25 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

25 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Darwin
— 4 nights
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
3
Batchelor
— 2 nights
4
Katherine
— 3 nights
5
Mataranka
— 1 night
6
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights

4
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.
Spend the 11th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and admire the natural beauty at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Darwin journey tool.

Brisbane to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in October; daily highs in Darwin reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

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

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, admire all the interesting features of Mirray Lookout, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and get great views at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planner.

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 19:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

2
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
On the 20th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Litchfield National Park. On your second day here, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, thenadmire the sheer force of Wangi Falls, thenexplore and take pictures at Magnetic Termite Mounds, and finally relax in the rural setting at Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Batchelor trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Batchelor takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Batchelor can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Katherine is known for nature, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at Katherine Museum, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Katherine day trip planning website.

Getting from Batchelor to Katherine by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Batchelor in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Katherine: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mataranka.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge ©
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery ©

1
night
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. On the 25th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Mataranka Falls, thenidentify plant and animal life at Botanic Walk, and then take in the natural beauty of Bitter Springs. On your second day here, stroll around Elsey National Park, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs, and then stroll the grounds of Elsey Cemetery National Reserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mataranka online trip planner.

Drive from Katherine to Mataranka in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs ©
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs
Elsey National Park ©
Elsey National Park

4
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.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, and head outdoors with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mataranka to Alice Springs. In October, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

Plan a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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