6 days in Darwin & Kununurra Itinerary

6 days in Darwin & Kununurra Itinerary

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6 days in Darwin & Kununurra Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  13​h 30​min
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Darwin
— 3 nights
2
Kununurra
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Auckland

3
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.
When in Darwin, make a side trip to see Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Darwin trip itinerary builder site .

Auckland, New Zealand to Darwin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
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Defence of Darwin Experience

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Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the activities along Ord River, take in the views from Ivanhoe Crossing, and then take in breathtaking views at Emma Gorge.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kununurra trip site .

Getting from Darwin to Kununurra by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Darwin in September, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Kununurra: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kununurra

Nature Parks
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Ivanhoe Crossing ©
Ivanhoe Crossing

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