49 days in Darwin & Kimberley Region Itinerary

49 days in Darwin & Kimberley Region Itinerary

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49 days in Darwin & Kimberley Region Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  26​h
1
Darwin
— 12 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Wyndham
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kununurra
— 11 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Purnululu National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Fitzroy Crossing
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Windjana Gorge National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Talbot Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Derby
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Dampier Peninsula
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Broome
— 10 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Amsterdam

12
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 Wangi Falls and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like East Point Reserve and Helicopter Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Adelaide River War Cemetery (in Adelaide River), Litchfield National Park (Buley Rockhole & Florence Falls) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Charles Darwin National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Leanyer Recreation Park, make a trip to Parliament House, explore and take pictures at Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex, and identify plant and animal life at Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find out how to plan a trip to Darwin, use our trip itinerary maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Darwin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Darwin, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wyndham.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Territory Wildlife Park, Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
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Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve

3
nights
Wyndham

Wyndham ©
Wyndham is the oldest and northernmost town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, located on the Great Northern Highway, 2210km northeast of Perth. Visiting Bell Gorge and The Grotto will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Five Rivers Lookout and Marglu Billabong. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ord River Nature Reserve and don't miss a visit to Wyndham Port and Jetty.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Wyndham trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Darwin to Wyndham. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Wyndham is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Darwin in September, you will find days in Wyndham are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are slightly colder (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Wyndham

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bell Gorge
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Bell Gorge ©
Bell Gorge
Marlgu Billabong ©
Marlgu Billabong
The Grotto ©
The Grotto

11
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ord River and Mirima National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Emma Gorge and Walking tours. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Keep River National Park. Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Prince Regent National Park. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND, contemplate the waterfront views at Molly Springs, identify plant and animal life at Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve, and sample the fine beverages at Hoochery Distillery.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kununurra travel route website .

Getting from Wyndham to Kununurra by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Argyle, Keep River National Park
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve ©
Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve
Lake Argyle ©
Lake Argyle

2
nights
Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
On the 29th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Purnululu National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Bungle Bungle Range and then admire all the interesting features of Bungle Bungles Range.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Purnululu National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Kununurra to Purnululu National Park in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fitzroy Crossing.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park

1
night
Fitzroy Crossing

Fitzroy Crossing ©
Fitzroy Crossing is a small town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, east of Broome and west of Halls Creek. On the 1st (Tue), look for gifts at Dr. Sawfish Hot Glass Studio and then take in breathtaking views at Geikie Gorge National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Tunnel Creek National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fitzroy Crossing trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Purnululu National Park to Fitzroy Crossing takes 7.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Windjana Gorge National Park.

Things to do in Fitzroy Crossing

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Tunnel Creek National Park
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Geikie Gorge National Park ©
Geikie Gorge National Park
Tunnel Creek National Park ©
Tunnel Creek National Park

1
night
Windjana Gorge National Park

Windjana Gorge National Park
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Windjana Gorge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Windjana Gorge National Park trip planner.

Drive from Fitzroy Crossing to Windjana Gorge National Park in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Talbot Bay.

Things to do in Windjana Gorge National Park

Parks Nature
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1
night
Talbot Bay

Talbot Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Horizontal Falls.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Talbot Bay online trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Windjana Gorge National Park to Talbot Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Derby.

Things to do in Talbot Bay

Parks Nature
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Horizontal Falls ©
Horizontal Falls

3
nights
Derby

Derby ©
Derby is a town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Get in touch with nature at Galvans Gorge and Mount Barnett. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Norval Gallery and Boab Prison Tree. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Derby Jetty & Wharf, take in the exciting artwork at Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre, explore the activities along Manning Gorge, and take in the architecture and design of Kimberley School of the Air.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Derby tour itinerary planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Talbot Bay to Derby with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dampier Peninsula.

Things to do in Derby

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Manning Gorge
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Manning Gorge ©
Manning Gorge
Norval Gallery ©
Norval Gallery
Boab Prison Tree ©
Boab Prison Tree

1
night
Dampier Peninsula

Dampier Peninsula ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Leveque.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dampier Peninsula trip planner .

You can drive from Derby to Dampier Peninsula in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Dampier Peninsula

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cape Leveque ©
Cape Leveque

10
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Take a break from the city and head to Roebuck Bay and Broome Town Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Staircase To The Moon and Reddell Beach. Spend the 14th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Broome Bird Observatory, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Broome road trip app .

You can drive from Dampier Peninsula to Broome in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

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