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Darwin to Alice Springs Tour
Darwin to Alice Springs Tour Outback Hiking Kata Tjuta Sunset at Uluru Aussie Outback

6 Day Darwin to Alice Springs including Kakadu

$1,100.00

Transport:
Mixed (Minibus,All Terrain Vehicle)
Difficulty:
Medium
Accom:
Mixed(Dorm Share and Camping)
Duration:
6 days, 5 nights
Food:
All Meals
Guided?:
Fully
Departs:
Wednesdays(All year) and Saturdays(April to October) at 6:30am
Arrives:
Alice Springs on Day 6 at 5:30pm
Explore the Northern Territory including the waterfalls of Kakadu and Litchfield national parks.

This trip offers a value for money Northern Territory experience. Swim in the Amazing waterfalls of Kakadu and Litchfield national park and marvel at the views of the floodplains from the top of Ubirr rock. Experience a camping safari From Darwin down to Alice Springs over 3 days and 2 nights, travel down ‘The Track’ visiting the icons of Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) Mataranka and Kurlu Kurlu (Devils Marbles). Have a beer at the Daly Waters Pub before arriving into Alice Springs on the final day.

Includes:

  • Friendly Tour Guide
  • Accommodation
  • Food as indicated in itinerary 5 Breakfast – 6 Lunch – 5 Dinner

Clinton little face“This trip allows you to experience as much as you can of the top end and the northern territory travelling down to Alice Springs.” –Clinton – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert

 

 

**This tour can be done in reverse, Click Here to check it out**

Description

  • Swim in the amazing Waterfalls of Kakadu and Litchfield National parks
  • Amazing views over the floodplains and Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr Rock
  • Visit Katherine Gorge
  • Swim in Mataranka Thermal Pools
  • Visit the Daly waters Pub
  • See the Devils Marbles

Day 1 - (Lunch, Dinner)

You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.30am where our Top End adventure begins as we travel to the Mary River Wetlands for our cruise. This region is home to over 250 bird species and has the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the Southern Hemisphere. Search for the mighty crocs who rule this waterway, buffalo, birds and other wildlife. Our entrance to Kakadu National Park is at the South Alligator River, a picturesque location for a picnic lunch. Theres the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Bowali Visitor Centre before our late afternoon arrival at Ubirr. Here you will view a wide range of ancient Aboriginal art which will be interpreted by your guide. Learn the story of the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for panoramic views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. As the day draws to a close we head to our private campsite for dinner and our overnight stay.

• Crocodile and Wildlife cruise • Bowali Visitor Centre • Ubirr

 

Day 2 - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

This morning the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. After breakfast and departing camp we travel off road to the majestic Twin and Jim Falls* for a day of adventure and exploration.  Travelling into Twin Falls by 4WD track, a boat shuttle and finally a rocky track and boardwalk we will be rewarded by the beauty of this remote waterfall deep within Kakadu National Park.  Afterwards we stay off the beaten track where a walk through monsoon forests and over boulders lead us to Jim Falls. Surrounded by 150 metre cliffs, we spend some time soaking up the natural beauty of this majestic location. This afternoon we depart Kakadu National Park and travel towards Litchfield National Park where we will stop along the way at our private campsite. Tonight, enjoy a hearty meal with your fellow adventurers.

• Twin and Jim Falls

 

Day 3 - (Breakfast, Lunch)

Today is spent exploring the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Marvel at the intriguing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls*. Discover the many rock holes and cascading waterfalls of Buley Rockhole before our early evening arrival back in Darwin. (Overnight Multi Share dormitory or Twin/Single accommodation is included).

• Termite mounds • Florence Falls • Wangi Falls • Buley Rockhole

 

Day 4 - (Lunch /Dinner)

You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.00 am when our adventure through the Territory to Alice Springs begins. The afternoon is spent at Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park which is owned by the Jawoyn Aboriginal people. Ancient sandstone has been carved away by the Katherine River to create a deep and picturesque gorge. You may like to take a boat cruise, paddle a canoe (seasonal) through the peaceful water or a breathtaking scenic flight over the Gorge System (all optional and at additional cost) before journeying to our nearby campsite.

• Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park

 

Day 5 - (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

A great start to the day, is a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees. No trip to the Territory is complete without a visit to the Daly Waters Pub, an importantwatering hole for explorers and drovers in days gone by and now a great spot for a cold beer, a bit of history and a fair dinkum outback experience! Our day winds to a close at historic Banka Cattle Station where we camp for the night.

• Mataranka Thermal Pools • Daly Waters Pub • Banka Cattle Station

 

Day 6 - (Breakfast / Lunch)

We pass through Tennant Creek and then further along the track are the Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) which are a collection of gigantic granite boulders magically balanced on top of one another. Later in the day we cross the Tropic of Capricorn (only 20% of the Northern Territory lies south of this point) then a short time later we arrive into Alice Springs.

• Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) • Tropic of Capricorn

* Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.

Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of camping is done on this trip?

Swag Camping! A swag is a kind of bag that you can sleep in. It has a mattress and pillow inside and you can roll it up for storage. It has a flap you can put over your head for total cover but most people choose to fall asleep staring at the night sky!

Do I need a sleeping bag?

You will definitely want a sleeping bag in Winter as it can get quite cold at night, especially the further south you are and in the Red Centre (Around Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon. In summer it is advisable as it can still be cool at night. We advise to bring along your own sleeping bag, otherwise you can hire one for $50.

I've heard the flies are bad in summer. Is this true?

In the warmer months there can definitely be a lot of flies while travelling through the outback. It is advisable to bring a fly net in the warmer months.

What clothes do I need?

In summer the temperatures can be extremely hot when travelling through the outback. A shirt and shorts is all that is needed during these months though we recommend a light long sleeved top and light long Pants (Zip off) to minimize your exposure to the sun. It can still get cool at night and in the morning so you will want a jumper as well.

Definitely Bring swimmers as there will be opportunities to swim at some locations. Sunglasses as well as Sunscreen SPF 30+ or better are also a necessity no matter what time of year.

During Winter the temperatures can be mild during the day but cold at night and in the morning when travelling through the centre of Australia. You will want a mixture of warm and cool clothes for this time of year. Long pants, a good jumper, a beanie, gloves and warm socks are recommended for use at night and in the morning. Further North near Darwin the temperature will not be so cold.

At all times of the year you will need a hat, Preferably wide brimmed.

* Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.

Departs

1st April 2017 – 31 October 2017 Wednesday and Saturday

1 November 2017 – 31 March 2018 Wednesday only

Extras / local payments: Customers are required to pay their National Park fees to their guide on departure. Fees vary between $50 and $77.50 depending on time of travel. Sleeping bag hire is a $50 local payment. Swags will be provided as standard and tent hire is available for a $60 local payment. Sleeping bags and tents need to be pre-booked and can be done so by informing your travel agent or by reconfirming 48 hours prior to departure. Local payments can either be made by credit card at time of reconfirmation or on by cash only on day of departure.

What to bring

Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
hat and sunscreen
towel and toiletries
warm clothing in winter
1.5L water bottle
torch
insect repellent
camera
travel pillow
sleeping bag (can be hired for $50).


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