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Alice Springs to Darwin
6 days
Tour code: OAAK

Highlights

Experience local pub life in the Outback, explore UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu NP, check out local art galleries, witness rock formations and the magnetic termite mounds

For travellers looking to discover Australia's wild and rugged heart, few trips compare to this six-day adventure through some of nature's scenic best. From parched red landscapes bathed in the light of the setting sun, to secret waterfalls, towering gorges, bubbling hot springs, giant termite mounds (yep), croc cruises, sleeping under the star-filled Australian sky, and everything in between, this is an exploration of nature Down Under every real traveller has to experience. So suit up, hop in, and hold on for a week you'll remember forever.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Meals

4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, 4x4, boat

Accommodation

Hostels (2 nts, multi-share), swag camping (3 nts)

Included activities

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Wellness Moment: Mataranka Hot Springs Visit. Wetland nature cruise in crocodile territory. Aboriginal art and craft centre visit. Exploration of Kakadu and Litchfield NPs. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1
Alice Springs
Arrive at any time. Tonight, get to know your group over a couple of "bevvies" at a popular local spot in Alice Springs. Channel all of the excitement of arriving in a new place by enjoying live entertainment in an authentic tavern with your new adventure pals.

Included activities: Meet Your CEO and Group, Connect With New Friends

Optional activities:

  • Alice Springs Desert Park
  • Royal Flying Doctors Service Museum Visit
  • Alice Springs Hot Air Ballooning
Day 2
Alice Springs - Daly Waters
Take in the vastness of the Northern Territory and travel north via the Devils Marbles - giant red granite boulders that are a sacred site to the Indigenous people in the area. Finish the day at Daly Waters and grab a drink at the local Outback pub teeming with character. We spend approx 12 hours on the road today, stopping off in Daly Waters for the night. Make sure to grab a drink or two at the famous local pub in this small Outback town.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Meals: lunch

Day 3
Daly Waters - Katherine
Continue north, stopping for a visit at the Mataranka Hot Springs before setting up camp in Katherine. Opt to walk the stunning Katherine Gorge or get adventurous with a helicopter flight over the gorge taking in the stunning scenery. Availability of optional activities may change depending on the season.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Mataranka Hot Springs Visit

Optional activities:

  • Katherine Gorge Walk
  • Helicopter Flight
  • Katherine Gorge Flat-Bottomed Boat Ride
  • Canoeing
  • Katherine Gorge Kayaking Tour (Self-Guided)

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 4
Katherine - Kakadu National Park
Continue north, stopping at Edith Falls. Explore the waterfalls, swimming holes and trails of Kakadu National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The itinerary for this day varies depending on seasonal/weekly weather. We will visit slightly different attractions depending on the weather conditions.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Gunlom Falls Visit

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 5
Kakadu National Park - Litchfield National Park
Continue exploring Kakadu NP, stopping off at sacred rock art galleries. Head towards Litchfield National Park, stopping for a nature cruise to try and spot crocs. We overnight just outside of Kakadu NP. Depending on weather, sleep in a swag under the stars or a hut if raining.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Warradjan Indigenous Cultural Centre Visit, Bowali Visitor Centre Visit, Ubirr Rock Art

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 6
Litchfield National Park - Darwin
Tour Litchfield NP to encounter streams, rock formations and the impressive termite mounds. Tour ends in Darwin upon arrival in the evening.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Crocodile-Spotting Boat Cruise, Litchfield National Park Visit, Departure Day (Activities)

Meals: breakfastlunch

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