9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole and then trek along Kuniya Walk. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, learn more about the world around you at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

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Melbourne to Yulara is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Yulara is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Yulara to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Shopping

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Women's Museum of Australia & Old Alice Springs Gaol and Road Transport Hall of Fame. Explore hidden gems such as The Kangaroo Sanctuary and The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, and ponder the world of politics at Supreme Court of the Northern Territory.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Yulara to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough 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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nitmiluk National Park and then wander the wide-open spaces of Katherine Outback Experience. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Katherine itinerary builder tool.

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

Parks Nature 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 ©
On the 28th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, explore the activities along Buley Rockhole, and then admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Litchfield National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Katherine to Litchfield National Park. When traveling from Katherine in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Litchfield National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

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

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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.
On the 29th (Sun), learn about all things military at Darwin Military Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at East Point Reserve, then make a trip to Parliament House, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Litchfield National Park to Darwin. In September, daytime highs in Darwin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Museums Wildlife
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East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Darwin Military Museum ©
Darwin Military Museum
St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral ©
St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral

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