24 days in Coober Pedy, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Alice Springs Itinerary

24 days in Coober Pedy, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Alice Springs Itinerary

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24 days in Coober Pedy, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Alice Springs Itinerary

Start: Gunbower
Drive:  15​h
1
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Alice Springs
— 12 nights
Drive:  22​h 15​min
End: Gunbower

3
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Explore hidden gems such as Catacomb Church and St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church. Appreciate the collections at Old Timers Mine and Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Course, don't miss a visit to Big Winch, look for gifts at Opalios, and explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Coober Pedy online trip itinerary maker .

Gunbower to Coober Pedy is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. July in Coober Pedy sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

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Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kuniya Walk and Walpa Gorge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wintjiri Arts + Museum and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, admire all the interesting features of Uluru, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

To find out how to plan a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Araluen Cultural Precinct and Mbantua Fine Art Gallery. Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Arltunga Historical Reserve will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alice Springs: Hermannsburg Historic Precinct (in Hermannsburg) and West MacDonnell National Park (Ormiston Gorge & Glen Helen Gorge). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, try your luck at Lasseters Casino, look for all kinds of wild species at John Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve, and make a trip to Ormiston Gorge.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

West MacDonnell National Park, Red Centre, Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
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