This 3 day Darwin to Alice Springs adventure tour brings you from Australia's Top End to the Red Centre. You will have the opportunity to paddle along the peaceful waters of Katherine Gorge, soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, stop for a cold drink at the historic Daly Waters Pub (home of Australia’s first international airport!) and explore the precariously balanced Devils Marbles.

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


Darwin to Alice Springs Tour (Cicada Dreaming)



Darwin to Alice Springs Tour (Cicada Dreaming)

$490 AUD



Days of Week Fare Type Price

1 November 2018 - 31 March 2019

Saturday Adult / Child AUD $490

1 April 2019 - 30 April 2019

Saturday 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

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

Tour Itinerary

(Lunch, Dinner) You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.00am and then 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 waters (both optional and additional cost). It’s a little further on to our overnight camp near Mataranka. Tonight, we camp close to Katherine.

(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.

(Breakfast, Lunch) 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 lays south of this point) then a short time later we arrive into Alice Springs.


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.
  • 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.