32 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

32 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Darwin
— 2 nights
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
3
Batchelor
— 1 night
4
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
5
Pine Creek
— 1 night
6
Katherine
— 3 nights
7
Mataranka
— 2 nights
8
Daly Waters
— 1 night
9
Newcastle Waters
— 3 nights
10
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
11
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 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.
To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Darwin sightseeing planning website.

Brisbane to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Brisbane to Darwin. In July, Darwin is a bit warmer than Brisbane - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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: make a trip to Ubirr, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary builder app.

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 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Litchfield National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Batchelor journey tool.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Batchelor takes 3 hours. In July in Batchelor, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Batchelor

Nature Parks Wildlife
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2
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Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): trek along Walker Creek, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Termite Mounds, and then admire the sheer force of Buley Rockhole. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Wangi Falls Art & Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Wangi Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Florence Falls.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Litchfield National Park trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Batchelor to Litchfield National Park. In July, daytime highs in Litchfield National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pine Creek.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

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Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

1
night
Pine Creek

Pine Creek ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): walk around Copperfield Dam Park Area and then head outdoors with Umbrawarra Gorge Pine Creek N.T.. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pine Creek Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Pine Creek tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Pine Creek with the Route module. Traveling from Litchfield National Park in July, Pine Creek is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Katherine.

Things to do in Pine Creek

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Pine Creek Museum ©
Pine Creek Museum

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Jatbula Trail, and finally take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, explore the fascinating underground world of Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, and finally admire the sheer force of Edith Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Katherine route builder.

Traveling by car from Pine Creek to Katherine takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Katherine are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll set off for Mataranka on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge ©
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Helicopter Tours

2
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Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): go for a walk through Mataranka Falls, thenidentify plant and animal life at Botanic Walk, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, stroll around Elsey National Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mataranka travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Katherine to Mataranka by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Daly Waters.

Things to do in Mataranka

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

1
night
Daly Waters

Daly Waters ©
Daly Waters is a small town in the Northern Territory in Australia, about 620 kilometres south of Darwin at the intersection of the Savannah Way and the Stuart Highway.The area's traditional owners, the Jingili people, believe the Dreaming tracks of the Emu and the Sun travelled through here on their way to the southern parts of the Northern Territory.HistoryThe name Daly Waters was given to a series of natural springs by John McDouall Stuart during his third attempt to cross Australia from south to north, in 1861-2. On the 19th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Daly Waters Aviation Complex.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Daly Waters attractions planner.

You can drive from Mataranka to Daly Waters in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Newcastle Waters.

Things to do in Daly Waters

Historic Sites
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Daly Waters Aviation Complex ©
Daly Waters Aviation Complex

3
nights
Newcastle Waters

Newcastle Waters ©
Newcastle Waters is a small settlement off the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory. Newcastle Waters is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a world frozen in time at Newcastle Waters Historic Township.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Newcastle Waters driving holiday app.

You can drive from Daly Waters to Newcastle Waters in 1.5 hours. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Newcastle Waters

Historic Sites
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Newcastle Waters Historic Township ©
Newcastle Waters Historic Township

1
night
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Kundjarra (the Pebbles), get a taste of life in the country at Kelly's Ranch, and then appreciate the history behind John Flynn Memorial Obelisk.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tennant Creek trip planner.

Getting from Newcastle Waters to Tennant Creek by car takes about 3 hours. In July in Tennant Creek, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

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5
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 Alice Springs Desert Park, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tennant Creek in July: high temperatures in Alice Springs hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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

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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, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planning website.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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