49 days in Australia Itinerary

49 days in Australia Itinerary

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49 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Nuriootpa
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Daly Waters
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
5
Darwin
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Kununurra
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Halls Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Fitzroy Crossing
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Derby
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Broome
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Port Hedland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Karratha
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Carnarvon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
15
Denham
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
16
Geraldton
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
17
Green Head
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
18
Perth
— 6 nights
End: Perth

1
night
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.
Explore Port Augusta's surroundings by going to Whyalla (Hummock Hill Lookout, Whyalla Maritime Museum, & more), Port Pirie (Port Pirie National Trust Museum & Port Pirie RSL Museum) and Hawker (Wilpena Panorama & Jeff Morgan Gallery). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, get engrossed in the history at Homestead Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Water Tower Lookout, and view the masterpieces at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Augusta travel planner.

Nuriootpa to Port Augusta is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In May in Port Augusta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Outdoors Tours
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2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 6th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Old Timers Mine, admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy trip site .

Explore your travel options from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy with the Route module. May in Coober Pedy sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Museums Historic Sites
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Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

3
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.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, get great views at Anzac Hill, and view the masterpieces at Tjanpi Desert Weavers.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Alice Springs takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Coober Pedy in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Alice Springs, with lows of 9°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Daly Waters.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

2
nights
Daly Waters

Daly Waters ©
Daly Waters is a small town in the Northern Territory in Australia, about 620 kilometres south of Darwin at the intersection of the Savannah Way and the Stuart Highway.The area's traditional owners, the Jingili people, believe the Dreaming tracks of the Emu and the Sun travelled through here on their way to the southern parts of the Northern Territory.HistoryThe name Daly Waters was given to a series of natural springs by John McDouall Stuart during his third attempt to cross Australia from south to north, in 1861-2. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Daly Waters Aviation Complex.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Daly Waters vacation tool .

Explore your travel options from Alice Springs to Daly Waters with the Route module. You will leave for Darwin on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Daly Waters

Historic Sites
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Daly Waters Aviation Complex ©
Daly Waters Aviation Complex

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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Mon) at Darwin Waterfront. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Darwin itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Daly Waters to Darwin. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Darwin

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

2
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Kelly's Knob Lookout and then explore the activities along Ord River.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kununurra vacation planner.

Fly from Darwin to Kununurra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Darwin in May, Kununurra is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Halls Creek.

Things to do in Kununurra

Nature Parks Shopping
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Waringarri Aboriginal Arts ©
Waringarri Aboriginal Arts
Kelly's Knob Lookout ©
Kelly's Knob Lookout

2
nights
Halls Creek

Halls Creek
Halls Creek is a town situated in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. On the 23rd (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Russian Jack Memorial and then make a trip to China Wall.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Halls Creek road trip planning tool .

Drive from Kununurra to Halls Creek in 4 hours. You will leave for Fitzroy Crossing on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Halls Creek

Nature Parks
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2
nights
Fitzroy Crossing

Fitzroy Crossing ©
Fitzroy Crossing is a small town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, east of Broome and west of Halls Creek. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for gifts at Dr. Sawfish Hot Glass Studio and then take in breathtaking views at Geikie Gorge National Park.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fitzroy Crossing online day trip planner .

Drive from Halls Creek to Fitzroy Crossing in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Derby.

Things to do in Fitzroy Crossing

Nature Parks Shopping
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Geikie Gorge National Park ©
Geikie Gorge National Park

1
night
Derby

Derby ©
Derby is a town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Norval Gallery and then don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Derby trip planner .

You can drive from Fitzroy Crossing to Derby in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Derby are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Derby

Museums
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Norval Gallery ©
Norval Gallery
Boab Prison Tree ©
Boab Prison Tree

5
nights
Broome

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Broome trip app .

Traveling by car from Derby to Broome takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Broome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Hedland.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

3
nights
Port Hedland

Port Hedland ©
Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. Port Hedland is known for museums, beaches, wildlife, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Don Rhodes Mining Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery, don't miss a visit to Koombana Lookout Port Hedland, and enjoy breathtaking views from Town Observation Tower.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Hedland trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Broome to Port Hedland. June in Port Hedland sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Karratha.

Things to do in Port Hedland

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Cemetery Beach Park ©
Cemetery Beach Park
Dalgety House Museum ©
Dalgety House Museum
Koombana Lookout Port Hedland ©
Koombana Lookout Port Hedland

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nights
Karratha

Karratha ©
Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. On the 5th (Wed), get some jogging in at Yaburara Heritage Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Staircase To The Moon.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Karratha trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Port Hedland to Karratha takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Karratha

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Yaburara Heritage Trail ©
Yaburara Heritage Trail

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Exmouth is known for adventure, beaches, historic sites, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and steep yourself in history at Potshot Memorial.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Exmouth planner .

You can drive from Karratha to Exmouth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Exmouth are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Carnarvon.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

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Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. On the 9th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Carnarvon Blowholes and then get engrossed in the history at Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Carnarvon tour itinerary maker app .

Drive from Exmouth to Carnarvon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Carnarvon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Denham.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Museums
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nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Denham is known for nature, beaches, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront activity at Shark Bay, stroll through Shell Beach, look for gifts at Blue Lagoon Pearl Shop, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean Park Aquarium.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Denham travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Carnarvon to Denham by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Geraldton.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ocean Park Aquarium ©
Ocean Park Aquarium
Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach

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Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Step out of Geraldton to go to Northampton and see Oakabella Homestead, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at HMAS Sydney II Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Geraldton, look for gifts at Geraldton Platform Markets, and kick back and relax at Town Beach.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Geraldton trip planner .

Drive from Denham to Geraldton in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June, daytime highs in Geraldton are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Green Head.

Things to do in Geraldton

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton

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hours
Green Head

Green Head
For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Green Head sightseeing planner.

Drive from Geraldton to Green Head in 2 hours. You will leave for Perth on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Green Head

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Perth Zoo, do a tasting at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, and explore the activities along Swan River.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Perth online trip planner .

Drive from Green Head to Perth in 3 hours. In June in Perth, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, Perth Zoo, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 22:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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