37 days in Sale, Alice Springs & Surrounds & Katherine & Surrounds Itinerary

37 days in Sale, Alice Springs & Surrounds & Katherine & Surrounds Itinerary

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37 days in Sale, Alice Springs & Surrounds & Katherine & Surrounds Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Sale
— 10 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Alice Springs
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Hermannsburg
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 15​min
4
West MacDonnell National Park
— 3 nights
Travel:  12​h 15​min
5
Timber Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Katherine
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Mataranka
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Borroloola
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: Sydney

10
nights
Sale

Sale ©
Set sail from Sale to explore the entire Gippsland Lakes and their invigorating fresh air and outdoor activities before heading back to the Port of Sale for the café culture of a major regional hub.
Get out of town with these interesting Sale side-trips: Noojee (Toorongo Falls & Noojee Trestle Bridge), Raymond Island (in Paynesville) and Balook (Tarra Bulga National Park & Grand Strzelecki Track). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine, stroll around Edward Hunter Bush Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gippsland Plains Rail Trail.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sale trip planner .

Sydney to Sale is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Sale. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Sale

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Walhalla, Toora, Balook, Traralgon, Noojee
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Tarra Bulga National Park ©
Tarra Bulga National Park
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine ©
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine
Noojee Trestle Bridge ©
Noojee Trestle Bridge

8
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.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, admire the natural beauty at Olive Pink Botanic Garden, and contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sale to Alice Springs. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sale in March; daily highs in Alice Springs reach 40°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Hermannsburg.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Walking tours
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

1
night
Hermannsburg

Hermannsburg ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Hermannsburg Historic Precinct.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Hermannsburg trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Alice Springs to Hermannsburg in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Hermannsburg

Museums
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Hermannsburg Historic Precinct ©
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct

3
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Ormiston Gorge.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the West MacDonnell National Park holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hermannsburg to West MacDonnell National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Timber Creek.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

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

1
night
Timber Creek

Timber Creek ©
Timber Creek is an isolated small town on the banks of the Victoria River in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 4th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Judbarra / Gregory National Park. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Nackeroo Lookout and then see the interesting displays at Timber Creek Police Station and Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Timber Creek day trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from West MacDonnell National Park to Timber Creek with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Timber Creek

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Judbarra / Gregory National Park
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Judbarra / Gregory National Park ©
Judbarra / Gregory National Park
Nackeroo Lookout ©
Nackeroo Lookout

6
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore and take pictures at Katherine Outback Experience, and stroll around Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Katherine driving holiday planner .

Getting from Timber Creek to Katherine by car takes about 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Katherine are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

2
nights
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. On the 12th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Botanic Walk, then trek along Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Elsey National Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Mataranka Falls, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elsey Cemetery National Reserve.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Mataranka trip maker .

Drive from Katherine to Mataranka in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Borroloola.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Elsey National Park ©
Elsey National Park
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve ©
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve

1
night
Borroloola

Borroloola ©
Borroloola is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 14th (Sun), walk around Limmen National Park. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Caranbirini Conservation Reserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Borroloola online vacation planner .

You can drive from Mataranka to Borroloola in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Borroloola

Parks Wildlife
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Caranbirini Conservation Reserve ©
Caranbirini Conservation Reserve

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