Nature’s Way Darwin – Kakadu – Katherine (via Litchfield)
Follow the Nature’s Way from Darwin through to the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and Nitmiluk National Park before returning via Litchfield National Park.
Start your journey in Darwin (the Territory’s tropical capital) and take the Arnhem Highway to reach the wonders inside Kakadu National Park. Cruise wetlands filled with lily pads and birdlife; spot sunbaking crocodiles along the banks of the rivers and explore ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries at Ubirr and Burrungkuy (Nourlangie).
Take in the natural wonders of the Top End at every turn on this epic journey travelling from Kakadu to Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. Those who love adventure will revel in this road trip to natural swimming waterholes and bush walks for all fitness levels. If heading back to Darwin, spend some time exploring the plunge pools and waterfalls of Litchfield National Park.
Remember to plan your trip with these road safety tips before starting your Northern Territory drive adventure.
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Darwin to Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park
Kakadu to Katherine via Pine Creek
Explore Nitmiluk National Park and Elsey National Park
Katherine to Litchfield National Park
Litchfield to Darwin
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Drive routes in the NT
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