26 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

26 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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26 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Katherine
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Mataranka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Darwin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Batchelor
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Walking tours and Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Shop till you drop at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre and Yubu Napa Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, browse the exhibits of This is Aboriginal Art, get great views at Anzac Hill, and explore the world behind art at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs itinerary planner .

Melbourne to Alice Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Alice Springs hover around 42°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

4
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Get outdoors at Katherine Gorge and Edith Falls. Head to Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery and MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craftfor some retail therapy. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. There's still lots to do: get great views at Bukbukluk Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and tee off at Katherine Country Club.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Katherine route maker site .

Getting from Alice Springs to Katherine by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Katherine when traveling from Alice Springs in February, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bukbukluk Lookout
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Bukbukluk Lookout ©
Bukbukluk Lookout
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park

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 23rd (Sat): stroll the grounds of Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elsey National Park, then identify plant and animal life at Botanic Walk, and finally take in the natural beauty of Bitter Springs.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mataranka day trip app .

Getting from Katherine to Mataranka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Elsey National Park ©
Elsey National Park
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve ©
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Yellow Water and Nourlangie Rock. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, explore the ancient world of Ubirr, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, and make a trip to Mirrai Lookout.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mataranka to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Mamukala Billabong ©
Mamukala Billabong
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

5
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 outdoors at Mindil Beach and Crocosaurus Cove. Spend the 3rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 5th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at The Book Shop Darwin, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary app .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Darwin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Litchfield National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Batchelor driving holiday planner.

Getting from Darwin to Batchelor by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March in Batchelor, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Batchelor

Nature Parks Wildlife
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Walkatjara Art and Kata Tjuta. There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Batchelor to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Batchelor in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (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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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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