12 days in Darwin & Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) Itinerary

12 days in Darwin & Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) Itinerary

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12 days in Darwin & Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) Itinerary

Start: Darwin
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Darwin
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Darwin

8
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Litchfield National Park and Crocosaurus Cove. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Defence of Darwin Experience and Darwin Aviation Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo) and Crazy Acres (in Berry Springs). Spend the 30th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Fri) at Darwin Waterfront. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park.

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September in Darwin sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Magnetic Termite Mounds, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Litchfield National Park, Crazy Acres
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Ubirr and then identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru online trip builder .

Getting from Darwin to Jabiru by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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