51 days in Darwin & Port Augusta Itinerary

51 days in Darwin & Port Augusta Itinerary

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51 days in Darwin & Port Augusta Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Darwin
— 28 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
2
Port Augusta
— 21 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

28
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Casuarina Coastal Reserve. Visit Adelaide River War Cemetery and Survivors’ Lookout for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Litchfield National Park (Wangi Falls Art & Cultural Centre, Walker Creek, & more), Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Batchelor (Litchfield National Park & Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden). Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Mary River National Park. Spend the 6th (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Mindil Beach, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Sydney to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Batchelor, Humpty Doo, Adelaide River, Dundee Explorer
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Safaris
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls

21
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.
You'll explore and learn at Port Pirie RSL Museum and Whyalla Maritime Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Remarkable National Park and Port Pirie Regional Tourism & Arts Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Port Augusta side-trips: Whyalla (Whyalla Conservation Park, City Heritage Walk, & more), Hawker (Flinders Ranges National Park, Yourambulla Caves, & more) and Port Pirie (Port Pirie National Trust Museum, John Pirie Bridge (Bridge to Nowhere), & more). There's still lots to do: get outside with Alligator Gorge, learn about all things military at Melrose Heritage Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Warren Gorge, and take some stellar pictures from Water Tower Lookout.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Darwin to Port Augusta. Traveling from Darwin in September, things will get much colder in Port Augusta: highs are around 25°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Whyalla, Quorn, Port Pirie, Hawker, Melrose
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Mount Remarkable National Park ©
Mount Remarkable National Park
Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Flinders Ranges National Park
Port Pirie RSL Museum ©
Port Pirie RSL Museum

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