I was hoping the experts here could look over the itinerary I've come up with for early August this year around the Top End. We're a relatively fit couple, and won't be renting a 4WD. I've included some driving distances that I've gotten off of GoogleMaps.
Day 0: Arrive Darwin, 2230 flight. (stay Best Western near airport)
Day 1: Pick up rental car early AM. Travel to Batchelor (stay Batchelor Resort)
PM in Litchfield NP (2.5h/150km drive from Darwin to Tolmer): Tolmer Falls, Wangi Falls (90 minutes back to hotel)
Day 2: Travel to Katherine (stay Beagle Motor Inn) 3h/220km drive total
AM, Litchfield NP: Florence Falls, Buley Rockhole
PM, Edith Falls
61km to Katherine
Day 3: Katherine (stay Beagle Motor Inn)
Morning helicopter tour
Three gorge cruise @1300-1700
Day 4: Cooinda (stay Gagudju Lodge Cooinda)
Warradjan Cultural Center
Yellow Waters Cruise@1630
Day 5: Jabiru (stay Holiday Inn Crocodile)
Guluyambi cruise @1300
Day 6: Jabiru (stay Holiday Inn Crocodile)
Jim Jim and Twin Falls Tour
Day 7: return to Darwin (stay Best Western near airport)
Corroboree Billabong cruise@1245-~1530
Windows to the Wetlands and/or Fogg Dam and/or Darwin
251 km/3h drive; 88km/70min from Corroboree to Darwin
Day 8: Early 700AM flight out.
I wanted to stay two nights in Cooinda to do the Jim Jim/Twin Falls tour from there and save some backtracking, but it was already full that night when I booked.
Any thoughts for improvement would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.