Spend a fun day exploring Litchfield National Park. You will see a landscape that has been formed by water and time with abundant waterfalls, monsoon rainforest, bush walking tracks, swimming holes and amazing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds.
All about the 10 Day Darwin To Alice Springs Tour Package
Join fun-loving and active travellers from all over the world on this immense travel experience, which offers you an incredible time in the Outback. This 10-day adventure that takes you all the way from the Top End to the Red Centre.
Highlights include a marvellous experience watching the sun set over Uluru, chance to see saltwater crocodiles in Mary River Wetlands, postcard-perfect environment throughout Gunlom Falls 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.
Starting the tour from Darwin you will head into 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 wonderful wildlife cruise. Hike and swim at various waterfalls in both Kakadu and Litchfield National Park.
Then the next 3 days see 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.
Then its time to tick Uluru off your bucket list, yoru final 3 days start 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 a private campsite on your first night near Uluru (Ayers Rock), 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 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.
A Northern Territory true Aussie adventure.
10 Day Darwin To Alice Springs Tour Package
Tour itinerary - 10 Days
Darwin to Kakadu National Park
Pick up from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.30am where our Northern Territory 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. There’s 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 at Cooinda for dinner and our overnight stay. (LD)
Kakadu National Park to Litchfield National Park
Today we explore two of the most popular jewels of Kakadu National Park, the big waterfalls of Twin & Jim Jim, only accessible by four-wheel-drive. To reach Twin Falls we travel over 4WD track and then take a boat shuttle (extra cost as part of your compulsory local payments) followed by a rocky walking track and boardwalk - but it's all worth the effort as we explore this remote waterfall of Kakadu. We then travel through monsoon forests and over boulders to get to Jim Jim Falls, surrounded by 150-metre cliffs. After an awe-inspiring day, we bid farewell to Kakadu and make our way to our private campsite near Litchfield National Park for the night. (B,L,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,L)
Note this package can be taken with 1 night Darwin and 2 nights Alice Springs OR 2 nights Darwin and 1 night Alice Springs in between tours. See departure days for more information.
Darwin to Katherine (via Nitmiluk National Park)
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.00am and then 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 or paddle a canoe (seasonal) through the peaceful water (both optional and additional cost) before retiring to our campsite nearby. (L,D)
Katherine to Banka Banka (via Mataranka)
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 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’! Our day winds to a close at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where we camp for the night. (B,L,D)
Banka Banka to Alice Springs
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 lays south of this point) then a short time later we arrive into Alice Springs where two nights hostel accommodation is included. (B,L)
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. Note this package can be taken with 1 night Darwin and 2 nights Alice Springs OR 2 nights Darwin and 1 night Alice Springs in between tours. See departure days for more information.
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. (L,D)
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. (B,L,D)
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. (B,L)
|Tour code: WP01|
6 nights Camping and 3 nights Multi-share.
6 nights Camping and 3 nights Budget Twin (2 x ensuite).
6 nights Camping and 3 nights Budget Single (2 x ensuite).
10% Off Dorm/ Camping. Book between 23 December to 7 February. Not for travel from 1 July to 15 August 2020.
Twin Falls boat shuttle fee payable seasonal
Central Darwin accommodation from 6.00am
Wednesday (plus Saturday, from May to October)
Tuesday (plus Friday from May to October)
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- ^Single fare option passengers will be provided with a single hostel 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.
- *During the wet season Gunlom Falls may not be accessible and during this time we will visit the Yurmikmik region (either 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.
- You can choose to take this package with 2 nights in Darwin and 1 night in Alice Springs (Tuesday & Friday departures) or 1 night in Darwin and 2 nights in Alice Springs (Wednesday & Saturday departures).
- You have the option to hire a single pop-up tent for a $60 local payment per person. Sleeping bag hire is a $50 local payment. Both items must be pre-booked.
- 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 40. Customers 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.
- Luggage is restricted to 10kg for the Top End and Red Centre components with the remainder of the luggage to be stored at Darwin and Alice Springs accommodation. 23kg plus a small daypack is permitted for the Darwin to Alice Springs component.
- 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.
- $12.50 Twin Falls seasonal boat shuttle fee for 2019, National Park fee is included in the tour price.
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