7 days in Alice Springs, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Brisbane Itinerary

7 days in Alice Springs, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Brisbane Itinerary

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7 days in Alice Springs, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Auckland

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs day trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Alice Springs is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland in March, plan for warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane, then explore the activities along The Brisbane River, and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then look for gifts at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, expect nights in Brisbane to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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