12 days in Darwin & Port Augusta Itinerary

12 days in Darwin & Port Augusta Itinerary

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12 days in Darwin & Port Augusta Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Darwin
— 7 nights
Drive:  29​h
2
Port Augusta
— 1 day
Drive:  25​h
End: Perth

7
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor (about 1h 45 min away). Spend the 21st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Wed) at Darwin Waterfront. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Darwin online trip builder .

Perth to Darwin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Darwin is 1 hour. When traveling from Perth in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Darwin, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park
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Mindil Beach

1
day
Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, admire the natural beauty at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, then get great views at Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout, and finally get great views at Water Tower Lookout.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Augusta trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Darwin to Port Augusta. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Darwin in June: high temperatures in Port Augusta hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Museums Shopping
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