5 Day Alice Springs to Darwin Explorer incl Kakadu Overview

Journey from Alice Springs up through the Red Centre's rugged interior to Darwin, visiting Karlu Karlu and Nitmiluk, Kakadu and Litchfield national parks.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-04-01 - 2015-03-31

Encounter incredible beauty, rugged landscapes and Indigenous cultures in the Outback

Journey from Alice Springs up through the Red Centre's rugged interior to delightfully eccentric Darwin. Become acquainted with Aboriginal customs and culture in Karlu Karlu, Nitmiluk National Park and Litchfield National Park. Behold stunning panoramas over Katherine Gorge, Jim Jim Falls and the Nardab floodplain. Spot huge crocodiles in the Mary River Wetlands, myriad birdlife in Kakadu National Park and ancient rock art in Ubirr. Replete in both cultural interests and natural attractions, this trip is a brilliant introduction to the region regularly touted as 'the real Australia.'

  • Hear the Aboriginal Creation Time story behind Karlu Karlu
  • Enjoy a counter meal at the Daly Waters Pub
  • Cool off in the waterfalls and swimming holes of Nitmiluk National Park
  • Absorb Darwin's eclectic city feel
  • Meet the traditional owners of Wulna Country
  • Get croc-counting on an afternoon cruise through the Mary River Wetlands

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Alice Springs, Australia
  • Finish:

    Darwin, Australia
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 24
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with shared facilities) (1 nt), Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    All Terrain vehicle, Mini coach
  • Included activities:

    Jim Jim Falls, Litchfield National Park, Maguk (Barramundi Gorge), Mary River cruise, Pudakul Cultural Experience, Twin Falls, Ubirr Rock

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Day 1 Alice Springs/Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu)/Daly Waters

Kick off this adventure with a visit to the iconic Karlu Karlu, or 'Devils Marbles'. Hear the story behind the formation of these gigantic boulders before continuing on to Tennant Creek for lunch. In the evening visit a true blue Aussie pub, perhaps sharing a couple of beers with the friendly locals before camping out beneath the stars for an evening of peaceful outback solitude.

Day 2 Katherine Gorge/Darwin

Start the day with an exploration of Nitmiluk National Park. Meaning the 'Place of the Cicada Dreaming' in the Jawoyn language, it’s a stunning place to explore. Take a short walk to Barrawei Lookout for an incredible view of Katherine Gorge before learning about the significance of this area to the Jawoyn people. Stop for a swim in the refreshing waters of Edith Falls before journeying to tropical Darwin, the Territory’s culture-rich capital city.

Day 3 Darwin/Litchfield/Mary River

A cosmopolitan city in Australia's tropical Top End, Darwin has a relaxed atmosphere and a fascinating multicultural population. Litchfield National Park is famous for its beautiful rainforests, scenic waterfalls and safe swimming holes. A stunning region of freshwater billabongs and monsoon forests, Mary River National Park is an outstanding fishing and bird-watching destination where you can also spot a few saltwater crocs.

Day 4 Mary River/Kakadu

Home to colourful rock art and spectacular scenery, Kakadu National Park is a vast wilderness of rainforest, wetlands, waterfalls and amazing wildlife.

Day 5 Kakadu/Darwin

Known for its balmy weather and diverse cultural influences, Darwin has grown from a remote trading outpost into the Northern Territory's modern capital without losing its frontier charm.
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