10 Day

DARWIN TO ALICE SPRINGS TOUR (CROCODILE ROCK)

This Wayoutback 10 day adventure offers a value for money Northern Territory experience with loads and loads of inclusions... 9 days of guided touring, 21 meals, 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. Of course there is also plenty of hiking, swimming and exploring from the Red Centre to the Top End!

10 DAY

Darwin to Alice Springs Tour (Crocodile Rock)

TOUR CODE

10 DAY

Darwin to Alice Springs Tour (Crocodile Rock)

$1,460 AUD

Darwin

Early Bird Special

Book and Pay 90 Days in Advance and Save $50.

PRICING & DEPARTURES


Days of Week Fare Type Price

1 May 2016 - 31 October 2016

Wednesday, Saturday Dorm / Camping AUD $1,460
Twin / Camping AUD $1,610
Single / Camping AUD $1,720

1 November 2016 - 31 March 2017

Tuesday Dorm / Camping AUD $1,460
Twin / Camping AUD $1,610
Single / Camping AUD $1,720

Tour Itinerary


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 along with 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 can 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 the 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. 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 pricing for departure days. 

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) before journeying to our nearby campsite. 

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 Cattle Station where we camp for the night. 

We pass through Tennant Creek and then further along the track are the Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu), 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 night’s dorm or Budget ensuite Twin/Single accommodation in Alice Springs is included. 

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. 

It’s an early rise this morning where you will make the journey to Ayers Rock. On arrival to 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 it). 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 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.

WHAT TO BRING


Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (or can be hired for $30), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing. 

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • During your 3 Day Kakadu/Litchfield tour and your 3 Day Red Centre tour, please leave the majority of your luggage in storage at your accommodation and only bring enough luggage for 3 days. For the rest of your safari normal airline weight allowances apply.
  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility. 
  • ^Single passengers will be provided with a single hotel room in Darwin and Alice Springs, however you 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 15 years of age. 
  • Please call our Reservations Team (1300 551 510) 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).
  • Please note that tent fees and sleeping bag fees are non-refundable, even if you choose to sleep out under the stars or don't use your sleeping bag.
  • National Park Fees are not included in the tour price and must be paid direct to Wayoutback in advance of travel when booking your tour through an agency. When booking direct on our website, fees are paid at the time of booking.