9 days in Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

9 days in Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Oodnadatta
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Adelaide

3
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Coober Pedy is known for museums, historic sites, nature, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Old Timers Mine & Museum, take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, look for gifts at Opalios, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy trip itinerary planning tool .

Adelaide to Coober Pedy is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Adelaide in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Coober Pedy, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oodnadatta.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

1
night
Oodnadatta

Oodnadatta ©
Oodnadatta, in the Australian state of South Australia, is a small town surrounded by an area of 7800km2 with cattle stations in arid pastoral rangelands close to the Simpson Desert, 1011km north of Adelaide and 112 m above sea level. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the views from Algebuckina Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oodnadatta online journey planner .

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Oodnadatta in 6 hours. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Algebuckina Bridge ©
Algebuckina Bridge

4
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: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, make a trip to Field of Light, and get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planner.

Drive from Oodnadatta to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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