If you plan to travel from Darwin to Cairns, you can use the trip as a tour with stops at a few interesting places along the way, it can be a great way to experience the vast distances in the country. The buses are clean, air-conditioned and comfortable and provide a good view of the country through their big windows.
Kakadu National Park and Rock Art Paintings
Make your way to the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, with a stop at Corroboree Billabong for a wildlife cruise and an opportunity to spot saltwater crocodiles and a variety of bird-life. You can then enter into the Aboriginal lands of Kakadu National Park to explore the Aboriginal paintings at Ubirr.
Gunlom Falls and Yellow Water Billabong
Explore the Yellow Waters wetlands to see some of Kakadu’s 280 bird species. You can then make our way to Gunlom Falls where you will find a natural infinity pool located on the Arnhem land escarpment with gorgeous views. After lunch you can stop by at Katherine before visiting Mataranka in Elsey National Park.
Once arriving at Lomarieum Lagoon you will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal-clear spring waters (Bitter Springs and Mataranka Hot Springs). You can head east following the Roper River, stopping in at Roper Bar, a river crossing used for access to southern Arnhem Land, where you can wander through the ruins of a historic police station from the early pioneering days.
South Lost City
The next stop is the Southern Lost City, where we will take a walk among ancient pillars displaying unique rock formations. This is relatively easy to get to from the main park road, plus it has a fairly new campground next to it. There are marked walking trails, which allows you to explore the sandstone pillars that are the Lost City.