Spend the day exploring the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. Hike the Ghost Gum Walk into the majestic Ormiston Gorge before spending time relaxing at the stunning Ormiston Waterhole.
10 Day Alice Springs To Darwin Crocodile Rock Tour Package
This 10-day Alice Springs to Darwin adventure that takes you all the way from the Red Centre to the Top End. Join fun-loving and active travelers from all over the world on this immense travel experience, which offers you an incredible time in the Outback.
Highlights include a marvellous experience watching the sun set over Uluru, chance to see saltwater crocodiles in Mary River or Yellow waters Wetlands, postcard-perfect environment throughout Kakadu National Park and the spectacular termite mounds within Litchfield National Park. We vary the waterfalls we visit season dependant in Kakadu National Park. When the famous Jim Jim and Twin Falls are open in Kakadu we will take you there to hike and explore.
Day one of the tour starts in Alice Springs as you head out to the magnificent Uluru (Ayers Rock). This famous Rock will be yours to explore for the next couple of days, completing the base walk, seeing the sunset here and rise early the next day. We stay at private campsites near Uluru (Ayers Rock) on night one and Kings Canyon on night two, giving you the opportunity to sleep around a campfire in an Aussie Swag. You also have the opportunity to hike Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. Our knowledgeable tour guide to take you through the outback and experience the famous sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock).
The next 3 days you make your way north through the Northern Territory. As you traverse the country from Alice Springs to Darwin marvel at the precariously balanced Devils Marbles, stop for a cold drink at the historic Daly Waters Pub, soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools and explore the peaceful water of the Katherine Gorge. Plenty of ground to cover from Alice Springs to Darwin but some wonderful outback to see.
After a night in Darwin, you will then head to Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks on your final 3 days of this great outback journey. Look out across the flood plains at Ubirr Rock, admire ancient Aboriginal rock art, and take a wildlife cruise. Sleep overnight in swags at our private campsites, enjoy cooking as a group and a few beers. Then its time for waterfalls! Hike and swim at various waterfalls in both Kakadu and Litchfield National Park, for a tropical end to your adventure. The tour ends on the evening of day 10 in Darwin, with all your new friends, a camera full of fantastic photos and plenty of tales to tell.
The perfect Northern Territory aussie adventure!
10 Day Alice Springs To Darwin Crocodile Rock Tour Package
Tour itinerary - 10 Days
Alice Springs to Uluru
It’s an early rise if you are joining us in Alice Springs where you will make the journey to Ayers Rock and meet our fellow travellers joining us there. This afternoon embark on an interpretive walk at the base of Uluru. The Cultural Centre is impressive and well worth a visit before watching the ever-changing colours of Uluru at sunset. After dinner, some stories and stargazing, it’s time for a good night’s rest at our private campsite before another active day tomorrow. (L*D)
Uluru and Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon
Your guide will wake you bright and early to experience a mesmerising Uluru sunrise which can be viewed close-by our campsite, early mornings being such a magical time in the desert. Then it’s a short drive to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), an Aboriginal word for “many heads”, to explore its domes of which there are 36 in total. Pull on your hiking boots and take the Valley of the Winds walk through creek beds, domes and beautiful wilderness. After lunch, it’s farewell to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park as we travel to Kings Creek Station where we camp for the night. (B,L and D)
Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
This morning we enter the Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, home of a mighty chasm with sheer red rock faces which soar over 100 metres above lush palm forests. The rim of Kings Canyon is a 6km round trip walk. You will visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and tranquil Garden of Eden. After our final meal together we begin our journey back to Alice Springs arriving in the late afternoon. Two nights dorm accommodation in Alice Springs is included (For passengers on 2 nights Alice Springs Option only). Dinner at own expense. (B and L)
Free day in Alice Springs
A day of leisure to either relax or explore the Red Centre township of Alice Springs. All activities and meals are at your own expense. Dorm accommodation in Alice Springs is included. Note this package can be taken with 1 night Alice Springs and 2 nights Darwin OR 2 nights Alice Springs and 1 night Darwin in between packages. See pricing for departure days.
Alice Springs to Banka Banka Station
You will be collected from your Alice Springs accommodation at approximately 6.00 am and then our adventure through the ‘Territory’ to Darwin begins. Just north of Alice Springs is the Tropic of Capricorn (80% of the Northern Territory lays north of this point). 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. Our day winds to a close just north of Tennant Creek at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where we camp for the night. (L and D)
Banka Banka to Mataranka
No trip to the ‘Territory’ is complete without a visit to the Daly Waters Pub, an important watering 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’! Later in the day you can take a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees and nearby where we camp overnight. (B, L and D)
Mataranka to Darwin (via Katherine)
Your guide will wake you early this morning for the short drive to the 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 (all optional, seasonal and at additional cost) through the peaceful water or enjoy a breathtaking hike. In the afternoon, relax and watch the changing landscape as we travel to cosmopolitan Darwin. Overnight dorm accommodation in Darwin is included. (B and L)
Darwin to Kakadu National Park
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation bright and early 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. We arrive into Ubirr in the late afternoon; 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. (L and D)
Kakadu National Park to Litchfield National Park
This morning the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. After breakfast and departing camp we travel off road to the majestic Twin and Jim 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 Jim Falls. Surrounded by 150 metre cliffs, we spend some time soaking up the natural beauty of this majestic location. This afternoon we visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre after which 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. (B,L and D)
Litchfield National Park to Darwin
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. (B and L)
Tour code: WP02
6 nights Camping + 3 nights Multi-share.
6 nights Camping + 3 nights Budget Twin (2 x ensuite)
6 nights Camping + 3 nights Budget Single (2 x ensuite)
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Twin Falls Boat Fee (from April 2019: seasonal when Twin Falls is open)
StartsAlice Springs, Ayers Rock Airport
For travel from April 2021 please check out our 4 day 4WD Red Centre Safari
This tour is currently taking a break from operation and will be back in 2022
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- ^Single fare option passengers will be provided with a single hotel room in Darwin and Alice Springs, however, will be required to share a tent with another same sex passenger whilst on safari.
- Twin option can only be booked by two people travelling together.
- *Twin and Jim Jim Falls may not be accessible between the tropical summer months. During this time we will visit Gunlom Falls, Maguk or the Yurmikmik Region (Motor Car Falls or Boulder Creek)
- This 10-day package is a combination of three safari products and the guide and passengers may differ on each safari. Passengers will be staying independently at the accommodation between each of the safaris.
- If joining at Ayers Rock Resort or Airport, you will do so after lunch. Please be dressed in comfortable walking clothing and footwear, have a water bottle, hat and sunscreen handy.
- *Those booking the 15.10 pick up from AYQ Airport will not have time to complete a full base walk of Uluru and will miss the Cultural Centre visit. A shorter walk of Uluru is still possible when arriving at this time.
- You will sleep in swags as standard in the Red Centre and have the option to hire a single pop-up tent for a $60 local payment. Sleeping bag hire is a $30 local payment. Both items must be pre-booked. A tent will be provided free of charge on the camping nights between Alice Springs and Darwin and in Kakadu and Litchfield.
- Passengers under the age of 18 are not permitted to travel on this package and should book the 3 Day 4WD Goanna Dreaming Red Centre Safari, the 3 Day Cicada Dreaming Alice Springs to Darwin Tour and the 3 Day 4WD Dragonfly Dreaming Top End Safari accompanied by an adult.
- This tour is primarily booked by travellers between the age of 18 and 39. If you are outside of this age bracket are advised to book the 3 Day 4WD Goanna Dreaming Red Centre Safari, the 3 Day Cicada Dreaming Alice Springs to Darwin Tour and the 3 Day 4WD Dragonfly Dreaming Top End Safari accompanied by an adult. Or take our upgraded family friendly 10 day Alice Springs to Darwin trip.
- If you begin your tour in Alice Springs are permitted to bring 10kg of luggage in a soft bag, with the remainder stored at their Alice Springs accommodation. Customers beginning at Ayers Rock have a luggage limit of 23kg per person + a small carry-on daypack. Please, no hard-shell or plastic suitcases. Please pack the items you will need for the trip in the daypack to avoid having to access your main bag frequently. You are permitted to bring 23kg of luggage and a small daypack between Alice Springs and Darwin. Luggage is restricted to 10kg per person in a soft bag or backpack.
- This tour requires a certain level of participation from guests. This may include assisting and cleaning afterwards with the preparation of meals, collecting firewood and sweeping out tents.
- Travel insurance is recommended. Get a quote here.
- National Park fees is included in the tour price.
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