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 with 4WD Upgrade
Visit the Northern Territory from the top to the bottom! The Northern Territory can be called Australia’s natural theme park, from the tropical coastal regions of the Top End to the ancient deserts of the Centre. There is so much to see and do and a whole host of new experiences that will thrill and captivate both young and old alike.
This tour is great for families with children aged over 5 years. A tour in the Northern Territory offers families an opportunity to spend some quality time together in the outback. Whilst also learning more about Australia as a country, its wildlife and colorful characters as well as its rich cultural and social history. This Darwin to Alice Springs tour is also great for those who prefer a bit more comfort when camping.
On our tour walking and hiking in Kakadu National Park, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon you will need a good level of fitness.
Kakadu National Park: Good level of fitness is required for Gunlom falls and Jim Jim falls
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 a four-hour walk around the canyon’s rim.
10 Day Darwin to Alice Springs Tour Package with 4WD Upgrade
Tour itinerary - 10 Days
Darwin to Kakadu National Park
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 7.00am for the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls* and enjoy a picnic lunch. After lunch we leave the highway behind and hit the dirt travelling along the Marrakai Road before joining the Old Jim Jim Road taking us deep into Kakadu National Park. Travelling past billabongs and traversing water crossings bringing ample opportunity for wildlife spotting. Arrive at our private campsite complete with comfortable permanent tents at Cooinda where we spend the night enjoying dinner and some stargazing. Florence Falls - Wangi Falls - Outback tracks and Four-Wheel-Driving (L and D)
Kakadu National Park to Litchfield National Park
Awake for breakfast this morning before joining an iconic Yellow Waters Cruise. A must do activity within Kakadu National Park, the award winning Yellow Waters cruise is Aboriginal owned and centres around a spectacular billabong system that is home to some remarkable and diverse wildlife. Spotting crocodiles is only one of the many wildlife viewing opportunities on this unique water system.
Departing camp we travel to nearby Nourlangie Rock. Here you can see how local Aboriginal people lived in this area through changing times. Environmental and social changes are reflected in the rock art and in the ground, where archaeologists have uncovered over 20,000 years of Aboriginal occupation.
After lunch visit the Bowali Visitor Centre, a Gun-djeihmi name for the local area and creek on land owned by the Mirarr clan. See the audio-visual presentations and Marrawuddi Gallery showcasing Aboriginal art by artists from within Kakadu and the wider region.
Later this afternoon we arrive at the culturally significant Aboriginal art site of Ubirr, located within the East Alligator region of the park. 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. After learning about the area, it’s time to pick out a quiet spot to sit while we watch the sun set over the Kakadu escarpment before making the short journey to our private and permanent campsite for the night.
Yellow Waters morning cruise - Nourlangie Aboriginal art site - Bowali Visitor Centre - Ubirr art site and sunset. (B, L and D)
Litchfield National Park to Darwin
Today the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. Departing early we travel to Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Explore Twin Falls Gorge which is accessed by four-wheel drive track, a boat shuttle service and a rocky walking track and boardwalk. Once there relax on the sandy banks and admire the falls. There’s more 4-wheel driving as we make our way to Jim Jim Falls where a walk through monsoon forest and over boulders takes us to the waterfall and plunge pool which are surrounded by 150 metre cliffs.
Spend the afternoon taking in the sheer beauty of your spectacular surrounds before we make our way back to Darwin after ten magical days of adventure and wildlife, rich in cultural history and natural beauty. Overnight Darwin hostel accommodation is included.
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 packages. See Departures/Pick ups tab for more details. Twin Falls - Jim Jim Falls (B and L)
Darwin to Katherine (via Nitmiluk National Park)
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.00 am when 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). It’s a little further on to our overnight camp near Mataranka. Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park (L and 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. Mataranka Thermal Pools - Daly Waters Pub - Banka Banka Cattle Station (B, L and 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 lies south of this point) then a short time later we arrive into Alice Springs. Budget Twin/Single or dorm accommodation in Alice Springs is included. Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) - Tropic of Capricorn (B and L)
A day at 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 Uluru
After picking you up from your accommodation in Alice Springs bright and early, we hit the road on our adventure of a lifetime (For those commencing the tour at Uluru, we will collect you from the Outback Pioneer Hotel or the airport). Our journey begins with a stop at the Camel Farm for a Camel ride if you're keen (own expense) and a visit to Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse where you can view or purchase Aboriginal artefacts. View Atila (Mount Connor), a mesa tableland and the first significant rock formation of our trip. After a stop for lunch and our arrival at the Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park, we head to the Cultural Centre for the opportunity to learn about the local Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa). We then head to the base of Uluru where we meet our local Aboriginal Guide who will provide a once in a lifetime authentic Indigenous cultural experience with an interpretive walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole where you will hear the stories of the unique landscapes, art and culture of the local custodians, the Anangu people. This experience is followed by a hands-on dot painting session where you will take your artwork as a memento of your experience. Experience the famous changing colours of Uluru at sunset, away from the crowds, complete with sparkling wine and nibbles. It's a great time to kick back and contemplate the day and the vastness of the desert. Afterwards settle in at our remote private camp, complete with our signature Endless Star dining experience before retiring to your swag under the amazing night sky or your comfortable safari tent complete with beds. Camel Farm - Ebenezer Roadhouse - View Mt. Connor (Atila) - Aboriginal guide Cultural walk Uluru - Uluru dot painting workshop - Sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Endless Star dining experience (L and D)
Uluru to Kings Creek Station
Rising early, take a short walk to a lookout close to our campsite to view sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta without the hustle and bustle of the public viewing areas before heading off to Kata Tjuta for a walk through the "Valley of the Winds". Afterwards, we're off to Kings Creek Cattle Station for our second nights' private bush camp, complete with bush toilet and shower. With nobody else for miles, this camp has stunning views out over the George Gill Ranges and gives you a real feel for the Outback. Dinner around the campfire makes for a very social time with another night out under the stars. Tonight, listen for the sound of dingoes howling in the distance while watching the desert sky light up above you. Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunrise - Kata Tjuta - Ayers Rock Resort - Curtin Springs - Kings Creek Station - Outback permanent Bush Camp (B, L and D)
Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
Today we head off to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) for a mind blowing 6km walk through the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka. We'll visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and the tranquil ‘Garden of Eden’. Later we start making our way back to Alice Springs, dropping you at your accommodation early evening and usually all meet later for a bit of a night on the town (Alice seems like a big city after three days in the bush!). (B and L)
|Tour code: WP01U|
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)
Seasonal Twin Falls boat fee payable locally.
Central Darwin accommodation from 6.00 am
Wednesday (plus Saturday, from May to October) 6 nights camping, 2 nights hostel Alice Springs, 1-night hostel Darwin
Tuesday (plus Friday, from May to October) 6 nights camping, 1-night hostel Alice Springs, 2 nights hostel Darwin
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
- ^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. Swags are used for the overland journey between Darwin and Alice Springs.
- 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.
- Onward travel must be booked for the day after this tour/package finishes.
- 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.
- Twin option must be booked by those travelling with children. This tour is suitable for children from 5 years old. National Park fees may be reduced for children.
- .$12.50 Twin Falls boat shuttle fee for 2019, National Park fees is included in the tour price.
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