12 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

12 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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12 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h
1
Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Batchelor
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin tour builder tool .

Melbourne to Darwin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr. Step out of the city life by going to Maguk Gorge and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Litchfield National Park.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Batchelor driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Batchelor takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Batchelor

Wildlife Parks Nature
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4
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Valley of the Winds and Kuniya Walk. Step out of the city life by going to Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walpa Gorge. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Batchelor to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When traveling from Batchelor in July, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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