36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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Broken Hill
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Coober Pedy
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Tennant Creek
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 9 nights
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Darwin
— 6 nights
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Katherine
— 3 nights
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Mataranka
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Tennant Creek
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Cloncurry
— 1 night
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Winton
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Charters Towers
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Townsville
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Emerald
— 1 night
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Goondiwindi
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Gunnedah
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Broken Hill — 1 night

Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
On the 14th (Sat), stroll through The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, then take in the exciting artwork at Aboriginal Art & Craft Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Silverton Cemetery.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Broken Hill itinerary maker.

Windsor to Broken Hill is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Windsor in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Broken Hill, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Coober Pedy.
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Coober Pedy — 1 night

The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 15th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Coober Pedy road trip planning website.

You can fly from Broken Hill to Coober Pedy in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Broken Hill to Coober Pedy. Traveling from Broken Hill in May, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Coober Pedy. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 1 night

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 16th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): go for a walk through Field of Light, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, then take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, and finally explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder site.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tennant Creek.
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Tennant Creek — 1 night

Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tennant Creek tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Tennant Creek by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, with highs in Tennant Creek at 33°C and lows at 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 9 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mamukala Billabong as well as Warradjan Cultural Centre. Visiting Cahills Crossing and Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gunlom Waterfall Creek and Mamukala Wetlands. Get out of town with these interesting Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) side-trips: Mary River National Park (in Mary River National Park) and Injalak Arts (in Gunbalanya). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Arnhem Land Escarpment, and explore the striking landscape of Maguk Gorge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planning website.

Drive from Tennant Creek to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Darwin.
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Darwin — 6 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Adelaide River Cruises, Crocosaurus Cove, Defence of Darwin Experience, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Darwin Military Museum and Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah. Step out of the city life by going to Berry Springs Nature Park and East Point Reserve. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Nightcliff Jetty, and pause for some photo ops at Darwin Cenotaph.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin attractions app.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 3 hours. In May in Darwin, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Katherine.
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Katherine — 3 nights

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Edith Falls, Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park and Katherine Outback Experience. Go for a jaunt from Katherine to Mataranka to see Bitter Springs about 1h 15 min away.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Katherine trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Katherine takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Katherine, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mataranka.
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Mataranka — 1 night

Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Plan my day in Mataranka using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Katherine to Mataranka in 1.5 hours. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tennant Creek.
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Tennant Creek — 1 night

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tennant Creek trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mataranka to Tennant Creek by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Cloncurry.
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Cloncurry — 1 night

Cloncurry is a town and locality in the Shire of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. On the 9th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Burke&Wills Monument.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cloncurry driving holiday planner.

Drive from Tennant Creek to Cloncurry in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Tennant Creek to Cloncurry, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Cloncurry, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Winton.
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Winton — 1 day

Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Australian Age of Dinosaurs.

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

Traveling by car from Cloncurry to Winton takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Charters Towers.
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Charters Towers — 1 night

Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Charters Towers online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Winton to Charters Towers takes 5.5 hours. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Townsville.
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Townsville — 4 nights

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
You've now added Wallaman Falls to your itinerary. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Street Art CBD Walking Trails.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Townsville trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Charters Towers to Townsville in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Emerald.
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Emerald — 1 night

Emerald has massive rainfall and floods every year, but it's also a place where you can drink local wine while you peruse a display of locally mined gemstones in the town's quiet center.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Emerald Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Botanic Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to Emerald Train Station.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Emerald trip app.

You can drive from Townsville to Emerald in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Emerald when traveling from Townsville in June, with lows around 13°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Goondiwindi.
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Goondiwindi — 1 night

→←Goondiwindi is a town and a locality in the Goondiwindi Region, Queensland, Australia.. To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Goondiwindi tour app.

Getting from Emerald to Goondiwindi by car takes about 8 hours. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gunnedah.
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Gunnedah — 1 night

Gunnedah is a town in north-eastern New South Wales, Australia and is the seat of the Gunnedah Shire local government area. To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gunnedah journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Goondiwindi to Gunnedah takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.
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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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