This Wayoutback 6 day adventure offers a value for money Northern Territory experience. Experience a camping tour from Darwin to Alice Springs through Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks over 3 days and 2 nights, spend a night in Darwin soaking up the atmosphere before travelling down 'The Track' visiting the icons of Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) Mataranka and Kurlu Kurlu (Devils Marbles). Have a beer at the Daly Waters Pub and finish in Alice Springs, the heart of Australia where Indigenous art galleries, a cool vibe and history abounds.
Tour Price Includes:
Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned minibus, all meals (as listed on itineraries), two-hour private crocodile and wildlife cruise, camping equipment and fees, reference books, pillow, 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 (or can be hired for $20), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing.
- Not included in the tour price is the $12.50 Twin Falls boat shuttle fee
- 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 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 6 day package is a combination of two 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.
- Tour is not suitable for children under 5 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).
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* and enjoy a picnic lunch.
Late 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.
It’s only a short drive from here to our private campsite in the Mary River region where the local wallaby population welcomes us on arrival. This evening enjoy dinner under the stars and share stories.
Tonight you have the choice of sleeping in our comfortable permanent safari tents or air-conditioned lodge rooms.
Day 2 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Today the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. Departing early we travel to Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Explore 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 afternoon taking in the sheer beauty of your spectacular surrounds before heading to our comfortable campsite located within Kakadu National Park where you can choose to sleep at our private campsite in permanent tent or in our air-conditioned lodge rooms.
Day 3 - (Breakfast / Lunch)
Rising early, we set the scene for today by taking the short hike to Nawurlandja lookout affording spectacular views of the escarpment country, Nourlangie and Anbangbang Billabong. Afterwards, visit 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 visit the Bowali Visitor Centre, a Gun-djeihmi name for the local area and creek on land owned by the mirarr clan. See the audio-visual presentations and Marrawuddi Gallery showcasing Aboriginal art by artists from within Kakadu and the wider region.
En route to Darwin we stop in for a visit at the Mamukala Wetlands offering a stunning variety of birdlife which can be spotted on the viewing platform or boardwalk. 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) before retiring to our camp nearby.
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, the heart of Australia where Art Galleries and an abundance of pioneering history awaits!