46 days in Australia Itinerary

46 days in Australia Itinerary

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46 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Goulburn
Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Mildura
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Tanunda
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Port Augusta
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Yulara
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Alice Springs
— 7 nights
Drive:  11​h
7
Katherine
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Darwin
— 7 nights
End: Darwin

4
nights
Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Take a break from the city and head to Apex Beach and Murray River. The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Fossey's Ginporium and Distillery, stop by Bushells On Tenth Ye Olde Lolly Shoppe, see the interesting displays at Mildura Holden Motor Museum, and explore and take pictures at Orange World.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mildura road trip planning website .

Goulburn to Mildura is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. In April in Mildura, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Mildura

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Buronga, Psyche Bend Pumping Station, Murray River
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
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Murray River ©
Murray River
Psyche Bend Pumping Station ©
Psyche Bend Pumping Station
Orange World ©
Orange World

7
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Collective Barossa, Barossas Old Fashioned Sweet Shop, Angsaton Heritage Walk, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Martindale Hall Heritage Museum and Bungaree Station. Change things up with these side-trips from Tanunda: St Aloysius Church (in Sevenhill) and Clare (Sevenhill Cellars, Sussex Squire Wines, & more). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tanunda trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Mildura to Tanunda takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Tanunda sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Nuriootpa, Clare, Angaston, Marananga, Seppeltsfield
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 26:
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Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

7
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hummock Hill Lookout and Point Lowly Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Remarkable National Park and Alligator Gorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Augusta: Whyalla (Whyalla Maritime Museum & Ada Ryan Gardens), Hawker (Jeff Morgan Gallery & Wilpena Panorama) and Port Pirie (Port Pirie National Trust Museum, Port Pirie Regional Tourism & Arts Centre, & more). There's still lots to do: trek along Mount Remarkable Summit Hike, admire the natural beauty at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre, and take some stellar pictures from Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Augusta online journey planner .

Getting from Tanunda to Port Augusta by car takes about 3.5 hours. April in Port Augusta sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Whyalla, Port Pirie, Peterborough, Hawker, Alligator Gorge
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 3:
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Mount Remarkable National Park ©
Mount Remarkable National Park
Hummock Hill Lookout ©
Hummock Hill Lookout
Point Lowly Lighthouse ©
Point Lowly Lighthouse

3
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Get some historical perspective at Serbian Orthodox Church and St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church. Take a break from the city and head to Breakaways Conservation Park and Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, stop by Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, and admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Coober Pedy holiday maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy. In May, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Yulara.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

4
nights
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yulara: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Valley of the Winds & Walpa Gorge). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yulara trip planner .

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Yulara in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Find places to stay May 6 — 10:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

7
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Journey the dreaming. Take a break from the city and head to Walking tours and Alice Springs Desert Park. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, head outdoors with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, explore the striking landscape of Ochre Pits, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Alice Springs visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Yulara to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay May 10 — 18:
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

5
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Katherine Gorge and Nitmiluk National Park. Step out of Katherine to go to Mataranka and see Bitter Springs, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, and get a taste of life in the country at Katherine Outback Experience.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Katherine trip app .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in May, expect Katherine to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bitter Springs
Find places to stay May 18 — 23:
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

7
nights
Darwin

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Adelaide River War Cemetery and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Mindil Beach and Crocosaurus Cove. Venture out of the city with trips to Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor) and Berry Springs (Crazy Acres & Territory Wildlife Park). Spend the 26th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 28th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, make a splash at Wave Lagoon, and take an in-depth tour of Darwin Aviation Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Darwin road trip planning site .

Getting from Katherine to Darwin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Katherine in May since evenings lows in Darwin dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Berry Springs, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay May 23 — 30:
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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