60 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

60 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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60 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Townsville
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Litchfield National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Darwin
— 14 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Pine Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Katherine
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h
6
Wauchope
— 1 day
Travel:  7​h 30​min
7
West MacDonnell National Park
— 3 nights
Travel:  4​h 15​min
8
Kings Canyon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
10
Alice Springs
— 12 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Townsville

4
nights
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Buley Rockhole and Wangi Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Florence Falls and Magnetic Termite Mounds. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Litchfield National Park: Adelaide River (Adelaide River War Cemetery, Adelaide River Railway Bridg, & more).

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Litchfield National Park trip itinerary planner.

Townsville to Litchfield National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Adelaide River
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Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls

14
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Christ Church Cathedral Darwin and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Darwin Golf Club and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Berry Springs to see Territory Wildlife Park about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Darwin online tour itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Darwin. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Territory Wildlife Park
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Photography Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

8
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 Cahills Crossing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maguk Gorge and Jim Jim Falls. Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pine Creek.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

2
nights
Pine Creek

Pine Creek
On the 28th (Thu), examine the collection at Pine Creek Museum and Library, then identify plant and animal life at Copperfield Dam Park Area, and then head outdoors with Umbrawarra Gorge Pine Creek N.T..

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Pine Creek attractions planner .

Drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Pine Creek in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 29th (Fri), you're off toKatherine.

Things to do in Pine Creek

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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6
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Nitmiluk National Park and Helicopter Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Katherine Museum and Low Level Nature Reserve. When in Katherine, make a side trip to see Bitter Springs in Mataranka, approximately 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, take an in-depth tour of Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room, don't miss a visit to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, and tee off at Katherine Country Club.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Katherine trip maker site .

You can drive from Pine Creek to Katherine in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Katherine can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wauchope.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bitter Springs
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Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Helicopter Tours

1
day
Wauchope

Wauchope ©
Wauchope is a town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Wauchope driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Katherine to Wauchope by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Wauchope

Nature Parks Wildlife
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3
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Ormiston Gorge and West MacDonnell National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Glen Helen Gorge and Redbank Gorge.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the West MacDonnell National Park road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wauchope to West MacDonnell National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park
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Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Glen Helen Gorge ©
Glen Helen Gorge

4
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Escape the urban bustle at Watarrka National Park and Kings Canyon Walk. Step off the beaten path and head to Tnorala (Gosse Bluff) Conservation Reserve and Helicopter Tours.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from West MacDonnell National Park to Kings Canyon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Red Centre
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Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park
Helicopter Tours

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kuniya Walk and Walpa Gorge. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

Plan a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

12
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.
Visiting Ormiston Gorge and Trephina Gorge Nature Park will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Simpsons Gap and Road Transport Hall of Fame. Step out of Alice Springs with an excursion to Hermannsburg Historic Precinct in Hermannsburg--about 2 hours away. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, get outside with Ellery Creek Big Hole, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 1st (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Red Centre, Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park
Ellery Creek Big Hole ©
Ellery Creek Big Hole

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