We are planning a 3 week trip to Australia from 4/24 - 5/14/06. Our tentative itinerary has us staying in Darwin 3 full days, before flying south to Uluru and Alice Springs. We are willing to rent a car. Would we be better off skipping Darwin and instead stay in Kakadu (suggestions would be welcome) to maximize time there - and perhaps take a day off to see Katherine Gorge? We'd be happy not to drive ourselves if we could find a guide with a very small group (no busload) or even private - we want to get the most out of the too-short 3 weeks we have. Also - what weather shold we expect in early May?
thanks in advance for your advice.