Travel Route: Nature's Way

Nature's Way

Immerse yourself in the very best of Mother Nature on the relaxing 871km Nature’s Way drive. In five to ten days, you’ll see unforgettable wetland landscapes, stop at stunning waterfalls and explore deep gorges in some of the NT’s most famous attractions of Parks of Kakadu, Nitmiluk and Litchfield National Parks.


Top 5 Things to Do

Hop on one of the many cruises in Nitmiluk National Park that take you through the breathtaking Katherine Gorge
Relax in the Gunlom plunge Pools and get a bird’s eye view of Kakadu National Park
Get up close and personal to a crocodile in its own habitat or at one of the many crocodile attractions in Darwin
Dine and shop at the Mindil Beach Markets where you can feast in front of the unforgettable Top End sunsets
Tour the Aboriginal art centres of Tiwi Islands
Title: Mindil Beach Sunset Markets | Copyright: Northern Territory Tourism

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

Title: Adelaide River, Jumping Crocodile Cruise | Copyright: Northern Territory Tourism

Adelaide River, Jumping Crocodile Cruise



Day 1: Darwin to Kakadu

Travel: 250km

Only a short three hour drive from Darwin, Kakadu National Park is the perfect start to your drive along Nature’s Way. Stop at the Adelaide River and see massive salt water crocodiles jump for food in their natural habitat all from the safety of the riverboat.

Day 2-3: Kakadu National Park

Travel: 751km

As a stunning World Heritage-listed site and Australia’s largest national park there are so many ways to see and do Kakadu. Go for a cruise through one the many rivers and see native wildlife thrive in their natural habitats or walk through ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries.

Challenge yourself to tackle one of the extensive network of four-wheel drive and bushwalking trails, or relax under cascading waterfalls.

Day 4:Kakadu to Katherine via Pine Creek

Travel: 300km

Take the Stuart Highway through Pine Creek and make your way to Katherine which offers a great base for you to start exploring the Victoria River region. Visit up to six national parks and over 10 nature parks, reserves and conservation areas including Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park.

Day 5: Nitmiluk National Park

Travel: 0km

Only a short 30km drive from Katherine, Nitmiluk National Park has so many ways to explore whether by helicopter, cultural cruise or by foot. Be sure to traverse the Katherine Gorge too where you can see stunning cliff faces and lots of friendly wildlife

Day 6: Katherine to Litchfield

Travel: 265km

Renowned for its accessible, unspoiled wilderness of stunning rainforests and waterfalls, Litchfield National Park is a nature-lover’s paradise. Chill out at the Florence Falls or wade through the rockpools at Buley Rockhole.

Day 7: Litchfield to Darwin

Travel: 130km

Make your way back to Darwin via the Territory Wildlife Park and be sure to check out the amazing treetop aviaries, natural lagoons and aquarium to see animals such as crocodiles and fish in their natural habitat. Finish up with a picnic at Berry Springs Nature Park before the short drive back to Darwin.

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