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
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Arkaroola
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Hawker
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
day
Arkaroola

Arkaroola ©
On the 21st (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Arkaroola Resort and Wilderness Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Arkaroola online road trip planner .

Sydney to Arkaroola is an approximately 23.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hawker.

Things to do in Arkaroola

Wildlife Parks Nature
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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 22nd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Ranges National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Yourambulla Caves, then take in the exciting artwork at Jeff Morgan Gallery, and then explore the world behind art at Wilpena Panorama.

Before you visit Hawker, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Arkaroola to Hawker by car takes about 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Hawker

Parks Nature Museums
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Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Flinders Ranges National Park
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, then take some stellar pictures from Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout, then take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and finally take some stellar pictures from Water Tower Lookout.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Augusta road trip app .

Traveling by car from Hawker to Port Augusta takes 1.5 hours. In April in Port Augusta, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Augusta

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

3
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Take a break from the city and head to Breakaways Conservation Park and Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage. Your inner history buff will appreciate Serbian Orthodox Church and Catacomb Church. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy day trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church