30 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

30 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Yirrkala
— 1 night
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
3
Darwin
— 6 nights
4
Batchelor
— 1 night
5
Katherine
— 4 nights
6
Mataranka
— 1 night
7
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
8
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
9
Yulara
— 1 night
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights

1
night
Yirrkala

Yirrkala ©
Yirrkala is an indigenous community in Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory of Australia, 18 km South-East from the large mining town of Nhulunbuy. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Yirrkala Arts Centre and Mulka Project.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Yirrkala holiday maker.

Sydney to Yirrkala is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney to Yirrkala, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Yirrkala is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Arnhem Land ©
Arnhem Land
Yirrkala Arts Centre and Mulka Project ©
Yirrkala Arts Centre and Mulka Project

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, and admire the sheer force of Twin Falls.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yirrkala to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge

6
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.
Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Crazy Acres in Berry Springs, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 12th (Sat) at Darwin Waterfront. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Darwin attractions planner.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Darwin are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Batchelor.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Crazy Acres
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Litchfield National Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Batchelor road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Batchelor takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Batchelor can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Nature Wildlife
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4
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 a pleasant ride with Katherine Outback Experience, admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, walk around Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, and stroll through Jatbula Trail.

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Traveling by car from Batchelor to Katherine takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Batchelor in September: highs in Katherine hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mataranka.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Bukbukluk Lookout
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge ©
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
Bukbukluk Lookout ©
Bukbukluk Lookout

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Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. On the 20th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs, explore the different monuments and memorials at Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, thenidentify plant and animal life at Botanic Walk, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs.

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Traveling by car from Katherine to Mataranka takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs ©
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve ©
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve

1
night
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pause for some photo ops at John Flynn Memorial Obelisk, take in the exciting artwork at Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Kelly's Ranch.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tennant Creek driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Mataranka to Tennant Creek in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Museums Shopping
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Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre ©
Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre

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: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, head outdoors with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, get engrossed in the history at Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs, and steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs road trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tennant Creek in September, with highs in Alice Springs at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Parks Wildlife
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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night
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
On the 26th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, thenmake a trip to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation, and finally learn more about the world around you at Wintjiri Arts + Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yulara online tour planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Yulara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Yulara are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Yulara

Museums Tours Shopping
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Wintjiri Arts + Museum ©
Wintjiri Arts + Museum
Helicopter Tours
Red Desert Reptiles ©
Red Desert Reptiles

4
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, hike along Kuniya Walk, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip website.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is very close to Yulara. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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