9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Yulara
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole and then stroll through Kuniya Walk. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, then learn more about the world around you at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Yulara trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne to Yulara is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Yulara hover around 33°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Yulara

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Road Transport Hall of Fame and Araluen Cultural Precinct. Step out of the city life by going to The Kangaroo Sanctuary and The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Simpsons Gap, explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap, ponder the world of politics at Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs online visit planner .

Getting from Yulara to Alice Springs by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Outdoors Parks Museums
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap
Ellery Creek Big Hole ©
Ellery Creek Big Hole

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Nitmiluk National Park and then experience rural life at Katherine Outback Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Katherine tour itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in September, expect Katherine to be somewhat warmer, temps between 42°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs
Helicopter Tours

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night
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buley Rockhole, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wangi Falls.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Litchfield National Park driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Katherine to Litchfield National Park. Traveling from Katherine in September, you will find days in Litchfield National Park are little chillier (38°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks
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Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Military Museum, identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, then don't miss a visit to Parliament House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Darwin trip itinerary builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Litchfield National Park to Darwin. September in Darwin sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Parks Wildlife
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East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Darwin Military Museum ©
Darwin Military Museum

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