21 days in Rockhampton & Alice Springs & Surrounds Itinerary

21 days in Rockhampton & Alice Springs & Surrounds Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 15 min
1
Rockhampton
— 9 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  7 h
2
Alice Springs
— 7 nights
Travel:  4 h 30 min
3
West MacDonnell National Park
— 3 nights
Travel:  3 h 15 min
4
Hermannsburg
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Sydney

9
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Attractions like Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Rockhampton side-trips: Yeppoon (Wreck Point Scenic Lookout, Yeppoon Lagoon, &more), Koorana Crocodile Farm (in Coowonga) and Stony Creek (in Byfield). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rockhampton Zoo, make a trip to Singing Ship, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Archer.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rockhampton travel planner.

Sydney to Rockhampton is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, you will find days in Rockhampton are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Yeppoon, Gladstone, Biloela, Koorana Crocodile Farm, Stony Creek
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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Koorana Crocodile Farm ©
Koorana Crocodile Farm

7
nights
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.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Rockhampton to Alice Springs in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rockhampton to Alice Springs, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Rockhampton, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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

3
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at West MacDonnell National Park, explore the activities along Redbank Gorge, head outdoors with Serpentine Gorge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Helen Gorge.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read West MacDonnell National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Alice Springs to West MacDonnell National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Hermannsburg.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
Glen Helen Gorge ©
Glen Helen Gorge

1
night
Hermannsburg

Hermannsburg ©
On the 25th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Hermannsburg Historic Precinct.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hermannsburg travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from West MacDonnell National Park to Hermannsburg. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hermannsburg

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct ©
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct

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