12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  11​h
Ningaloo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Karijini National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Port Hedland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Sydney

3
days
Ningaloo

Escape the urban bustle at Ningaloo Reef and Shark Diving. Discover out-of-the-way places like Charles Knife Canyon and Potshot Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Ningaloo: Exmouth (Yardie Creek, The Ningaloo Gallery, & more).

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ningaloo trip itinerary maker .

Sydney to Ningaloo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Ningaloo. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ningaloo, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Ningaloo

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Exmouth
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Shark Diving
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
days
Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park is a national park centred in the Hamersley Ranges of the Pilbara region in the northwestern section of the Australian state of Western Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dales Gorge and Hamersley Gorge. Step out of the city life by going to Hancock Gorge and Karijini National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Weano Gorge and explore the striking landscape at Joffre Gorge.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Karijini National Park trip planning app .

You can drive from Ningaloo to Karijini National Park in 7 hours. August in Karijini National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Hedland.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Hancock Gorge ©
Hancock Gorge
Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park
Hamersley Gorge ©
Hamersley Gorge

1
day
Port Hedland

Port Hedland ©
Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. On the 23rd (Thu), view the masterpieces at Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery, make a trip to Koombana Lookout Port Hedland, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cemetery Beach Park, and finally kick back and relax at Pretty Pool.

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You can drive from Karijini National Park to Port Hedland in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Karijini National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Port Hedland, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Port Hedland

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Cemetery Beach Park ©
Cemetery Beach Park
Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery ©
Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery
Koombana Lookout Port Hedland ©
Koombana Lookout Port Hedland

3
days
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Escape the urban bustle at Roebuck Bay and Broome Bird Observatory. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Staircase To The Moon and Reddell Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, take in the waterfront at Broome Deep Water Wharf & Jetty, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and explore and take pictures at Gantheaume Point.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Hedland to Broome. In August, daytime highs in Broome are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

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