6 days in Katherine, Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) & Arnhem Land Itinerary

6 days in Katherine, Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) & Arnhem Land Itinerary

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6 days in Katherine, Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) & Arnhem Land Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  10​h 30​min
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Katherine
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Yirrkala
— 1 day
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Perth

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day
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): examine the collection at Katherine Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge, and then admire all the interesting features of Katherine Outback Experience.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Katherine road trip website .

Perth to Katherine is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Katherine due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Perth in July: highs in Katherine hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Trails Outdoors Nature
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Katherine Museum ©
Katherine Museum

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yirrkala.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

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Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge

1
day
Yirrkala

Yirrkala
Yirrkala is an indigenous community in Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory of Australia, 18 km South-East from the large mining town of Nhulunbuy. For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Yirrkala day trip planner.

Drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Yirrkala in 29 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Yirrkala, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Yirrkala

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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