There is a lot to see between Alice Springs and Darwin and this Wayoutback 3 day adventure offers a value for money experience. You will explore the precariously balanced Devils Marbles, stop for a cold drink at the historic Daly Waters Pub (home of Australia’s first international airport!), soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools and have the opportunity to paddle along the peaceful waters of the Katherine Gorge.


This tour also travels in the the opposite direction - check out our Cicada Dreaming Darwin to Alice Springs tour. This tour is part of our packages that travel from Alice Springs to Darwin


Cicada Dreaming Alice Springs to Darwin Tour



Cicada Dreaming Alice Springs to Darwin Tour

$490 AUD

Alice Springs


Days of Week Fare Type Price

1 November 2018 - 31 March 2019

Tuesday Adult / Child AUD $490

1 April 2019 - 30 April 2019

Tuesday Adult / Child (5 - 15 years) AUD $490

1 May 2019 - 31 October 2019

Tuesday, Saturday Adult / Child (5 - 15 years) AUD $490

1 November 2019 - 31 March 2020

Tuesday Adult / Child (5 - 15 years) AUD $490

Tour Itinerary

(Lunch, Dinner) 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.

(Breakfast, 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 before journeying to Katherine and our overnight camp.

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


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 for 3 days. 


  • Our safaris are active participation based tours. We rely on the good will of all passengers to make them a success. This includes your assistance in the preparation of meals, washing up, gathering firewood and loading/unloading vehicles.
  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility. 
  • 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.
  • Camping is in swags on thistour.
  • Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to one day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack. All excess luggage will be stored in the vehicle/trailer and will not be accessible during this time. 
  • Travel Insurance is highly recommended.