29 days in Southern Queensland & Northern Territory Itinerary

29 days in Southern Queensland & Northern Territory Itinerary

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29 days in Southern Queensland & Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  33​h
Stanthorpe
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Katherine
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Mataranka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Jabiru
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: London

4
days
Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe ©
Stanthorpe is a town situated in south east Queensland, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at The Granite Belt and Girraween National Park. Get some cultural insight at Ballandean Estate Wines and Pyramids Road Wines. Step out of Stanthorpe with an excursion to Granite Ridge Wines - Cellar Door & Fergie's Hill Cottage in Ballandean--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lawdogs Australia, see the interesting displays at Truffle Discovery Centre Stanthorpe, do a tasting at Symphony Hill Winery, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Marlay Lookout.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Stanthorpe trip app .

London, UK to Stanthorpe is an approximately 33-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Stanthorpe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Stanthorpe

#Parks, #Wineries, #Nature

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Ballandean
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Girraween National Park ©
Girraween National Park
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Lawdogs Australia
Ballandean Estate Wines ©
Ballandean Estate Wines

2
days
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, take in the exciting artwork at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online tour planner .

Explore your travel options from Stanthorpe to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Yulara
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru

4
days
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.
Visiting The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Finke Gorge National Park will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Road Transport Hall of Fame and Araluen Cultural Precinct. The adventure continues: get outside with Simpsons Gap, take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, look for all kinds of wild species at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, and explore the striking landscape of Ochre Pits.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs travel route planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

2
days
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Adelaide River War Cemetery, then experience rural life at Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Litchfield National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Litchfield National Park driving holiday planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alice Springs to Litchfield National Park. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Litchfield National Park, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

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Batchelor, Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Helicopter Tours

4
days
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Helicopter Tours and Jatbula Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Katherine Outback Experience and Katherine Hot Springs. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Katherine Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, take in the exciting artwork at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Katherine trip itinerary planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Katherine. Traveling from Litchfield National Park in July, plan for little chillier nights in Katherine, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Katherine

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

1
day
Mataranka

Mataranka
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. On the 28th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Botanic Walk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park, and finally take in the natural beauty of Bitter Springs.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mataranka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Katherine to Mataranka takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Mataranka

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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5
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maguk Gorge and Jim Jim Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Warradjan Cultural Centre and Ubirr. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru trip planning site .

You can drive from Mataranka to Jabiru in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing

4
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like East Point Reserve and Helicopter Tours. Get in touch with nature at Territory Wildlife Park and Crocosaurus Cove. When in Darwin, make a side trip to see Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve in Humpty Doo, approximately 1 hour away. Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, shop like a local with Mason Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Jabiru to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
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Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve ©
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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