9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
3
Darwin
— 3 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route site.

Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish 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 Trails
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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. Bring the kids along to Ubirr and Anbangbang Rock Shelter. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) holiday planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car 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
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

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.
Kids will enjoy Nature & Wildlife Tours and Darwin Wharf Precinct. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, cool off at Wave Lagoon, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

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