12 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

12 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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12 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h 30​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Brisbane

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning app .

Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Brisbane in June, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then stop by Tjanpi Desert Weavers, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kids will enjoy Anbangbang Billabong and Cahills Crossing. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Ubirr, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Crocosaurus Cove. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, and make a splash at Wave Lagoon.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Darwin are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Wave Lagoon ©
Wave Lagoon
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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