This adventure offers a value for money Red Centre experience for travellers who are short on time - the safari commences in Alice Springs or Ayers Rock (Uluru) airport or resort and finishes at Ayers Rock Resort. Travel in an air-conditioned four-wheel-drive and absorb the fascinating information of the area and its people provided by your professional guide – all of this while travelling with other active travellers from all over the world.
All about the 7 Day Alice Springs To Darwin Rock To Top Adventure Tour
Visit amazing destinations and landmarks to visit in the Northern Territory. You'll visit the best spots in the top end including Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Parks.
The passage from Alice Springs to Darwin has its fair share of hot spots too! Swim in Katherine Gorge, visit Mataranka Thermal pools, the Daley waters Pub and the Devils Marbles.
Our main piece of advice would be bring a fly net with you for the Uluru and Kings Canyon portion of the tour, as you will be more comfortable during the hikes if your face is covered. You can easily buy one of these at a roadhouse on one of our stops along the way.
Real Aussie Adventures is about adventure and getting involved. We don't define by age but our trips are quite active. We get travellers from all over the world, people travelling by themselves, couples and groups.
On our tour walking and hiking in Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon needs a good level of fitness.
Uluru: Moderate level of fitness required. The base walk is on flat ground.
Kata Tjuta: Good level of fitness required. Walking on uneven surface required to complete the Valley of the Winds walk.
Kings Canyon: Good level of fitness required for four-hour walk around the canyon rim.
7 Day Alice Springs To Darwin Rock To Top Adventure Tour Itinerary - 7 days
Alice Springs to Uluru
It’s an early rise if you are joining in Alice Springs where you will make the journey to Ayers Rock where you will meet your fellow travellers joining there. On arrival to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, visit a camel farm and discover life atop one of the regions earliest forms of transport. This afternoon embark on an interpretive base walk of Uluru. Those choosing to climb will have the opportunity to do so, weather permitting. (Note: Uluru is a sacred site and the Anangu people ask visitors to respect their law and do not climb it). 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 your private campsite before another active day tomorrow. (LD)
Uluru and Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon
Your guide will wake you bright and early to experience a mesmerising Uluru sunrise, 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 you travel to Kings Creek Station to spend the night at your private camp. (BLD)
Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
This morning you will 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 and you will visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and tranquil Garden of Eden. After your final meal together, enjoy the journey back to Alice Springs arriving in the late afternoon. Two nights dorm or Budget ensuite (Twin/Single) accommodation in Alice Springs is included (dinner is at own expense). (BL)
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 or Budget ensuite (Twin/Single) accommodation in Alice Springs is included.
Alice Springs to Banka Banka Station
Your adventure through the ‘Territory’ to Darwin begins by crossing the Tropic of Capricorn just north of Alice Springs. The huge granite boulders known as the Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) make for great photos. Tonight you will camp north of Tennant Creek at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station. (LD)
Banka Banka to Mataranka
On the drive up the Stuart Highway, the Daly Waters Pub is a great spot to take a break and have a cold beer. Historically, it has been an important watering hole for explorers and cattle drovers. Enjoy a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees.Then we end the day by journeying to Katherine where you will have the opportunity to take a breathtaking scenic flight over the Gorge System (own expense) before retiring at our overnight camp. (BLD)
Mataranka to Darwin (via Katherine Gorge)
It’s an early start 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 or paddle a canoe (seasonal) through the peaceful water (both optional and additional cost). In the afternoon, relax and watch the changing landscape as you travel to cosmopolitan Darwin. (BL)
|Tour code: WP06|
Dorm/Camping Adult (4 nts Camping + 2 nts multi-share)
Twin/ Double Camping (4 nts Camping + 2 nts Budget Twin ensuite)
Single Camping (4 nts camping + 2 nights Budget Single ensuite)
Dorm/Camping Adult (4 nights Camping + 2 nights Multi-share) if booked 90 days in advance of your departure date
Fridays from Alice Springs accommodation, Ayers Rock Outback Pioneer Hotel or Ayers Rock Airport.
Also Tuesdays from April to October
See Important Notes section below for pick up times and places.
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
- ^Single passengers will be provided with a single hotel room in Alice Springs however will be required to share a tent with another same sex passenger whilst on safari.
- This 7 day package is a combination of two 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.
- Pick up places and times:
Alice Springs 5.00 am,
Outback Pioneer Hotel/ Ayers Rock Airport 1.00pm
- There are two Ayers Rock airport pick up times. The first collection is suitable for those travelling on Jetstar and Virgin Australia direct to Yulara Airport. The second collection caters for Qantas arrivals from all Australian ports via Alice Springs. We recommend those arriving on the direct Qantaslink service from Cairns make their way to the Outback Pioneer Hotel for a 1.00pm collection.
- You can be picked up on flights arriving at 2.50pm, but no later. Flight details must be provided at time of booking.
- Guests arriving on the Qantas arrival at 2.50pm will be offered the culturally significant Mala or Kuniya walks followed by Sunset.
- 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 and hat with sunscreen when boarding tour at Ayers Rock Airport.
- Safari is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.
- Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 15kg).
- Travel insurance is compulsory and evidence of cover is required to be sighted on morning of departure.
- We recommend guests arrive on the Jetstar or Virgin Australia flights into Ayers Rock. Although we collect guests arriving on the later Qantas service please note guests will not receive a full experience at Uluru should they choose this service.
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