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Sunshine Coast to Katherine drive

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  Sunshine Coast
 Tannum Sands
 Mount Isa
 Tennant Creek
 Daly Waters
2 travelers   /   driving   /   5 days


Sunshine Coast to Katherine road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Sunshine Coast to Katherine. If you're planning a road trip to Katherine, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Sunshine Coast
drive for about 4 hours

2:15 pm  Tannum Sands
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:15 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:19 pm  Emerald
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Emerald
drive for about 5 hours

3:46 pm  Longreach
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Longreach
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:38 pm  Mount Isa
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Mount Isa
drive for about 8 hours

5:49 pm  Tennant Creek
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 8 hours

 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Tennant Creek
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:40 pm  Daly Waters
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:40 pm
drive for about 3 hours

6:39 pm  arrive in Katherine

day 5 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Sunshine Coast, Australia.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Tannum Sands  (2 answers)
    questions about Tannum Sands:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Tannum Sands?



Mount Isa

Tennant Creek

Daly Waters

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Katherine, Australia.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Katherine?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Katherine.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Katherine to Sunshine Coast drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Sunshine Coast to Katherine. Or get a full Sunshine Coast to Katherine flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Sunshine Coast well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Sunshine Coast!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,947 miles
driving time of 35 hours, 1 minute
Katherine is 9:30 hours ahead of Sunshine Coast
12 Sunshine Coast travel answers
2 Tannum Sands travel answers
1 Tennant Creek travel answer
1 Daly Waters travel answer
2 Katherine travel answers


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