7 days in Cairns & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

7 days in Cairns & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

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7 days in Cairns & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Sydney

3
days
Cairns

Cairns ©
A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris). Spend the 1st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: get outside with Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then get outside with Walpa Gorge, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner .

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
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Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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