5 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

5 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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5 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Melbourne

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip builder .

Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

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

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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.
On the 14th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Talapi, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Darwin.

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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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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 15th (Fri): kick back and relax at Mindil Beach and then make a splash at Big Buoy Water Park.

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Getting from Alice Springs to Darwin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Mindil Beach
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Crocosaurus Cove
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Big Buoy Water Park