16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
1
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Broken Hill
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h 15​min
6
West MacDonnell National Park
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h 45​min
7
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
End: Newcastle

2
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hunter Valley Zoo and Oakvale Wildlife Park. Explore Newcastle's surroundings by going to Fighter World (in Williamtown), Scarborough Wine Co (in Pokolbin) and Speers Point Park (in Speers Point). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Merewether Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, take in the waterfront at Nobbys Head, and make a splash at Merewether Baths.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Newcastle day trip website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Newcastle. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Williamtown, Speers Point Park, Scarborough Wine Co, Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, Hunter Valley Zoo
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Hunter Valley Zoo ©
Hunter Valley Zoo
Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park
Fighter World ©
Fighter World

1
night
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
On the 8th (Mon), examine the collection at Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum, then get great views at Mundi Mundi Lookout, then see the interesting displays at Mad Max Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Day Dream Mine. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre), then explore the world behind art at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Silverton Gaol Museum, and finally examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Broken Hill road trip tool .

Fly from Newcastle to Broken Hill in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Newcastle in July, plan for little chillier days in Broken Hill, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Silverton
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Mad Max Museum ©
Mad Max Museum
Mundi Mundi Lookout ©
Mundi Mundi Lookout

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park, then explore and take pictures at Tom's Working Opal Mine, then pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, then don't miss a visit to Spaceship from Pitch Black, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, and finally stop by Opalios.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Coober Pedy vacation planner.

Fly from Broken Hill to Coober Pedy in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Broken Hill, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Coober Pedy, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Tom's Working Opal Mine ©
Tom's Working Opal Mine

2
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
On the 15th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kings Creek Station and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kings Canyon trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites Tours
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Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Redbank Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at West MacDonnell National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Ormiston Gorge.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read West MacDonnell National Park tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kings Canyon to West MacDonnell National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

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

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ellery Creek Big Hole. The adventure continues: make a trip to Ormiston Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, get outside with Simpsons Gap, and identify plant and animal life at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

Planning Alice Springs trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from West MacDonnell National Park to Alice Springs with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

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