30 days in Top End Itinerary

30 days in Top End Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Darwin
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 45 min
2
Borroloola
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Mataranka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Katherine
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Batchelor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Darwin
— 12 nights
End: Darwin

8
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Change things up with a short trip to Mary River National Park in Mary River National Park (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, make a trip to Ubirr, explore the striking landscape of Kakadu National park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Maguk Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) itinerary maker app.

Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Borroloola.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Mary River National Park
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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Kakadu National park ©
Kakadu National park
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

1
night
Borroloola

Borroloola
Borroloola is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 10th (Fri), walk around Limmen National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Borroloola itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Borroloola. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Borroloola

Parks
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2
nights
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Bitter Springs, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs, and then walk around Elsey National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Mataranka Falls, then stroll the grounds of Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Botanic Walk.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mataranka planner.

Getting from Borroloola to Mataranka by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Mataranka

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

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: explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge, explore and take pictures at Bukbukluk Lookout, explore the striking landscape of Nitmiluk National Park, and experience rural life at Katherine Outback Experience.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Katherine trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mataranka to Katherine takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bukbukluk Lookout
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Bukbukluk Lookout ©
Bukbukluk Lookout

2
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Litchfield National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight at Coomalie Cultural Centre, relax in the rural setting at Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, examine the collection at Batchelor Museum, then stroll the grounds of Adelaide River War Cemetery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Robin Falls.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Batchelor route planner.

You can drive from Katherine to Batchelor in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Batchelor are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Adelaide River
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Robin Falls ©
Robin Falls
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Batchelor Museum ©
Batchelor Museum

12
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Humpty Doo (Didgeridoo Hut & Art Gallery & Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and cool off at Darwin Waterfront.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Darwin sightseeing tool.

Getting from Batchelor to Darwin by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Darwin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Humpty Doo, Territory Wildlife Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Darwin Wharf Precinct ©
Darwin Wharf Precinct