15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Katherine
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Gunbalanya
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Batchelor
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally get great views at Anzac Hill.

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Melbourne to Alice Springs is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: highs in Alice Springs hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

1
night
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 28th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, then take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Katherine trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Alice Springs in June; daily highs in Katherine reach 36°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Gunbalanya.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs
Helicopter Tours

1
night
Gunbalanya

Gunbalanya ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing and then delve into the distant past at Ubirr.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gunbalanya vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Katherine to Gunbalanya takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Gunbalanya

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and explore the striking landscape of Kakadu National park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel planner.

Drive from Gunbalanya to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Kakadu National park ©
Kakadu National park

3
nights
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.
Darwin is known for museums, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, steep yourself in history at Star Village, and stroll through Mindil Beach.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Darwin tour planner.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Darwin, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Batchelor.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Litchfield National Park.

Before you visit Batchelor, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Batchelor takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Batchelor are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Wildlife Nature
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4
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and make a trip to Field of Light.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Batchelor to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Batchelor in July, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be much colder, around 4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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