8 days in Flinders Ranges and Outback Itinerary

8 days in Flinders Ranges and Outback Itinerary

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8 days in Flinders Ranges and Outback Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Arkaroola
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Hawker
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Visit Serbian Orthodox Church and Catacomb Church for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Breakaways Conservation Park and Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, don't miss a visit to Crocodile Harry’s Underground Nest, pause for some photo ops at The Big Miner, and take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Coober Pedy vacation maker website .

Sydney to Coober Pedy is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in March, you will find days in Coober Pedy are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Arkaroola.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church

1
day
Arkaroola

Arkaroola ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Arkaroola Resort and Wilderness Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Arkaroola trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Arkaroola in 13.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Hawker.

Things to do in Arkaroola

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Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary ©
Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary

2
nights
Hawker

Hawker ©
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Flinders Ranges National Park. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Yourambulla Caves, browse the exhibits of Jeff Morgan Gallery, and then admire the masterpieces at Wilpena Panorama.

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Traveling by car from Arkaroola to Hawker takes 7.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Hawker

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Yourambulla Caves ©
Yourambulla Caves
Jeff Morgan Gallery ©
Jeff Morgan Gallery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get great views at Water Tower Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Augusta online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hawker to Port Augusta in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Port Augusta are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Augusta

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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
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Water Tower Lookout
Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout ©
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