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

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

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

Start: Cairns
Drive:  29​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kuniya Walk and Uluru. Step out of the city life by going to Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walpa Gorge. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and make a trip to Field of Light.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner.

Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be colder, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
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Kata Tjuta
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Uluru

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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.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Corroboree Rock Conservation Area, examine the collection at Road Transport Hall of Fame, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre and then admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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