12 days in Darwin & Surrounds, Kakadu & Surrounds & Katherine & Surrounds Itinerary

12 days in Darwin & Surrounds, Kakadu & Surrounds & Katherine & Surrounds Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Darwin
— 2 nights
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
3
Katherine
— 3 nights
4
Batchelor
— 1 night
5
Darwin
— 2 nights

2
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.
Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Territory Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Darwin Military Museum and Mason Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, cool off at Wave Lagoon, and take in the exciting artwork at Paul Arnold Gallery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Darwin, use our trip itinerary maker.

Adelaide to Darwin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in September, expect Darwin to be warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Ubirr and Mamukala Billabong. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nourlangie Rock and Cahills Crossing. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Getting from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and Edith Falls. Do some cultural sightseeing at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery and Katherine Museum. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. There's more to do: take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Katherine trip planner.

Drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Katherine can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Katherine

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge ©
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor
To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Batchelor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Katherine to Batchelor takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Katherine in October, you will find days in Batchelor are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Darwin.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Nature Wildlife
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2
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
Take a break from the city and head to Mindil Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Defence of Darwin Experience and Darwin Aviation Museum. Explore Darwin further: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, look for gifts at Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin trip planner.

Getting from Batchelor to Darwin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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