36 days in Alice Springs, Cape York & Gympie Itinerary

36 days in Alice Springs, Cape York & Gympie Itinerary

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36 days in Alice Springs, Cape York & Gympie Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Alice Springs
— 11 nights
Fly:  12​h
2
Bamaga
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Lockhart
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
4
Gympie
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Brisbane

11
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.
When in Alice Springs, make a side trip to see Hermannsburg Historic Precinct in Hermannsburg, approximately 1h 55 min away. On the 13th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, explore the galleries of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip planner .

Brisbane to Alice Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in June, Alice Springs is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Bamaga.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hermannsburg Historic Precinct, Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

7
nights
Bamaga

Bamaga, Australian English ) is a small town and locality about 40km from the northern tip of Cape York in the north of Queensland, Australia. Take a break from Bamaga with a short trip to Roko Pearls in Seisia, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Jardine River National Park. There's more to do: stop by Free Bird Arts and Craft and get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bamaga trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alice Springs to Bamaga. You will leave for Lockhart on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Bamaga

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Seisia
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Roko Pearls ©
Roko Pearls
Jardine River National Park ©
Jardine River National Park

6
nights
Lockhart

Lockhart ©
Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lockhart trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bamaga to Lockhart. On the 7th (Tue), you're off toGympie.

Things to do in Lockhart

Parks Nature
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9
nights
Gympie

Gympie ©
Gympie is a regional city in the Wide Bay-Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Dingo Creek Vineyard (in Traveston), Pomona (Mount Cooroora & Bonsai Brewhouse) and Kenilworth (Lasting Impressions Gallery & Kenilworth Dairies). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Kingaroy Heritage Museum, experience rural life at Cooloola Berries, take in the exciting artwork at Kingaroy Art Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Old Church Gallery Moore.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gympie trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Lockhart to Gympie with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gympie

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kingaroy, Pomona, Kenilworth, Kilkivan Shire Museum, Old Church Gallery Moore
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Kingaroy Heritage Museum ©
Kingaroy Heritage Museum
Mount Cooroora ©
Mount Cooroora
Bonsai Brewhouse ©
Bonsai Brewhouse

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