9 days in Darwin & Surrounds & Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) Itinerary

9 days in Darwin & Surrounds & Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Sydney

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.
Kids will enjoy Mindil Beach and Big Buoy Water Park. Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: make a splash at Wave Lagoon, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, and take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Darwin trip planning app.

Sydney to Darwin is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get a bit warmer in Darwin: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

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

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, and hike along Yurmikmik Walks.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) vacation website.

Getting from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Mamukala Billabong ©
Mamukala Billabong
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

2
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin travel planner.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Theme Parks Tours
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Darwin Waterfront ©
Darwin Waterfront
Helicopter Tours

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