days in Melbourne, heading to Adelaide.

Our itinerary so far:

16.02.09, at 11 am: Rent camper in Melbourne

16.02.09: Drive from Melbourne to Apollo Bay, stay for one night

17.02.09: Drive from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell, stay for one night

18.02.09: Drive from Port Campbell to Robe, stay for one night

19.02.09: Drive from Robe to Barossa Valley, stay for one night

20.02.09: Drive from Barossa Valley to Adelaide

20.02.09 at 3 pm latest: Return camper in Adelaide

Now, what do you think about timeing and distances of that route? Are those 4.5 / 5 days too long or just right?

We've also considered visiting Philip Island after picking up our camper in Melbourne (also stay for one night on PI) So that would mean having to cut time for GOR. Where, in case we'd go for PI, would you cut off one day from GOR? I have the feeling there's lots to see and I don't want to rush through it... Is a one day/night stay, / next morning drive to Apollo Bay be worth the time?

Would you rather include that part or leave it out?

It has to be said we'll also be touring on Kangaroo Island for 3 days after one night in Adelaide.

Thanks for your posts.


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11. Re: Melbourne to Adelaide via GOR and Barossa Valley (with PI?)

You can see YouTube films from both PI and KI and judge for yourself. It's great to encounter penquins in the wild but to see them with a group is not my idea of a nature experience esp. not from a tribune with spotlights all over after paying a fee at a booth like in Oamaru. Tourist Trap imo. Hope it will be better on PI or KI.


12. Re: Melbourne to Adelaide via GOR and Barossa Valley (with PI?)

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