23 days in Alice Springs & Surrounds & Darwin & Surrounds Itinerary

23 days in Alice Springs & Surrounds & Darwin & Surrounds Itinerary

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23 days in Alice Springs & Surrounds & Darwin & Surrounds Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Alice Springs
— 7 nights
Travel:  4​h 30​min
2
West MacDonnell National Park
— 3 nights
Travel:  3​h 15​min
3
Hermannsburg
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Darwin
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Batchelor
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Hobart

7
nights
Alice Springs

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.
Get in touch with nature at Finke Gorge National Park and Simpsons Gap. Museum-lovers will get to explore Road Transport Hall of Fame and Araluen Cultural Precinct. Spend the 1st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Ormiston Gorge, head outdoors with Ellery Creek Big Hole, take in the exciting artwork at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs trip planner .

Hobart to Alice Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in June, you will find days in Alice Springs are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
Get outdoors at Ormiston Gorge and West MacDonnell National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glen Helen Gorge and Serpentine Gorge.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read West MacDonnell National Park planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alice Springs to West MacDonnell National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hermannsburg.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
Serpentine Gorge ©
Serpentine Gorge

1
night
Hermannsburg

Hermannsburg ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Hermannsburg Historic Precinct.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hermannsburg day trip website .

Explore your travel options from West MacDonnell National Park to Hermannsburg with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Hermannsburg

Museums
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Hermannsburg Historic Precinct ©
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at Darwin Military Museum and Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Casuarina Coastal Reserve and Safaris. When in Darwin, make a side trip to see Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs, approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 17th (Wed) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar, walk around Leanyer Recreation Park, and take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Hermannsburg to Darwin. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Batchelor.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
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Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Casuarina Coastal Reserve ©
Casuarina Coastal Reserve

4
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Buley Rockhole and Walker Creek. Escape the urban bustle at Florence Falls and Litchfield National Park. Explore Batchelor's surroundings by going to Litchfield National Park (Helicopter Tours, Wangi Falls, & more).

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Batchelor online vacation builder .

Getting from Darwin to Batchelor by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery

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