This Wayoutback 10 Day Package combines our 4-wheel drive Top End and Red Centre Safaris into one inclusive Northern Territory experience! Where 4-wheel drive is needed you have it (maximum guests 16) and between Darwin and Alice Springs you will travel in an air conditioned minibus (maximum 24 guests). We'll give you the opportunity to really experience the tropics and the desert - driving on dirt roads, staying in private campsites, eating quality food (which will be cooked over a campfire on some nights) and sleeping under the clearest southern stars you can imagine.
Tour Price Includes:
Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle for 6 days & minibus for 3 days, all meals (as listed on itineraries), two-hour private crocodile and wildlife cruise, camping equipment and fees, all bedding, reference books, drinking water (please provide your own bottle) and park entry fee.
What you need to bring:
Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing.
- Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
- Twin Falls boat shuttle fee is an additional $12.50 payable on day of departure.
- Safari is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.
- 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.
- Single passengers will be provided with a single hotel accommodation in Darwin and Alice Springs however will be required to share a tent with another same sex passenger whilst on safari unless hotel upgrade is chosen for Kakadu/Litchfield Safari only.
- 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).
- Twin and Jim Jim Falls will be closed from 7th November for the tropical summer months. Itineraries will be altered and will be substituted with locations such as Gunlom, Maguk (Barramundi Falls), Yurmikmik or Gubara Springs.
- 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.
Day 1 (Lunch / Dinner)
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 7.00am for the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls*. Enjoy lunch before crossing the 4 Wheel Drive Marrakai Road en-route to our private campsite in the Mary River region where the local wallaby population welcomes us on arrival. This afternoon experience a private two hour cruise spotting crocodiles, birds, buffaloes and other wildlife. This is a magical experience away from the masses in an area with the one of the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles found in the world. Return to camp, where Wallabies roam free, the pool is inviting and it's your choice tonight for million star views in a swag, our permanent tents or a hotel room for those seeking creature comforts.
Day 2 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
This morning, we take the short journey into Kakadu National Park and the culturally significant Ubirr, located within the East Alligator Region of the park. 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. After lunch we travel along a dirt road to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge). Following a short hike through monsoon forest and a rocky creek bed you will view the waterfall and have the opportunity to cool off with a swim in the clear plunge pool. As the day draws to an end we head to our private campsite at Cooinda where you can choose to sleep at our private campsite in permanent tents, out under the stars in swags or for those seeking more comfort choose hotel accommodation.
Day 3 - (Breakfast / Lunch)
Today adventure awaits. Rising early, travel into Twin Falls Gorge which is accessed by 4-wheel drive track, a boat shuttle service and a rocky walking track and boardwalk. Once there relax on the sandy banks and admire the falls. There’s more 4-wheel driving as we make our way to Jim Jim Falls where a walk through monsoon forest and over boulders takes us to the waterfall and plunge pool which are surrounded by 150 metre cliffs. Spend the day taking in the sheer beauty of the jewel of Kakadu National Park. This afternoon, put your feet up and relax as your guide returns you to your Darwin accommodation after three magical days of adventure, wildlife, rich in cultural history and natural beauty. Overnight accommodation in Darwin is included (hotel room with ensuite).
Day 4 (Lunch / Dinner)
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.
Day 5 (Breakfast / 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.
Day 6 (Breakfast / Lunch)
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 lays south of this point) then a short time later we arrive into Alice Springs. Overnight accommodation in Alice Springs is included (hotel room with ensuite). Dinner is at own expense tonight.
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. Overnight accommodation in Alice Springs is included (hotel room with ensuite).
Day 8 (Lunch / Dinner)
After picking you up from your accommodation in Alice Springs from 6.00 am our journey begins heading south to Erldunda travelling through the Waterhouse and James Ranges with a stop at The Camel Farm for refreshments and a Camel ride if you're keen (own expense). We also stop at Mt Ebenezer Roadhouse where you can view or purchase Aboriginal artifacts. On the way to Uluru (Ayers Rock) we stop to view Atila (Mount Connor), a mesa tableland and the first significant rock formation of our trip.
After a stop for lunch and our arrival at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, we head to the Cultural Centre and the opportunity to learn about the local Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa) before a short, guided walk at the base of Uluru. At this point you can take a full base walk or climb Uluru if you choose, weather permitting. (Note: Uluru is a sacred site and Anangu, the indigenous custodians, respectfully ask visitors not to climb it).
Of course no Uluru tour would be complete without experiencing the famous changing colours of Uluru at sunset, complete with sparkling wine and nibbles. It's a great time to kick back and contemplate the day and the vastness of the desert.
Day 9 - (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
From a lookout close to our campsite we can view sunrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) before rolling up the swags and heading off to Kata Tjuta for a leisurely 7km walk through the "Valley of the Winds". After a stop at the Resort for fuel and refreshments, we're off to Kings Creek Cattle Station for our second night's private bush camp, complete with bush toilet and shower.
With nobody else for miles, this camp has stunning views out over the George Gill Ranges and gives you a real feel for the outback. Dinner around the campfire makes for a very social time with another night out under the stars.
Day 10 (Breakfast / Lunch)
A leisurely start to the day before we head off to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) for a mind blowing 6km walk through the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka. We'll visit the Amphitheatre and the Lost City plus a swim in the tranquil "Garden of Eden" if you wish. Later we start making our way back to Alice Springs travelling on a typical outback dirt road.