10 Day Top End And Red Centre Crocodile Rock Adventure

10 Day Top End And Red Centre Crocodile Rock Adventure

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

  • Crocodile and Wildlife Cruise
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Gunlom, Florence and Wangi Falls
  • Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Banka Banka Cattle Station
  • Devils Marbles
  • Uluru
  • Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Kings Canyon
  • Mt Connor

Tour Info

Code WD-WP01
Style
  • Adventure Tour
Duration 10 Days
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National park fee & sleeping bag hire - excluded

Free Day is different from departure days - Darwin or Alice spring)

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Vehicle Bus / 4WD
Suitability 8+ Years
Start Darwin @ 06.30 am
Finish Alice Springs @ 05.30 pm

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 exclusive two hour cruise where the local wallaby population greets us on arrival. 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 away from the masses, just you and your group. 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.

Visit to - Mary River Wetlands, Private Crocodile and Wildlife cruise, Kakadu National Park, Bowali Visitor Centre, Ubirr

Meal - (Lunch / Dinner)

Our journey is towards the southern end of Kakadu where we spend the whole morning at Gunlom Falls*. There's a large plunge pool at the base of the waterfall to enjoy, however the climb to the top of the falls is a must! Relax in a natural infinity pool with a postcard backdrop of the Arnhem Land escarpment, take a dip in the sandy middle pool and swim under a waterfall in the rear pool. So many choices. Crocodile Dundee loved this magical place and you will too! After lunch and a final swim in the lower plunge pool we exit the national park and travel via Batchelor to our overnight campsite near Litchfield National Park.

Meal - (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

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. Overnight dorm or Budget Ensuite (Twin/Single) accommodation is included.

Visit to - Litchfield National Park and Termite mounds, Florence Falls, Wangi Falls, Buley Rockhole

Meal - (Breakfast / Lunch )

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.

Meal - (Lunch / Dinner)

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.

Meal - (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

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. Two nights dorm or Budget ensuite Twin/Single accommodation in Alice Springs is included.

Meal - (Breakfast / Lunch)

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.

You're on your way to the remote outback of Central Australia with its red soil, ancient geology and ghost gums. Australian pioneers originally used camels for transport and cartage and you now have the opportunity to check out the view from atop at the Outback Camel Farm at Stuarts Well (own expense). Shortly after we turn off the Stuart Highway we stop at Mount Ebenezer to check out the Aboriginal art and craft on display. The first monolith you will see is Mount Connor (Atila), an imposing mesa located on a flat salt pan - not to be confused with Uluru which is some 100km further along the track.

After we arrive at the Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park your guide will take you on an interpretive base walk of Uluru and those choosing to climb will have the opportunity to do so, weather permitting. The Cultural Centre is impressive and well worth a visit before watching the ever changing colours of Uluru at sunset. After dinner cooked over the open fire, some campfire stories and star gazing at our private campsite, it's time for a good night's rest for another active day tomorrow.

(Note: Uluru is a sacred site and Anangu, the indigenous custodians, respectfully ask visitors not to climb it).

Visit to Outback Camel Farm, Mt Ebenezer Roadhouse, Mt Connor (Atila), Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

Meal - (Lunch / Dinner)

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.

Visit to Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Kings Creek Station

Meal - (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

This morning we 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 our final meal together we begin our journey back to Alice Springs arriving in the late afternoon.

Meal - (Breakfast / Lunch)

Includes

  • Professional guide
  • Travel in an air-conditioned minibus
  • All meals (as listed on itineraries)
  • Camping equipment and fees
  • Accommodation -  6 Night swag camping in a pop up tent and 3 night dorm share)
  • Pillow
  • Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)

Accommodation 

  • Tour includes 2 night permanent camping, 4 night Swag Camping ( Pop up tent will be provided on request $60 (PP_) ) and 3 Night Dorm share accommodation ( 1 Night in Alice Spring and 2 Nights in Darwin) 

Accommodation between Safaris included:

1 Night Darwin Dormitory Accommodation, 2 Nights Alice Springs Dormitory Accommodation 1 Apr 16 - 30 Apr 16 & 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17        Wed

2 Nights Darwin Dormitory Accommodation, 1 Night Alice Springs Dormitory Accommodation 1 Apr 16 - 30 Apr 16 & 1 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 17 Tue

1 Night Darwin Dormitory Accommodation, 2 Nights Alice Springs Dormitory Accommodation 01 May 16 - 31 Oct 16 Wed/Sat

2 Nights Darwin Dormitory Accommodation, 1 Night Alice Springs Dormitory Accommodation 01 May 16 - 31 Oct 16        Tue/Fri

 

Upgrade

  • You can upgrade 3 nights Budget en-suite Twin share room or single supplement. ( upgrades are subject to availability)
  • Or tour upgrades are available for 6 days with safari style camping 

 

What  to Bring

  • Torch
  • Wide brimmed hat and Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottle (1.5 litres)
  • Walking shoes/boots
  • Sleeping bag (or can be hired for $20) and Toiletries
  • Swim wear and Towel
  • Camera
  • Comfortable and casual clothing. 

Notes

  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
  • National park fee are payable on boarding - ( Kakadu and Uluru National park )
  • Single passengers will be provided with a single hotel room in Darwin and Alice Springs 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.
  • Safari is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.
  • Please call our Reservations Team 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

  • Uluru National park fee - $25 (per Adult ) child $12.50

  • Kakadu National Park Entry Fee

Departures after 1 April 2016

Price per person is

Adult: $40 (Apr-Oct), $25 (Nov-Mar)

Child: $20 (Apr-Oct), $12.50 (Nov-Mar)

Concession: $30 (Apr-Oct), $19 (Nov-Mar)

and is valid for 7 consecutive days. Child Price is for 5-15 years, children 4 years and under enter free. 

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.