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      USD $1,395
      CAD $1,480
      AUD $1,540
      EUR €1,070
      GBP £920
      NZD $1,825
      ZAR R14,015
      CHF FR1,320
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  • 2014-04-01 - 2015-03-31

Set out on an expedition from Darwin to Alice Springs, via Kakadu National Park and Kings Canyon

Wild, rugged and remote even by Australian standards, the Northern Territory's Outback is a region rich in both local legends and stupendous landscapes. Suss out Darwin's quirky and cosmopolitan air, explore the verdant rainforest of Kakadu National Park and drift through the Mary River Wetlands in search of crocodiles. Then trade the Top End for the Red Centre and become acquainted with Indigenous tradition in Uluru, wander through Kata Tjuta and take in the incredible panoramas of Kings Canyon along the Rim Walk. Covering all the landmark attractions and then some, this 9-day trip serves as the perfect introduction to Australia's untamed heart.

  • Cool off in the swimming holes of Litchfield National Park
  • Admire rock paintings thousands of years old in Ubirr
  • Behold the spectacular JIm Jim Falls
  • Wander among the sacred sight of Karlu Karlu
  • Hop aboard a camel for a ride through the rugged outback landscape
  • Head out on the Rim Walk through Kings Canyon

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Darwin, Australia
  • Finish:

    Alice Springs, Australia
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 24
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    4 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with shared facilities) (1 nt), Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    All Terrain vehicle, Mini coach, Private vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Jim Jim Falls, Kings Canyon Rim Walk, Litchfield National Park, Maguk (Barramundi Gorge), Mala cultural intrepretive walk, Mary River cruise, Pudakul Cultural Experience, Twin Falls, Ubirr Rock

  • Total price from

    USD $1,395
    CAD $1,480
    AUD $1,540
    EUR €1,070
    GBP £920
    NZD $1,825
    ZAR R14,015
    CHF FR1,320
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $155
    CAD $164
    AUD $171
    EUR €118
    GBP £102
    NZD $202
    ZAR R1,557
    CHF FR146
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Day 1 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 2 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 3 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.

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.

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.

Spend a day checking out Alice Springs' sights and places of interest. What the town may lack in big name attractions, it more than makes up for with a charmingly small town – and slightly eccentric – vibe.

Day 7 Alice Springs/Kata Tjuta/Uluru

The outback town of Alice Springs is a travel hub for visitors setting off to the explore the sensational range of natural wonders the Red Centre has to offer. The ancient rock formations of Kata Tjuta (also known as The Olgas) create an amazing landscape of spectacular domes and canyons. An iconic image of outback Australia and a sacred site for the local Aboriginal people, Uluru's remarkable colour changes are a wonder to behold.

Day 8 Uluru/Kings Canyon

The towering sandstone walls of Kings Canyon command breathtaking views of the gorge below and the surrounding desert landscape.

Day 9 Kings Canyon/Alice Springs

Located 1500km from the nearest major city, Alice Springs may be isolated but it still boasts decent restaurants, fascinating Aboriginal art galleries and a lively nightlife.
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      USD $1,395
      CAD $1,480
      AUD $1,540
      EUR €1,070
      GBP £920
      NZD $1,825
      ZAR R14,015
      CHF FR1,320
      *
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