5 Day Darwin to Alice Springs Explorer incl. Kakadu Itinerary

Set out on an Australian adventure from Darwin through Kakadu down to Alice Springs. Explore Litchfield National Park, Mary River, Barramundi Gorge and Nitmiluk National Park.

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      USD $1,040
      CAD $1,070
      AUD $1,050
      EUR €725
      GBP £605
      NZD $1,170
      ZAR R10,510
      CHF FR875
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Devils Marbles sunset

Day 1 Darwin/Litchfield/Mary River

Welcome to Darwin, the Northern Territory’s balmy, laidback, slightly kooky capital city. 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 2 Mary River/Kakadu

Put the 4x4 through its paces on the way to Jim Jim Falls. Often raging; sometimes a mere trickle, the falls are an epic feature of the landscape. Hike to the base before continuing to Twin Falls, where the Kakadu National Park operates a boat and boardwalk adventure to explore the stunning gorge and surrounding falls. Enjoy the tranquillity of this scenic gem before the return our campsite to relax for the evening.
ACCOM: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) - 1

Day 3 Kakadu/Darwin

Hike through Ubirr and see ancient Aboriginal rock art that has survived almost 1500 years. Clamber up to a rocky lookout where the Nardab Floodplain, and aptly named East Alligator River, make for an astonishing view. This hike is rewarded with a splash in the plunge pools at Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) before heading back to Darwin this evening.

Day 4 Darwin/Katherine Gorge

Drive out to Nitmiluk National Park. Stop by Edith Falls for a quick dip before arriving in Katherine Gorge. Learn about the region's cultural significance to the local Jawoyn Aboriginal people and continue on to the one pub town of Daly Waters.
ACCOM: Camping (with shared facilities) - 1

Day 5 Daly Waters/Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu)/Alice Springs

Explore the sacred site of Karlu Karlu (Devil's Marbles), then cross the tropic of Capricorn and arrive in the town of Alice Springs.