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

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Starting in Darwin and finishing in Alice Springs this Outback tour offers an amazing value for money Northern Territory experience. Enjoy 8 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 […]

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Starting in Darwin and finishing in Alice Springs this Outback tour offers an amazing value for money Northern Territory experience. Enjoy 8 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 of in the tropical top end, which ranges from luscious watering holes to rocky escarpments. You’ll have an opportunity to spot native wildlife on the Mary River Cruise including crocodiles, Australia’s deadliest predator. Visit Kakadu National Park the largest national park in Australia. Travel by 4wd to the majestic Twin and Jim Jim Falls, soak up the natural beauty and contrast of the waterfalls against the rocky cliff faces. In Litchfield National Park marvel at the magnetic and cathedral termite mounds. Swim and explore the gorgeous Florence and Wangi Falls. Discover the rock holes of Buley Rockhole.

Travel through the “territory” on your way to Alice Springs drinking in the culture. Soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools. Visit the Daly Waters pup for a true Aussie experience. Witness the amazing Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles) as you drive towards the Tropic of Capricorn. Enjoy some free time in the heart of Alice Springs leap into the Red Centre adventure of a lifetime. Here you’ll see the real Australia! Enjoy glorious sunsets over Uluru and Kata Tjuta and take on interpretive base walks. This is an amazing value for money option that doesn’t miss out on anything the NT has to offer!

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
Ubirr
Twin and Jim Jim Falls*
Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park
Boat or Canoe Katherine Gorge (optional)
Mataranka Thermal Pools
Daly Waters Pub
Banka Banka Cattle Station
Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu)
Tropic of Capricorn
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

*weather dependant
Day 1 : 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 2 : 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 3: 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

Day 4 : Darwin to Katherine Gorge National Park
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 water (both optional and additional cost) before retiring to your campsite nearby.
Meal(s) included : Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Katherine Gorge to Banka Banka via Mataranka
A great start to the day is a dip 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! Our day winds to a close at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where you camp for the night.
Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Banka Banka to Alice Springs
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 arrive into Alice Springs. Overnight hostel accommodation is included.
Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 : Leisure Day
A day at 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 8 : 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 9 : 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 10 : 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.
Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch
What's included:

Pick up from central DRW accom
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 Alice Springs 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
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Walking shoes/boots
Swimwear
Swimming and/or bath towel
Insect repellent and fly net (if insects bother you)
Water bottle (1.5 litres)
Torch
Sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own and not hire one)
Toiletries
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
$1510.00aud (travel until 31/03/20)

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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