60 days in South Australia, Northern Territory & Kununurra Itinerary

60 days in South Australia, Northern Territory & Kununurra Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation planner

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Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
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Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
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Drive to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Ferry to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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Drive to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Ferry to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Drive to Adelaide
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Adelaide
— 4 nights
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Tanunda
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Hawker
— 5 nights
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Port Augusta
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Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
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Kings Canyon
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Alice Springs
— 5 nights
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Tennant Creek
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Daly Waters
— 1 night
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Katherine
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
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Adelaide River
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Berry Springs
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Darwin
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Kununurra
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Mount Gambier

— 2 nights
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Mount Gambier trip planning app.

Melbourne to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Mount Gambier. April in Mount Gambier sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Victor Harbor

— 2 nights
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): head off the coast to Granite Island and then take some stellar pictures from Kaiki Walk - Granite Island. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Urimbirra Wildlife Park and then tour in style with Cockle Train.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Victor Harbor road trip planning app.

Getting from Mount Gambier to Victor Harbor by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Gambier in April, expect nights in Victor Harbor to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. You'll set off for Kangaroo Island on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Kangaroo Island

— 4 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Raptor Domain, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and see majestic marine mammals with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari.

Start your trip to Kangaroo Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Adelaide

— 4 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Change things up with a short trip to Beerenberg Farm in Hahndorf (about 32 minutes away). Dedicate the 10th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, wander the streets of Rundle Mall, don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, and shake up your sightseeing with RoofClimb Adelaide Oval.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Tanunda

— 2 nights
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rockford Winery as well as Grant Burge Cellar Door. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Seppeltsfield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Grant Burge Cellar Door and then learn about winemaking at Rockford Winery.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tanunda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Tanunda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tanunda can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for Hawker on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries

Side Trips

Hawker

— 5 nights
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. Get out of town with these interesting Hawker side-trips: Heritage Blinman Mine (in Blinman) and Flinders Ranges National Park (Arkaroo Rock, Wilpena Pound, &more). Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Flinders Ranges National Park. It doesn't end there: stop by Wilpena Panorama.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hawker trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Tanunda to Hawker by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Hawker

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Augusta

— 1 night
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, head outdoors with Alligator Gorge, then take some stellar pictures from Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout, and finally get great views at Water Tower Lookout.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Augusta sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hawker to Port Augusta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 21st (Wed), you're off to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Coober Pedy

— 2 nights
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coober Pedy trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Kings Canyon

— 4 nights
Kings Canyon is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon, admire all the interesting features of Mereenie Loop Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kings Creek Station, and walk around Tnorala (Gosse Bluff) Conservation Reserve.

Plan trip to Kings Canyon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Coober Pedy to Kings Canyon by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip app.

Getting from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Alice Springs

— 5 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

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 parks, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through The Kangaroo Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Tennant Creek

— 1 night
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Kundjarra (the Pebbles) and then pause for some photo ops at John Flynn Memorial Obelisk.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tennant Creek trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in May: high temperatures in Tennant Creek hover around 33°C and lows are around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for Daly Waters.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Daly Waters

— 1 night
Daly Waters is a small town in the Northern Territory in Australia, about 620 kilometres south of Darwin at the intersection of the Savannah Way and the Stuart Highway.The area's traditional owners, the Jingili people, believe the Dreaming tracks of the Emu and the Sun travelled through here on their way to the southern parts of the Northern Territory.HistoryThe name Daly Waters was given to a series of natural springs by John McDouall Stuart during his third attempt to cross Australia from south to north, in 1861-2. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Daly Waters Aviation Complex.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Daly Waters online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Tennant Creek to Daly Waters takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to Katherine.

Things to do in Daly Waters

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Katherine

— 3 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Katherine is known for nature, museums, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, browse the exhibits of The Katherine Museum & Gardens, and take in the exciting artwork at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Katherine trip planner.

You can drive from Daly Waters to Katherine in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 5 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Yellow Water Cruises, stroll through Mamukala Billabong, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, and explore the ancient world of Ubirr.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip website.

Traveling by car from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. You'll set off for Adelaide River on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Adelaide River

— 3 nights
Adelaide River is a small but historically significant town located at the crossing of the Stuart Highway over the Adelaide River in the Northern Territory of Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide River: Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls, Buley Rockhole, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Adelaide River War Cemetery, admire the sheer force of Robin Falls, snap pictures at Adelaide River Railway Bridg, and examine the collection at Adelaide River Railway Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Adelaide River trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Adelaide River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 19th (Wed), you're off to Berry Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide River

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Berry Springs

— 1 night
Berry Springs is an outer suburban locality in Darwin, Australia. On the 19th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Didgeridoo Hut & Art Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Territory Wildlife Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Berry Springs holiday planner.

You can drive from Adelaide River to Berry Springs in an hour. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 20th (Thu), you're off to Darwin.

Things to do in Berry Springs

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Darwin

— 8 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Darwin is known for museums, parks, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocosaurus Cove, cast your line with a fishing tour, try your luck at Mindil Beach Casino (Formerly SKYCITY Darwin), and enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Darwin online vacation planner.

You can drive from Berry Springs to Darwin in an hour. Another option is to drive. In May, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll set off for Kununurra on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Darwin

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Kununurra

— 2 nights
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Ivanhoe Crossing. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kununurra trip planning app.

You can drive from Darwin to Kununurra in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Darwin in May since evenings lows in Kununurra dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kununurra

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

South Australia travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · Nature & Parks · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.

Northern Territory travel guide

4.3
Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks
A largely unpopulated, parched land of deep red desert, spectacular rock formations, and small, isolated settlements, Northern Territory has perhaps the most distinctively Australian aesthetic of all the country’s states. The region’s towns and cities are clustered around the Stuart Highway--the iconic road that serves as Northern Territory’s main artery--rather than the coastline, as is normally the case in Australia.