60 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

60 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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60 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Darwin
1
Darwin
— 14 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Batchelor
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Travel:  6​h
4
West MacDonnell National Park
— 4 nights
Travel:  4​h 30​min
5
Alice Springs
— 14 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Katherine
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Mataranka
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Darwin

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Casuarina Coastal Reserve and Food Tours. Get in touch with nature at Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve and Mindil Beach. Step out of Darwin to go to Berry Springs and see Territory Wildlife Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 31st (Sat) at Darwin Waterfront. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, examine the collection at 1934 Qantas Hangar, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and learn about all things military at Darwin Military Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Darwin trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Darwin. In August, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Batchelor.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Territory Wildlife Park, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, Palmerston Golf Course
Find places to stay Aug 25 — Sep 8:
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East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Darwin Military Museum ©
Darwin Military Museum

4
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
Appreciate the collections at Adelaide River Railway Museum and Batchelor Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Buley Rockhole and Florence Falls. Explore Batchelor's surroundings by going to Litchfield National Park (Magnetic Termite Mounds, Wangi Falls, & more). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Litchfield National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Batchelor road trip site .

Getting from Darwin to Batchelor by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:
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Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kuniya Walk and Walpa Gorge. Step out of the city life by going to Valley of the Winds and Kata Tjuta. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Batchelor to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Batchelor in September: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

4
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ormiston Gorge and Redbank Gorge. Visiting West MacDonnell National Park and Glen Helen Gorge will get you outdoors.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read West MacDonnell National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to West MacDonnell National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
Glen Helen Gorge ©
Glen Helen Gorge

14
nights
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 off the beaten path and head to Hermannsburg Historic Precinct and Simpsons Gap. Do your shopping at Yubu Napa Art Gallery and Mbantua Fine Art Gallery. Spend the 23rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 26th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, get outside with Ellery Creek Big Hole, and explore the striking landscape of Ochre Pits.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs day trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from West MacDonnell National Park to Alice Springs with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Red Centre, Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
Find places to stay Sep 20 — Oct 4:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct ©
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct

6
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Museum-lovers will get to explore Katherine Museum and Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bukbukluk Lookout and Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katherine: Pine Creek (Umbrawarra Gorge Pine Creek N.T. & Pine Creek Museum and Library). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Manyallaluk - The Dreaming Place, take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, and admire all the interesting features of Katherine Outback Experience.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Katherine journey site .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Katherine is somewhat warmer than Alice Springs - with highs of 44°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mataranka.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pine Creek, Bukbukluk Lookout
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 10:
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Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Helicopter Tours
Katherine Museum ©
Katherine Museum

3
nights
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Escape the urban bustle at Bitter Springs and Botanic Walk. Do some cultural sightseeing at Larrimah Museum and Elsey Cemetery National Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to Gorrie Airfield in Larrimah (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park, take in the pleasant sights at Mataranka Falls, and walk around Elsey National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mataranka route maker website .

You can drive from Katherine to Mataranka in 1.5 hours. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Larrimah
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
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Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Elsey National Park ©
Elsey National Park
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve ©
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve

10
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get a sense of the local culture at Twin Falls and Yellow Water. Popular historic sites such as Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr are in your itinerary. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Mataranka to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 23:
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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