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.
3 Day Cicada Dreaming Alice Springs To Darwin Tour
Explore 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.
We depart Alice Springs on Tuesdays heading north to Darwin. During April to October, we also depart on Saturdays.
Venture all the way from Australia's Top End to the Red Centre on this 3-day tour between Darwin and Alice Springs.
3 Day Cicada Dreaming Alice Springs To Darwin Tour
Tour itinerary - 3 Days
Alice Springs to Banka Banka Station
Departing Alice Springs at approximately 6.00am, 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. (LD)
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 before journeying to Katherine and our overnight camp where you will have the opportunity to take a breathtaking scenic flight which will give you spectacular views of the Nitmiluk Gorge System (seasonal and at own expense). (B, L and D)
Mataranka to Darwin (via Katherine)
Your guide will wake you early this morning for the short drive to 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 through the peaceful water or a breathtaking scenic flight over the Gorge (all seasonal and optional at additional cost) or take in the views on a hike. In the afternoon we stop at Edith Falls for a refreshing dip in the plunge pool then sit back and enjoy the changing landscape as we travel on to cosmopolitan Darwin.(BL)
Tour code: WAD04
Adult. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Child ( 5-15 years ). For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
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Tuesday's year round
Plus Saturday's May to October
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- Please be dressed in comfortable walking clothing and footwear, have a water bottle, hat, and sunscreen in easy reach.
- Luggage limit is 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.
- Travel insurance is recommended.
- Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics, and accessibility.
- Recommended for those 18-40 years old
- This tour requires a certain level of participation from guests. This may include assisting and cleaning afterward with the preparation of meals, collecting firewood and sweeping out tents.
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