9 days in Brisbane, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Alice Springs Itinerary

9 days in Brisbane, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Alice Springs Itinerary

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9 days in Brisbane, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Alice Springs Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Auckland

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip builder app .

Auckland, New Zealand to Brisbane is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Auckland in March, expect nights in Brisbane to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
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: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday site .

Getting from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Brisbane in March, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Hartley Street School Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Anzac Hill, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Alice Springs, with lows of 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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