Your next Darwin road trip: from NT's capital to Broome

Your next Darwin road trip: from NT's capital to Broome

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If you're planning a Darwin road trip then be sure to check out DriveNow's car and campervan rental deals from Darwin.

We also have an itinerary planned out for you. Make sure your Darwin road trip takes you through Kakadu, the Kimberleys and onto Broome.

Night 1: Darwin

Begin your Darwin road trip to Broome by picking up your campervan. Make sure your supplies, food and water are stocked up. While you’re in Darwin you should also try to visit Crocosaurus Cove, where you can dive into the cage of death and come face to face with a crocodile under water. Also visit the Mindil Beach markets and stick around for sunset.

Night 2: Kakadu (pictured, Ubirr rock area)

Just over 250 km southeast of Darwin is the small town of Jabiru. This is the perfect place to base yourself if you want to explore famous attractions like the Nourlangie Rock Art site. You must also make time to visit the stunning Ubirr rock art and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jim Jim Falls.

Night 3: Katherine

Drive more than 300km along the Kakadu and Stuart highways to Katherine, southwest of Jabiru. Some of the most popular activities for travellers include canoeing along the Katherine River between majestic cliffs, beaches and gorges. There are waterfalls, rock pools and Aboriginal rock paintings along more than 100km of walking tracks.

Nights 4, 5: Kununurra

Travel about 500km west to arrive at Kununurra, one of Western Australia’s youngest towns. Take a scenic tour flight of the Bungle Bungle Ranges, which is widely regarded as one of Australia’s most spectacular geological landmarks. You can also go swimming in the stunningly blue Lake Argyle, which is also known at the ‘jewel of the Kimberley’. The lovely Ord River is perfect for a boat cruise or a leisurely canoe trip. The Argyle Diamond Mine is also popular with visitors to this spectacular region.

Night 6: Halls Creek

Discover Halls Creek, which is located on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. Use your time to discover the nearby Purnululu National Park if you haven’t done so already. It’s also worth taking the time to sign up for a tour of the Wolfe Creek Crates, which is the world’s second largest meteorite crater.

Night 7: Fitzroy Crossing

Just under 300km from Halls Creek is Fitzroy Crossing, the gateway to the Geikie Gorge National Park. This place holds spectacular scenery, waterways and majestic cliffs. Some of our top picks for activities include exploring Windjana Gorge National Park, taking a cruise along the Geikie Gorge River and Barramundi fishing.

Night 8: Derby

Northwest of Fitzroy Crossing is Derby. This small town is famous for its tidal mud flats, which has the highest tidal range of any port in Australia. The Boab Prison Tree is a 1500 year old tree, just south of the town, is iconic and widely visited by travellers. Horizontal Falls is another place worth visiting.

Night 9: Broome

Travel more than 220km southwest of Derby to arrive at your end destination, Broome. You’ll find yourself in one of Western Australia’s most beautiful natural areas, with white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and historic attractions. China Town, Matso’s Brewery, Gantheaume Point and a camel ride along Cable Beach are some of the things you should add to your to-do list.
Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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