6 Day Alice Spring to Darwin Tour

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This 6 day adventure offers a value for money experience to the travelers. There is a lot to see between Alice Springs and Darwin, in this tour you may explore the precariously balanced Devils Marbles, soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools and have the opportunity to paddle along the peaceful water of the Katherine Gorge and Top End experience which features wildlife, waterfalls, wetlands and Aboriginal art and culture in Kakadu and Litchfield.

6 Day Alice Spring to Darwin Tour
From$1075 aud

Group booking discount

Tour Highlights

  • Tropic of Capricorn
  • Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu)
  • Banka Banka Cattle Station
  • Mataranka Thermal Pools
  • Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park
  • Kakadu Wildlife cruise
  • Gunlom Falls
  • Plunge pools and waterfalls
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Termite mounds
  • Florence Falls
  • Wangi Falls
  • Buley Rockhole

Tour Info

Code AI-WDWAD04WT03
Style
  • Explorer Tour
  • Adventure Tour
Duration 6 Days
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Vehicle Coach / 4WD
Suitability Open Age
Start Alice Springs @ 06.00 am
Finish Darwin @ 05.30 pm

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) which are 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.

Tropic of Capricorn, Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu), Banka Banka Cattle Station

Meal - (Lunch / Dinner)

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.

Meal - (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

(Katherine Gorge) National Park

Your guide will wake you early this morning 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 water (both optional and additional cost). In the afternoon, relax and watch the changing landscape as we travel to cosmopolitan Darwin.

Meal - (Breakfast / Lunch)

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.

Mary River Wetlands, Private Crocodile and Wildlife cruise, 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.

Meal - (Breakfast / Lunch)

Note

  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility. 
  • Safari is not suitable for children under 8 years of age. 
  • During the last 3 days due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10kg) You may store your excess luggage on the 4th Day at your Darwin accommodation store.. 

 

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 $20), 
  • Toiletries, 
  • Swim wear, 
  • Towel, 
  • Camera, 
  • Comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days. 

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