36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Kununurra
— 2 nights
2
Katherine
— 2 nights
3
Daly Waters
— 1 night
4
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
5
Croydon
— 1 night
6
Mission Beach
— 3 nights
7
Cairns
— 5 nights
8
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
9
Daintree
— 2 nights
10
Miallo
— 1 night
11
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
13
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
14
Port Augusta
— 2 nights
15
Mildura
— 2 nights
16
Nicholson
— 2 nights
17
Wagga Wagga
— 1 night

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Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Ord River and then explore the striking landscape of Mirima National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ivanhoe Crossing, thenbrowse the exhibits of Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery, and then take in breathtaking views at Emma Gorge.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kununurra journey planner.

Sydney to Kununurra is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Kununurra: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Kununurra

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
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Ord River ©
Ord River
Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery ©
Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery

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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): view the masterpieces at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Katherine School of the Air, Head underground at Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, browse the exhibits of MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, thenget a taste of life in the country at Katherine Outback Experience, and finally identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Katherine online tour planner.

Getting from Kununurra to Katherine by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Kununurra to Katherine, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Katherine can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Daly Waters.

Things to do in Katherine

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge ©
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery ©
Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery

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Daly Waters

Daly Waters ©
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. On the 24th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Daly Waters Aviation Complex.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Daly Waters route planner.

You can drive from Katherine to Daly Waters in 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Daly Waters

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
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Daly Waters Aviation Complex ©
Daly Waters Aviation Complex

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Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Tennant Creek Telegraph Station.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tennant Creek trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Daly Waters to Tennant Creek by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Croydon.
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
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Tennant Creek Telegraph Station ©
Tennant Creek Telegraph Station

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Croydon

Croydon ©
Croydon is a town and locality within the Shire of Croydon in Queensland, Australia. On the 26th (Sat), get your bearings at Croydon Historic Precinct & True Blue Visitor Information Centre.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Croydon online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tennant Creek to Croydon takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Tennant Creek to Croydon due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Croydon

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan

3
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Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mission Beach: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Douglas), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Australian Sugar Industry Museum (in Mourilyan). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Hinchinbrook Island, browse the exhibits of Helen Wiltshire Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Golden Gumboot, and stroll around Coral Sea Battle Memorial Park.

Planning Mission Beach trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Croydon to Mission Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cardwell, Fishing Charters & Tours, Paronella Park, The Pocket, Australian Sugar Industry Museum
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Helen Wiltshire Gallery ©
Helen Wiltshire Gallery

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Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Port Douglas Court House Museum, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more), Palm Cove (Annie's at the Beach & Palm Cove Beach) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, explore the striking landscape at Earl Hill, and don't miss a visit to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mission Beach to Cairns takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Earl Hill, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Cow Bay Beach in Cow Bay, approximately Cow Bay away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Daintree Discovery Centre, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and admire the natural beauty at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Daintree.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach

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Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Daintree Tea, thenmake a trip to Elizas Gallery, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and finally play a few rounds at Mossman Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Daintree road trip website.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Daintree in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miallo.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mossman, Mossman Gorge Centre, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Elizas Gallery ©
Elizas Gallery
Wonga Beach ©
Wonga Beach

1
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Miallo

Miallo
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Kuku yalanji cultural heritage beach walk and then take in nature's colorful creations at Whyanbeel Arboretum.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Miallo trip builder website.

Miallo is very close to Daintree. October in Miallo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Miallo

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Whyanbeel Arboretum, Kuku yalanji cultural heritage beach walk
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

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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 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, thenget great views at Anzac Hill, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, thenhead outdoors with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, thenidentify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Talapi.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Miallo to Alice Springs with the Route module. Traveling from Miallo to Alice Springs, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miallo in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Alice Springs, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

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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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Kuniya Walk, and explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 16th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, thenexamine the collection at Old Timers Mine, thenexamine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, and finally identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage. Keep things going the next day: stop by Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, thengo deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine, thendon't miss a visit to Dog Fence, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coober Pedy road trip tool.

Drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
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 ©
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 18th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Warren Gorge, thenstroll around Argadelles, and then get great views at Water Tower Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, thenadmire the natural beauty at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and then make a trip to Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Port Augusta route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Coober Pedy in October; daily highs in Port Augusta reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Quorn
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden
Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli ©
Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout ©
Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout

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Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): walk around Kings Billabong Park, examine the collection at Mildura Holden Motor Museum, thenexperience rural life at Orange World, and finally make a trip to Lock 11. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): get your game on at Woodsies Gem Shop and then learn about all things military at RAAF Memorial & Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mildura trip tool.

Traveling by car from Port Augusta to Mildura takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Augusta to Mildura is 0.5 hours. In October in Mildura, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Nicholson.

Things to do in Mildura

Fun & Games Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Buronga, Kings Billabong Park
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Woodsies Gem Shop ©
Woodsies Gem Shop
Kings Billabong Park ©
Kings Billabong Park
Orange World ©
Orange World

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Nicholson

Nicholson ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Mitchell River Silt Jetties. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Raymond Island and then explore the striking landscape of The Lakes National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nicholson holiday planner.

Getting from Mildura to Nicholson by car takes about 9.5 hours. Traveling from Mildura in October, expect nights in Nicholson to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Wagga Wagga.

Things to do in Nicholson

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mitchell River Silt Jetties, The Lakes National Park, Raymond Island
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
The Lakes National Park ©
The Lakes National Park
Mitchell River Silt Jetties ©
Mitchell River Silt Jetties

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Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga ©
The town of Wagga Wagga has an abnormally high percentage of athletic success.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Project Paintball Wagga, take in nature's colorful creations at Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, and then hunt for treasures at River & Wren Market.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wagga Wagga day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nicholson to Wagga Wagga takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Nicholson in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Wagga Wagga, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wagga Wagga

Fun & Games Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Project Paintball Wagga ©
Project Paintball Wagga
River & Wren Market ©
River & Wren Market

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