Just starting to plan, I am not sure if I'll allow 4 or 5 nights in this area, depending on other stuff.
Our interests are long hikes and wildlife, shouldn't be a problem in this area!
I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out where to stay, hotels seem to be limited, and I'm not at all sure if I want to cram in Katherine. Figuring that we would arrive in Darwin at 2pm on Day 1, should we overnight in Darwin and get an early start the next day, or where could we get to before dark? The flight back to Sydney leaves at 2 or 3 pm on the last day, so we could sleep where and sightsee what before we head to the airport?
Would a couple nights at Jabiru and a couple at Cooinda give us a good base? It looks like Cooinda is only a couple of hours back to Darwin.
Thanks for your help in giving me a start. I am replanning this trip after having to cancel a November trip to reef/rock/Sydney area, the usual, this time around I am seriously considering cancelling the Uluru part and spending lots of time at the Top End, a friend of mine says we'd love it, we love wildlife and nature.