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The Scenic Broome to Darwin via Katherine (Part II)

Estimated Travel Period: 10 Days, about 31 hours
Estimated Travel Distance: 2,230 kms

Best Time To Travel

The Broome to Darwin tour is best experienced during the dry season, which is between April to October. There is high humidity and plenty of rainfall during the wet season (November to March), so proceed with caution.

Anyone who wants to try a 4WD adventure will enjoy this route that makes use of the Gibb River Road and includes a visit to the Bungle Bungles. Just remember that there are long drives ahead, so you'll need to rest after about two hours on the road and stock up on water. Get tips on how to prepare for your trip with What To Pack For Your Australian Self-Drive Holiday.
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Day 6 Halls Creek to Purnululu

Estimated Travel Period: about 3 hours 30 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:186 kms

There's nothing like watching the sunset from the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park, so look for a campsite as early as possible.

Day 7 Purnululu to Kununurra

Estimated Travel Period: about 5 hours
Estimated Travel Distance:250 kms

Make sure to drop by the Warmun Art Centre before heading off to Kununurra.

Day 8 Kununurra to Timber Creek

Estimated Travel Period: about 2 hours 45 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:228 kms

Find out why barramundi fishermen keep coming back to Timber Creek.

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Day 9 Timber Creek to Gregory

Estimated Travel Period: about 1 hour 20 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:106 kms

Visit the nearby Gregory National Park or go for a cruise on the Victoria River.

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Day 10 Gregory to Katherine

Estimated Travel Period: about 3 hours 35 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:286 kms

Go canoeing or bushwalking in Nitmiluk National Park or take a long dip at Edith Falls.

Day 11 Katherine to Kakadu

Estimated Travel Period: about 4 hours 15 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:340 kms

Find a great campsite in Jim Jim before setting out for a tour of Maguk Gorge. Find amazing Aboriginal artwork on the Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr. 

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Day 12 Kakadu to Darwin

Estimated Travel Period: about 3 hours 20 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:259 kms

The adventure doesn't end here. Watch the sunset in Charles Darwin National Park or just enjoy a nice warm evening at the Hidden Valley Tourist Park before returning the vehicle on the following day.

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