Planning a trip to Alice Springs via Uluru

by Chloe G

Just looking for a few tips on how much I should budget for a 10-14 day trip to Alice Springs & Uluru/Kata Tjuta. We (my boyfriend and I) are planning on driving up from Adelaide, taking two or so days to get there and spending the rest of the time sight seeing.

We're planning on stopping at Wilpena Pound and Coober Pedy on the way through, then drive either directly to Alice Springs or stop at Yulara and do Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the tours first. We also have Alice Springs Desert Park on our list of things to do. Are we allocating too much time for the trip and if not, what else can we do to fill the time?

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Kings Canyon?
by: ColinW UK

If you are up there for that amount of time you could also do Kings Canyon which is well worth a visit. The field of lights solar thing at Uluru is well worth a visit it if it is still on then. In Alice Springs I would recommend the West Macdonnell ranges and especially Ormiston Gorge which has a really nice water hole and gorge.

by: Mark

A day’s drive to Coober Pedy, worth staying a day to look around including The Breakaways. Another day’s drive to Uluru with at least 2 days there. Then onto King’s Canyon (1 day stay) followed by the Mereenie Loop road to Glen Helen, Ormiston, Ellery Ck and Stanley Chasm onto Alice. Back to Marla and across to Oodnadatta or Coober Pedy to William Ck. Then to Maree and Parachilna before crossing to Blinman then down to Wilpena. We recently did all that in 15 days. Was a great trip, a little bit rushed but not too much. Lots to see and do.

So much to see
by: Pam

There is so much to see up this way, you'll be lucky to fit it all in. The distances are great but the country is beautiful and there are incredible places to camp, hike and swim (only swim where there are no crocs). Definitely not allowing too much time.

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