14 days in Great Ocean Road, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Coober Pedy Itinerary

14 days in Great Ocean Road, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Coober Pedy Itinerary

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14 days in Great Ocean Road, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Coober Pedy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Port Fairy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Lorne
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Visiting Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and London Bridge will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Arch and Gibsons Steps. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Campbell trip planner .

Melbourne to Port Campbell is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Fairy.

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The Arch ©
The Arch
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 8th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, admire the landmark architecture of Warrnambool Breakwater, take in the exciting artwork at Warrnambool Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Whale Bone Studio Arts, then take in the exciting artwork at Blarney Books and Art, and finally enjoy the sea views from Griffiths Island Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Tower Hill Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Fairy travel planner.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Port Fairy in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Lorne.

Things to do in Port Fairy

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Warrnambool
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

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Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock and Erskine Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lorne Beach and Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway. Venture out of the city with trips to Colac Botanic Gardens (in Colac) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Split Point Lighthouse.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lorne road trip planner .

Getting from Port Fairy to Lorne by car takes about 2.5 hours. May in Lorne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Lorne

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Colac, Split Point Lighthouse, The Great Ocean Road
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Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Red Rock ©
Red Rock

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kuniya Walk and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Step off the beaten path and head to Walpa Gorge and Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lorne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Lorne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
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Kuniya Walk

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church and Serbian Orthodox Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Opalios and Catacomb Church. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, make a trip to Big Winch, get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, and admire all the interesting features of Tom's Working Opal Mine.

Before you visit Coober Pedy, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

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Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Opalios ©
Opalios
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

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