9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planning tool .

Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
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, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, explore the ancient world of Ubirr, and admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mindil Beach and Big Buoy Water Park. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, cool off at Wave Lagoon, and look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip app .

Drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Darwin sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

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

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