16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Batchelor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney

6
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.
Take a break from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with a short trip to Curtin Springs in Alice Springs, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). You will leave for Batchelor on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Curtin Springs
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, explore the striking landscape of Litchfield National Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Batchelor Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Batchelor holiday maker site.

Explore your travel options from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Batchelor with the Route module. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Batchelor, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Batchelor Museum ©
Batchelor Museum

3
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, and delve into the distant past at Ubirr.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Drive from Batchelor to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (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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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

5
nights
Darwin

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.
Family-friendly places like Mindil Beach and Wave Lagoon will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin driving holiday site.

Drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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