16 days in Alice Springs & Surrounds & Brisbane Itinerary

16 days in Alice Springs & Surrounds & Brisbane Itinerary

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16 days in Alice Springs & Surrounds & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Hermannsburg
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 15​min
2
West MacDonnell National Park
— 3 nights
Travel:  4​h 30​min
3
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 5 nights
End: Brisbane

1
night
Hermannsburg

Hermannsburg ©
For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hermannsburg trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane to Hermannsburg is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Hermannsburg

Museums
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Hermannsburg Historic Precinct ©
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct

3
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Ormiston Gorge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read West MacDonnell National Park road trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hermannsburg to West MacDonnell National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Serpentine Gorge ©
Serpentine Gorge

5
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, grab your bike and head to Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path, get great views at Anzac Hill, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from West MacDonnell National Park to Alice Springs. July in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

5
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Dreamworld (in Coomera). There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Alice Springs in July since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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