I went through the some of the other topics and all great information but seems our circumstances might be a bit different than the others I have read. We live in Perth and want to head to NT for an extended weekend, likely April 24/25 until April 29., 2013, 5 days 4 nights? We want to get a feeling of seeing the outback but our group of 4-6 adults (ages ranging 30-40) will likely require we stay in a hotel/apt, basically not camping. It is obviously a huge area but we want to do as much as possible but also not go crazy with having it too much packed in. Want to see Ayers Rock and Kakadu. Big request is to see the crocs, so thinking our timing should be good for that too. We will be flying there from Perth and not sure if we should go to Alice Springs, Uluru, Darwin as our place to fly into and stay. Darwin seems so far but a city with a lot more to do than some of the other options. Maybe we are being unrealistic too with wanting to do it all but vacay time is the biggest issue with the group so maybe it is the best of. Any thoughts, advice etc would be greatly appreciated.