21 days in Port Augusta, Coober Pedy & Northern Territory Itinerary

21 days in Port Augusta, Coober Pedy & Northern Territory Itinerary

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21 days in Port Augusta, Coober Pedy & Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Horsham
Drive:  8​h
1
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Katherine
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
11
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
12
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
13
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
End: Horsham

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Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
On the 20th (Sat), shop like a local with Homestead Gardens and then get great views at Water Tower Lookout.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Augusta itinerary planner.

Horsham to Port Augusta is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In June in Port Augusta, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Shopping Museums Parks
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Homestead Gardens ©
Homestead Gardens
Water Tower Lookout ©
Water Tower Lookout

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
To find out how to plan a trip to Coober Pedy, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy with the Route module. June in Coober Pedy sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off toUluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Tours Outdoors Parks
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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 22nd (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru and then hike along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then don't miss a visit to Uluru.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Drive from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs vacation planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Nature Parks Wildlife
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The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park ©
Emily Gap ©
Emily Gap
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

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Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tennant Creek trip planner .

Getting from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Alice Springs in June; daily highs in Tennant Creek reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Museums Nature Parks
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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room and then explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Katherine road trip planning website .

You can drive from Tennant Creek to Katherine in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tennant Creek in June: highs in Katherine hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Nature Wildlife Outdoors
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge

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nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Spend the 27th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, cool off at Wave Lagoon, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Darwin day trip planner.

You can drive from Katherine to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Katherine in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 30th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site and then steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge and then make a trip to Ubirr.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Katherine on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

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Katherine

Katherine ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Katherine Outback Experience.

To find out how to plan a trip to Katherine, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs
Low Level Nature Reserve ©
Low Level Nature Reserve

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Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Battery Hill Mining Centre and then appreciate the history behind John Flynn Memorial Obelisk.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tennant Creek sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Katherine to Tennant Creek in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Katherine in July, you will find days in Tennant Creek are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Alice Springs.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Museums Nature Parks
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Battery Hill Mining Centre ©
Battery Hill Mining Centre

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nights
Alice Springs

On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally browse the exhibits of Talapi.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs journey app .

Traveling by car from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Tennant Creek in July, things will get slightly colder in Alice Springs: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park and then see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine & Museum.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy day trip app .

You can drive from Alice Springs to Coober Pedy in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home

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Port Augusta

Port Augusta
To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Augusta travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Tours Outdoors
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