10 Day Red Centre & Top End Crocodile Rock Adventure Safari

10 Day Red Centre & Top End Crocodile Rock Adventure Safari

This 10 day adventure offers a value for money Northern Territory experience with loads and loads of inclusions ..... 9 days of guided touring, 21 meals, park entry fees, 6 nights camping, 3 nights budget accommodation and all of this while travelling with other fun loving and active travellers from all over the world .... and of course there is also plenty of hiking, swimming and exploring from the Red Centre to the Top End!

Tour Highlights

  • Outback Camel Farm
  • Mt Ebenezer Roadhouse
  • Mt Connor (Atila)
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Kings Creek Station
  • Watarrka (Kings Canyon)
  • Alice Springs
  • Tropic of Capricorn
  • Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu)
  • Banka Banka Cattle Station
  • Daly Waters Pub
  • Mataranka Thermal Pools
  • Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park
  • Mary River Wetlands
  • Private Crocodile and Wildlife cruise
  • Bowali Visitor Centre
  • Ubirr
  • Gunlom Falls
  • Plunge pools and waterfalls
  • Termite mounds
  • Florence Falls
  • Wangi Falls
  • Buley Rockhole

Tour Info

Code WD-WP02
Style
  • Adventure Tour
Duration 10 Days
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Note

Departs Ayers rock at 01 pm. TWIN/ Single upgrades ar also available on request.

Please check the Notes for the day off in Alice or Darwin.

Vehicle Luxury Coach
Suitability 8+ Years
Start Alice Springs @ 05.00 am
Finish Darwin @ 05.30 pm

It's an early rise if you are joining us in Alice Springs where we'll make the journey to Ayers Rock and meet our fellow travellers joining us there. On arrival at 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). 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.

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. Our campsite really is 'wayoutback', set in a private location on this working cattle station.

This morning we enter the Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, home of an almighty 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 or Budget ensuite (Twin/Single) accommodation in Alice Springs is included (dinner is at own expense).

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.

You will be collected from your Alice Springs accommodation at approximately 6.00am 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), 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.

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.

Your guide will wake you early 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 or paddle a canoe (seasonal) through the peaceful waters (both optional and additional cost). In the afternoon, relax and watch the changing landscape as we travel to cosmopolitan Darwin. Overnight dorm or Budget ensuite (Twin/Single) accommodation in Darwin is included.

You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.30am 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. 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 for dinner and our overnight stay.

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 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.

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.

 Includes 

  • Professional guide,
  • travel in an air-conditioned minibus,
  • all meals (as listed on itineraries 6 Breakfast, 9 Lunch, 5 Dinner),
  • Camping and Dorm share 3 nights
  • pillow, drinking water (please provide your own bottle) 

Accommodation 

  • Tour includes  6 night Basic Camping ( Pop up tent will be provided on request $60 (PP)) and 3 Night Dorm share accommodation (2 Nights in Alice Spring and 1 Night in Darwin).  

Following accommodation style is applicable

  • You can choose to take this package with 2 nights in Alice Springs and 1 night in Darwin dorm Accommodation  or 1 night in Alice Springs and 2 nights in Darwin Dorm Accommodation

Package including 2 nights Alice Springs and 1 night Darwin Dorm Accommodation between Safaris

Package including 1 night Alice Springs and 2 nights Darwin Dorm Accommodation between Safaris

Upgrade

  • You can upgrade the accommodation -  3 nights Budget en-suite Twin share room or single supplement. ( upgrades are subject to availability)
  • Classic Tour - upgrade - instead of 6 day swag camping tour you can upgrade the alternative tour with permanent camping with proper bedding. ( ask the Itinerary when you book)

What you need to bring

  • Torch, 
  • Wide brimmed hat, 
  • Sunscreen, 
  • Insect repellent, 
  • Water bottle (1.5 litres), 
  • Walking shoes/boots, 
  • Sleeping bag (or can be hired for $50), 
  • Toiletries, 
  • Swim wear, 
  • Towel, 
  • Camera, 
  • Comfortable and casual clothings

Note

  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
  • Group - 24 people 
  • National park fee is payable on boarding. 
  • ^Single passengers will be provided with a single hotel room in Alice Springs and Darwin however will be required to share a tent with another same sex passenger whilst on safari.
  • *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).
  • * Wangi Falls may not be accessible during the wet season. During this time we will provide an alternative or spend more time in locations visited.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Clients joining at Ayers Rock airport or resort will do so after lunch and therefore lunch is at own expense.  
  • Safari is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.
  • Please call our Operation at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time.
  • Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10kg).

National Park Fee from 1st of April 2016

  • Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park                All Year            Adult    $25      Child 5-15 Yr     $12.50
  • Kakadu National Park Wet Season     November to March   Adult    $25      Child 5-15        $12.50
  • Kakadu National Park Dry Season      April to October       Adult    $40      Child 5-15        $20.00

This is an additional compulsory government charge and is subject to change without notice. 

You must carry your entry ticket with you every time you enter the National Parks or you will be required to purchase another.