8 days in Coober Pedy & Uluru & Surrounds Itinerary

8 days in Coober Pedy & Uluru & Surrounds Itinerary

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8 days in Coober Pedy & Uluru & Surrounds Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Yulara
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park and then take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. On the next day, examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coober Pedy trip builder website .

Adelaide to Coober Pedy is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in July, expect nights in Coober Pedy to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park

2
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then make a trip to Kings Canyon Walk. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watarrka National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kings Canyon trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Kings Canyon takes 8.5 hours. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Red Centre
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Kings Canyon Walk ©
Kings Canyon Walk
Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kuniya Walk and Uluru. Visiting Valley of the Winds and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Walpa Gorge & Kata Tjuta). There's more to do: trek along Uluru Hiking Path and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yulara trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Kings Canyon to Yulara in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Yulara are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru

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