15 days in Flinders Ranges and Outback Itinerary

15 days in Flinders Ranges and Outback Itinerary

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15 days in Flinders Ranges and Outback Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Woomera
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Arkaroola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Hawker
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Quorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Peterborough
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Port Pirie
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
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 The Big Miner. Take a break from the city and head to Breakaways Conservation Park and Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, explore and take pictures at Tom's Working Opal Mine, and admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Coober Pedy trip itinerary site .

Sydney to Coober Pedy is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in November: highs in Coober Pedy hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Woomera.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

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Woomera

Woomera ©
The simple name, Woomera, refers to a town located in South Australia's Far North region, approximately north of Adelaide, the capital of the State of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Woomera Missile Park, examine the collection at Woomera Museum, then examine the collection at Woomera Heritage and Visitor Information Centre, and finally see the sky in a new way at Woomera Baker Observatory. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake Hart.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Woomera trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Woomera in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Arkaroola.

Things to do in Woomera

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
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Woomera Museum ©
Woomera Museum
Lake Hart ©
Lake Hart

1
night
Arkaroola

Arkaroola ©
On the 16th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Arkaroola Resort and Wilderness Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary.

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Traveling by car from Woomera to Arkaroola takes 10 hours. In November in Arkaroola, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hawker.

Things to do in Arkaroola

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary ©
Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary

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Hawker

Hawker ©
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. On the 17th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Flinders Ranges National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Yourambulla Caves, then admire the masterpieces at Wilpena Panorama, and then explore the galleries of Jeff Morgan Gallery.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hawker road trip app .

Getting from Arkaroola to Hawker by car takes about 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Quorn.

Things to do in Hawker

Nature Parks Museums
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Yourambulla Caves ©
Yourambulla Caves
Jeff Morgan Gallery ©
Jeff Morgan Gallery

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Quorn

Quorn ©
Quorn is a township and railhead in the Flinders Ranges in the north of South Australia, 39 km northeast of Port Augusta. On the 19th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Powell Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Wilmington toy museum, and then head outdoors with Alligator Gorge. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Argadelles and then explore the striking landscape at Warren Gorge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Quorn trip planner .

Getting from Hawker to Quorn by car takes about an hour. In November in Quorn, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Peterborough.

Things to do in Quorn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Wilmington
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Warren Gorge ©
Warren Gorge
Wilmington toy museum ©
Wilmington toy museum

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Peterborough

Peterborough ©
Peterborough is a town in the mid north of South Australia, in wheat country, just off the Barrier Highway. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Peterborough Printing Works, then examine the collection at Peterborough Motorcycle & Antique Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Bob the Railway Dog, and finally see the interesting displays at Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Giant Red Gum Tree, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, and then examine the collection at Town Carriage Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Peterborough online travel planner .

You can drive from Quorn to Peterborough in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Port Pirie.

Things to do in Peterborough

Museums Tours Nature

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Giant Red Gum Tree
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Magnetic Hill ©
Magnetic Hill
Peterborough Printing Works ©
Peterborough Printing Works

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Port Pirie

Port Pirie ©
Port Pirie is the sixth most populous city in South Australia after Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Whyalla, Murray Bridge and Port Lincoln. On the 23rd (Sat), take a peaceful walk through Wirrabara Forest and then trek along Mount Remarkable Summit Hike. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): snap pictures at John Pirie Bridge (Bridge to Nowhere), view the masterpieces at Port Pirie Regional Tourism & Arts Centre, and then brush up on your military savvy at Port Pirie RSL Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Pirie trip itinerary website .

Drive from Peterborough to Port Pirie in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Pirie

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mount Remarkable Summit Hike, Wirrabara Forest
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