11 days in Katherine, Kakadu National Park & Darwin Itinerary

11 days in Katherine, Kakadu National Park & Darwin Itinerary

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11 days in Katherine, Kakadu National Park & Darwin Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Katherine
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge, take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, and take in the exciting artwork at Manyallaluk - The Dreaming Place.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Katherine trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne to Katherine is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Katherine hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Popular historic sites such as Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planning tool .

You can drive from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge

4
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.
When in Darwin, make a side trip to see Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 10th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove.

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Drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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