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12 Days Alice Springs to Darwin Territory in Depth

Experience the best of what the Red Centre and Top End have to offer! Explore, Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, spend a night under the stars at Uluru and relax during free days in Darwin and Alice Springs.
Aboriginal Culture
Barrow Creek
Daly Waters
Glen Helen
Kakadu National Park
Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
Katherine Gorge
Kings Canyon
Litchfield National Park
Mary River Wetlands
Mereenie Loop Track
Ormistorn Gorge
Outback Camel Farm
Ubirr
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Uluru Sunrise



Tour Itinerary


Day 1
Alice Springs or Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort) to Kata Tjuta and Uluru
Ex Alice Springs:

Welcome to the Outback! Our first stop is the Outback Camel Farm where you can see the world from the top of a camel if you choose to take a ride (at own expense). Next it’s on to Uluru, in the heart of the Red Centre. After lunch, we explore fascinating Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) on a guided interpretive walk through the Valley of the Winds. We make it back in time for an enthralling desert sunset over Uluru. After dinner, curl up in your swag (Aussie bedroll) and watch the stars come out to play in the darkening sky. (LD)

Ex Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort):

Welcome to the Outback! It’s on to Uluru, in the heart of the Red Centre. We explore fascinating Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) on a guided interpretive walk through the Valley of the Winds. We make it back in time for an enthralling desert sunset over Uluru. After dinner, curl up in your swag (Aussie bedroll) and watch the stars come out to play in the darkening sky. (D)

Day 2
Uluru to Kings Canyon
Sunrise over Uluru is magical! It’s an early start to catch it. While the morning’s fresh (and your legs are too!) take an unguided walk around the base of Uluru. Gain a further insight into the land, its stories and the people who inhabit it at the Cultural Centre, where you’ll also have the opportunity to invest in original arts and crafts by Indigenous artists. We’ll have some lunch before heading over to Kings Canyon where we camp for the night. (BLD)

Day 3
Kings Canyon to Glen Helen
There's a lot to explore at Kings Canyon and we check out the Amphitheatre, Lost City, the lush and ancient Garden of Eden and the sheer outcrops of the North and South walls. After lunch, we travel along the well-known Mereenie Loop Track (also called the Red Centre Way). We pass the 140 million year old meteorite crater, Gosse Bluff as we travel towards Glen Helen where we camp tonight nestled in the western end of the majestic MacDonnell Ranges. (BLD)

Day 4
Glen Helen to Alice Springs
During a morning hike you will discover the spectacular geological features of Ormiston Gorge and spot for wallabies and other wildlife. Then we travel along the ancient track of the Finke River to access the majestic scenery of Palm Valley and Cycad Gorge, exploring what was once a prehistoric inland sea. Keep your eyes out for the Livistonia Mariae, a tropical palm and one of the rarest trees in the world. The spectacular Western MacDonnell Ranges will continue to impress you all the way back to Alice Springs. (BL)

Day 5
Alice Springs
Enjoy a FREE day to relax and explore Alice Springs. (Meals at own expense)

Day 6
Alice Springs to Banka Banka
We pass by the Tropic of Capricorn then stop at the Barrow Creek Pub. Learn about the early struggles of bush telecommunications at Barrow Creek’s historic Telegraph Station – it’ll make your mobile phone seem like the space age! Precariously balanced on their rocky perch are the Devils Marbles, a site sacred to its traditional owners. Last stop for today is our camp at Banka Banka Cattle Station and if the weather’s good, you can take a dip in the pretty waterhole. (LD)

Day 7
Banka Banka to Katherine Gorge
No visit to the Top End would be complete without a visit to the famed Daly Waters pub, a quintessential outback roadhouse and ‘watering hole’ for travellers from far and wide. The tiny town is also home to Australia’s first international airport (but you wouldn’t guess it!). Mataranka lies in the heart of the ‘never-never’, and you’ll feel a million miles from anywhere as you soak in the steamy thermal springs. As the day draws to a close, we reach our overnight camp at stunning Katherine Gorge. (BLD)

Day 8
Katherine Gorge to Darwin
The gorge is all yours this morning, with a half day to spend canoeing or cruising (at own expense & seasonal) the spectacular waters. Want to see more? Jump aboard a helicopter flight (at own expense) which will take you high above the vast gorge system. We’ll head to Darwin after a stop at idyllic Edith Falls. (BL)

Day 9
Darwin
Enjoy a FREE day to relax and explore Darwin. (Meals at own expense)

Day 10
Darwin to Mary River
A refreshing start to your day checking out the waterfalls of Litchfield National Park. Travel west into Woolna Country and receive a Cul Cul or unique welcome to country by the traditional owners of the land the Limilngan – Wulna people. Experience the local Aboriginal Culture, cooking your own bush tucker, playing the didgeridoo, basket weaving and spear throwing. To finish the day we head to the spectacular Mary River Wetlands, where birds aren’t the only wildlife abundant around here; keep your eyes out for lurking crocodiles on our private river cruise! A secluded campsite at Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge is where we’ll stay tonight. (LD)

Day 11
Mary River to Kakadu
Discover ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr, our first stop this morning. Clamber to the top of a rocky lookout for fabulous views over the Nardab floodplain. Next it’s on to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge), where a hike is rewarded with a reviving swim in the plunge pools. Tonight we stay at our permanent camp within Kakadu National Park. (BLD)

Day 12
Kakadu to Darwin
Get ready for some 4WD action today on our way to Jim Jim Falls! Once we get there, we’ll hike to the base of the falls before continuing on to Twin Falls. Feel the beauty of the stunning gorge and powerful falls from the National Park operated boat and boardwalk experience. The impressive scenery will continue to amaze you as we journey back to Darwin in the afternoon. (BL)

 

Departure information


Departure location: Alice Springs accommodation at approx 6.30am
Tue Thu Sat
Oct 31 2011 - Mar 31 2012.
 

Extra information about this Tour


sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
hat and sunscreen
water bottle
toiletries
torch
insect repellent or net
pillow
camera
warm clothes in winter months
sleeping bag (can be hired for AUD$20)
swimming gear and towel
please ensure your luggage weighs no more than 10kgs
 

Pricing


$1757.50 but with 10% discount $1581.75.
Thats a massive discount of $175.70
Price Valid until 31 March 2012
No accommodation discount applies.
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