7 days in Coober Pedy, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Darwin Itinerary

7 days in Coober Pedy, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Darwin Itinerary

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7 days in Coober Pedy, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Darwin Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
3
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Coober Pedy trip planning tool .

Sydney to Coober Pedy is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Museums Nature Parks
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Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation 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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, hike along Kuniya Walk, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning site .

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Coober Pedy in September: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Darwin driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Darwin takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, expect nights in Darwin to be warmer, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

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