52 days in Ningaloo, Kimberley Region & Darwin Itinerary

52 days in Ningaloo, Kimberley Region & Darwin Itinerary

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52 days in Ningaloo, Kimberley Region & Darwin Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Ningaloo
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
2
Mitchell Plateau
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
3
Wyndham
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Darwin
— 14 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Kununurra
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Purnululu National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Fitzroy Crossing
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Derby
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Dampier Peninsula
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Broome
— 13 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Christchurch

3
nights
Ningaloo

Ningaloo ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ningaloo Marine Park and Ningaloo Reef. Venture out of the city with trips to Coral Bay (Aqua Rush, Coral Bay Beach, & more).

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ningaloo attractions planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Ningaloo is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Christchurch to Ningaloo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Christchurch in June, you will find days in Ningaloo are much hotter (28°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Mitchell Plateau.

Things to do in Ningaloo

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Coral Bay
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Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Coral Bay Beach ©
Coral Bay Beach

1
day
Mitchell Plateau

Mitchell Plateau ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to DC3 Wreck Site, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mitchell Plateau, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mitchell Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mitchell Plateau road trip site .

Traveling by car from Ningaloo to Mitchell Plateau takes 42 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wyndham.

Things to do in Mitchell Plateau

Nature Parks
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Mitchell Plateau ©
Mitchell Plateau

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Five Rivers Lookout and The Grotto. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Marlgu Billabong, appreciate the history behind Warriu Park Dreamtime Statues, and make a trip to Wyndham Port and Jetty.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wyndham online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mitchell Plateau to Wyndham takes 19.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Wyndham are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Wyndham

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Marlgu Billabong ©
Marlgu Billabong
Five Rivers Lookout ©
Five Rivers Lookout
The Grotto ©
The Grotto

14
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Territory Wildlife Park and East Point Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Adelaide River War Cemetery (in Adelaide River), Litchfield National Park (Helicopter Tours, Wangi Falls, & more) and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Thu) at Darwin Waterfront. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Parliament House, stroll through Leanyer Recreation Park, hunt for treasures at Parap Market, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Wyndham to Darwin. The time zone difference when traveling from Wyndham to Darwin is 1 hour. Traveling from Wyndham in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Darwin, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery

9
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Emma Gorge and Ord River. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Mirima National Park. On the 8th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND, browse the exhibits of Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, snap pictures at Ivanhoe Crossing, and get great views at Kelly's Knob Lookout.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kununurra journey planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Kununurra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Darwin to Kununurra due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kununurra, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND ©
Hoochery Distillery ©
Hoochery Distillery

2
nights
Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Bungle Bungles Range and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bungle Bungle Range. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Purnululu National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Purnululu National Park planning site .

You can drive from Kununurra to Purnululu National Park in 6 hours. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fitzroy Crossing.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stop by Dr. Sawfish Hot Glass Studio and then take in breathtaking views at Geikie Gorge National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fitzroy Crossing vacation site .

Drive from Purnululu National Park to Fitzroy Crossing in 7.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Derby.

Things to do in Fitzroy Crossing

Nature Parks Shopping
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Geikie Gorge National Park ©
Geikie Gorge National Park

2
nights
Derby

Derby ©
Derby is a town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Boab Prison Tree, admire the masterpieces at Norval Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Wharfingers House Museum, and finally take in the architecture and design of Kimberley School of the Air. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Manning Gorge, view the masterpieces at Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Galvans Gorge.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Derby online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Fitzroy Crossing to Derby takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Derby are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dampier Peninsula.

Things to do in Derby

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Dampier Peninsula

Dampier Peninsula ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Cape Leveque.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dampier Peninsula road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Derby to Dampier Peninsula takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Dampier Peninsula

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Cape Leveque ©
Cape Leveque

13
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Helicopter Tours. On the 24th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 26th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Staircase To The Moon, examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, stroll through Roebuck Bay, and take in the exciting artwork at The Courthouse Collection.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Broome trip maker app .

Drive from Dampier Peninsula to Broome in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Helicopter Tours
Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory

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