8 days in Alice Springs & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

8 days in Alice Springs & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Alice Springs & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
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.
Visiting Finke Gorge National Park and Ormiston Gorge will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ochre Pits and Mount Gillen. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Ellery Creek Big Hole, admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, take in the exciting artwork at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, and explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs trip planner .

Sydney to Alice Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, you will find days in Alice Springs are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

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 25th (Thu): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Yulara
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Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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