8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  6 h
1
Darwin
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Katherine
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Brisbane

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar and then stroll through Lameroo Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Darwin journey maker.

Brisbane to Darwin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in April; daily highs in Darwin reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
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Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Lameroo Beach ©
Lameroo Beach

1
night
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Termite Mounds, and then admire the sheer force of Florence Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Litchfield National Park road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks
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Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nitmiluk National Park and Bitter Springs. Get in touch with nature at Katherine Hot Springs and Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park. When in Katherine, make a side trip to see Botanic Walk in Mataranka, approximately Mataranka away. There's much more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, see the interesting displays at Katherine Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Katherine trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Litchfield National Park to Katherine. Expect little chillier evenings in Katherine when traveling from Litchfield National Park in April, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mataranka
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Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Ochre Pits, then head outdoors with Ellery Creek Big Hole, then get a sense of history and politics at Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hall of Fame, then head outdoors with Simpsons Gap, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To see photos, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs day trip planner.

Getting from Katherine to Alice Springs by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Katherine in April; daily highs in Alice Springs reach 34°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

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