23 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

23 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Darwin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive
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Katherine
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Mataranka
— 1 night
Drive
5
Pine Creek
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Dundee Beach
— 6 nights
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Darwin — 4 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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 26th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, make a splash at Darwin Waterfront, learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, and see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin road trip planning tool.

Sydney 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 Sydney to Darwin. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in Darwin to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 4 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get a dose of the wild on Yellow Water Cruises, and trek along Bardedjilidji Walk.

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You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Katherine.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

Katherine — 3 nights

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, view the masterpieces at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and make a trip to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Katherine trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July in Katherine, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mataranka.
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Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Mataranka — 1 night

Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): test the waters at Mataranka Thermal Pool and then take in the natural beauty of Bitter Springs.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mataranka trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Katherine to Mataranka takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pine Creek.
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Parks · Spas · Nature
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Pine Creek — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Pine Creek Museum and then head outdoors with Umbrawarra Gorge Pine Creek N.T..

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pine Creek online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mataranka to Pine Creek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Pine Creek, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.
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Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Litchfield National Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Wangi Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Magnetic Termite Mounds. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Buley Rockhole and then admire the sheer force of Florence Falls.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Litchfield National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pine Creek to Litchfield National Park. Traveling from Pine Creek in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Litchfield National Park, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dundee Beach.
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Dundee Beach — 6 nights

Dundee Beach is known for wildlife and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with Dundee Beach Fishing Charters.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Dundee Beach online tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Dundee Beach with the Route module. July in Dundee Beach sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), you're off to home.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 17:

Northern Territory travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Wildlife Areas
A largely unpopulated, parched land of deep red desert, spectacular rock formations, and small, isolated settlements, Northern Territory has perhaps the most distinctively Australian aesthetic of all the country’s states. The region’s towns and cities are clustered around the Stuart Highway--the iconic road that serves as Northern Territory’s main artery--rather than the coastline, as is normally the case in Australia.
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