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Darwin in 7 Days

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Darwin Itinerary in 7 Days

With a week to spend in Darwin & Surrounds, our Darwin in 7 Days itinerary will make you discover the culture, the natural attractions and the wildlife of the Top End. The city of Darwin offers many activities such as

Day 1 Darwin to Litchfield (115 kms/ 1.5 hrs)

Before arriving in Litchfield National Park, you will pass through the town of Batchelor. There, you will find a butterfly farm, museum and plenty of places to grab lunch. Camping is available year-round at Wangi and Florence Falls. Four-wheel drive camping areas are available at Tjaynera Falls (Sandy Creek), Surprise Creek Falls and Florence Falls.

Day 2 Litchfield National Park

Keep enjoying the national park for another day.

A summary of activities you could do during your time at Litchfield:

  • swimming
  • camping
  • bushwalking
  • wildlife spotting
  • visit scenic lookouts
  • view historic ruins at Blyth Homestead and Bamboo Creek
  • four-wheel driving.

Day 3 Litchfield to Kakadu National Park (159 kms – 2 hours)

Kakadu is by far the most popular place in the Top End. It is Australia’s largest national park covering 20,000 hectares with stunning landscapes and amazing Aboriginal rock art sites. There are many options for campsites and would depend on how far you drive in the national park.

Day 4 Kakadu National Park

Explore on foot, join a cruise or guided tour, spot crocs or birds and make a splash in one of the many waterfalls. Another option is to book a guided tour to Arnhem Land and visit the Injalak Art gallery. Please note a permit is required to access Arnhem Land. Call 08 8920 5100 or visit www.nlc.org.au. 

Day 5 Kakadu National Park – Nitmiluk National Park (Up to 300 kms/ 3.5 – 4 hrs, depending on where you are located in the park)

Nitmiluk National Park has 13 stunning gorges which can be explored by foot, canoe, boat or helicopter. The most popular ones are Edith Falls and Katherine Gorge. If you have time for a walk, Sweetwater Pool can be reached by a short 4.5 kilometre walk from Leliyn / Edith Falls. You can also take a scenic flight over the 13 gorges of the park or jump on a cruise. There are also plenty of art galleries in Katherine. The Park has two main points of visitor access. The Gorge entrance to the park is 30km east of Katherine on the sealed Gorge Road. Follow the signs. The turnoff to Leliyn (Edith Falls) is 40km north of Katherine along the Stuart Highway. The park entry is 20km further along Edith Falls Road. Powered and non-powered sites are available near the Gorge Caravan Park and non-powered sites are available at Leliyn (Edith Falls). You can also stay at one of Katherine’s caravan parks.

Day 6 Nitmiluk National Park

Keep enjoying Katherine. Don’t forget to stop at the Katherine Hot Springs. Other activities available in Katherine include:

Day 7 Drive back to Darwin (317 kms/ 3.5 hrs)

On your way back to Darwin, stop in Pine Creek to visit this old gold rush mining town. There you can visit the historic railway heritage
museum and take in the stunning views from the lookout.

Sources: nt.gov.au, Northern Territory

 

Boranup Forest

Quick South West Trip Itinerary

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South West itinerary in 8 days

Day 1: Perth to Yallingup (263 kms)

Head South to Bunbury. Don’t forget to stop for a quick trip to Yalgorup National Park, where you can see thrombolites at Lake Clifton. This is one of few places in Western Australia where these thrombolites survive. Bunbury is popular for the Koombana Bay dolphins. You can visit the Dolphin Discovery Centre for a close encounter. From here, continue on to Busselton, where you can visit the longest wooden jetty in the world, before continuing your drive to Yallingup. If you have children, stop to  Simmos Ice Creamery, which offers over 60 flavours of ice cream with a huge playground at the back for the kids.

Day 2: Non-travel day (Dunsborough area)

Must see & do:

  • Spectacular seascapes
  • Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
  • Premium wine tasting
  • Ngilgi Cave

Day 3: Yallingup to Margaret River (42kms)

Explore the wineries, chocolate factory, cheese factory and other little wonders that the Margaret River region has to offer.

Day 4: Non-travel day

Explore the Margaret River region. The visitor centre is a great starting point.

Day 5: Margaret River to Pemberton (150 kms)

Head south on one of the most scenic drives, Caves Road. Explore a few caves, then make your way to Pemberton. Enjoy a forest walk, climb a tree, explore the waterfalls, or take the Pemberton tram and meander through the Karri forest.

Day 6: Pemberton to Albany (260 kms)

Make your way to Albany via Northcliffe and Walpole. Stop at the Giant Tingle Tree and explore the only place where those giant trees grow. Continue to the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk (fees apply to enter). It features a stunning walkway positioned 40 metres above the ground amid the spectacular heights of the tingle forest canopy.
Denmark is 52 km away from Walpole. There are nice little shops on the way from Walpole to Denmark (a toffee and burger place and even a honey place) . Don’t miss Greens Pool, Elephant Rocks and Elephant Cove, before making your way to Albany.

Day 7: Albany

Take a break today and explore Albany, a town full of history. Between June and October, you can watch out for humpback and southern right whales.

Day 8: Albany to Perth (410 kms)

A long drive to get back to Perth. This trip can also be made in reverse if you wish to drive from Perth to Albany first.

You will certainly come across a Margaret River Region map available at caravan parks or visitor centres. It highlights all the places which can be visited, included cafes and restaurants. It is a great handy map. There is also an app available here.

 

Photo courtesy: Tourism Western Australia

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