8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Alice Springs
— Few hours
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs travel website .

Sydney to Alice Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Wildlife, #Parks
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong. On your second day here, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, and then contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Alice Springs to Jabiru by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Defence of Darwin Experience. RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Darwin Aviation Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 12th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Darwin trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Jabiru to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then trek along Kuniya Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online route maker .

Fly from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Darwin in September, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be cooler, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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