21 days in Port Augusta, Coober Pedy & Northern Territory Itinerary

21 days in Port Augusta, Coober Pedy & Northern Territory Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Horsham
Drive:  8 h
1
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 45 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
5
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 45 min
6
Katherine
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
10
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
11
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
12
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
13
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h
End: Horsham

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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.
On the 20th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Homestead Gardens and then get great views at Water Tower Lookout.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Augusta itinerary planner.

Horsham to Port Augusta is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Horsham to Port Augusta. In June in Port Augusta, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli ©
Water Tower Lookout ©
Water Tower Lookout

1
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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coober Pedy trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll set off for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Tours Historic Sites Parks

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Uluru and then trek along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planner.

Getting from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park ©
The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill
Emily Gap ©
Emily Gap

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night
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Find out how to plan Tennant Creek trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in June: high temperatures in Tennant Creek hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. You will leave for Katherine on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Parks Nature Shopping

1
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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 26th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Katherine School of the Air and then explore the striking landscape at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Katherine trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Tennant Creek to Katherine takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tennant Creek in June: highs in Katherine hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge ©
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge

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nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
On the 30th (Tue), do a day of sightseeing from above with a helicopter tour. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Katherine to Darwin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Katherine in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Darwin. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Wave Lagoon ©
Wave Lagoon

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge and then explore the ancient world of Ubirr.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour planner.

Getting from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You will leave for Katherine on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

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Katherine

Katherine ©
On the 2nd (Thu), get a taste of life in the country at Katherine Outback Experience.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Katherine trip planner.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs

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Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get answers to all your questions at Battery Hill Mining Centre and then pause for some photo ops at John Flynn Memorial Obelisk.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tennant Creek trip planner.

Getting from Katherine to Tennant Creek by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Katherine in July: highs in Tennant Creek hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Battery Hill Mining Centre ©
Battery Hill Mining Centre

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Alice Springs

Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally view the masterpieces at Talapi.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs day trip planning website.

You can drive from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tennant Creek in July, with highs in Alice Springs at 24°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park and then see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Coober Pedy trip planner.

You can drive from Alice Springs to Coober Pedy in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine

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Port Augusta

Port Augusta
To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Augusta trip itinerary app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Outdoors Tours