23 days in Northern Territory & Bundaberg Itinerary

23 days in Northern Territory & Bundaberg Itinerary

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23 days in Northern Territory & Bundaberg Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Mataranka
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 45​min
6
West MacDonnell National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
8
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
9
Bundaberg
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Perth

1
night
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Litchfield National Park route app .

Perth to Litchfield National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Litchfield National Park is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in April, with highs in Litchfield National Park at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Adelaide River War Cemetery, Bachelor Museum
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Bachelor Museum ©
Bachelor Museum

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.
Get in touch with nature at Territory Wildlife Park and East Point Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve and Big Buoy Water Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Mindil Beach, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Darwin with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Jabiru.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve ©
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Warradjan Cultural Centre and Maguk Gorge. Get outdoors at Anbangbang Billabong and Nourlangie Rock. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Jabiru tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:
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Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 5th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nitmiluk National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Katherine Museum, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and finally experience rural life at Katherine Outback Experience.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Katherine holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Jabiru to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Katherine can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Katherine

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:
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Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Helicopter Tours

1
night
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Botanic Walk, then identify plant and animal life at Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mataranka trip tool .

You can drive from Katherine to Mataranka in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Mataranka

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:
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Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve ©
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve

1
night
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Redbank Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at West MacDonnell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ormiston Gorge.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our West MacDonnell National Park online day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Mataranka to West MacDonnell National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

#Nature, #Parks
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:
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West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
Redbank Gorge ©
Redbank Gorge

2
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 some cultural insight at Kata Tjuta and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Explore hidden gems such as Wintjiri Arts + Museum and Red Desert Reptiles. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

Plan a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from West MacDonnell National Park to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In May, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

3
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.
Road Transport Hall of Fame and Talapi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Simpsons Gap. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ormiston Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and explore the striking landscape of Ochre Pits.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Road Transport Hall of Fame ©
Road Transport Hall of Fame
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge

3
nights
Bundaberg

Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Burrum Heads Beach. Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits and Bundaberg CBD are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Bundaberg with an excursion to Lychee Divine in Tiaro--about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Woodgate Beach, identify plant and animal life at Mon Repos Turtle Express, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bundaberg Zoo.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bundaberg online route planner .

Getting from Alice Springs to Bundaberg by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Alice Springs in May, Bundaberg is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bundaberg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Woodgate Beach, Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits, Lychee Divine, Burrum Heads Beach, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach
Woodgate Beach ©
Woodgate Beach

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