Alice Springs to the Rock To Darwin 5 day Package
This is the ultimate budget package for those wanting to get from Darwin to Alice Springs and see the rock. If your budget conscious but wanna have a good time this is for you!
You’ll see all the hot spots including Edith Falls, Mataranka Thermal Pools, Daly Waters, The Devils Marbles and of course Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon!
- Meals as per itinerary
- Friendly, informative guide
- National Park Entrance Fees
- 2 nights dorm and 2 nights swag camping accommodation
“Save money with this great value package that lets you check out some of the must see spots in the Northern Territory.” –Paul – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert
This tour is recommended for people aged 18 – 49.
**This tour can be done in the reverse direction, Click Here to check it out**
- Kings Canyon
- Uluru and Kata Tjuta
- Devils Marbles and Edith Falls
- Mataranka Hot Springs
- Most Meals
- If you don't have a sleeping bag they are available for hire for $20
Pick up from all Alice Springs accommodation at 6am on Fridays Beginning 24th February until 28th October.
Day 1: Kings Canyon
We leave Alice at 6am and travel to Kings Canyon. The afternoon is spent hiking the Canyon, with plenty of time for the North & South walls and relax in the Garden of Eden and its waterhole. Enjoy dinner while viewing the sunset over the ranges. Then it's a nocturnal drive to our camp just past Curtin Springs.(lunch,dinner)
Day 2: Kata Tjuta & Uluru
Spend the morning doing an amazing hike through the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta. After lunch its off to Uluru for a leisurely guided base walk around the rock (lots of stories to hear and much to learn) and a visit to the informative cultural centre. Then relax and watch the sunset on this amazing monolith. Back to our camp for another evening of star gazing.(breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 3: Uluru
Up early and into the rock for an optional sunrise climb. If you're not climbing your time is free to do the full base walk and absorb this beautiful & spiritual place. Then its back to Alice Springs along the highway stopping off for an optional camel ride. Back to Annie's for drinks & dinner with the family and a free night in a dorm at Haven backpackers.(breakfast,lunch)
Depart Alice Springs at 5am heading along the Stuart Highway. Stop at Devils Marbles for a photo opportunity and then continue on to Daly Waters historical pub. We stop overnight and have a pub dinner (included) and drinks at the bar if you wish! There is live entertainment every night in peak season.(dinner)
Another early start to continue on to Mataranka Hot Springs for an amazing swim in the thermal pools! Then to the amazing Edith Falls!! After lunch continue on and arrive in Darwin at around 5pm.
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 $20 on the 3 day red centre trip part of the package.
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.
Pick up from all Alice Springs accommodation at 6am on Fridays ( No Departure during wet season) Nov-April
What to bring
Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
Hat and sunscreen
Towel and toiletries
Warm clothing in winter
If you don't have a sleeping bag they are available for hire for $20