34 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

34 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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1
Darwin
— 4 nights
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
3
Gunbalanya
— 2 nights
4
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
5
Katherine
— 4 nights
6
Alice Springs
— 6 nights
7
Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
8
West MacDonnell National Park
— 2 nights
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights

4
nights
Darwin

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.
Christ Church Cathedral Darwin and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like East Point Reserve and Darwin Military Museum. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, make a trip to Parliament House, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Darwin road trip planner.

Brisbane to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane to Darwin, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in March, with highs in Darwin at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 31:
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Safaris

7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Kakadu National park and Koolpin Gorge. Visiting Nanguluwur Art Site and Arnhem Land Escarpment will get you outdoors. Take a break from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) with a short trip to Mary River National Park in Mary River National Park, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, get great views at Mirray Lookout, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) route maker app.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gunbalanya.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Mary River National Park
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 7:
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Kakadu National park ©
Kakadu National park
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

2
nights
Gunbalanya

Gunbalanya ©
On the 8th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Ubirr. On the next day, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, thenidentify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, and then explore the galleries of Injalak Arts.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gunbalanya holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Gunbalanya takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Gunbalanya

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Injalak Arts ©
Injalak Arts
Bardedjilidji Walk ©
Bardedjilidji Walk

2
nights
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls, thenstroll through Walker Creek, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wangi Falls. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Termite Mounds, explore the different monuments and memorials at Adelaide River War Cemetery, and then examine the collection at Adelaide River Railway Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Litchfield National Park trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gunbalanya to Litchfield National Park. In April, daytime highs in Litchfield National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Adelaide River
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

4
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Helicopter Tours and Low Level Nature Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Katherine Museum and Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park. Get out of town with these interesting Katherine side-trips: Pine Creek (Umbrawarra Gorge Pine Creek N.T. & Copperfield Dam Park Area) and Mataranka (Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, Elsey National Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, view the masterpieces at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, trek along Jatbula Trail, and don't miss a visit to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Katherine vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Katherine with the Route module. Traveling from Litchfield National Park in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Katherine, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mataranka, Pine Creek
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:
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Elsey National Park ©
Elsey National Park
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park ©
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park
Helicopter Tours

6
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Mount Gillen. Popular historic sites such as Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Flynn Memorial Uniting Church are in your itinerary. Take a break from Alice Springs with a short trip to Hermannsburg Historic Precinct in Hermannsburg, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, take in the exciting artwork at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ochre Pits, and get outside with Ellery Creek Big Hole.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Katherine to Alice Springs in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Katherine in April; daily highs in Alice Springs reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Red Centre, Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 21:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct ©
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

2
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watarrka National Park. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kings Creek Station.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kings Canyon visit planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Red Centre
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:
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Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park
Helicopter Tours
Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station

2
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
On the 24th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Redbank Gorge, head outdoors with Serpentine Gorge, and then identify plant and animal life at Glen Helen Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at West MacDonnell National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our West MacDonnell National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Kings Canyon to West MacDonnell National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
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Glen Helen Gorge ©
Glen Helen Gorge
West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Serpentine Gorge ©
Serpentine Gorge

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walpa Gorge and Uluru Hiking Path. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. There's lots more to do: trek along Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from West MacDonnell National Park to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In April in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
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Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru

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