55 days in Australia Itinerary

55 days in Australia Itinerary

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55 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Casino
Drive:  3​h
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Glen Innes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Moree
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Lightning Ridge
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Bourke
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Cunnamulla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Charleville
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Blackall
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Longreach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Winton
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Cloncurry
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Mount Isa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Camooweal
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
13
Daly Waters
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
14
Mataranka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
15
Katherine
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
16
Darwin
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
17
Katherine
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
18
Timber Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
19
Kununurra
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
20
Halls Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
21
Fitzroy Crossing
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
22
Derby
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
23
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
24
Port Hedland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
25
Tom Price
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
26
Coral Bay
— 2 nights
End: Coral Bay

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Glen Innes

Glen Innes ©
Glen Innes is a parish and town on the Northern Tablelands, in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): experience rural life at The Super Strawberry, then make a trip to Australian Standing Stones, and then get engrossed in the history at Land of the Beardies History House Museum & Research Centre.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Glen Innes route planner .

Casino to Glen Innes is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Moree.

Things to do in Glen Innes

#Museums, #Outdoors
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The Super Strawberry ©
The Super Strawberry
Australian Standing Stones ©
Australian Standing Stones

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Moree

Moree ©
Moree is a large town in Moree Plains Shire in northern New South Wales, Australia. To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Moree travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Glen Innes to Moree takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Moree can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Moree

#Museums
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Moree Plains Gallery ©
Moree Plains Gallery

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Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. Lightning Ridge is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Artesian Baths, stop by Lost Sea Opals, see the interesting displays at The Bottle House Mining Museum, and view the masterpieces at Chambers of The Black Hand.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Lightning Ridge online visit planner .

You can drive from Moree to Lightning Ridge in 3 hours. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Bourke.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge
The Bottle House Mining Museum ©
The Bottle House Mining Museum
Amigos Castle ©
Amigos Castle

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Bourke

Bourke ©
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Back O' Bourke Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bourke trip builder .

Traveling by car from Lightning Ridge to Bourke takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cunnamulla.

Things to do in Bourke

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Back O' Bourke Gallery
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Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre ©
Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre
Back O' Bourke Gallery ©
Back O' Bourke Gallery
Bourke Historic Wharf ©
Bourke Historic Wharf

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Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla
Cunnamulla is a small town that lies on the Warrego River in South West Queensland, Australia, 206km south of Charleville, and approximately 750km west of the state capital, Brisbane.Cunnamulla is situated at the intersection of the Mitchell Highway and the Balonne Highway. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Cunnamulla Railway Station, take a memorable drive along Matilda Highway, and then admire the masterpieces at Cunnamulla Fella Centre Art Gallery and Museum.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cunnamulla road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bourke to Cunnamulla takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Charleville.

Things to do in Cunnamulla

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Museums
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Charleville

Charleville ©
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Charleville Bilby Experience, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre, then look and learn at Charleville Cosmos Centre & Observatory, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Outback Native Timber Walk. On your second day here, examine the collection at Historic House and Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Charleville trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Cunnamulla to Charleville in 2.5 hours. July in Charleville sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Blackall.

Things to do in Charleville

#Museums, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Historic House and Museum ©
Historic House and Museum

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Blackall

Blackall
Blackall is a small town and rural locality in the Blackall-Tambo Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to The Black Stump and then steep yourself in history at Blackall Woolscour.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Blackall online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Charleville to Blackall in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Blackall

#Historic Sites
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Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 12th (Fri), examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, head outdoors with Spirit of the Outback Train, and then contemplate the long history of Longreach. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Outback Pics and then see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Longreach trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Blackall to Longreach in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longreach
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Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, then examine the collection at Waltzing Matilda Centre, and then don't miss a visit to Arno's Wall. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Bladensburg National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Winton trip maker tool .

You can drive from Longreach to Winton in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Cloncurry.

Things to do in Winton

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums
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Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre
Arno's Wall ©
Arno's Wall

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Cloncurry

Cloncurry ©
Cloncurry is a town and locality in the Shire of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of John Flynn Place Museum & Fred McKay Art Gallery and then examine the collection at Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cloncurry trip planning website .

You can drive from Winton to Cloncurry in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Cloncurry are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll set off for Mount Isa on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Cloncurry

#Museums
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Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Isa City Lookout, then see the interesting displays at Underground Hospital and Museum, and then get outside with Lake Moondarra. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Hard Times Mine and then examine the collection at Outback at Isa.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mount Isa trip planner .

You can drive from Cloncurry to Mount Isa in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cloncurry in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Mount Isa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Camooweal.

Things to do in Mount Isa

#Museums, #Outdoors
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Outback at Isa ©
Outback at Isa
Lake Moondarra ©
Lake Moondarra
Mount Isa City Lookout ©
Mount Isa City Lookout

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Camooweal

Camooweal ©
Camooweal is a small town and locality in the City of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): Head underground at Camooweal Caves National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Camooweal online holiday planner .

Getting from Mount Isa to Camooweal by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Daly Waters.

Things to do in Camooweal

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Camooweal Caves National Park ©
Camooweal Caves National Park

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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. Daly Waters is known for nightlife and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Daly Waters Aviation Complex.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Daly Waters trip maker .

Getting from Camooweal to Daly Waters by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Daly Waters

#Historic Sites
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Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Mataranka Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park, and then take in the natural beauty of Bitter Springs. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Larrimah Museum, then stroll the grounds of Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elsey National Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Botanic Walk.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mataranka trip planner .

You can drive from Daly Waters to Mataranka in 2.5 hours. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Mataranka

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Larrimah Museum
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Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Elsey National Park ©
Elsey National Park

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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): wander the wide-open spaces of Katherine Outback Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls and then identify plant and animal life at Katherine Gorge.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Katherine holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from Mataranka to Katherine takes 1.5 hours. In July in Katherine, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park

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Darwin

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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Crocosaurus Cove. Step out of Darwin with an excursion to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor--about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, cool off at Wave Lagoon, see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar, and take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park.

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

Getting from Katherine to Darwin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Katherine in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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Katherine

Katherine
To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Katherine online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Katherine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Darwin in August, plan for little chillier nights in Katherine, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Timber Creek.

Things to do in Katherine

#Wildlife, #Parks
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Timber Creek

Timber Creek
Timber Creek is an isolated small town on the banks of the Victoria River in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Timber Creek Police Station and Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Timber Creek tour site .

Getting from Katherine to Timber Creek by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Timber Creek

#Museums
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Kununurra

A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Get outdoors at El Questro Wilderness Park and Mirima National Park. On the 9th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Ord River, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hoochery Distillery, get a taste of the local shopping with Birdland Functional Art, and get great views at Kelly's Knob Lookout.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kununurra road trip planning app .

Getting from Timber Creek to Kununurra by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Timber Creek to Kununurra, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Halls Creek.

Things to do in Kununurra

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Walking tours
ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND ©
Zebra Rock Gallery ©
Zebra Rock Gallery

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Halls Creek

Halls Creek ©
Halls Creek is a town situated in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. On the 11th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Palm Springs Nature Reserve and then take in the dramatic natural features at China Wall.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Halls Creek trip planning app .

You can drive from Kununurra to Halls Creek in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halls Creek

#Nature, #Parks
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China Wall ©
China Wall

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Fitzroy Crossing

Fitzroy Crossing ©
Fitzroy Crossing is a small town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, east of Broome and west of Halls Creek. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stop by Dr. Sawfish Hot Glass Studio and then explore the stunning scenery at Geikie Gorge National Park.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fitzroy Crossing road trip planner.

Drive from Halls Creek to Fitzroy Crossing in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Derby.

Things to do in Fitzroy Crossing

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping
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Geikie Gorge National Park ©
Geikie Gorge National Park

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Derby

Derby ©
Derby is a town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Derby Jetty & Wharf, then take in the architecture and design of Kimberley School of the Air, then admire the masterpieces at Norval Gallery, and finally explore the activities along Manning Gorge. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre, then explore the striking landscape at Galvans Gorge, then make a trip to Boab Prison Tree, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wharfingers House Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Derby itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Fitzroy Crossing to Derby takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll set off for Broome on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Derby

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Manning Gorge
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Norval Gallery ©
Norval Gallery
Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre ©
Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre
Boab Prison Tree ©
Boab Prison Tree

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Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
On the 15th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aqua Broome. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery, then stroll through Cable Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Diocese of Broome.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Broome trip app .

Traveling by car from Derby to Broome takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Hedland.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum

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Port Hedland

Port Hedland ©
Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Don Rhodes Mining Museum, then don't miss a visit to Koombana Lookout Port Hedland, then make a trip to Cooke Point Viewing Platform, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pretty Pool. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Keraudren Nature Reserve.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Hedland journey builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Broome to Port Hedland with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tom Price.

Things to do in Port Hedland

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches
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Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery ©
Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery
Don Rhodes Mining Museum ©
Don Rhodes Mining Museum
Koombana Lookout Port Hedland ©
Koombana Lookout Port Hedland

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Tom Price

Tom Price ©
Tom Price, situated in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, is a mining town. Escape the urban bustle at Karijini National Park and Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool). Get out of town with these interesting Tom Price side-trips: Karijini National Park (Hancock Gorge, Mount Bruce, & more).

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tom Price trip maker .

Getting from Port Hedland to Tom Price by car takes about 5 hours. When traveling from Port Hedland in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tom Price: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Tom Price

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Karijini National Park
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Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park
Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool) ©
Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool)
Mount Bruce ©
Mount Bruce

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Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. On the 23rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at The Coral Bay Shark Nursery and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coral Bay online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Tom Price to Coral Bay takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coral Bay

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching