5 Day Alice Springs to Darwin Explorer incl Kakadu Itinerary

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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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Apr 1, 2015 to Mar 31, 2016. View later 5 Day Alice Springs to Darwin Explorer incl Kakadu.
Kakadu Rock Art

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with shared facilities) - 1

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

Trade the urban heat for the cool swimming holes of Litchfield National Park. Get a special welcome to the Wulna Country from the Limilngan-Wulna people, and gain an insight into local Indigenous culture with lessons in bush tucker, didgeridoo playing, spear throwing and basket weaving. Then try keeping count of the crocs floating by on a boat trip through the Mary River Wetlands.
ACCOM: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) - 1

Day 4 Mary River/Kakadu

Witness haunting Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr, then climb up a rocky outcrop overlooking the East Alligator River. Later in the day, cool off with a dip in the plunge pools of Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) before heading to the camp site in Kakadu National Park.
ACCOM: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) - 1

Day 5 Kakadu/Darwin

Admire the magnificent Jim Jim Falls and get a sense of the scale of Kakadu’s Twin Falls on a boat trip to its base. Why not toast the end of this adventure with a frosty beer back in Darwin.