22 days in Kakadu National Park & Mataranka Itinerary

22 days in Kakadu National Park & Mataranka Itinerary

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22 days in Kakadu National Park & Mataranka Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Kakadu National Park
— 13 nights
Drive:  4​h
— 8 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Sydney

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Get some cultural insight at Ubirr and Maguk Gorge. Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cahills Crossing will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Jabiru (Gubara & Nanguluwur Art Site), Umbrawarra Gorge Pine Creek N.T. (in Pine Creek) and Mary River National Park (in Mary River National Park). Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Kakadu National park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kakadu National Park trip planner .

Sydney to Kakadu National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Umbrawarra Gorge Pine Creek N.T., Mary River National Park
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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Ubirr ©
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water


Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Escape the urban bustle at Katherine Gorge and Bitter Springs. Change things up with these side-trips from Mataranka: Larrimah Museum (in Larrimah) and Katherine (Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, & more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park, stroll the grounds of Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, and go for a walk through Mataranka Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mataranka trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kakadu National Park to Mataranka. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Katherine, Larrimah Museum
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs
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