Alice Springs to Darwin 10 Day Adventure Tour with Wayoutback - Happy Travels

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Price: From $1,510.00
Starting in Alice Springs and finishing in Darwin this Outback tour offers an amazing value for money Northern Territory experience. Enjoy 9 days of guided touring, 21 meals, 6 nights camping, and 3 nights budget accommodation. Travel with like minded, active travellers from across the world. Swim, hike and explore the real Australia from the […]

Tour Description

Starting in Alice Springs and finishing in Darwin this Outback tour offers an amazing value for money Northern Territory experience. Enjoy 9 days of guided touring, 21 meals, 6 nights camping, and 3 nights budget accommodation. Travel with like minded, active travellers from across the world. Swim, hike and explore the real Australia from the Top End to the Red Centre.

You’ll start in the rocky Red Centre. Home to the real Australia. Take on early morning interpretive walks around Uluru, watch in wonder as the sun rises over this culturally significant monument. Learn about Aboriginal culture in the Cultural Centre. Spend your evenings under the night sky stargazing. Visit Kata Tjuta and enjoy a hike through the Valley of the Winds. See the contrast of lush palm forests against red rock faces in Watarrka (Kings Canyon). Visit the Lost City and Garden of Eden, head back to Alice Springs.  Enjoy some free time in the heart of the Red Centre.

Adventure north to Darwin and pass through the Territory. Travel through the Tropic of Capricorn and witness the Devils Marbles. Spend the night as Banka Banka Cattle Farm in swags, a genuine Australian experience. Take a pit stop at the Daly Waters Pub to wet the whistle. Soak in the lush oasis of the Mataranka Thermal Pools. Take a drive to Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park, optional boat/canoe trips are available (seasonal). Watch the landscape change as you make your way to Darwin.

Travel from Darwin to Mary River and enjoy a wetlands cruise. Spot saltwater crocodiles and over 250 species of bird. From Ubir climb the Nadab lookout and lookout over the Arnhem Land. Enjoy the jewels of Kakadu, Twin and Jim Jim Falls. Explore waterfalls in Litchfield. Return back to Darwin for the end of the adventure.

Camel Farm
View Mt. Connor (Atila)
Sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunrise
Kata Tjuta walks
Kings Creek Station
Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park walks
Tropic of Capricorn
Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu)
Banka Banka Cattle Station
Daly Waters Pub
Mataranka Thermal Pools
Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park
Boat or Canoe Katherine Gorge (optional)
Mary River Wetlands
Kakadu National Park
Litchfield National Park
Florence Falls
Wangi Falls*
Buley Rockhole
Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mounds
Crocodile and Wildlife cruise
Bowali Visitor Centre
Twin and Jim Jim Falls*
Day 1 : Alice Springs to Uluru
It’s an early rise if you are joining in Alice Springs where you will make the journey to Uluru where we will meet our fellow travellers joining us there. This afternoon embark on an interpretive base walk of Uluru. After dinner, some stories and stargazing, it’s time for a good night’s rest at our private campsite before another active day tomorrow. Lunch on Day 1 is only included for passengers beginning their tour in Alice Springs. Passengers starting in Ayers Rock will need to have eaten prior to pick up.
Meal(s) included : Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Uluru to Kings Creek Station via Kata Tjuta
Your guide will wake you bright and early to experience a breathtaking Uluru sunrise. Then it’s a short drive to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), an Aboriginal word for “many heads”, to explore its 36 domes. 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 you travel to Kings Creek Station to spend the night at your private camp.
Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Kings Creek Station to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon
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 early evening. Hostel accomodation included.
Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch --

Day 4 : Leisure Day
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. Dorm or Budget ensuite (Twin/Single) accommodation in Alice Springs is included.
Meal(s) included : None

Day 5 : Alice Springs to Banka Banka Cattle Station
You will be collected from your Alice Springs accommodation at approximately 6.00am and then the 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 is the Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) a collection of gigantic granite boulders magically balanced on top of one another. Your day winds to a close just north of Tennant Creek at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where you camp in swags for the night under the stars.
Meal(s) included : Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Banka Banka to Mataranka
No trip to the ‘Territory’ is complete without a visit to the Daly Waters Pub! Later in the day you can take a dip in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis surrounded by paperbark trees and nearby to where we camp overnight.
Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Katherine Gorge to Darwin
This morning take a short drive to the Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park which is owned by the Jawoyn Aboriginal people. You may like to take a boat cruise or paddle a canoe (not available all year due to seasonal conditions) through the peaceful water (both optional and additional cost). In the afternoon, relax and watch the changing landscape as you travel to Darwin and arrive in the early evening. Overnight hostel accommodation included.
Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 : Darwin to Kakadu via Mary River region
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.30am where your Top End adventure begins as you travel to the Mary River Wetlands for our cruise. Search for the crocs who rule this waterway, buffalo, birds and other wildlife. The entrance to Kakadu National Park is at the South Alligator River, a beautiful location for a picnic lunch. There’s the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Bowali Visitor Centre before your late afternoon arrival at Ubirr. 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 head to your private campsite for dinner and your overnight stay.
Meal(s) included : Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Kakadu to Litchfield National Park via Twin and Jim Jim Falls*
This morning the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. After breakfast and departing camp, travel off road to the majestic Twin and Jim Jim Falls*. Travelling into Twin Falls by 4WD track, a boat shuttle and finally a rocky track and boardwalk, you'll be rewarded by the beauty of this remote waterfall deep within Kakadu National Park. Afterwards, stay off the beaten track where a walk through monsoon forests and over boulders leads you to Jim Jim Falls. This afternoon we depart Kakadu National Park and travel towards Litchfield National Park where you will stop along the way at your private campsite.
Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 : Litchfield National Park to Darwin
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.
Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch
What's included:

Pick up from central ASP accom, Yulara airport or Resort
Professional guide
Travel in an air-conditioned mini-bus and 4WD
Camping equipment including swag, twin-share pop-up tent (Top End only) pillow and pillow case
Three nights hostel accom (dorm, twin/share or single) between safaris
Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
Drop off at central DRW accom
Breakfast : Some
Lunch : Some
Dinner : Some

Dietary Requirements:

Please advise dietary requirements and/or medical conditions well in advance of travel

Luggage Limit:

Luggage is restricted to 10kg for the Top End and Red Centre components with the remainder of luggage to be stored at Darwin and Alice Springs accommodation. 23kg plus a small day pack is permitted for the Darwin to Alice Springs component. Please no plastic or hardshell suitcases.

What to bring:

Wide-brimmed hat
Walking shoes/boots
Swimming and/or bath towel
Insect repellent and fly net (if insects bother you)
Water bottle (1.5 litres)
Sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own and not hire one)
Comfortable and casual clothing for ten days in a soft bag

Age Recommendation: 18-40 yrs

Age Restriction: 18+

Fitness Requirement: Must be able to walk 6km in hot environment

Group Size: 2-24

Trip Length: 10 Days and 9 Nights

Extra Costs:

$20.00aud sleeping bag rental (to pay on arrival)
$12.50aud Twin Falls seasonal boat shuttle (to pay on arrival)
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