19 days in Flinders Ranges & Melbourne Itinerary

19 days in Flinders Ranges & Melbourne Itinerary

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19 days in Flinders Ranges & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Flinders Ranges National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hawker
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Flinders Ranges National Park is known for nature, historic sites, trails, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go deep underground at Heritage Blinman Mine, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kanyaka Ruins & Cemetery, explore the striking landscape at Bunyeroo Gorge, and stroll through Brachina Gorge Geological Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Flinders Ranges National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Sydney to Flinders Ranges National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in September since evenings lows in Flinders Ranges National Park dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hawker.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Bunyeroo Gorge ©
Bunyeroo Gorge
Heritage Blinman Mine ©
Heritage Blinman Mine
Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound

3
nights
Hawker

Hawker ©
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. Change things up with these side-trips from Hawker: Quorn (Powell Gardens, Warren Gorge, & more). There's much more to do: walk around Flinders Ranges National Park, view the masterpieces at Jeff Morgan Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Wilpena Panorama, and trek along Yourambulla Caves.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hawker trip planning app .

Getting from Flinders Ranges National Park to Hawker by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hawker

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Quorn
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Yourambulla Caves ©
Yourambulla Caves
Jeff Morgan Gallery ©
Jeff Morgan Gallery

11
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Truganina Explosives Reserve (in Altona), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute (in Ballarat). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Hawker to Melbourne with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Duldig Studio, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Princes Pier, The Break Room, Anna Blatman Gallery
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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