16 days in Alice Springs & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

16 days in Alice Springs & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

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16 days in Alice Springs & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

Start: Alice Springs
1
Alice Springs
— 12 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
End: Alice Springs

12
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arltunga Historical Reserve and Araluen Cultural Precinct. Kids will enjoy Ormiston Gorge and Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve. Step out of Alice Springs to go to Hermannsburg and see Hermannsburg Historic Precinct, which is approximately 2 hours away. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and browse the exhibits of Mbantua Fine Art Gallery.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip builder tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Alice Springs. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Centre, Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
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Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct ©
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

3
nights
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.
On the 27th (Sat), get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On your second day here, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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