24 days in Coonabarabran & Uluru & Surrounds Itinerary

24 days in Coonabarabran & Uluru & Surrounds Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ipswich
Drive:  3 h
— 2 nights
Drive:  18 h 45 min
— 17 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  20 h 30 min
End: Ipswich


Coonabarabran ©
Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pilliga Pottery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): look and learn at Siding Spring Observatory, pick up some new knowledge with Pilliga Pottery, thenexamine the collection at Crystal Kingdom, thensee the interesting displays at Crystal Kingdom Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Nelson Park.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Coonabarabran trip itinerary app.

Ipswich to Coonabarabran is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Ipswich in September, plan for little chillier days in Coonabarabran, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Coonabarabran

Museums Classes Childrens Museums
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Crystal Kingdom ©
Crystal Kingdom
Crystal Kingdom Museum ©
Crystal Kingdom Museum
Pilliga Pottery ©
Pilliga Pottery


Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kuniya Walk and Red Desert Reptiles. Visiting Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yulara: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Valley of the Winds, Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, &more) and Curtin Springs (in Alice Springs). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, learn more about the world around you at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, go for a walk through Field of Light, and make a trip to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yulara day trip website.

You can drive from Coonabarabran to Yulara in 26.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Coonabarabran to Yulara. Traveling from Coonabarabran in September, expect nights in Yulara to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Curtin Springs
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
On the 23rd (Thu), see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watarrka National Park.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kings Canyon journey planner.

Traveling by car from Yulara to Kings Canyon takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Centre
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Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park
Kings Canyon ©
Kings Canyon
Helicopter Tours