15 days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Brisbane & Kempsey Itinerary

15 days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Brisbane & Kempsey Itinerary

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15 days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Brisbane & Kempsey Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Kempsey
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
You've now added Uluru to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, hike along Kuniya Walk, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). You will leave for Brisbane on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get outside with Pelican Feeding, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brisbane journey builder .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, you will find days in Brisbane are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kempsey.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

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Gold Coast
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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Kempsey

Kempsey ©
Kempsey is a town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia and is the council seat for Kempsey Shire. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kempsey: South West Rocks (Maritime Museum South West Rocks, Smoky Cape Lighthouse, & more), V-Wall (in Nambucca Heads) and Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Dangar Falls, take some stellar pictures from Rudder Park Historical Lookout, stroll through Korogoro Walking Track, and explore the world behind art at The Slim Dusty Centre.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kempsey online trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Brisbane to Kempsey. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you will find days in Kempsey are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kempsey

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Scotts Head Beach, Dangar Falls, V-Wall, Korogoro Walking Track
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Dangar Falls ©
Dangar Falls
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

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